Five time Obie Award-winning actor and playwright David Greenspan adapts Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, turning this richly multi-faceted tale, of five travelers in colonial Peru hurled to their deaths by a collapsing bridge, into a wryly lyrical fable of fate, love, and the transformative magic of theater. “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead,” Wilder wrote, “and the bridge is love.” The Bridge of San Luis Rey deepens Miami New Drama’s relationship with the Wilder Estate that began with our acclaimed production of Our Town, with Greenspan heading a multicultural cast led by award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll.
One of the great horror stories of all time, Mary Shelley’s classic tale of gods and monsters still fascinates 200 years after its 1818 publication! First presented at the National Theatre in London, where it was directed by Danny Boyle and starred Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Dear’s adaptation is highly theatrical and surprisingly relevant. Employing striking images and beautifully poetic language, the play … +
Twenty-year-old violinist Kevin Zhu is a recipient of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has amassed an outstanding record of concert performances and competition wins since he began playing violin at age three. Praised for his “awesome technical command and maturity” (The Strad) and “absolute virtuosity, almost blinding in its incredible purity” (L’ape musicale), Kevin regularly performs on the world’s largest … +
David Castillo presents In the dim light pressing deeply against each other: Xaviera Simmons’ seventh solo exhibition with the gallery. The show features a new body of text and color field paintings by the artist. In a cinematic treatment of the sensual relationships between feeling, perception, and language, Simmons’ paintings evoke the pleasures of landscapes in their natural, manmade, and abstracted forms. … +
Set in a surreal, atemporal reality, Looking for “Looking for Langston” follows two characters, a sailor and a sea captain, stranded on a beach and gazing longingly at the horizon offshore; the horizon set before them, and its unfixed nature in separating the sea from the sky, is representative of an unreachable destination and of things outside of one’s grasp. Ada M. … +
The exhibition brings together a selection of highly symbolic and quasi-autobiographical paintings that draw from American and Chinese histories, as well as the artist’s personal experiences, to lay bare, examine, and question the positioning of queer people and of those considered foreign or Other within the West. These works are pervaded by recurring imageries of Chinese soldiers who express queer love, individuals … +
This one-woman tour-de-force brings more than 20 characters to glorious life, by weaving together tales of love, marriage, immigration and identity through eccentric stories and whimsical song. Multiple Carbonell Award Winner Elena María García is magical on stage, blending observant humor and poignant moments with sociopolitical commentary. FUACATA finds endless humor in what it means to be a Latina in today’s America. … +