It’s another big theater weekend in South Florida with five productions opening in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Here are two shows to catch during the busy weekend:
GableStage, the award-winning company based at the Biltmore in Coral Gables pulled off a coup, landing the rights to the 2010 Best Drama, John Logan’s Red, based on the life of legendary artist Mark Rothko. Set in 1958, expressionist painter Rothko has just received the largest commission in the history of modern art: a series of murals for New York’s Four Seasons restaurant. The play explores the agony and ecstasy that come with the art of making art. Gregg Weiner and Ryan Didato star with multiple Carbonell Award-winner Joseph Adler directing. Visit GableStage.org.
Zoetic Stage, the innovative new company resident at the Carnival Studio Theater in Miami’s Arsht Center, presents the world premiere of Captiva by award-winning local playwright Christopher Demos-Brown. Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer has assembled an incredible cast including Barbara Bradshaw, Todd Allen Durkin and Amy McKenna for this tale of a family reunion gone awry when the group is marooned by a late-season hurricane. Visit ArshtCenter.org.
Rock that Cello
Russian-born cellist Ian Maksin kicks off a Florida concert tour Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach. The principal cellist for Miami’s New World Symphony, Maksin is introducing the beauty of the stringed instrument to the masses through collaborations with Andrea Bocelli and even Gloria Estefan. Check out his website, IanMaksin.com, to listen to a fantasy based on themes by pop-singer and composer Sting. Who says “culture” has to be stodgy?
Anniversaries All Around
The Coral Gables Arts Cinema celebrates its first anniversary with a special event dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn’s iconic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The digitally remastered film will be screened at the cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10:30 a.m. followed by “breakfast at Tiffany’s,” brunch at Tiffany’s Merrick Park, 342 San Lorenzo Ave. also in Coral Gables. Cinema director Robert Rosenberg encourages fans to dress as Holly Golightly, so dig out those fabulous little black dresses and pearls. Winners will receive prizes from Tiffany’s department store. Tickets are $125 at GablesCinema.com.