Out In The Tropics Presents Teatro El Publico's CALIGULA

Out In The Tropics Presents Teatro El Publico's CALIGULA 

OUT IN THE TROPICS 2012 PRESENTS: Teatro El Público's Caligula (from Havana to Miami Beach)

June 14-16 at The Colony Theater, Lincon Road

FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics brings award-winning contemporary LBGTQ artists and arts events to South Florida annually. In its third year, the Festival presents Teatro El Publico’s staging of Caligula from Havana, Cuba on June 14-16, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. at the Colony Theater, in Miami Beach.

In this production (never before seen in the U.S.), the tyrannical Caligula is given a contemporary face, armed with a "mask of gayness" and "the glamour of illustrious uniforms," inciting audiences to witness other forms of misconduct beyond the sexual.

Caligula’s love devours everything via his weakness for masculine bodies and his intent to seduce and trample the innocent. His pawns all contribute to a string of endless manipulations in this "Cubanized" version of Rome, where flesh comes with a price tag and desire is tucked between their lips (presented in Spanish, with English subtitles).

Tickets may be purchased in advance online for all events. Advance ticket sales may also be purchased in-person at the the Colony Theatre without a service charge. Group sales discounts can also be arranged by calling (305) 519-6877. All venues are wheelchair accessible. More information can be found online at www.fundarte.us, or by contacting FUNDarte at info@fundarte.us or (305) 316-6165.

FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization, dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures.

Support for FUNDarte’s Out in the Tropics comes in part from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; the GLBT Community Project Funds at The Miami Foundation, in partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; GlassWorks Multimedia; Funding Arts Networks, Romaldesign, University of Miami, South Arts, LGBTQ Visitor Center, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald; Miami New Times; and Mega TV as official media sponsor.

Teatro El Publico: Caligula, by Albert Camus

Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16, 2012 (8:00 p.m.)

Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Tickets are $30 and $25 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office Tuesday –Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (305) 674-1040.

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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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