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2007 - 2008 Season

 

IN THE CONTINUUM   by Nikkole Slater and Danai Gurira

October 13 - November 18, 2007     South Florida Premiere

A kaleidoscopic portrait of two black women - a middle-class wife and mother in Zimbabwe and a 19-year-old in the Los Angeles inner city. Although from disparate cultures and vastly different economic and social environments, they are trying to move ahead in a world in which everything is changed and yet nothing has changed.

"Moving, spirited and surprisingly funny! Leaves behind a warm afterglow, of human struggles explored, illumined and embraced!"
- New York Times



  IN THE CONTINUUM by Nikkole Slater and Danai Gurira
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THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED   by Douglas Carter Beane

December 29, 2007 - February 3, 2008     Southeastern Premiere

An amusing send-up of Hollywood - where coming out of the closet for an actor can still be a taboo. The author of As Bees and Honey Drown once again looks at fame and deception - both on screen and behind-the-scenes. The players are a hard-driving Hollywood agent, her budding screen idol client, a sexy young drifter, and the drifter's naive, needy girlfriend.

"Devastatingly funny, with dizzy, irresistible writing that brings down the house! Theatergoers have cause to rejoice!"
- New York Times



  THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED by Douglas Carter Beane
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BLACKBIRD   by David Harrower

March 6 - March 30, 2008     Southeastern Premiere

The brutal and shattering truth of an unconventional love affair. When a young woman arrives unannounced at the office of a much older man -- guilt, anger and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they shared 15 years earlier. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in London.

"A drama that promises to be the most powerful of the season! Sustained intensity! Theatre at its most elemental!"
- New York Times



  BLACKBIRD by David Harrower
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THE ACCOMPLICES   by Bernard Weinraub

April 26 - May 25, 2008     Southeastern Premiere

Longtime journalist and first-time playwright Bernard Weinraub details how American government, media, and even American Jewish officials abetted the World War II massacre of European Jews because they feared that too much outcry would lead to anti-Semitism at home. What it exposes is a bracing reminder, as timely now as ever, of silence's complicity with death.

"A story that needs to be told! As timely now as ever!"
- Time Out New York

"Unfailingly slams across Weinraub's message that not only can it happen here, it did."
- TheaterMania

The World Premiere of this play took place last season at the New Group Theatre in New York. Because we had the opportunity to be only the second theatre to produce it - and because it is an important and controversial work - we decided to make the switch from DENIAL. - Joseph Adler



  THE ACCOMPLICES by Bernard Weinraub
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SHINING CITY   by Conor McPherson

June 21 - July 20, 2008     Southeastern Premiere

Richly drawn characters and powerful storytelling weave a tale of love, loss and faith.

"As close to perfection as contemporary playwriting gets! Haunting and absolutely glorious! I was blown away!"
- Ben Brantley New York Times

"Moving, compassionate, ingenious and absolutely gripping! Scenes that provoke great gales of laughter, others that send a shiver of fear down the spine!"
- London Telegraph



  SHINING CITY by Conor McPherson
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BETRAYED   by George Packer

August 16 - September 14, 2008     Southeastern Premiere
(John Patrick Shanley's Defiance, which was scheduled for this time slot, will now be part of the 08-09 Season)

We are the first theatre to present the play -- Winner of the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play -- subsequent to its premiere run at the Culture Project in New York City, where it just closed this month

Ripped right out of today's headlines.

In early 2007, George Packer published an article in The New Yorker about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, with little or no U.S. protection or security.

The article drew national attention to the humanitarian crisis and moral scandal.

Betrayed, based on Mr. Packer's interviews in Baghdad, tells the story of three young Iraqis - two men and one woman - motivated to risk everything by America's promise of freedom. The play explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis themselves, and with their American supervisor, struggling to find purpose while a country collapses around them.

New York Times Critic's Pick!

"An extraordinary achievement!" - The New Yorker

"More than merely a very fine play; it is a challenge to all Americans to become human beings. Every American should see it at least once; if involved in government, at least twice! It would melt a heart of stone; perhaps even a stone without a heart!" -John Simon, Bloomberg News



  BETRAYED by John George Packer
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All plays and dates subject to change.

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