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An Information Guide to Duck Key in the Florida Keys


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule for the Duck Key Theater Group

Coconut Grove Playhouse - Subscription Rate $140. per person for groups over 20 or more. Interested residents must contact Sue Kulig 305-743-4734.

Main Stage date is always 2 PM on the third Wednesday after each play begins. Encore Room dates are advised when tickets are mailed in the fall.

MAIN STAGE 2003

 

 

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

November 4 - 30, 2003

By Charles Busch

Charles Isherwood of Variety best described the lead character of Allergist's Wife when he wrote, "Marjorie has all the accoutrements of Jewish Upper West Side success - the esteemed doctor husband, the $900,000 co-op, the grown-up, (fairly) successful girls - and just one major blight, a bubonic plague of a mother." But as the play opens, a new storm descends upon her...someone from the past. Don't miss the devious social satire filled with wicked fun that took Broadway by storm. "UPROARIOUS" - The New York Times.

 

2 Pianos, 4 Hands

December 9, 2003 - January 4, 2004

by Ted Dykstra & Richard Greenblatt

"2 Pianos tickles more than the ivories," raves one critic. "Not a sour note. Not a lost chord. Not a misplaced phrase," raves another. Performed by Mark Anders and Carl J. Danielsen (who replace original creator/performers Richard Greenlatt and Ted Dykstra), 2 Pianos covers musical maestros from Beethoven and Bach to Billy Joel - as the actor-pianists take on many roles - including teachers, parents and even the ghost of Antonio Vivaldi. Every child who has taken a musi lesson or adult who thought they shoulda/coulda/woulda been a star will relate to the music, antics and characters of 2 Pianos.

 

Theodore Bikel in

The Chosen

January 13 - February 8, 2004

Adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok

Adapted from Chaim Potok's 1967 novel and based on the 1982 movie of the same name, The Chosen stars Broadway veteran and Playhouse favorite, Theodore Bikel. This 1940s coming-of-age drama recounts the story of two Jewish teenagers that meet as rivals and blossom into best friends. Can the boys' once-in-a-lifetime camarderie withstand the religious and family differences that threaten to destroy it? Follow their lives from boyhood to manhood as they struggle with politics, meddling fathers and World War II.

 

Jolson & Company

February 17 - March 7, 2004

by Jay Berkow and Stephen Mo Hanon

Before there was Garland, Sinatra and Streisand, there was Jolson. Born Asa Yoelson to a cantor, "Jolie" refused to be denied and became the most important entertainer of his time. As most everyone acknowledges, Jolson was the kind of talent that comes along once in a hundred years. From Vaudeville to talking pictures, he pioneered the word charisma. The recent off-Broadway hit musical, which The New York Times calls a "real crowd pleaser," details the story of Jolie's life and songs. Hear such hits as "Swanee," "Rock A Bye" and "Toot Toot Tootsie Good Bye." Follow the life and music of the man who was truly "Sitting on Top of the World."

 

Halpern & Johnson

March 16 - April 4, 2004

by Lionel Goldstein

Two very opposite men meet at the gravesite of Mrs. Halpern. Although unknown to each other, each had close ties with the now deceased Flo. During the course of the play, Halpern and Johnson's relationship and discovery arcs from dislike and disdain to a fond, warm and often humorous experience. Originally produced in 1984 as an HBO movie that starred Sir Lawrence Olivier and Jackie Gleason and garnered much attention, the show evolved into a stage play a decade later and has been performed from Israel to Argentina to Australia. And now it will have its American premiere at the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

 

The Sixth Mainstage show (April 13 - May 2, 2004) is To Be Announced at a later date.

 

In the Encore Room Theater:

 

Rum & Coke

November 18, 2003 - January 25, 2004

by Carmen Peláez

I am woman, hear me morph... Miami born and raised Cuban American actress/playwright Carmen Peláez amply transforms from one character to another, all of them ladies in search of an identity, in her funny and insightful one woman show, Rum & Coke. From an aspiring (overweight) super model to a protesting abuela - some Cuban Americans and some still on the island. With humor, wit and tremendous dramatic flare, Peláez captures the human experience and holds it up to a light that will have both Hispanics and Anglos rolling in the aisles. Formerly presented at Area Stage.

 

Fully Committed

March 2 - May 9, 2003

By Becky Mode

This deliciously hilarious one-man show serves up serious entertainment and loads of laughter. The show features a struggling thespian who moonlights as a reservations clerk at a chic Manhattan restaurant. Join the actor for a night on the job, as he encounters all types of personalities, from the temperamental chef to a host of demanding customers dying to get into the over-booked eatery. The New York Times describes the show as "an immensely entertaining, scaldingly funny play about the bad behavior that good food can inspire."

 

 

 

 

 

MAIN STAGE 2002

Urban Cowboy - November 5 - December 1, 2002 - Stage adaptation of of music and dance movie Urban Cowboy

Blue - December 10 - 29, 2002 - Charles Randolph-Wright's Intriguing play infused with blues music

Romeo and Bernadette - January - February 2, 2002 - World Premiere Musical

Boulevard of Broken Dreams - February 11 - March 2, 2003 - Musical - Life and tunes of Al Dubin lyric writer of memorable tunes in 42nd Street

Once removed - March 11 - 30, 2003 - Lucy Arnaz in bittersweet comedy satire of 5 Cuban families who after fleeing Castro find themselves in Dallas, texas

Mainstage 6 - To Be Announced April 8 - 27, 2003

 

Encore Room Theater

 

The Unexpected Man - November 19, 2002 - January 26, 2003

Address Unknown - February 25 - May 4, 2003

 

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