Don't Drink the Water
As the citizens of nine counties in West Virginia discovered this past January, there’s nothing quite like a poisoned water supply to bring disparate denizens together, united for a common cause. Arriving just a few months after 10,000 gallons of the toxic chemical methylcyclohexane methanol leaked into that state’s water supply and dominated national headlines, Miami Theater Center’s world-premiere murder mystery Everybody Drinks the Same Water takes on a relevance unforeseen by its creators, Stephanie Ansin and Fernando Calzadilla. It’s set in 13th-century Córdoba, Spain, where a tide of contaminated water has infected its residents, who were then divided by religious strife among the three largest monotheistic faiths. The realization of this provocative parable — that, as the title suggests, everybody drinks the same water — is designed to resonate with our still-fractured Zeitgeist so that we see the bigger picture. It’s a universal theme, its plot both timeless and seemingly timely, thanks to the folks at West Virginia’s Freedom Industries. The ten-member cast includes familiar faces Barbara Sloan, Steve Gladstone, Howard Elfman, and Jessica Farr. The show runs this Saturday through June 1 at Miami Theater Center (9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores). Tickets cost $35 for opening night and $25 for the rest of the run. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 305-751-9550 or visit mtcmiami.org.
Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Starts: May 3. Continues through June 1, 2014
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Miami, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.