'The Love Of Three Oranges' Returns To The PlayGround Theatre

By: Jan. 05, 2011
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THE PLAYGROUND THEATRE, January 12 - February 6, 2011

Photo by Pavel Antonov, 2010  

MIAMI SHORES --- Count Carlo Gozzi's beloved comedy for children, The Love of Three Oranges returns to the stage to delight audiences of all ages, January 12 - February 6, 2011 at The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores. Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin will again direct her adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, continuing The PlayGround Theatre's mission to bring the magic and joy of live theater to children of all ages.

The PlayGround Theatre has created a family-friendly adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges, the 18th century Italian comedy that inspired Prokofiev's opera.

Prince Tartaglia has been sick for ten years. He has tried every treatment imaginable, but nothing makes him feel better. Finally, a pair of strange doctors reveals a possible cure: laughter. The king hires a famous comedian to perform at the palace, but as soon as the prince laughs, an evil witch curses him, making him wander the world feverishly searching for three mysterious oranges. A good wizard helps Tartaglia overcome several obstacles on his way to finding the oranges, and the prince returns home with much more than fruit.

The Love of Three Oranges begins at The PlayGround Theatre, 9806 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami Shores on Wednesday, January 12th at 10am. Weekday performances (Tuesday-Friday) are usually at 10am, with weekend performances at 2pm. There will be a special evening performance on Saturday, January 29th at 7pm. Please see their website, www.theplaygroundtheatre.com for full show listings. Dates and times are subject to change.

*Theatre Inclusion Program (TIP) Performances, scheduled for January 20th and 30th, bring the magic of live theatre to children and adults with disabilities. During these public performances, sign-interpretation, open-captioning, and audio descriptions are provided. The PlayGround Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $20 each, $10 each for groups of 20 or more. Discounted tickets are available for schools and community groups. Family packs (three tickets) are available for $45.

Tickets available at The PlayGround Theatre website, www.theplaygroundtheatre.com; Ticketmaster; by phone 305-751-9550 or fax 305-751-9556.

The PlayGround Theatre is proud to create high-quality, innovative, theatre for South Florida's children and their families. Founded in 2004, the company has produced nine plays that delight, provoke, and inspire audiences of all ages and abilities. Its shows reflect the international flavor of the community and expose audiences to the literature, art, and culture of England, Italy, China, and beyond. The Theatre Inclusion Program ensures that performances are accessible to all children and adults, and workshops, classes, and camps provide a variety of theatre education opportunities in parks, schools, and hospitals as well as at its own venue.

Support to The PlayGround Theatre is provided by: Herman Abbott Family Foundation; Ansin Foundation; Bank Atlantic; Blank Charitable Foundation; The Shepard Broad Foundation; Carnival Foundation; Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc.; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; The Children's Trust; Dauer Family Foundation; 89.7 Classical South Florida; Fairholme Foundation; Florida Division of Cultural Affairs; Florida Marlins Community Foundation; Funding Arts Network; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Harry Kramer Memorial Fund; Hector Family Foundation; Kahn/Carlin & Co., Inc.; The Kirk Foundation; Lewis Leibowitz Charitable Fund; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Board of Commissioners; The Miami Foundation; Miami Salon Group, Inc.; Miami Shores Mayor's Community Task Force; National Endowment for the Arts; North Dade Medical Foundation Endowment Fund; Peacock Foundation, Inc.; The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation; Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.; Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca; The William J. & Tina Rosenberg Foundation; Rush Philanthropic Foundation; Selecta Magazine; The Shubert Foundation; Target; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; VSA Arts of Florida; Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation; The Israel, Rose, Henry and Robert Wiener Foundation; Williamson Automotive; WLRN Public Radio and Television for South Florida; WSVN Channel 7; Women's Relief-Association, Inc.



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