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Theater Up Close 2016/2017

5 SPECTACULAR SHOWS!

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Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present
After
A World Premiere Play by Michael McKeever
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
October 27 – November 13, 2016

Reeling in the aftershocks of an American tragedy, a victim’s loved ones come face to face with the family of the accused. Shocking, topical and moving, After follows the heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting year-long journey of two families left to pick up the pieces of a life interrupted, after the funerals have ended and news cameras have gone home. The newest world premiere from multiple Carbonell Award-winning, internationally produced playwright, Michael McKeever, author of Daniel’s Husband and Clark Gable Slept Here.


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present
Sunday in the Park with George

A South Florida Premiere
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
January 19 – February 12, 2017

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Olivier Award for Best Musical, and hailed by critics as one of the first truly modernist works of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George has become one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time.

Inspired by Georges Seurat’s landmark painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, this poignant musical masterpiece about a tortured artist and his devoted muse searches for truths about life, love and the cost of creativity.


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present
¡Fuácata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe

A World Premiere Comedy
by Elena María García and Stuart Meltzer
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
February 23 – March 12, 2017

This one-woman tour-de-force performance brings more than 20 Latina women to glorious life on stage by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration, and identity through eccentric stories and whimsical song.

A world premiere collaboration between Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer and highly celebrated, three-time Carbonell Award-winning Cuban-American actress Elena María García, ¡FUÁCATA! finds endless humor in what it means to be Latina in today’s America, where politicians speak of building walls while tourism booms in Havana.


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present
The Caretaker

by Harold Pinter
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
March 30 – April 16, 2017

From Nobel Prize Laureate Harold Pinter, The Caretaker is a powerful, exhilarating exploration of control, social class and the human condition. Hailed by critics as richly poetic, this tangled tale of two brothers and the mysterious stranger who enters their world crackles with absurd comedy that comes to resemble profound tragedy.

The Caretaker received sold out runs in both New York and London, and remains one of Pinter’s most celebrated and performed works. This new production is presented by Zoetic Stage, producers of the critically acclaimed Theater Up Close production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.


Adrienne Arsht Center presents The House Theatre of Chicago’s
Death & Harry Houdini
Written and Directed by Nathan Allen
Magic by Dennis Watkins
April 26 – May 21, 2017

Bold, visually stunning and highly entertaining, Death and Harry Houdini delivers a roller coaster ride through the life of the legendary Harry Houdini! Death and Harry Houdini is brought to the stage by the great Chicago company that presented last season’s acclaimed show, The Magnificents.

House Company Member and award-winning magician Dennis Watkins performs Houdini’s original magic including the dreaded Water Torture Cell!

This dark and tumultuous story is guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats!

The Productions:
  • After
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    After

    A world premiere play by Michael McKeever, After follows the heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting year-long journey of two families left to pick up the pieces of a life interrupted, after the funerals have ended and news cameras have gone home.

  • Sunday in the Park with George
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    Sunday in the Park with George

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Olivier Award for Best Musical, and hailed by critics as one of the first truly modernist works of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George has become one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time!

  • ¡Fuácata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe
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    ¡Fuácata! or A Latina’s Guide to Surviving the Universe

    A world premiere comedy by Elena María García and Stuart Meltzar, ¡Fuácata! is a one-woman tour-de-force performance that brings more than 20 Latina women to glorious life on stage! ¡FUÁCATA! finds endless humor in what it means to be Latina in today’s America, where politicians speak of building walls while tourism booms in Havana.

  • The Caretaker
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    The Caretaker

    From Nobel Prize Laureate Harold Pinter, The Caretaker is a powerful, exhilarating exploration of control, social class and the human condition. Hailed by critics as richly poetic, this tangled tale of two brothers and the mysterious stranger who enters their world crackles with absurd comedy that comes to resemble profound tragedy.

  • Death & Harry Houdini
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    Death & Harry Houdini

    Bold, visually stunning, and highly entertaining, Death and Harry Houdini delivers a roller coaster ride through the life of the great Harry Houdini, with original magic including Houdini's most renowned and dangerous escape—the dreaded Water Torture Cell! This dark and tumultuous story is guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.


Support for the Theater Up Close Series provided by

Adrianne and Jerry L. Cohen

Alan and Diane Lieberman

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  • Zoetic Stage     The House Theatre of Chicago

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