Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on March 11, 2010
The Playground Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz’s adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez’s "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings." Directed with children in mind, the play follows two children who discover a mysterious creature resembling an old man with gigantic wings that falls from the sky one evening in a remote Caribbean town. The villagers’ initial reaction of fear turns to understanding as they realize that this "angel" means no harm and is rather a symbol of healing and love. 10 a.m. Additional performances at various times through March 14. The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $15. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.
OFF TO OZ
The first officially sanctioned traveling educational exhibit based on "The Wizard of Oz" debuts at the Miami Children’s Museum, taking guests on a journey from the sepia-toned Gale Farm across the colorful Land of Oz. Items on display include Dorothy’s ruby slippers, her blue gingham dress and classic movie stills. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends May 9. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. $12-$15. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
A quirky take on the classic story "Jack and the Beanstalk" follows Jack as he climbs his magical beanstalk only to encounter a giant inventor, a tap-dancing gray goose and a golden harp that knows how to boogey. 2:30 p.m. Ends March 27. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $15. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.