Miami Theater Center presents Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair 5/4/14

Miami Theater Center presents Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair
033-MTC-EverybodyDrinksTheSameWaterwCredSmallSunday, May 4, Noon to 6:00 PM
NE 2ND Ave. in Miami Shores (from 96th to 100th streets) in front of Miami Theater Center
Miami Shores, FL

12:00 – 6:00 PM – A variety of live performances on stage (96th St./NE 2nd Ave.)
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Street Parade (from 100th St. to 96th Street on NE 2nd Ave.)
4:30 – 4:45 PM – Urban Tribal Project performance on stage (96th St./NE 2nd Ave.)

In celebration of the opening weekend of Miami Theater Center’s (MTC) world premiere, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM, of Everybody Drinks The Same Water, written by Stephanie Ansin and Fernandocalzadilla and directed by Ansin, MTC will host Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair, featuring: Jugglers, Contortionists, Flamenco And Belly Dancers, Stilt Performers, Live Music, Street Performers In Period Costumes, Hand Balancers, Luciano Stazzone’s Urban Tribal Project, and a Parade Showcasing The Cast Of MTC’s World Premiere, Everybody Drinks The Same Water

Featured performers at this free, family-friendly community celebration, inspired by medieval Córdoba, will include a 15-member drum ensemble from Urban Tribal Project, directed by Miami Theater Center’s Resident Composer Luciano Stazzone (who has performed with music’s most illustrious starts, including Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Ludacris); an eclectic mix of street performers in period costumes, representing historical figures from medieval Córdoba, who will interact with the crowd; and a two-person hand balancing act, as well asflamenco and belly dancers, stilt performers, jugglers, a contortionist, an authentic Middle Eastern band, and a parade that will showcase the cast of MTC’s world premiere Everybody Drinks the Same Water, as well as food trucks and face painting.

Everybody Drinks The Same Water, a provocative murder mystery set in 13th century Córdoba, Spain, will be performed Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, June 1 in Miami Theater Center’s intimate Art Deco theater, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue.

Everybody Drinks The Same Water – Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, June 1 at MTC
The show begins as a Christian King has just taken control of the city of Córdoba, ending more than 500 years of Islamic rule. Moments after entering the castle, the new ruler drinks a glass of water and becomes violently ill. His family accuses the Muslim community of attempting to assassinate him, but the picture gets murkier with reports of Jews, Muslims, and other Christians getting sick. Evidently, the entire public water supply has been poisoned. Fear, anger, and suspicion infect the town. Frustrated by their elders’ inability to see beyond the finger pointing, three teenagers of different faiths work together to unravel the mystery. Add to the mix inter-religious flirtations with potentially fatal consequences, and you get an engaging look at the past that teaches powerful lessons about the present.

Performance Dates And Ticket Information – Everybody Drinks The Same Water
Tickets to Opening Night, Saturday, May 3, 2014, are priced at $35. A limited number of Opening Night tickets, priced at $150, include access the post-performance reception with the show’s cast and creative team. Tickets to all other performances are $25. Previews begin April 30, 2014, and the show runs through June 1, 2014. Saturday performances are at 7:00 PM; Sunday performances are at 2:00 PM; Tuesday and Thursday performances are at10:30 AM; and Wednesday and Friday performances are at 10:00 AM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 305.751.9550 or online Group and student ticket prices are available.

Everybody Drinks The Same Water is the fifth MTC production by the stellar, local creative team comprised of writer-director Stephanie Ansin, writer-designer Fernando Calzadilla, composer-sound designer Luciano Stazzone, and choreographer Octavio Campos. They have become renowned for creating original productions that have earned MTC its status as a leader in producing sophisticated, visually stunning, innovative theatre with an international focus that is relevant to South Florida’s multicultural community. Last season, the creative team astonished critics and audiences alike with their imaginative adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters (2012). They have also worked together to adapt Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2008) and to create the world premieres The Red Thread (2011) and Inanna and the Huluppu Tree (2009). MTC’s significant contributions to South Florida’s cultural legacy are evidenced by having received two highly competitive awards from the Miami New Times, including a “Best of Miami” Award in 2013, and “Best New Theater” and “Best Production for a New Company” for its adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

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