Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on January 28, 2010
FIU Theatre presents playwright Sam Shepard’s gripping drama "A Lie of the Mind," which tells of two families connected by marriage and torn apart by violence in the dangerous American West. A study of family dysfunction and the nature of love, the play opens with husband Jake’s beating and the hospitalization of his wife Beth, moving on to his search for meaning in life after his wife suffers brain damage. 8 p.m. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Sweetwater. Additional performances 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends Feb. 14. Details: (305) 348-0496 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gofiu.at/tickets.fiu.edu.
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Described as "South Park" meets "Desperate Housewives," "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" follows the residents of Armadillo Acres, a Florida mobile-home community. The R-rated plot promises murderous ex-boyfriends, a chorus of trailer park residents and a stripper on the run who comes between a Dr. Phil-loving housewife and her toll collector husband. Performances Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Ends Feb. 7. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
"The Hour of the Tiger," by South Florida playwright and historian Sandra Riley, follows two women from different worlds who fight against tradition in search of fulfillment and freedom. This performance series marks the play’s world premier and was produced with the aid of a Japanese consultant. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 1 p.m. Sunday. Ends Feb. 14. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $20-$40. Details: (305) 443-5909 or www.new-theatre.org.
Local actors perform a live play reading of Tennessee Williams’ "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." A tale of American greed and sexual frustration set in the south, a family gathering for family patriarch and alcoholic Big Daddy’s 65th birthday unravels as secrets are told, lies unfold and sparks fly. 7:30 p.m. Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way, Miami Beach. Additional performance on Wednesday. $10 members, $11 students and seniors, $12 others. Details: (305) 673-4567 or www.mbcinema.com.