True to its mission of “Providing the South Florida community with classical, contemporary and new theatrical productions of artistic excellence”, GS is ready for yet another new season full of theatrical surprises. Here is a glimpse of the upcoming 2010-2011 season:
A Behanding in Spokane by Martin McDonagh
October 23rd – November 21st, 2010
The title is just the starting point; take a man searching for his missing hand, two con artists out to make a few hundred bucks, and an overly curious hotel clerk, and the rest is up for grabs. This hilarious black comedy is by the author of two works that won Best Play Carbonell Awards at GableStage – The Pillowman (2006) and Lieutenant of Inishmore (2007).
“When blood is shed in a Martin McDonagh play, the audience always laughs – and usually gasps! The funniest new play to open in New York since I started writing this column!” – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
A Round-Heeled Woman My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance by Jane Prowse
December 30th – January 30th, 2011
This play is adapted from the book by Jane Juska Starring Sharon Gless, multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress (Burn Notice Queer as Folk and Cagney and Lacey). A retired schoolteacher who has not had sex in 30 years sets out to remedy the situation by placing an ad in the personals in the New York Review of Books. Her sexual adventures and the resulting emotional entanglements are both comic and touching. This is the true story of a woman who decides that there is still time to pursue passion with a vengeance.
Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts
February 26th – March 27th, 2011
A new comedy-drama from the author of two plays that were hugely successful at GableStage – Killer Joe (2000) and Bug (2004) – and the Pulitzer Prize winning August: Osage County. An offbeat friendship grows between a cantankerous white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with something to hide. Amidst the changing face of an old Chicago neighborhood, a local donut shop becomes the setting for old secrets and new beginnings, and the redemptive power of friendship.
“A wonderfully affecting and amusing work that reveals a playwright fully in command of his powers!” – The Hollywood Reporter.
In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
April 30th – May 29th, 2011
A comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity. In the 1880’s a new medical device is developed to treat and pacify “hysterical” women, but it unknowingly produces a very different result. Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Dead Man’s Cell Phone, shares this story of repressed sexuality and physical exploration with equal doses of humor and emotion.
“Insightful, fresh and funny, the play is as rich in thought as it is in feeling! One of the most gifted and adventurous American playwrights to emerge in recent years!” – New York Times
Masked by Ilan Hatsor
July 2nd – July 31st, 2011
An explosive Israeli play about three Palestinian brothers locked in a life-and-death struggle over issues of deception and betrayal. Set in a village on the West Bank in 1990, with the Israeli-Arab struggle as its backdrop, it depicts the tragedy of one family torn between duty, kinship, principles and survival.
“Powerful! Remarkably of the moment!” – The New York Times
The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney
August 27th – September 25th, 2011
Set in the Louisiana bayous, the play explores the struggles of two brothers who walk the line between law and liberty, locked in a fierce tug-of-war for their souls. This is the first Southeastern production of a play by this 28-year old Miami native and New World High School graduate, whose plays are thrilling worldwide audiences by pushing the boundaries of language, form, and sexuality in provocative and poetic ways.
Winner of the 2009 Outstanding Playwright Award – New York Times. “Listen closely, and you might hear that thrilling sound that is one of the main reasons we go to the theater, that beautiful music of a new voice.” – Jason Zinoman, New York Times
Performances take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. / Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134