The temperature outside the Adrienne Arsht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) may be warm, but for a few weeks, expect the weather inside its Carnival Studio Theatre to be frightful.
In Rose and the Rime, an inventive play by Nathan Allen, Jake Minton, and Chris Mathews, the fictional town of Radio Falls, Michigan, has been suffering a generation of constant winter, with an endless blizzard that has drained the town of its passion to procreate. As in Children of Men, the town has kept track of its youngest inhabitant, Rose, in whom its future survival lies — by removing the curse of the Rime Witch, whose spell has blanketed the town in its chilly pallor.
This exuberant fable is produced by the House Theatre of Chicago, whose history at the Arsht Center includes acclaimed productions such as Death and Harry Houdini and The Sparrow. First produced in 2006, this version of Rose and the Rime will feature new aerial choreography and enhanced special effects, helping to create its magical, frostbitten ambiance. Expect the snow to rain down like confetti, because most of it probably is. The play runs this Wednesday through Sunday, May 18. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $45. Call 305-949-6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.
April 23-May 18, 7:30 p.m., 2014