Mosaic Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

Mosaic Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season 

Mosaic Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season

Mosaic Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre at American Heritage School launches its Twelfth Anniversary Season which might be the best one yet. Mosaic announced its new lineup which features the theater’s first rep project, highlighting the work of one amazing and truly visionary playwright, Rajiv Joseph. So, die-hard theater fans will be able to see two completely different shows at Mosaic,

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (recent Broadway hit) & Animals Out of Paper on the same day. Also, as promised from last year’s lineup change, Season 12 will include a new play from the writer of Mosaic’saw ard winning hit, The Seafarer, and the plays Shining City and The Weir.

Mosaic is pleased to be just the second theater in the United States to present The Birds by Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. Kicking off this season will be the Southeastern Premiere of the recent New York sensation, The Diary of a Madman which featured Geoffrey Rush.

Performances are: Thursdays 8 pm, Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 & 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm. Mosaic Theatre is located at American Heritage School, 12200 West Broward Blvd. (just East of Flamingo Road). Season subscriptions purchased prior to June 16 are $167.00 for adults, $145.00 for seniors and $64.00 for students. Group rates are also available. For information, contact the box office at (954) 577-8243 or visit www.mosaictheatre.com.

THE DIARY OF A MADMAN by Nikolai Gogol.

Adapted by David Holman with Neil Armfield & Geoffrey Rush.

September 20 – October 14, 2012

Do not miss this play which was a recent hit in New York starring Geoffrey Rush, The Diary of a Madman, as lowly civil servant Poprischin driven mad by bureaucracy. A burnt-out paper-pusher who ekes out a meager living in czarist St. Petersburg. Poprischin spends his days doing menial tasks, anxious and teetering on the brink of lunacy. Or is it lucidity? Immobilized by a rigid social hierarchy, Poprischin cuts adrift from reality: hallucinating a canine love affair, imagining himself well above his station, and conjuring entire realms both incredible and terrifying. Deeper and deeper he sinks into delusion, and—we, too, are eventually subsumed by a world in which reality is, at best, relative.

“A knockout: superbly realized, utterly mesmerizing and ultimately heartbreaking.” –ABC

THE BIRDS

by Conor McPherson

November 15 - December 9, 2012

From the writer of Mosaic’s Award Winning hit, The Seafarer, and the plays Shining City and The Weir, Mosaic presents the Southeastern Premiere of The Birds by Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. This new play is a chilling psychological portrait inspired by Daphne Du Maurier’s short story (on which Hitchcock's famedthriller was loosely based). Set in an isolated, abandoned house in Cornwall, strangers Nat and Diane, with no electricity and little food, take refuge from the unnerving masses of birds that attack everyone around them.

“Deliciously chilling. Spring-loaded with tension. The result is a combination of Waiting for Godot and Jagged Edge: claustrophobic, questioning, frightening and with a twist.” – IRISH INDEPENDENT

“A Gothic thriller. McPherson keeps us on The Edge of our seat.” – IRISH TIMES

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

by Rajiv Joseph (Playing in Rep)

February 7 - March 17, 2013

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST

A recent hit on Broadway starring Robin Williams, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo makes its Southeastern Premiere at Mosaic and as part of Rep Project 2013, celebrates “one of the most provocatively talented American Playwrights to emerge in a long while.” The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger that haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. This groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.

Rajiv Joseph’s smart, savagely funny and visionary new work of American Theater. A majestic, richly conceived play with fanciful humor and cleareyed compassion.” – Charles Isherwood, NY Times

ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER

by Rajiv Joseph (Playing in Rep)

February 8 - March 17, 2013

When a world-renowned origami artist opens her studio to a teenage prodigy and his school teacher, she discovers that life and love can't be arranged neatly in this drama about finding the perfect fold.

"Mr. Joseph's observant, pitch-perfect script … is really quite ambitious, dealing ruthlessly … with the fragility of happiness, the tragedy of impulsiveness and the tenuousness of hope." – NY Times

"You'll find plenty to educate and charm you in Rajiv Joseph's delicately explosive new play Animals out of Paper… sharp-edged exploration …searingly simple, but richly satisfying, drama." – Talkin' Broadway

TBA

June 6 – 30, 2013

The final show of the season is currently in negotiation and will be announced shortly.

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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