The Seven Year Itch 2/19/15 – 3/22/15

The Seven Year Itch
Thursday, 02/19/2015 – 03/22/2015 08:00 pm –
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9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $35

The Seven Year Itch
by George Axelrod
Adapted by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla

Directed by Stephanie Ansin
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Loneliness. Temptation. Lust. Feel the summer heat aggravate the anxiety and desire of one man’s mid-life crisis in this irreverent interpretation of the 1950’s stage comedy that inspired the iconic Hollywood film.

EcoTech Launch 11/20/14

EcoTech Launch
Thursday, 11/20/2014 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Screen-Shot-2014-10-30-at-11.03.46-AM667 Northwest 90th Street
667 Northwest 90th Street,
Miami, Florida 33150
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Cost:

On November 20th 2014, EcoTech Visions opens its doors to the public. The new business incubator and accelerator is designed to assist entrepreneurs in creating, planning, and launching innovative and “green” manufacturing businesses in South Florida.

In collaboration with Give Miami Day, EcoTech Visions is hosting its first benefit for green advocates, the public, city officials, and philanthropist alike. This event features live music by Inner City Youth and Preforming Arts (ICYPA), high school violinists, light fare, auctions, and showcases EcoTech Visions’ facilities.

EcoTech’s mission is to address systemic poverty and climate change through manufacturing and environmentally-conscious ideas.

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy 11/7/14 – 11/22/14

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
Friday, 11/07/2014 – 11/22/2014 08:00 am –
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9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $20

Voices of The Island: A Caribbean Fantasy
by Lab 9

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of shamanic magic in this Caribbean fantasy. Find yourself in the midst of a culture clash as an atheist government undermines an island society’s ancient mystical beliefs. Influence the outcome as your choices five the story through audience participation.

Nov. 7 – 22, 2014
Tickets $20
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Hedda Gabler 10/23/14 – 11/16/14

Hedda Gabler
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 11/16/2014 08:00 pm –
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9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $35

Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Stephanie Ansin & Fernando Calzadilla

Directed by Stephanie Ansin

Passion. Deception. Betrayal. Experience one of the most captivating and tortured heroines in history. Don’t miss this new adaptation of the world-famous drama about a reluctant housewife rebelling the prison of stability.

Oct. 23 – Nov. 16, 2014
Tickets $35

Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera 6/13/14 – 6/28/14

Bare Bones by Carlota Pradera
Friday, 06/13/2014 – 06/28/2014 08:00 pm –
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9806 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami Shores, Florida 33138
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Cost: $20

An experimental movement-based performance that employs unfamiliar language, confusing scenarios, and absurd chaos to analyze power dynamics among individuals and cultures.

Photographs of Cordoba Medieval Street Fair on 5/4/14

Cordoba Medieval Street Fair in Miami Shores on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  As part of the Opening Weekend festivities of Everybody Drinks the Same Water, Miami Theater Center hosted a family-friendly, four-block-long street fair in Miami Shores. Inspired by medieval Córdoba, the street fair will feature jugglers, flamenco and belly dancers, stilt performers, a contortionist, artists, live drummers and musicians, craftspeople, food trucks, face painting, and a parade that will showcase the cast of Everybody Drinks the Same Water

“EVERYBODY DRINKS THE SAME WATER begins as a Christian King has just taken control of the city of Cordoba, Spain, 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 decide to 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.”

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

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Miami Theater Center presents Córdoba Miami – A Medieval Street Fair
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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 atwww.mtcmiami.org. 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.