Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on November 17, 2011
Zoetic Stage and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts present the world premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s "Captiva," a dark comedy on an island getaway for a weekend family reunion where hopes of celebration and re-connection go awry when the group is marooned by a late-season hurricane. The family is turned upside down when pent-up insecurities, family secrets, rivalries and frustrations surface. Ultimately, the family members are forced to face each other with honesty and many, many bottles of wine. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances through Nov. 20. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Carnival Studio Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. $40. Details: (305) 949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org.
WHERE’S THE MONEY?
The Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre presents Neil Simon’s comedy "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," a 1971 Broadway debut and Tony Award nomination for best play. The play tells of couple Mel and Edna Edison wrought by an economic crisis after Mel loses his job and unravels a plan driven by a little bit of lunacy, desperation and robbery. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Additional performances through Nov. 26. Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre at the Byron Carlyle, 500 71st St., Miami Beach. $38-$42. Details: (305) 397-8977 or www.stagedoorfl.org.
"Red," written by John Logan and directed by Joseph Adler, features actors Gregg Weiner and Ryan Didato. The story, set in 1958, follows abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko’s biggest commission in the history of modern art. Rothko is to paint a series of murals for New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant. This 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Play is a depiction of the ambition, vulnerability and agony inherent in the art of making art. 8 p.m. Additional performances through Dec. 4. $15 for students. $35-$50 others. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.org.
MURDER AND MAYHEM
GableStage presents a staged reading of the dark comedy telling of friendship, murder and mayhem in "Dinner with the Boys" by Dan Lauria. Featuring Dan Lauria, star of "The Wonder Years" and the original Broadway production of "Lombardi" alongside Ray Abruzzo from "The Sopranos" and Richie Zavaglia. 7 p.m. GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $30. Details: (305) 445-1119 or www.gablestage.com.