By John Thomason
By Benjy Caplan
By Artburst Miami
By Carlos Suarez De Jesus
By Daniel Reskin
Nieves gets strong performances from his cast, particularly Catalan and Navarro, who command the stage with great aplomb and chemistry. Lyzniak, as one of Ana's nanny friends Zoila, is downright hilarious and an absolute showstopper, bringing down the house every time she's onstage. It's her first major role with Main Street Players, taking her away from behind-the-scenes duties, and something we hope to see more. Nieves's cast shows impeccable timing with the quick-witted humor while never delving into ham-handed hyperbolic performance when things get intense, as some small theater troupes often do.
The small theater could use better acoustics (perhaps a bit of padding added to the walls), and there were a few times when the actors spoke their lines through the audience's laughter, making it impossible to hear the dialogue following a particular punch line. But those were minor deficiencies in an otherwise solid production.
6766 Main St.
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Category: Performing Arts Venues
Region: West Dade
Loomer's assertively funny and moving script and an incisive performance from Main Street Players' well-rounded and talented cast make this production of Living Out an improbable and resonant achievement for the diminutive theater group.