Don Juan in Hell, but Rosalie Grant, Robert Hooker, and Jim Gibbons onstage
Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Robert Hooker. With Jim Gibbons, Daivd Tarryn-Grae, Rosalie Grant, and Robert Hooker. Bobby Gould in Hell by David Mamet, directed by Robert Hooker. With Sergio Campa, Ford D’Aprix, Michelle Dryer, and Justin Kern. Presented by the Sol Theatre Project, 1140 NE Flagler Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-6555. The Jungle Book By Mark Alan Pence, adapted from a story by Rudyard Kipling; directed by Earl Maulding. Presented by Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293.
My companion and fellow critic, who is just shy of three years old, also was taken by the production, quickly identifying the tiger, in her bilingual way, as the malo of the show. Though my sidekick was not fazed by some of the darker elements of the show, some other age-challenged audience members were genuinely scared of the costumed, masked animal characters. This Jungle Book seems most appropriate for children over age three or those, such as my companion, who have some familiarity with the theater.