Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Theater commentary: Miami mayor tale stands out at 1st Stage New Works Festival
By Hap Erstein
Fewer and fewer theaters these days devote themselves to producing new plays, as Florida Stage does, because they take nurturing and development, which is hard work.
But the Manalapan company has come up with a entertaining way to include its audience in the process with its 1st Stage New Works Festival. Now in its third year, the festival gave six new plays their initial public exposure and scrutiny over the course of two days — Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Beyond just allowing playwrights an opportunity to hear their plays read by some of South Florida’s...