From Apr 14th through May 23rd, 2010.
Count Carlo Gozzi’s beloved comedy for children, The Love of Three Oranges returns to the stage to delight audiences of all ages at The PlayGround Theatre in Miami Shores. The PlayGround Theatre has created a family-friendly adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, the 18th century Italian comedy that inspired Prokofiev’s opera. Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin will again direct her adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges continuing The PlayGround Theatre’s mission to bring the magic and joy of live theater to children of all ages.
Prince Tartaglia has been sick for ten years. He has tried every treatment imaginable, but nothing makes him feel better. Finally, a pair of strange doctors reveals a possible cure: laughter. The king hires a famous comedian named Truffaldino to perform at the palace, but as soon as the prince laughs, an evil witch named Fata Morgana curses him, making him wander the world feverishly searching for three mysterious oranges. The good wizard Celio, Fata Morgana’s archenemy, helps Tartaglia and his new side kick, Truffaldino, overcome several obstacles on their way to finding the oranges, and Prince Tartaglia returns home with much more than fruit.
The PlayGround Theatre
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138