‘The Mind Hacker’ and ‘The Good Thief’
What’s happening on stages across South Florida
Here’s what’s happening in South Florida theaters this week.
“Shorts Gone Wild 5”
Island City Stage, a Wilton Manors-based theater company that focuses on LGBT themes, is once again teaming up with Miami’s City Theatre for its popular short play festival. The performance features eight playlets from local and international playwrights with the show’s order decided by the audience.
When: Through Sept. 10. 8 p.m. Thursdays- Saturdays; 5 p.m. Sundays.
Where: Island City Stage, 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. Cost: $35 Contact: 954-519-2533 or IslandCityStage.org.
Palm Beach Dramawork’s cabaret series continues with Shelley Keelor singing hits from the World War II era including “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else But Me).”
When: Today, Saturday and Sunday. 8 p.m. FridaySaturday; 7 p.m. Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Cost: $30 Contact: 561-514-4042, ext. 2 or PalmBeachDramaworks.org. “Shorts Gone Wild 5” will be at Island City Stage in Wilton Manors through Sept. 10.
Born in Argentina and raised in Israel, mentalist Alan Chamo now calls Miami Beach home. So he’ll be staying in his hood for the limited-run show at the Colony Theatre. And the audience will also stay close with 150 seats set on the stage for the performance of psychological and persuasive techniques (in both English and Spanish).
When: Through Aug. 27. 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (10 p.m. Spanish show on Saturdays); 2 p.m. Sundays.
Where: The Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Cost: $39-$49 Contact: 800-211-1414 or ColonyMB.org/ mindhacker.
“The Good Thief”
Conor McPherson’s solo play looks at the routine violence of Dublin’s criminal underworld as seen through the eyes of a desensitized thug who, after a job goes horribly wrong, begins to consider redemption.
When: Today, Saturday and Sunday at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Aug. 25-27 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: South Miami- Dade Cultural Arts Center,10950 SW 211th St., Miami.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Cost: $25 general admis- sion and $20 for seniors at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; $10 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden
Gregg Weiner in “The Good Thief,” running through Aug. 27 at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center and Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
Mentalist Alan Chamo brings his show “Mind Hacker” to the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach.
Shelley Keelor will present her “Sentimental Journey” cabaret show at Palm Beach Dramaworks in West Palm Beach.