Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on May 6, 2010
Nicky Silver’s dark comedy "Raised in Captivity" opens with estranged twins attending their mother’s funeral after she was killed by a broken flying shower head. Things only get weirder with a ghost, a convicted murderer, a male escort and a therapist, resulting in a wacky, absurd comedy about family values, relationships and self discovery. Times vary. Ends May 16. New Theatre, 4120 Laguna St., Coral Gables. $20-$40. Details: (305) 443-5909 www.new-theatre.org.
Two Holocaust survivors and former friends-turned-enemies meet by chance years down the road. Both have suffered tragic loss, but one remained a deeply religious Jew and the other has turned his back on God. Watch as they engage in a fierce battle of wits that tests their friendship and faith. Times vary. Ends May 23. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$45. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
SHORT AND SWEET
A series of short plays based on Miami Beach will be read at this free monthly event. 7 p.m. Arts at St. Johns, 4760 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 613-2325 or www.artsatstjohns.com.
Actors’ Playhouse presents the world premier of South Florida playwright Michael McKeever’s "Unreasonable Doubt." This thought-provoking look at the American justice system centers on Ty Bosworth, who knows who savagely raped and murdered his daughter but is unable to touch him. So he does what he thinks is the next best thing, kidnapping the defense attorney who put his daughter’s killer back on the street. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Ends June 6. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $40. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.