Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 25, 2010
A story of lessons learned, Michael McKeever’s "Melt" follows the interactions of African American siblings, a Jewish father and his son and a Hispanic mother and her child, each of whom learns to see social and moral issues from another’s perspective. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends Feb. 28. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15-$30. Details: www.meltmiami.com.
Off-Broadway romantic comedy "Platanos and Collard Greens" centers on the bond of college couple Freeman and Angelita, testing whether relationships between blacks and Latinos can survive. Everything’s going great — until Angelita’s mother finds out about the two and has a heart attack. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Ends Feb. 28. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $35. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
Pop opera "Miss Saigon" comes to Coral Gables, centering on the love story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese woman who struggle to find each other after being separated during the fall of Saigon in the Vietnam War. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends April 4. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $37-$50. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
GableStage at the Biltmore presents Sarah Kane’s "Blasted," touted as "one of the most controversial plays ever produced in South Florida." Set over a short period of time in a pricey hotel room, "Blasted" depicts racy scenes involving rape, torture and other acts of violence taking place in the midst of a civil war. The play was Ms. Kane’s first work. Her praised pieces number few, as the English playwright committed suicide at a young age. Contains profanity, full-frontal nudity, explicit sexual activity and graphic violence. No one under 17 admitted. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$45. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.