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'Mauritius' Southeastern Premiere

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" MAURITIUS " SEIZES THE STAGE AT NEW THEATRE

New Theatre presents its final production of the 2008-2009 Season, Mauritius,  making its Southeastern Premiere, by Pulitzer Prize nominated Theresa Rebeck, running April 16 - May 17, 2009. 

"A Sinister Comedy about Stamps" - This sharp, and funny mystery is imported from Broadway. Jackie and Mary are half-sisters whose mother's death leaves them in possession of a rare stamp collection, while battling over who owns the stamps three dealers have designs of their own. Who is friend and who is foe?

"A gifted writer with an expansive mind, willing to explore old terrain to find new paths."  - The New York Times

"Unsurprisingly for a writer with extensive experience in TV police procedurals like "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," one of Rebeck's strengths is her skill at stitching tension into every exchange. The five characters in Mauritius pair up and face off in shifting configurations, the emotionally fraught edges of their twisty encounters made all the more intriguing by the fact that items as apparently innocuous as postage stamps fuel the friction." -Variety

"One wouldn't think that the subject of rare stamps would make for gripping, entertaining theater, but Theresa Rebeck's Mauritius, being given its Broadway premiere by the Manhattan Theatre Club, proves otherwise...The sort of well-made, engrossing and unpretentious play rarely encountered on Broadway these days, Mauritius is a welcome introduction to the fall season." -The Hollywood Reporter

April 16 - May 17, 2009

Performances Thursday through Saturdays at 8 pm

Sunday at 1 pm.  Additional Sunday 5:30 pm on April 26, May 3 & 10. 

 

Under the direction of New Theatre's Artistic Director, Ricky J. Martinez, and sponsored in part by Carol & Judge Robin Faber through United Way of Miami-Dade, and also in part by the Dramatists Guild Fund, New Theatre veterans Kim Ehly, Israel Garcia, Michael McKeever, and Bill Schwartz join Michaela Cronan, who will be making her New Theatre debut to form part of a fine cast.  Returning to New Theatre will be Production Stage Manager Clint Hooper, Costume Designer K. Blair Brown, Set and Lighting Designer Jesus Casimiro and Sound Designer Ozzie Quintana. 

Preview- Thursday, April 16 at 8 pm: $ 20

Thursdays & Sunday evenings $ 35, All other performances: $ 40

Student Rush tickets available for students (under 25 with valid I.D.)

for $ 15, at the door no earlier than 1 hour prior to curtain. 

Subject to availability.  

New Theatre is located in Coral Gables, just one block from Village of Merrick Park at 4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables, Florida 33146 

For tickets, call (305) 443-5909 or visit www.new-theatre.org.

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