The Madwoman of Chail­lot

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As staged by the cast and crew of the com­mu­nity the­ater com­pany the St. Thomas Aquinas Play­ers, this pro­duc­tion of Jean Gi­rau­doux’s comic fa­ble “The Madwoman of Chail­lot” bor­rows the mu­sic and per­sona of Lady Gaga to help bring the play, writ­ten dur­ing the WWII oc­cu­pa­tion of France by the Nazis, into the 21st cen­tury. In the show, Count­ess Aure­lia un­cov­ers a plot to drill for oil un­der the streets of Paris by an evil ca­bal. She and her co­terie of ec­cen­tric friends scheme to pre­vent the de­struc­tion of their neigh­bor­hood. In his di­rec­tor’s notes, Jerry Seeger writes that mount­ing a piece writ­ten in 1943 and first per­formed in 1945 is in­deed chal­leng­ing, “But with the pres­ence of the de­bate be­tween Big Oil and Florida’s tourism in­dus­try,” he writes, “this play re­mains rel­e­vant.” When: Through Sun­day; 7 p.m. Fri­day-Satur­day; 2 p.m. Sun­day Where: Bienes Cen­ter for the Arts at St. Thomas Aquinas, 2801 SW12th St., Fort Laud­erdale Cost: $12 for adults; $5 for stu­dents Con­tact: 866-777-8932 or

The Vi­o­let Hour: A Mod­ern Medea

This mod­ern-day “Medea” takes the story from Euripi­des’ Greek tragedy and places it in South Florida’s ritzi­est neigh­bor­hoods. The new work from the Outré Theatre Com­pany was writ­ten by the troupe’s artis­tic di­rec­tor, Skye Whit­comb, and Shan­non Ouel­lette. Medea has de­voted her con­sid­er­able drive to her hus­band, Ja­son, and his ca­reer. But when Ja­son de­cides to leave her for a younger woman, Medea ap­plies her gifts to­ward re­venge. When: Through March 27; 8 p.m. Thurs­daysSatur­days; 2 p.m. Sun­days Where: Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 201 SWFifth Ave., Fort Laud­erdale Cost: $30 Con­tact: 954-462-0222 or BrowardCen­

Hook­ing Up With the Se­cond City

This re­vue by the Chicago-based im­pro­vi­sa­tional com­edy troupe takes a look at love and re­la­tion­ships. The show is part of the Libby Dod­son’s Live at Lynn Theatre Se­ries. When: Satur­day-Sun­day; 7:30 p.m. Satur­day; 4 p.m. Sun­day Where: Keith C. and Elaine John­son Wold Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (on the cam­pus of Lynn Univer­sity), 3601 N. Mil­i­tary Trail, Boca Raton Cost: $50, $55 and $70 Con­tact: 561-237-9000 or

Capi­tol Steps: Mock the Vote

The com­edy group spe­cial­iz­ing in political satire brings its act from Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to South Florida com­plete with song par­o­dies spoof­ing ev­ery­one in the pres­i­den­tial pri­mary sea­son. When: Tues­day through March 27; 7:30 p.m. Tues­days-Satur­days; 1:30 mati­nees Wed­nes­days and Satur­days (1:30 p.m. Sun­days) Where: Kravis Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 701 Okee­chobee Blvd., West Palm Beach Cost: $40 Con­tact: 561-832-7469 or

Bridge & Tun­nel

In a one-woman tour de force, Karen Stephens por­trays 14 per­son­al­i­ties from New York’s five bor­oughs in Sarah Jones’ Tony Award­win­ning play. The piece cel­e­brates the city’s di­ver­sity, with a melt­ing pot of char­ac­ters from a Chi­nese mother of a les­bian daugh­ter to a Jor­da­nian woman ob­sessed with the Bea­tles. “It’s a de­light­fully en­ter­tain­ing view of the Amer­i­can im­mi­grant story,” Stephens says in a press re­lease. When: 7:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day Where: B’nai To­rah Con­gre­ga­tion, 6261 SW18th St., Boca Raton Cost: $36 ($25 for con­gre­ga­tion mem­bers) Con­tact: 561-392-8566 or Bnai-To­

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