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4 SPECTACULAR SHOWS!

We’re thrilled about our upcoming Theater Up Close season – now on sale! Following 36 critically acclaimed productions and 20 Carbonell Awards, the 2017/18 lineup features three spectacular plays from Miami’s own Zoetic Stage—including “Best Musical” Tony Award winner Fun Home—and the New York Times “Critics’ Pick” Off-Broadway  hit, Small Mouth Sounds by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl.

Subscribers save up to 30%! As a subscriber, you not only save money, but you also have flexible ticket exchange privileges and get a 20% discount on tickets to City Theatre’s brand new Winter Shorts. 4 show packages start at just $150*! 

Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present

Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts
A World Premiere by Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
January 18 – February 4, 2018

Following a fatal plane crash, Laura Mendes, a struggling personal injury lawyer, scampers to sign up the case of a lifetime. This dark comedy, by one of South Florida’s finest playwrights, takes a wry, satirical look at the crude ways in which Capitalism places value on human life. Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts is the latest world premiere from Christopher Demos-Brown, award-winning writer of Stripped, American Son & Fear Up Harsh


Adrienne Arsht Center presents Bess Wohl’s
Small Mouth Sounds

Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
February 16 – March 4, 2018

Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times says, “it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” And New York Magazine declares “it deserves to be seen—and re-seen!” It’s a theatrical experience—and an emotional journey—you will never forget.

In the quiet of the woods, six strangers embark on a silent retreat. As they struggle to confront their internal demons, their vows of silence collide with their achingly human need to connect. Written by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy) and directed by Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Small Mouth Sounds is “a remarkable range of pain, joy and hope in 100 deeply engrossing minutes.” (Time Out New York)


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present
Dancing Lessons

A South Florida Premiere by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
March 8 – March 25, 2018

Dancing Lessons is the story of Ever, a young man with high-functioning autism, who enlists the help of a Broadway dancer in order to help him survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, is recovering from an injury that may end her dancing career. As their relationship unfolds, they are both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and themselves.


Zoetic Stage and Adrienne Arsht Center present
Fun Home

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
A South Florida Premiere
Directed by Stuart Meltzer
April 12 – May 13, 2018

Winner of the 2015 TONY AWARD for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical, Fun Home is about Alison, a graphic novelist who dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, a volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Through her work, she relives her unique upbringing in the family’s funeral home, her burgeoning sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Season Option:
 
City Theatre and Adrienne Arsht Center present
Winter Shorts
December 7 – 23, 2017
 
Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s brand new 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!  Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of theater filled with hilarity, both naughty and nice.  Penned by the country’s best playwrights and performed by a company of South Florida theater all-stars, City Theatre’s Winter Shorts will sparkle this holiday season!
 
Winter Shorts is not part of the 2017-2018 Theater Up Close package, but subscribers get a 20% discount on tickets.

*Price includes fees. 

The Productions:
  • Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts
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    Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts

    Following a fatal plane crash, Laura Mendes, a struggling personal injury lawyer, scampers to sign up the case of a lifetime.  This dark comedy, by one of South Florida’s finest playwrights, takes a wry, satirical look at the crude ways in which Capitalism places value on human life. Wrongful Death and Other Circus Acts is the latest world premiere from Christopher Demos-Brown, award-winning writer of Stripped, American Son & Fear Up Harsh.

  • Small Mouth Sounds
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    Small Mouth Sounds

    Small Mouth Sounds is a funny and ingenious new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us. The New York Times says “it leaves you moved, refreshed and even enlightened.” And New York Magazine declares “it deserves to be seen—and re-seen!” It’s a theatrical experience—and an emotional journey—you will never forget.

  • Dancing Lessons
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    Dancing Lessons

    Dancing Lessons is the story of Ever, a young man with high-functioning autism, who seeks the help of a Broadway dancer to learn enough to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, is recovering from an injury that may end her dancing career. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and about themselves.

  • Fun Home
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    Fun Home

    Recent winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical, Fun Home tells the story graphic novelist Alison who dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, a volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Through her work, she relives her unique upbringing in the family’s funeral home, her burgeoning sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.


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  • Zoetic Stage     ARS Nova Productions     City Theatre

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