Teacher-director Edward Rozinsky, a mentor to some of the world’s great mime stars, has collaborated with Austrian performer Nina Hlava on The Pleasure Is ... All Mime, a two-hour show that has its world premiere Thursday at Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre.
The piece, which takes on such subjects as stardom, education, reality TV, drug use and corruption and features tap dancing, acrobatics, puppetry, juggling and projected graphics, is aimed at adults and teens. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Oct. 14 at 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Tickets are $25-$35; 305-674-1040, colonytheatremiamibeach.com.
Fans Forever, a show of artist-designed fans that were auctioned in 1943 to benefit the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario in Havana, has opened at Miami Dade College’s MDC Mus eum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Curated by Gustavo Orta, the show features works by auction participants including Wifredo Lam, Rene Portocarrero, Mario Carreno, Mariano Rodriguez, Carlos Enriquez, Cundo Bermudez and Felipe Orlando as well as artists of later generations. It is free and open to the public noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through Nov. 2; 305-237-7700, mdcmoad.org.
Back to ‘Godspell’
Henry Gainza, who plays Lamar in the season-opening production of Godspell at Actors’ Playhouse, reports that seeing the show at Actors’ in 1990 as a sophomore at Miami Coral Park Senior High inspired him to become an actor. Since then, the University of Miami grad has appeared Off-Broadway and on Saturday Night Live and has won awards for his songwriting.
With a score by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, the new production of Godspell previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and opens Friday for a run through Nov. 4. Tickets are $37 for previews, $50 for Friday-Saturday $42 for other shows, with senior discounts and student rush tickets except Saturday-Sunday; 305-444-9293, actorsplayhouse.org.
‘Politics on Paper’
Politics on Paper: Election Posters and Ephemera is on view at the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Drawn from the museum’s collection, the show features posters, rare books, library materials and video from political campaigns dating to 1918. Video clips from campaign commercials aired between 1952 to 2008 will be on a continuous loop on one of the earliest American television sets (circa 1939), a new addition to the collection.
Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children ages 6-12 and free for Wolfsonian members, Florida state university staff and students with ID and children under 6. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday, extending to 9 p.m. Friday; 305-531-1001, wolfsonian.org.
Sarasota’s Asolo Repertory Theatre, which brought its Hamlet, Prince of Cuba to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center last season, is sending an hour-long production of Macbeth there Friday. Adapted by Stephanie Fleishmann and Dmitry Troyanovsky, William Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy features actors from the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The single performance is at 8 p.m. at 10959 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Tickets are $10-$15; 786-573-5300, smdcac.org. Students ages 13-22 can get $5 tickets at cultureshockmiami.com.
Names in the news
• Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts host an welcome reception for Lourdes Lopez, new artistic director of Miami City Ballet, at the Freedom Tower Friday evening. The invitation-only event will include a performance by New World dance students.
• Miami photographer Michael Katz was selected by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte to “celebrate modernity, audacity and breaking away from the norm” through the French brand’s “City Spirit” campaign by photographing Miami from dawn to night; michael-katz.com.
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