Zoetic Stage, the regional theater company in residence at the Arsht Center, and multiple Carbonell Award-winning artistic director Stuart Meltzer, has three premieres and a classic musical planned for Miami-Dade audiences:
The season opens with the regional premiere of Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage’s “Clyde’s,” Nov. 2 – 19. A truck-stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them down, the staff members learn to reclaim their lives, find purpose and become inspired to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich.
Next up is the world premiere of David Rosenberg’s “Wicked Child,” Jan. 11 – 28. When Ben leaves his lucrative associate’s job at a New York law firm to join the Israeli Defense Force, his family must reexamine its secular Jewish identity and its positions toward the state of Israel. “Wicked Child” is a play about whether political belief can destroy familial bonds and how much we owe to our community.
Kander and Ebb’s classic wartime musical, “Cabaret,” March 14 – April 7, gets Stuart’s magic touch in a new production in the Carnival Studio Theater. Zoetic promises audiences a completely new experience of the show’s signature musical numbers, including “Willkommen,” “Cabaret” and “Don't Tell Mama.”
From the creators of “¡FUÁCATA! A Latina's Guide to Surviving the Universe” comes the next chapter in Elena Maria Garcia’s life, as her world takes unexpected twists and turns in “Cuban Chicken Sout When There’s No More Café,” May 2 - 19. With everything upside down, Elena has the strength and wisdom of her mother, daughters and a slew of strong, vibrant and unapologetic Miami women to nurture her soul with Cuban chicken soup, sisterhood and lots of laughter.
For more information and tickets, go to ZoeticStage.org.