Performing Arts

‘Genus Genet’ kicks off Miami Theater Center’s SandBox Series

Danilo de la Torre and David Rohn are the creators of ‘Genus Genet,’ the first play in Miami Theater Center’s SandBox Series.
Danilo de la Torre and David Rohn are the creators of ‘Genus Genet,’ the first play in Miami Theater Center’s SandBox Series. Oliver Sanchez

The SandBox Series at Miami Theater Center is indeed an arts bargain, with tickets priced at $25 ($20 for students) for original works of theater supported in part by a Knight Arts Challenge grant.

The series kicks off with Genus Genet, a new play by Danilo de la Torre (also known as South Beach drag diva Adora) and David Rohn. Written, choreographed and performed by the duo, the play tells the story of French playwright and filmmaker Jean Genet. Told in a dozen multimedia vignettes, Genus Genet explore’s myriad aspects of the artist’s life: his tough life in orphanages, service in the French Foreign Legion, political activism, prostitution, prison and his friendships with Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre and Pablo Picasso.

Also part of the SandBox season are Ringing True by Rebecca Joy Fletcher (Jan. 22-Feb. 7), Them Beaux by Lab 9 (April 27-May 14) and BrookDale by Lazaro Godoy (June 10-25).

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Nov. 28. The SandBox is part of the Miami Theater Center complext at 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores. Call 305-751-9550 or visit www.mtcmiami.org for information and tickets.

Christine Dolen

Affordable Arts is a weekly feature aimed at helping arts and culture lovers save money on tickets and admissions. A different discount will be featured each Sunday. Have a suggestion? Email Christine Dolen at cdolen@miamiherald.com.

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