In New York City, theres Broadway, where the productions are lavish, star-studded, and family-friendly. And then theres off-Broadway, where the plays are edgy, controversial, and usually thought-provoking. Here in Miami, theres the Arsht Center (Forbidden Broadway, anyone? Anyone?) and ... hey, wheres our off-Broadway? If youre seeking a new addition to our towns subversive and intelligent theater scene, there are some new kids on the theatrical block. The Naked Stage promises to deliver shiver-inducing dramas that will leave you believing once again in the power of playwrights.
The troupes latest production is 4.48 Psychosis, a taut, shocking peek into the thoughts of a mentally disturbed woman. If it feels too real, thats because its author Sarah Kanes final work, an insight into her own life experiences. Starring Katherine Amadeo and directed by Paul Tei, this could scratch the deep, dramatic itch thats been haunting you ever since you left the Big Apple. See it tonight at 8 at the Pelican Theatre.
Fri., April 25, 8 p.m., 2008