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GableStage completes 2013-14 theater lineup


GableStage artistic director Joseph Adler has announced the five shows that complete his 2013-14 season, which features the already-announced U.S. premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s set-in-Haiti Antony and Cleopatra.

The season opens Nov. 23-Dec. 22 with Aaron Posner’s My Name Is Asher Lev, based on a Chaim Potok novel about a young Jewish painter caught between his culture and his artistic dreams. Antony and Cleopatra is Jan. 11-Feb. 9, followed March 15-April 13 by Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, in which Dr. Martin Luther King encounters an unusual hotel maid on the night before his assassination.

Then comes Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, an Anton Chekhov-inspired comedy, May 17-June 15. Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale, about the reunion of a 600-pound recluse and his angry teenage daughter, runs July 19-Aug. 17, 2014. The season ends Sept. 20-Oct. 19, 2014, with David West Read’s The Performers, a comedy about high school pals who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas.

GableStage’s 2012-13 season has two plays to go, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People July 20-Aug. 18 and Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet Sept. 21-Oct. 20.

The company is offering its 2013-14 lineup for $225 to current subscribers and $260 to new subscribers. Performances are at Coral Gables’ Biltmore Hotel except for Antony and Cleopatra, which will be staged at Miami Beach’s Colony Theatre; 305-445-1119,

Christine Dolen


A Poetic Reality: Magical Realism of the CINTAS Fellows Collection is on display through Sept. 21 at Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.

The show’s exploration of Magical Realism, a mid-20th century Latin American literary movement, features works by 10 artists including José Mijares and Ernesto de la Vega Pujol as well as compositions by CINTAS music fellows Tania Leon and Orlando Jacinto Garcia. Curated by Natalie Fulgencio Perez, it explores concepts of race, religion and culture through the use of fantastical elements in everyday situations.

Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; 305-237-7722,


Girl Play festival

Girl Play 2013, the Women’s Theatre Project’s fourth annual festival of lesbian-themed works, runs Friday through June 23 at the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21st Ct., Wilton Manors, with readings of 16 plays grouped into two programs.

The plays, chosen from more than 100 submissions, are Joan Lipkin’s Are You Married?, Sharon Goldner’s Based on True Events, Donna Hoke’s Cake Top This, Rahti Gorfien’s Diaphanous, Dian “MJ” Perrin’s Dyke Tracy, Detective, Karen L. Lewis’ Gallery Postmortem, Jan O’Connor’s Gayby’s Playdate, Ruth Dyck Fehderau’s Hildie and Hilda Go for a Walk, Tabia Lau’s In the Water, Penny Jackson’s Palpitations, Barbara Lhota’s Personal Penchants, Eileen Tull’s Semi-Circles, Kathleen Warnock’s Sharing the Pie, Patricia Milton’s Stonehenge, Michelle F. Solomon’s Taste of Thai and Carol Mullen’s Zero Mile Mark.

Directors are Kim Ehly, Genie Croft and Marjorie O’Neill-Butler. Ehly is also in the acting company along with Sally Bondi, Casey Dressler, Lela Elam, Noah Levine, Ann Marie Olson, Barbara Sloan, Karen Stephens, Carol Sussman, Pilar Uribe and Elayne Wilks.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with audience favorites getting a second reading at 2 p.m. June 23. Tickets are $15 for one program, $25 for two, $35 for all three; 866-811-4111,

Christine Dolen

‘Function + Will’

Function + Will, an installation by Miami artist Luis Garcia-Nerey, is on view through July 13 at General Audience Presents, an alternative art venue at 769 NE 125th St., North Miami.

Garcia-Nerey built an interactive installation in the 13-foot high project room that spans the length of the gallery and divides it in two. Viewers are encouraged to climb the stairways on each side of the structure and put their heads through holes that afford a view of the faux forest Garcia-Nerey built inside.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 786-489-3889,


FIU festival

Florida International University’s Alternative Theatre Festival 2013 kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with a program of improv, short plays and readings showcasing alumni who have gone on to theater careers.

Next up is Leslye Headland’s Bachelorette, directed by Stephanie Sandoval, June 26-29 and July 4-6. Marina Pareja directs Charles Ludlum’s Reverse Psychology July 10-13 and July 18-20, followed by Kenny Finkle’s new play, A Thousand Years, staged by Michael Yawney, July 24-27 and Aug. 1-3.

The festival closes Aug. 8-10 with a production of Glengarry Glen Ross directed by Wayne E. Robinson Jr. that reunites a cast of now-professional actors who did the David Mamet play as students in 2002 — Ricky Waugh, Meshaun Labrone Arnold, Daniel Gutierrez, Ivan R. Lopez, Joe Llorens and Ramon Vuenes — plus Gustavo David Ortiz and Danny Suarez.

Shows are in the Black Box Theatre at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami. Tickets are $10, with a $20 donation suggested for the alumni showcase and Glengarry Glen Ross, which are scholarship fundraisers; 305-348-0496,

Christine Dolen

Briefly noted

• Playwright Lauren Gunderson will make an appearance after the 1 p.m. June 23 performance of The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful (and Her Dog), the family-friendly musical she co-wrote with Brian Lowdermilk that is part of City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival at the Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722,

•  Conundrum Stages celebrates its fifth anniversary at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday with an eclectic program of performances, poetry and music at Broward Center for the Performing Arts’ Abdo New River Room, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Admission is a suggested $5 donation; 954-673-5124,

• The de la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41st St., Miami, will be closed through July 2 and again on July 13, Second Saturday Gallery Night in the Design District.

• Miami collector Tanya Capriles de Brillembourg’s extensive collection of Latin American art will be on public view for the first time June 23- Sept. 2 at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts;

• The ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, 4949 NE Second Ave., Miami, is soliciting entries from teaching artists working at elementary and middle schools near Miami’s art districts for a Sept. 14-Oct. 31 exhibit, Art Touches Lives. Submission deadline is June 30;, 305-751-8367.

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