There's more to life than pitchforks and sour pusses in Secrets
Through January 2, 2000. Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293.
Written by Douglas Bernstein, Francesca Blumenthal, Michael Brown, Barry Creyton, Lesley Davison, Addy Fieger, Stan Freeman, Dave Frishberg, Murray Grand, Glen Kelly, Jay Leonhart, Denis Markell, and Nick Santa Maria. Directed by David Arisco. With Cyrilla Baer, Oscar Cheda, Margery Lowe, and Bill Perlach.
Indeed the remainder of the playhouse season comprises tame audience-pleasers from years past, from Joseph and the AmazingTechnicolor Dreamcoat to The Buddy Holly Story and Alan Ayckbourn's Communicating Doors.This last choice was a mid-Nineties hit in London's West End, but none of the three is the sort of work that will attract a new generation of theater fans. (Is it any wonder an innovator like Lily Tomlin couldn't sell sell tickets for more than one performance during a recent Miami visit?) Since the Playhouse already has people coming through the doors, why not show us something with more bite once in a while? And no, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, slated for the end of the season and based on the now passé Ken Kesey novel, does not count.