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2018-2019 THEATER UP CLOSE SERIES



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Following 41 critically acclaimed productions and over 20 Carbonell Award wins and 73 nominations, the 5-show package features three spectacular productions from Miami’s own Zoetic Stage—including Tony Award Winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—plus the two-time New York Times “Critics’ Pick” Off-Broadway hit, Hundred Days and the return of The House Theatre of Chicago with United Flight 232.

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Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

By Simon Stephens
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
January 17 – February 3, 2019


Hailed by
Time Magazine as “unmissable,” this Tony Award-winning play takes us on an incredible journey with an extraordinary young man who is suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, as he sets out to find the true culprit.


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

By Duncan Macmillan
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
February 14 – March 3, 2019


This exhilarating play strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter as a man attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. 


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

By Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
March 14 – April 7, 2019


Zoetic Stage’s interpretation of Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical featuring one of the most thrilling scores, promises savory surprises and a whole new feel to this beloved production.


Adrienne Arsht Center presents

HUNDRED DAYS

Book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher
Music & Lyrics by The Bengsons
Directed by Anne Kauffman
Movement Direction by Sonya Tayeh
April 10 - 21, 2019


Dubbed “a luminous musical memoir” and a Critic’s Pick by
The New York Times, HUNDRED DAYS is an uncensored, heartrending true story that explores a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have?


Adrienne Arsht Center and The House Theatre of Chicago present

UNITED FLIGHT 232

Adapted and Directed by Vanessa Stalling
From the book Flight 232 by Laurence Gonzales published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
May 4 - 19, 2019


Adapted from the critically acclaimed book by Laurence Gonzales and winner of two prestigious Jeff Awards,
United Flight 232 is a haunting true story of compassion and a celebration of human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges. 


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City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center present

WINTER SHORTS

December 6 – 23, 2018


Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s
Winter Shorts! This festive version of Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays and musicals, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long! Theater Up Close subscribers save 20% on tickets! Subscribers can purchase tickets to Winter Shorts by contacting the box office at 305.949.6722.

The Productions:
  • DRACULA
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    DRACULA

    A World Premiere play by award-winning playwright and Zoetic Stage co-founder Michael McKeever. It’s 1897, and Jonathan Harker and his fiancée Mina Murray are welcoming Count Dracula from Transylvania.  From that point on, nothing is what you’d expect it to be. Using Bram Stoker’s novel as starting point, McKeever has reinvented the Gothic horror tale and - taking a feminist point of view - created female characters that not only stand up to the title character, but eventually overcome him.  Breaking the mold of what a Victorian “lady” should be, the women in this DRACULA are strong, determined and unwilling to play victim to any predator.  A very modern take on a classic story. 

  • THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
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    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

    Simon Stephens’ Tony Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel, comes to thrilling life onstage. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but not well equipped to deal with everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery that will change his life. An incredible journey to the world of a very special mind. Time Magazine hailed it as “Eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.”

  • EVERY BRILLIANT THING
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    EVERY BRILLIANT THING

    This exhilarating play strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter. In this one-person tour de force, a young boy attempts to cure his mother’s depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood (“Ice Cream”) and adolescence (“Star Trek”), to college (“Surprises”) and marriage (“Falling in Love”). But when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother. London’s The Stage called it an “Extraordinary piece of inclusive, participative theatre.”  

  • SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
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    SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

    This modern musical masterpiece tells the story of the obsessively vengeful barber Benjamin Barker and his twisted partnership with the outrageous Mrs. Lovett who together, devise a devilish plot to add a special ingredient to a recipe that has all of London dying for their pies. Sondheim’s gloriously gruesome musical combines melodrama and murder and features one of the most thrilling scores ever written for the stage. Zoetic Stage, continuing its ongoing relationship with the work of Stephen Sondheim, will present an interpretation that promises new surprises and a whole new feel to this beloved musical.

  • HUNDRED DAYS
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    HUNDRED DAYS

    Dubbed “a luminous musical memoir” and a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, HUNDRED DAYS is an exhilarating and heartrending ​true story​ about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore a fundamental question: how do we make the most of the time that we have?

  • UNITED FLIGHT 232
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    UNITED FLIGHT 232

    Adapted from the critically acclaimed book, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival by Laurence Gonzales, this new play, United Flight 232, is a celebration of human ingenuity in the face of overwhelming challenges.

    “I love you, hurry home. I love you.”

    On July 19, 1989, a DC-10 jet airliner headed for O’Hare with 296 passengers and crew aboard is paralyzed mid-air. For 44 minutes, the aircraft descended without flight controls and made an emergency crash landing in Sioux City, IA. To the astonishment of all who witnessed the event, 184 of 296 survived.


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  • Zoetic Stage       The House Theatre of Chicago       City Theatre

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