Regional Reviews: Florida - Southern
Miami Light Project presents
Mad Cat Theatre Company proudly presents Angelina Berliner's Macbeth and the Monster. Little Macbeth wants a bedtime story to help him fall asleep. But when his mom tells his him the scary story of "Macbeth and the Monster", he gets more than he bargained for. This production is for audience members of all ages (All Ages Theatre), so for those of you with kids, no baby sitter needed. Mad Cat's Macbeth and the Monster is directed by Paul Tei, and features company members Erin Joy Schmidt, Joe Kimble, Brian Sayre, Stephen Elliot Kaiser and three unidentified witches.
Mad Cat Theatre Company's
Macbeth and the Monster
About the Playwright:
Angela Berliner is a playwright, actor, and the Creative Director and Co-Founder of L'Enfant Terrible - a theater company dedicated to All Ages Theatre. L'Enfant Terrible (with the Bootleg Theater) in Los Angeles, produced Macbeth and the Monster, Hamlet Prince of Puddles, King O'Leary, and Titus the Clownicus. At the Actors' Gang in Los Angeles, Berliner co-founded the Summer Children's Theater Initiative. The Actors' Gang also produced the "Adult's Only" plays Scrooge Must Dieand Little. She has also worked with the Open Fist Theater and the Ensemble Studio Theater.
Macbeth and the Monster will be appearing from December 28, 2011 - January 8, 2012 at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse located at 404 NW 26th Street in Miami, FL. Tickets are on sale now! General Admission Tickets $25, Student $12 (with valid ID), Kids 12 & under $5 and Opening Night $45 (December 28) plus applicable service charges. Tickets may be purchased online at www.madcattheatre.org or ttps://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32115. Prices, artists, dates, times, and program are subject to change without notice.
About Mad Cat Theatre Company:
Now in its 12th season, the Mad Cat Theatre Company was founded in Miami in the fall of 2000 by actor/director/writer Paul Tei. Its mission remains the same to this day: to create something new that's exciting for all. With a core group of designers and actors Mad Cat has presented more than 31 productions, including original works such as Shepherd's Pie, Here in my Car, Tin Box Boomerang, Artful Dodgers, Terminal Baggage, Mixtape, Viva Bourgeois and Going Green the Wong Way. They've received such accolades as Best New Work, Best Production, Best Fringe Theatre, Best Ensemble, Best Designer and Best Director from publications such as the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the Miami New Times and the Sun Post. They have also received Carbonell awards for their theatrical endeavors. For information on Mad Cat visit www.madcattheatre.org
About The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse:
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse was created by Miami Light Project order to address the needs of our artistic community within the changing cultural landscape of Miami and within the context of an evolving international field of art and culture. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse is designed by Oscar Glottman. Envisioned as a laboratory for artists and an intimate place of gathering where new work is experienced in its various stages of development, The Light Box provides a creative setting in which artists are able to intersect with audiences in new ways. Their intent is to create a space where artists have the opportunity to research and make work, explore their artistic disciplines, and hone their unique voices through extended residencies, international cultural exchange, cross disciplinary approaches and the presentation of new work. Of equal importance in The Light Box concept is the notion that cultural workers, the producers of the new work being developed by artists, will also benefit from increased creativity and productivity by sharing workspace and developing a cooperative work model. They support alternative approaches to fundraising, audience development and marketing via a collaborative setting. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse is home to Miami Light Project, The M Ensemble Theater Company and Arts for Learning, three of Miami's premiere nonprofit cultural organizations. The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse is made possible through support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight Arts Partnership Program, Goldman Properties and the Ford Foundation
About Miami Light Project:
Miami Light Project is a not-for-profit cultural organization which presents live performances by innovative dance, music and theatre artists; supports the development of new work by performing artists; provides workshops for local artists and educational programs for students of every age. Since MLP's inception in 1989, they have reached out to under-served communities through an extensive outreach effort that includes partnerships with other arts organizations, universities and social service agencies. MLP is a cultural forum to explore some of the issues that define contemporary society. For more information visit www.miamilightproject.com
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