MIAMI—All in the Timing, New World School of the Arts’ final theater showcase, is a collection of a half dozen humorous one-act plays written by David Ives. Although the American playwright began to write these in 1987, it wasn’t until 1993 that he finished and premiered the series off-Broadway. Directed by Stuart Meltzer, Artistic Director of Zoetic Stage and NWSA theater faculty member, the performance will be offered by the NWSA High School juniors and seniors. “Comedy is not easy,” stated Meltzer, “In fact, I think, it takes more rehearsal, more courage and more skill to effectively realize a comedy on the stage. It also requires intellect. Our evening includes six plays, which demonstrate the students’ ability to listen, live truthfully in a moment and explore relationships.”
The five-day schedule begins on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 PM at the Louise O. Gerrits Theater – 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, downtown Miami. Additional performances will be on May 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 PM. Generaladmission is $12, students and seniors $5. Tickets can be purchased online at http.nwsa.mdc.edu.
“Aside from simply being funny, each of the plays centers on the timing of human beings in contemporary living. This collection celebrates chance, premonition, kismet, bashert and destiny. It also probes deliberately into language, rhythm, tempo, history, and challenges the actors’ ability for comic landing, or comic timing,” explained Meltzer.
Sure Thing is a life lesson on what to and not to say on a first date. Words, Words, Words examines the magic that can happen if you wait long enough and exercise hard work. The Universal Language finds a situation where two people who could not find love speaking their own language make a connection with gibberish. Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread is a six-minute opera satirizing Glass’ opera Einstein on the Beach and it’s director Robert Wilson. The Philadelphia is about living life in the unexpected. Variations on the Death of Trotsky takes the audience on a journey through the Russian revolutionary’s last moments.
About the NWSA Theater program: Theater and music theater students at NWSA hone their craft through acting technique, movement and speech classes, focusing on fundamentals of physical and emotional preparation. With performance at its core, training is based on the classical texts and the principles of drama as well as practical incursions into the contemporary and experimental edges of theater. Consequently, alumni are found performing onstage nationally and internationally and their talent and vision are recognized and highly regarded in the industry.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, MiamiDade College and the University of Florida.
For information about New World School of the Arts please call 305-237-3135.