Arsht Center. From Feb 18th through Mar 1st, 2009. The Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is presenting the play Liberty City at the Carnival Studio Theater from February 18th through March 1st, 2008. Laugh-out-loud funny, yet as gritty and thought provoking as the neighborhood that inspired it, Liberty City is a "definitive example of the solo show, " according to the Village Voice.
April Yvette Thompson knows Miami's Liberty City. It's where urban and island cultures rub up against each other, and it's where she grew up with her Bahamian/Cuban father and African-American mother. Now she brings to life that neighborhood as it was during her childhood – the turbulent 1970s and '80s, a time when hope and the possibility of change gave way to disillusionment and disintegration, and families struggled to stay together as their worlds were coming apart.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132