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HAPPENINGS DANCE, OPERA & THEATER MAY 14–JUNE 8 SCOTT AND HEM This combative new play is set in 1937 Hollywood, at the infamous Garden of Allah, a celebrity-filled apartment complex. Fueled by friendship and rivalry, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway reunite for one final night in this smart new drama exploring the cost of love, friendship and the personal and professional price of being a writer. www.actorsplayhouse.org MAY 15 & 17 THAÏS In ancient Egypt, a seductive courtesan named Thaïs has captivated the city of Alexandria with her charm. At the same time, the monk Athanael decides Thaïs needs to turn to a life of religion and piety. Will Thaïs find salvation, or will Athanael give in to his lust and compromise his virtue for her? www.browardcenter.org MAY 16 –JUNE 8 TRYST In this chilling psychological thriller, written by Karoline Leach, a coldly calculating, handsome con man woos and marries weak and vulnerable women, then takes all their money and runs. But see what happens when he meets his match. www.palmbeachdramaworks.org MAY 22–JUNE 8 THE GREAT GOD PAN Jamie’s life seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend, a budding career and parents who live just far enough away. But when a childhood trauma comes to light, lives are thrown into a tailspin. Unsettling and deeply compassionate, this play tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is revealed to the world. www.arshtcenter.org MAY 24 PAUL POTTS Passionate, powerful, breathtaking — words that describe “Britain’s Got Talent” phenomenon and opera superstar Paul Potts. Since winning the competition in 2007, Potts has found worldwide success with his albums, live shows, tours and a biopic movie that celebrates his rise to fame from phone salesman to opera sensation. www.browardcenter.org MAY 27–JUNE 1 EVITA EVITA tells Eva Peron’s passionate and tragic story through Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dazzling and beloved score, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying Adored,” together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film EVITA. www.miami-theater.com MAY 30–JUNE 22 GIDION’S KNOT During a parent-teacher conference, an emotionally fraught 5th grade teacher and a grieving mother discuss the tragic circumstances that led to the student’s/son’s (Gidion’s) suspension from school. Gidion’s Knot is a heart-wrenching collision examining freedom of expression, the failure of the school system, bullying and the emotional impact of feelings of personal culpability. www.new-theatre.org JUNE 6–7 BALLET HISPANICO Ballet Hispanico explores the contemporary Latin soul through pieces that fuse ethnic dance with classical and contemporary techniques. Since its founding in 1979, Ballet Hispanico has celebrated the dynamic aesthetics of the Hispanic diaspora, building new avenues of cultural dialogue and sharing the joy of dance with all communities. www.arshtcenter.org southfloridaluxuryguide.26 may/june 2014 com


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