Shorts Gone Wild 3 is the no-holds-barred, LGBT-themed version of City Theatre’s popular Summer Shorts. And now we know the plays, actors and directors involved in this year’s program, a co-presentation of City Theatre and Island City Stage.
With one surprise past hit still to be announced, the plays this year will be The One by Sheri Wilner, Hands by Becca Schlossberg, The Anthropology Section by Patricia Cotter, I’m Going First by Michael Leeds, Oldest Living Chorus Boy Tells All or The Last of Billy Button by Tony Finstrom, Quiche or Quinoa by Stuart Meltzer and The Agenda by Michael McKeever.
Antonio Amadeo, Niki Fridh, Gladys Ramirez, Christina Groom, Larry Buzzeo and Craig Moody are in the acting company, and John Manzelli, Andy Rogow, Gail Garrisan and Kevin Black are the directors.
The plays will run at Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flagler Dr., Fort Lauderdale, Aug. 6-Sept. 6, then will move to the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Sept. 10-13. Tickets are $30 (but if you buy by Aug. 1 and use the code “Early,” you can save $5). Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 954-519-2533 or visit www.islandcitystage.org for Fort Lauderdale info, 305-673-7300 or visit www.fillmoremb.com for Miami Beach.
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A pair of free Monday play readings at opposite ends of South Florida’s sprawling theater region is attracting plenty of interest.
Mangrove Creative Collective will present a reading of The Prey by Gina Montet at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terr., Miami. Margaret M. Ledford is directing Alex Alvarez, Clinton Archambault, Mekiel “MJ” Benjamin, Matthew William Chizever, Jim Gibbons, John Manzelli, Zack Myers and Elizabeth Price in the based-on-fact piece about one of Florida’s most notorious killings. Visit www.mangrovecreativecollective.org for more information.
At the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Wrongful Death by award-winning Miami playwright Christopher Demos-Brown will be read at 7:30 p.m. Clive Cholerton is directing Ryan Didato, Amy McKenna, Karen Stephens and Patti Gardner in the play about a deadly plane crash and a personal injury lawyer who sees an opportunity. The Maltz is at 1001 E. Indiantown Rd. in Jupiter. Call 561-575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org for information.