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Mad Cat Presents NOSTALGIA PART 1: BE KIND, REWIND Photo Mad Cat Presents NOSTALGIA PART 1: BE KIND, REWIND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Mad Cat finishes up its 18th season with it's a new iteration of the popular MIXTAPE short form performance series, entitled: NOSTALGIA Part 1: Be Kind, Rewind. This mixed media production aims to darkly satirize white male nostalgia and the American tendency to yearn for a past that may not have been as great as those who pine for it remember. NOSTALGIA Part 1 will feature short form performances that implement live music, puppetry, and film all hosted by "Mr. Ringo" a hypermodern twist on a Mister Rogers-esque character

BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND at PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS Photo BWW Review: ON GOLDEN POND at PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS
by John Lariviere - Feb 4, 2018

When playwright Ernest Thompson was growing up, he and his family summered at a lakefront cabin in Maine. That special place was the inspiration for On Golden Pond, his lots extraordinarily popular, bittersweet play about love and aging, recrimination and reconciliation.

Photo Flash: Palm Beach Dramaworks presents ON GOLDEN POND Photo Photo Flash: Palm Beach Dramaworks presents ON GOLDEN POND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

When playwright Ernest Thompson was growing up, he and his family summered at a lakefront cabin in Maine. That special place was the inspiration for On Golden Pond, his extraordinarily popular, bittersweet play about love and aging, recrimination and reconciliation. Since its Broadway premiere in 1979, the play has been seen in more than 40 countries, and performed in some 30 languages. On Golden Pond opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks onFebruary 2 and continues through February 25, with specially priced previews on January 31 and February 1.

The World Premiere of CASSIE Comes to Mad Cat Theatre Photo The World Premiere of CASSIE Comes to Mad Cat Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Mad Cat continues its 18th season with a production of a world-premiere play CASSIE by Jessica Farr. After an international space mission goes awry, a lone astronaut and a sentient computer travel on a journey through space and time, navigating through the possibility of never returning home again. Jessica Farr decided to begin writing a piece about space travel in order to imagine worlds that could be viable alternatives to living on earth.

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents ON GOLDEN POND Photo Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents ON GOLDEN POND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

When playwright Ernest Thompson was growing up, he and his family summered at a lakefront cabin in Maine. That special place was the inspiration for On Golden Pond, his extraordinarily popular, bittersweet play about love and aging, recrimination and reconciliation. Since its Broadway premiere in 1979, the play has been seen in more than 40 countries, and performed in some 30 languages. On Golden Pond opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks onFebruary 2 and continues through February 25, with specially priced previews on January 31 and February 1.

Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4 Photo Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4.

Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4 Photo Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4.

Mad Cat Live! to Perform Black Sabbath Vol. 4 at The Gleason Room Photo Mad Cat Live! to Perform Black Sabbath Vol. 4 at The Gleason Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4. Mad Cat Live is a series dedicated to presenting transitional albums by major artists and deconstructing them in order to place them into a current context. Sabbath's Vol.4 is a perfect fit for the series, as it marked a tipping point for the band; pushing their creative limits as well as driving them into a state of drug abuse, paranoia, and violence. Just in time for Halloween, this limited engagement will be a must-see live event for fans of Sabbath; a heavy metal band who began their dramatic 50 year history in Birmingham, England as a jazz-blues quartet called Earth, only to find themselves evolving into one of the most influential bands in the history of hard rock. Breathing life into today's generation of punks and rockers, Black Sabbath provided a response to the punctured love bubble of the 60s, an angry war cry to all things soft, light, and filled with pretense. The audacity of their rebellion in the face of a changing nation, is all the more relevant today.

Mad Cat Live! performs The Eagles' ON THE BORDER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Mad Cat adds programming to its 17th season with the latest iteration of Mad Cat Live! A concert series devoted to presenting the deep cuts of the music world reintroduces albums by esteemed artists into the current context.

Mad Cat to Conclude 17th Season with FIREMEN ARE RARELY NECESSARY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

As previously announced, Mad Cat concludes its 17th season with a production of a world-premiere play by Theo Reyna entitled Firemen Are Rarely Necessary. There have been several cast changes since the original announcement.

Photo Flash: First Look at City Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS XXII
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

City Theatre's 22nd anniversary production of the SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL, co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, returns this week with an all-new line up of the best short plays and amazing mini-musicals in the country including the regional premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street. 

City Theatre's Summer Shorts XXII Opens Next Week at the Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County invite audiences to celebrate 22 years of the SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL from June 1 - July 2, 2017 at the Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House).

FIREMEN ARE RARELY NECESSARY at Mad Cat Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mad Cat concludes its 17th season with a production of a world-premiere play by Theo Reyna entitled Firemen Are Rarely Necessary. In 2011, Florida's Governor banned the use of the phrases 'climate change' and 'global warming' by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. By 2015 the Governor had the ban extended to most other state agencies. 'Fireman are Rarely Necessary' is set in a not so distant Florida future where it has become increasingly difficult to find the right words to describe a place where things have gone very wrong. Reyna calls the play 'A dark comedy about some light censorship'. Florida. The not too distant future. Environmental journalist Mara Lowe receives the tip of her life. Toxic waste is eroding Florida's limestone bedrock. Determined to get to the truth, Lowe sets out to unravel a conspiracy involving big business, censorship, and the Governor himself.  This production is made possible by a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant awarded to Mad Cat as part of their Banned/New Series. This is the second play this season dealing with censorship, following Mad Cat's production of Vaclav Havel's Audience and Protest, two short plays exploring freedom of speech and expression in Czechoslovakia under a totalitarian regime. 

Vaclav Havel's AUDIENCE and PROTEST to Close This Weekend at Mad Cat
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Mad Cat continues its 17th season with a production of two of Vaclav Havel's sharp political dramas AUDIENCE and PROTEST.

Mad Cat Continues Season with Vaclav Havel's Subversive AUDIENCE and PROTEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Mad Cat continues its 17th season with a production of two of Vaclav Havel's sharp political dramas AUDIENCE and PROTEST. The subversive Czechoslovakian playwright, Prime Minister & President, Vaclav Havel was a in danger of being declared a 'social parasite' by the neo-Stalinist regime of Gustav Husak when he wrote AUDIENCE & PROTEST back in 1975 & 1978. His plays had been banned and, in the time of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic of 1974, writers faced imprisonment if they did not have a stamp in the employment box of their Citizen Identification passport. Havel solved this problem by finding a job as a brewery hand. Havel rolled barrels in the basement of a regional brewery in Trutnov and the experience profoundly changed his writing. His work in the brewery suddenly gave him back the refreshing existential perspective 'from below, from where the absurd and grotesque dimensions of the world are always more plainly visible.' And then an incident occurred on the job that gave him the inspirational seed for what is his best loved, and arguably finest, play, AUDIENCE. Havel claimed the piece was written quickly and easily 'from the hip,' opening up a new way of working in the theater for Havel - writing his first autobiographical play.

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida.

Mad Cat Theatre to Present WHY NOT? WITH RICHARD NIXON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Just in time for the presidential election this November, Why Not? With Richard Nixon is an absurd political satire ready to bring the laughs. See this not-to-be-missed show during its limited two week run: September 29th-October 9th.

Mad Cat Theatre to Present WHY NOT? WITH RICHARD NIXON This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Just in time for the presidential election this November, Why Not? With Richard Nixon is an absurd political satire ready to bring the laughs. See this not-to-be-missed show during its limited two week run: September 29th-October 9th.

Photo Flash: Meet the Band! Mad Cat Live! Performs Neil Young's ON THE BEACH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The acclaimed Mad Cat Live! Band returns with their performance of Neil Young's fifth studio album, originally released in 1974, On The Beach. An album argued to be Young's most coveted selection in his canon, On The Beach wasn't released on CD until 2003. The album is the third installment in Young's self-proclaimed 'Ditch Trilogy' and follows Young's disenfranchisement with the record industry and the state of the country at large. An unparalleled album for die-hard Neil Young fans. Scroll down to meet the band!

Photo Flash: Meet the Band! Mad Cat Live! Performs Neil Young's ON THE BEACH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The acclaimed Mad Cat Live! Band returns with their performance of Neil Young's fifth studio album, originally released in 1974, On The Beach. An album argued to be Young's most coveted selection in his canon, On The Beach wasn't released on CD until 2003. The album is the third installment in Young's self-proclaimed 'Ditch Trilogy' and follows Young's disenfranchisement with the record industry and the state of the country at large. An unparalleled album for die-hard Neil Young fans. Scroll down to meet the band!

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