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Theatre’s spring season offers new works, mystery, one-acts

Miami’s department of theatre announces its spring productions beginning in late January.

“Until One Falls” is a new work-in-progress that will be performed by Cromer-Flory artist-in-residence group, Plasticene. The pioneer physical theatre company from Chicago will present its public performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in Gates-Abegglen Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts. The 10 Plasticene artists will work with Miami theatre students during their three-day residency and will present an original performance created through workshops at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Gates-Abegglen Theatre.

Tickets for the Plasticene performance of “Until One Falls” are $12 for the public, $10 for senior citizens and $9 for students and youth. The student performance on Sunday is free and open to the public.

The SecondStage season begins with “Cloud Tectonics” by Jose Rivera with 8 p.m. performances Feb. 6-9 and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Feb. 10, all in Studio 88.

Directed by Miami graduate student Mike Mellas, the story begins on a dark and stormy night, when a mysterious, pregnant hitchhiker with no place to go is picked up by a sympathetic guy who takes her, with some trepidation, to his place for the night. What follows is a mystery of space and time and probes the mystery of love.

“The Insanity of Mary Girard” by Lainie Robertson is another SecondStage production with performances at 8 p.m. March 5-8 and at 2 p.m. March 9 in Studio 88 in the Center for Performing Arts. The show is directed by Miami theatre graduate student Nicole Wilder. The story, set in 1790 and based on actual events, explores the plight of a woman confined to an insane asylum by her husband.

Tickets for Studio 88 SecondStage shows are $9 for the public, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students and youth.

The last MainStage show for the season is “An Evening of One-Act Plays,” directed by theatre faculty Howard Blanning. Shows are at 8 p.m. April 10-2 and April 17-19 with a 2 p.m. April 20 performance, all in Gates-Abegglen Theatre in Center for Performing Arts. The show will be a series of individual acts performed either by current Miami theatre students or alumni.

Tickets for “An Evening of One-Act Plays” are $9 for the public, $8 for senior citizens, and $6 for students and youth. A curriculum discount of $3.50 is available for students who are required to attend the performance for class. Faculty will receive two free tickets for requiring classes to attend any MainStage show.

Tickets for all shows are available at the box office in the Shriver Center. Call 9-3200 or order online,

Date Published: 12/13/2007
Volume: 27   Number: 12


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