DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Ariel Dorfman
March 8 - April 1
At The Mosaic Theatre
Directed by Avi Hoffman
Tony Award winners Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss and Gene Hackman starred in the original Broadway production of this political thriller. Set in an unnamed country that is, like the author's native Chile, emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after-effects of repression on hearts and souls. This white knuckle thriller is a riveting intellectual and emotional tug of war.
"Magnificent... One of those rare plays which... seem to grasp the pulse of the century." - London Financial Times
"A terrifying moral thriller which combines brilliant theatricality with clear thought and fierce compassion." - London Sunday Times
"Suspenseful, riveting... [and] movingly personal." - The New York Times
Stephen G. Anthony (Gerardo) is positively giddy to be for his third (!) production at Mosaic, having appeared previously in the scintillating Dirty Story, and the musical Make Me a Song. He appeared this past summer in balmy Houston, Texas in a revival of Hank Williams: Lost Highway, reprising the role which he created in an extremely successful run in New York City (teaming up with Playwrights Horizons to defeat The Producers for the Broadway softball league championship!) and subsequent U.S. tour. Those with reasonably long memories may recall Steve's Carbonell Award-winning performances in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and Sylvia. Other local performances include: August: Osage County; Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing; James Joyce's The Dead; Faith Healer; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; and The Great American Trailer Park Musical, to name just a few. Not content being merely an actor/singer/musician, Steve is also an accomplished scenic carpenter, technical director, acting teacher, photographer, independent film producer, videographer, and woodworker. Oh, yes - and officially the Luckiest Man Alive, thanks to a very special lady named Ann. Maybe you know her...
Laura Turnbull (Paulina) is currently starring as Beatrice in Palm Beach Dramaworks hit production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds. This is her second production with PBD having appeared in Jacques Brel in 2004 (with her husband Avi Hoffman). She has just completed a successful run of Lombardi starring Ray Abruzzo at the Mosaic Theatre. This past season Laura was fortunate enough to be in the critically acclaimed production of August: Osage County (Actors' Playhouse), the hugely popular, A Round-Heeled Woman, starring Sharon Gless, (GableStage), and the hit, world premiere, of Motherhood, the Musical (Miniaci Theatre). Her other recent credits include: The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider (Florida Stage), Distracted (Caldwell Theatre) and Equus (New Theatre). She has worked in every professional theatre in South Florida and has been nominated for, and won, numerous Carbonell Awards as well as being honored with the Silver Palm Award for her body of work in 2010. Prior to making Florida her home, Laura performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, toured nationally, and worked regionally. She is proud to be a member of Actors' Equity Association, even more proud of her two incredible daughters!
Oscar Cheda (Roberto) is thrilled to be making his Mosaic Theatre debut in Death and the Maiden. Recent theatre credits include: 24-Hour Theatre Project (The Naked Stage), In The Heights (1st National Tour), Havana Bourgeois (Calvo/Actors' Playhouse), Adding Machine - A Musical (Mr. Zero/2009 Carbonell Award Best Actor- Musical), She Loves Me (Sipos/2009 Carbonell Nominee), Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (Man #3/ New Vista Theatre). Film/TV: Charlie's Angels (ABC), All Men Are Beasts (Coconut Palm Films), America's Most Wanted (Fox), McDonald's (Hispanic National Commercial).
"The Magical Journey of Abraham and The Moon" by: Luis Restrepo
"The Magical Journey of Abraham and The Moon" by: Luis Restrepo
The song The Ruined Castle is a cover song that Melis Bilen wrote the lyrics in English for Japanese people dedicated to the March 11 disaster 2011. The original version is an old Japanese folk song, whose name is Kojo No Tsuki means The Moon Over the Ruined Castle.
Directed By: Fred Sayeg
One More Time Productions, LLC., in association with Mister Moon Media, Inc. presents a Fred A. Sayeg film starring Gene Pietragallo, William Katt, Nikki Ziering, Cody Kasch and Elliott Gould.
Executive Producers: Keith Carrango, Brett S. Ellen, Stephen Paul;
Story by Mitchell Cohen, Terry Allen Fraser, Gene Pietragallo;
Written by Mitchell Cohen; Co-Producers: Terry Allen Fraser, Gene Pietragallo; Produced by Mitchell Cohen, Gerard DiNardi, Fred A. Sayeg,
Casting Director: Ferne Cassel; Editor: Eric Weston; Director of Photography: Kenneth Wiatrak; Music by Tad Sisler and Andrew Fraga;
A victim of personal and financial failure, Tony long ago gave up his dreams of singing and performance. But now, even his day job has disappeared, prompting in Tony feelings of self-loathing and worthlessness. Desperate, Tony is prepared to sink to crime to pay his bills, but he finds himself incompetent at even that. Withering under the gaze of the meth dealer, Art, Tony is now a completely broken man: robbed, life-threatened and miserable. He makes his last gamble and loses it all. However, just at the moment his life becomes a complete nightmare, his friend Jerry is there to guide Tony back.
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MIAMI, FL (August 3, 2011) The Roxy Theatre Group (RTG), a non-profit arts organization for children, traveled to Nasa’s John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Over 100 middle school students learned about aeronautics at this monumental educational resource. The field trip was part of a two-week science component RTG conducted in their 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) summer program. RTG’s 21st Century program was created to help middle school students improve their academic grades and FCAT scores. The program is made possible through the Florida Department of Education.
For two weeks (July 18-July 29, 2011), RTG’s Theatre Arts Director, Charles Sothers, and Camp Counselor, Erik Rodriguez, administered lessons about the atmosphere, flight, density and space. To dynamically engage the students, Sothers and Rodriguez created a video in which they played two scientists, “Hans & Franz,” commentating through a History Channel documentary based on the technical elements of Star Wars. The lessons culminated with the trip to the Kennedy Space Center in which students had the opportunity to partake in a recreation of the Apollo 8 launch (December 21, 1968), touch a moon rock and see a Star Trek live-show.
“I was so proud to have been selected to perform in the Star Trek show at the Kennedy Space Center! It was so much fun to play a Lieutenant and act as if I had been transported to outer space onto an actual spaceship,” said Marah Sanchez, 11, an RTG and 21st Century student. Sanchez is in the 6th grade at Glades Middle School.
RTG’s21st CCLC program is open to students attending Glades Middle School and South Miami Middle School. Enrollment begins on Monday, August 8, 2011. The program offers homework assistance & academic enhancement activities with certified teachers and classes in drama, voice, dance and arts & crafts. The 21st CCLC is free thanks to the generosity from the Florida Department of Education and includes field trips and a daily snack. The Roxy Theatre Group (RTG), a non-profit organization, offers classes in drama, voice and dance to children ages 3-17, with year-round programs including two after school care programs & a performing arts summer camp. The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107 Ave. Miami, FL 33165. For more information please call 305-226-0030, email SusannePinedo@gmail.com or JessicaTorgas@gmail.com or visit www.RoxyPAC.com. Photos attached: 8737.jpg Caption: Camp Counselor, Erik Rodriguez and Theatre Arts Director, Charles A. Sothers, as scientists, “Hanz & Franz.” Photo by: Nora Oñate. 8770. jpg Caption: The Roxy Theatre Group student Marah Sanchez, 11, at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Center. Photo by: Charles A. Sothers.
The Roxy Theatre Group (RTG) is a non-profit organization geared toward children ages 3 to 17 years old, yet catering to all ages. Their programs focus on the performing arts, offering classes in dance, drama and voice. These are provided through an educational format of teacher/student classroom environments culminating in on-stage productions.
Located in Miami, The Roxy Theatre Group opened their doors in 2002 with 250 students in various performing arts classes. Since then, The Roxy Group have produced numerous recitals and musicals, have implemented an after-school program, conduct an annual summer camp and have participated in numerous local, regional and national competitions and events.
As non-profit organization The Roxy Theatre Group Is relied on donation to keep their doors open. You can now share the passion of The Roxy Theatre Group by making a donation that will benefit the lives of countless future generations.
For more information about The Roxy Theatre Group please visit www.roxyperformingartscenter.com
Bryan W. Knicely, President of the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, talks about the Museum and its exhibit which is currently displayed at the the Gables Wilton Park. He also talks about the upcoming Stonewall Street Festival and Parade taking place Sunday June 19, 2011.
The Stonewall National Museum & Archive is an extraordinary publicly accessible cultural and educational resource that preserves, interprets and shares the remarkable heritage of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. More than that, It serves as an epicenter of enlightenment for the community and have played a significant role in building bridges of cultural understanding in the LGBT community and beyond.
The Stonewall National Museum & Archives will be on Wilton drive in the Gables Wilton Park Building from June 13-19, 2011.
The 12th Annual Stonewall Street Festival and Parade will take place on Sunday June 19, 2011 in Wilton Manors. The event will be from 4-9pm. The parade will begin at 6:30pm.
Some of the participants of the parade include, floats by Georgie’s Alibi, Out of the Closet, Touch of Paradise, and closing the Parade will be Georgie’s Alibi quarter mile Rainbow Flag in which by-standers are encouraged to take a piece of the flag and walk in the Parade. MSNBC News Anchor Thomas Roberts and his partner HIV Community Liaison for Merck and Co., Inc Patrick Abner are the Parade Grand Marshals and will preside over Wilton Manors’s and Greater Fort Lauderdale's largest single-day LGBT event.
In addition will be three entertainment stages, including the Sidelines Stage, the Here Media Main Stage and the Manor-New Moon Stage. The stages will be emceed by DJs- Doria Biddle, Keith Price and Frank DeCaro- all heard on the OUT Q Channel on Sirius/SM Satellite Radio. At the Stonewall National Museum and Archives will be an exhibit highlighting gay history, along with The Names Project and profiles of this year’s Luminary Couples. The exhibit is free and open to the public, 1-8pm, from June 9-19 at 2190 Wilton Drive, at the .Gables Wilton Park Building.
The street festival will host vendors targeted to all segments of the community in the areas of health & wellness, recreation and entertainment, travel, community resources, and other GLBT areas of interest.
For more information, please visit: www.stonewallwiltonmanors.com
The Stonewall National Museum & Archives is located at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.
Mosaic Theatre next production is:
AGES OF THE MOON by Sam Shepard
June 2 - June 26
"A poignant and honest continuation of themes that have always been present in the work of one of this country's most important dramatists, here reconsidered in the light and shadow of time passed." - NY Times
"Finely wrought... as enjoyable and enlightening as a night spent stargazing." - Talkin' Broadway
A gruffly poignant and darkly funny play. Byron and Ames are old friends, re-united by mutual desperation. Over bourbon on ice, they sit, reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.
In this clip, the performers Dennis Creaghan and Gordon McConnell talk about the play, their roles and theatre in South Florida.
Before a screening of the new film, Another Harvest Moon, at Cinema Paradiso on Saturday April 2, 2011, two of the stars, Ernest Borgnine and Doris Roberts were on hand to receive lifetime achievement awards from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Ms. Roberts, who presented the award to Mr. Borgnine was taken by surprise when she was awarded one too.
"Venus And The Moon At Dawn, Plus The Zodiacal Light At Night"
"The Reasons For The Seasons"