When we opened the 2021-22 GableStage season in November, our top priority was ensuring the health and safety of our cast, crew and you, our loyal patrons. We required frequent testing of our staff and cast as well as negative Covid tests or proof of vaccinations to attend performances. Our hope was that through additional testing regimens and safety measures, we could undertake a full season of compelling, ambitious work without interruptions.
Unfortunately, the current wave of Covid cases – which are disrupting everything from airline flights to business re-openings to school attendance – has forced us to rethink our season. We had planned to open our next show, The White Card, next week, but that is now impossible.
Given the enormous spike in Covid cases and reluctance by some of our patrons to attend shows in person at this time, we are postponing the first performance of The White Card until February 25.
The Florida premiere of award-winning poet/playwright Claudia Rankine’s The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself. Each performance will be accompanied by a curated conversation led by Katie Christie of Voices United. The White Card will run from February 25 – March 27 and will not be streamed.
Additional content and community engagement activities, also led by Katie Christie, will begin in early February. These activities will unpack the themes and topics of The White Card. More information to follow. The world premiere of Me Before You, originally scheduled to run from February 25 – March 27, has been postponed to the following season.
Additional changes are as follows:
Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, the dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, will play from June 3 – June 26.
The production of Tanya Saracho’s Fade has been moved to play August 19 – September 18 and will conclude the 2021-22 Season.
The special event, Rubenology: The Making of an American Legend, a co-production with Abre Camino Collective, will play as planned, from July 14 – July 31.
Our box office will be reaching out to patrons with reserved seats for The White Card or Me Before You.
If you have questions about how to use your existing tickets within the new schedule, please call or email the Box Office at (305) 445-1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
We are pleased to be offering the same number of productions. We are adding Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and a new time slot in August for Fade.
Subscribers can use their package tickets to set dates for these shows. Individual ticket sales for all shows are also open.
–The White Card (Feb. 25 -March 27). This show will not be streamed. Each performance will be followed by a curated conversation with the audience led by Katie Christie to connect more deeply to themes in the play.
– Me Before You (postponed to next season)
– Boca (April 22 – May 22). The Florida premiere of Jessica Provenz’s not-to-be-missed comedy follows a group of retirees who – between golf, bridge and Botox – can be found bickering, gossiping and living it up like they’re teenagers again.
– The Year of Magical Thinking (June 3 – June 26). Joan Didion’s haunting account of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter, adapted into a stunning and powerful one-woman play.
– Rubenology, The Making of an American Legend. (July 14-31). In this special event, a co-production with Abre Camino Collective, legendary Cuban actor Ruben Rabasa is at the wheel, driving us through the wild ride of his life—all 83 years of it and counting.
– Fade (Aug. 19 – Sept. 18). Directed by Teo Castellanos, this witty dramatic comedy about class, integrity, and culture is a powerful piece about race within the Hispanic community and how status doesn’t change who one is at their core.