Calendar Of Events Theater
Written by Miami Today on February 23, 2012
Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic English fairy tale "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" returns. South Florida cast members Linda Bernhard and Marjorie O’Neill-Butler are joined by New York actors Emily Batsford, Josh Carpenter and Jeremy Greenbaum; Chicago actor Makeba Pace, and South Florida actors Troy Davidson, Edson Jean and Nikki Lowe. In this adaptation, time, space and cultures collide as Alice tackles the challenges of her ever-changing dream world, with video projections enhancing every step of the way. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. 7 p.m. Saturday. 2 p.m. Sunday. Performance through March 11. The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. $10 per person for group of 20 or more. $20 per person. Details: (305) 751-9550 or www.theplaygroundtheatre.com.
"Tosca" is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the original play of Victorien Sardou. This musical drama is set in 19th century Rome, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. Floria Tosca is the lover of painter Mario Cavaradossi, who sympathizes to republicans against the royalty. She was threaten by cruel chief of police Baron Scarpia, who wanted her sexual favors in exchange to save the life of the imprisoned Mario as political adversary. 8 p.m. Additional screening 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. $25 students. $30 others. $35 orchestra seats. Details: www.miamilyricopera.org