Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 10, 2011
READY TO WIN
In Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," six young competitors learn that losing isn’t such a tragedy. 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends Feb. 13. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $40-$48. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
University of Miami theater students perform two alternating shows in February: "Lysistrata" and "Big Love." "Lysistrata," Aristophanes’ 2,000-year-old-play, proves that the battle of the sexes was alive and well as far back as Ancient Greece. See how fast a war in its 21st year with Sparta comes to an end after weary wives barricade themselves in the Acropolis, declaring to their warrior husbands that there shall be no lovemaking until the fighting has ceased. And in "Big Love," based on Aeschylus’ classic tragedy "The Suppliant Women," 50 brides rebel against their arranged marriages. The shockingly funny play touches on age-old themes like justice, revenge and the enduring power of love. Times vary. Feb. 16-27. Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, 1312 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. $16-$25. Details: (305) 284-3355 or www.miami.edu/ring.