A Rock Sails By 5/15/24-6/9/24

A Rock Sails By
Wednesday, 05/15/2024-06/09/2024, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
Cost: Ticket prices range from $40 to $75.

Actors’ Playhouse is thrilled to present the Florida Premiere of Sean Grennan’s new play A Rock Sails By from May 15 – June 9, 2024 at the Miracle Theatre. This marks Grennan’s sixth production at Actors’ Playhouse, following the success of Now and Then, The Tin Woman, Making God Laugh, Married Alive! and Another Night Before Christmas. Renowned for his adept craftsmanship, Grennan brings forth endearing and authentic characters, crafting moments that blend humor with genuine human experiences.

In A Rock Sails By, Dr. Lynn Cummings, an astrophysicist, tries to bring science and faith into balance while grappling with personal questions, reconnecting with her daughter, and mourning the loss of her husband. When an unidentified object is discovered heading toward Earth, a less-than-reputable online magazine misquotes her, casting doubt on her credibility. Dr. Cummings hopes to witness nothing remarkable and thus save her reputation, but there is no telling what she will discover beyond the stars.

Under the direction of David Arisco, A Rock Sails By stars Laura Turnbull as Dr. Lynn Cummings, marking her third Sean Grennan play following acclaimed performances in Now and Then and The Tin Woman at Actors’ Playhouse. Turnbull was recently seen in Cabaret at Zoetic Stage, Rooted at Theatre Lab, and Murder On the Orient Express at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Lela Elam returns to the Miracle Theatre as the Player, following her compelling portrayal in The Tin Woman and notable appearance in The Book Club Play. Daniel Llaca, featured in last season’s Proof, plays Jason, with recent credits including “Magic Mike 3” (dir. by Steven Soderbergh), Summer Shorts 25th Anniversary (City Theatre), and The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons (Theatre Lab). Mallory Newbrough rounds out this impressive ensemble as Olive, known to Actors’ Playhouse audiences from recent productions of Now and Then and Murder on the Orient Express.

The creative team for A Rock Sails By includes Scenic Design by Brandon M. Newton, Lighting Design by Eric Nelson, Costume Design by Ellis Tillman, Sound Design by Reidar Sorensen, Set Dressing and Properties Design by Jodi Dellaventura, Production Management by Carlos Correa and Production Stage Management by Amy London.

This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners for Major Cultural Institutions, and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and the following sponsors: Azamara, BACARDÍ U.S.A., Delta Air Lines, NBC 6 South Florida, Mega TV, Zeta 92.3 and South Florida PBS.

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