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Jerry Herman Ring Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season
CARRYING WATER IN A SIEVE
Two short comedies by Virgilio Piñera
September 14-22, 2012
These two absurd one-act comedies by the acclaimed Cuban playwright are a celebration of the centennial of his birth. You Always Forget Something is a fanciful comedy about four eccentric women who try to make order out of a capricious society, but by doing so they create chaos, disorder, and mayhem. False Alarm hilariously portrays the outcome of a man charged with murder who struggles to save his crumbling sanity in the face of a demented widow and an irrational judge. Both short plays are excellent demonstrations of Piñera's unique writing style that blends the fantastic with the absurd.
A hilarious Broadway farce
October 17-27, 2012
Written by Marc Camoletti and Beverley Cross
This hilarious Tony-Award-winning farce centers around Bernard, a passionate bachelor juggling his ongoing affairs with three beautiful flight attendants. With his strictly organized timetables telling him which attendant is taking off, which is landing, and which is already airborne, his love life is perfectly balanced. That is, until one storm ruins his carefully orchestrated schedule, and each of his lovers return to his bachelor pad at the same time! Boeing-Boeing is a fast-paced, door-slamming comedy that will reduce audiences to helpless hysteria.
GIRLS VS. BOYS
A new rock musical
November 1- 11, 2012
Book and Lyrics by Chris Mathews, Jake Minton, and Nathan Allen
Music by Kevin O'Donnell and Nathan Allen
A professional co-production with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; all performances in the Arsht's Carnival Studio Theater Girls vs. Boys — Developed at Chicago's prestigious House Theatre, Girls vs. Boys is a brash new rock musical that follows a clutch of hormonal teens as they prowl through wild parties and deserted playgrounds looking for love and acceptance. Girls vs. Boys is an intensely theatrical musical focused on adolescent relationships — emotional, sexual, empowering, and destructive. Professionally co-produced with The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and with all performances in the Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theatre, this controversial, ground-breaking musical is a theatrical event that is both provocative and passionate.
Shakespeare's shattering tragedy
February 20-March 2, 2013
One of the greatest Shakespearian tragedies, King Lear is a stunning portrait of greed, power, pride, and betrayal. Approaching old age, King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, based upon which one loves him most. But rather than finding the peaceful legacy he had yearned for, he ends up as a tragically broken monarch with a shattered empire, destroyed family, and a heartbreaking understanding of the true nature of love. Featuring professional guest star Dennis Krausnick, founder of the renowned Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, King Lear promises to be a production of shattering intensity.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
A classic musical
April 10-20, 2013
Music by Richard Rodgers;
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II;
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
A legendary musical by the legendary writing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific is set on an island during World War II. It tells the stories of two parallel love stories threatened by prejudice and war. It features such beloved songs as "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy," "Younger Than Springtime," "Happy Talk," "Some Enchanted Evening," "There is Nothin' Like a Dame," and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair." South Pacific is an enduring musical from Broadway's Golden Age and is a terrific ending for our 2012-2013 Season.
For more information and tickets, visit www.as.miami.edu/theatrearts/ring.html
August 7, 2012