Key West is a tropical city known to inspire artists. It’s no wonder Ernest Hemingway made it his home. Born out of a spontaneous trip to Key West, Southernmost Situations is a Miami-based social catalyst and experimental collective that blurs the boundaries between contemporary art, performance, and the traditional curatorial model.
Southernmost Situations’ latest multidisciplinary project is La Noche I.Delicatissima, an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana that takes the stage this Thursday at Swampspace (150 NE 42nd St., Miami) for a three-day run. Liz Ferrer and Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo are the masterminds behind the play, which features a collaborative team of local artists, dancers, and musicians. True to its innovative nature, the crew has changed things up a bit, maybe even for the better — just don’t tell ol’ Mr. Williams. The setting has been moved from its original 1940s Mexico to a dreamlike 1960s Cuba, and a re-envisioning of the classic Greek chorus supplements the actions of the main characters, adding to La Noche I.Delicatissima’s abstract explorations of psychology, existentialism, and the human search for place and purpose.
Thu., June 6, 8 p.m.; Fri., June 7, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 9, 8 p.m., 2013