Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on June 24, 2010
"SPEECH AND DEBATE"
Three teenagers wrestle with sex, lies and cyber romance in the southeastern premier of "Speech & Debate," a "fiercely funny comedy with music." 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ends July 18. GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $37.50-$45. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
PRAYING FOR CHANGE
Based on Nobel Prize-winning book "The Bluest Eye," the M Ensemble Company presents a stage version of the classic. Set in 1940s Ohio, "The Bluest Eye" is the tragic story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for blue eyes to save her from the rampant racism that encompasses her community. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 3 p.m. Sunday. Ends June 27. The M Ensemble’s Actors Studio, 12320 W Dixie Highway, North Miami. $20-$30. Details: (305) 899-2217 or www.themensemble.com.
City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival returns for the 15th season featuring five 20-minute, one-act plays in "Signature Shorts." Times vary. Ends June 27. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts,1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $42. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
City Theatre presents "Undershorts," a series of late-night, adults-only short plays pushing the envelope with social and political commentary, comedies and dramas. Shorts run five to 20 minutes. Ends June 26. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $42. Details: www.arshtcenter.org.
Singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb’s musical "Camp Kappawanna" transports show-goers back to camp with hip music and the foibles of Jennifer Jenkins, the show’s awkward 12-year-old heroine on her first trip away from home. This performance series marks "Camp Kappawanna’s" world premiere. 11 a.m. Additional performances through June 27. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater, Miami. $25. Details: www.arshtcenter.org.