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The Theater Up Close series at the Arsht Center in Miami, featuring local award-winning companies Zoetic Stage and City Theatre, returns with five productions in 2022-23, including two world premieres, one Florida premiere and one regional premiere.

Liz Wallace, vice president of programming for the Arsht Center, said, “We welcome the community back for a strong, wide-ranging, engaging and thought-provoking 2022-2023 season.”  

Zoetic Stage features the world premiere of Michael McKeever’s “American Rhapsody, Jan. 12 – 29. In March, Zoetic tackles Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning musical, “Next to Normal,” March 16 – April 9. They close their season with another world premiere, “#Graced” by Vanessa Garcia, May 4 – 21.  

"We at Zoetic Stage are enormously excited to be partnering with the Arsht Center for our 11th season! Our programming … has been carefully curated, crafted with stories about personalized American experiences igniting a wanderlust filled with moments surrounding human connectivity and moving forward," said Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer.  

City Theatre will offer the regional premiere of Heidi Schreck’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-nominated hit Broadway play, “What the Constitution Means” hopeful, and achingly human, Heidi becomes her teenage self, earning college tuition by winning constitutional debate competitions across the United States. Every amendment leads to surprising storytelling as adult Heidi traces the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.  

“We expect it will resonate with South Florida audiences as powerfully as it did during its multi-award winning, sold-out run on Broadway,” said City Theatre’s Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford.  

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