Thank you to everyone who joined us for a fun and lively celebration of City Theatre’s milestone 25th Anniversary SUMMER SHORTS from June 2 – July 2 at the Arsht Center!
Opening Night Gallery
This year’s lineup included:
21 Chump Street
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
(2016 Pulitzer Prize winner, Hamilton)
Festival favorite from 2017! A cautionary tale about an honor student who will do anything for his new crush.
Photo credit: Pictured: Diana Garle* and Daniel Llaca. Photography by Morgan Sophia.
A Little Bit of Culture
by Staci Swedeen
Festival favorite from 1999! For one man the concert promises a nap, until the music sweeps him away.
A Small Breach in Protocol at Big Rick’s Rockin’ Skydive Academy
By Daniel HirschSoutheastern premiere!
When a routine skydive jump seems to go awry, Rae, Alicia, Chad and Tina face big existential questions about meaning, mortality and maybe a mistake as they plummet 200 miles per hour to Earth.
Photo credit: Daniel Llaca, Lindsey Corey*, Diana Garle*, Stephon Duncan. Photography by Morgan Sophia.
Chronicle Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass
By Rolin Jones (2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist; previous credits include Weeds, United States of Tara, Boardwalk Empire)
Festival Favorite from 2008! Fourth-grader Chronicles Simpkins is the Undisputed Unified Tetherball Champion of Recess, Lunch, and After School. She rules the tetherball court of Woodlake Avenue Elementary with an iron fist -- but what happens when a new challenger dares to enter her ten-foot circle of pain?
Photo Credit: Lindsey Corey*, Stephon Duncan, Margot Moreland*. Photography by Morgan Sophia.
Go Get’Em, Tiger!
By Steve Yockey (2021 Primetime Emmy nominee; showrunner, The Flight Attendant)
World premiere! An encounter with a tiger complicates a day at the zoo for John and Linda.
By David Lindsay-Abaire (2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, Rabbit Hole)
Southeastern premiere! Fran answers a wrong number and finds herself unable to be understood in a hilarious mess of miscommunication!
by Dominique Morriseau (2018 MacArthur Fellowship recipient)
Southeastern premiere! Ayanna and Ezra witness an assault on the street. When they return to their apartment to call the police, they discover danger in how their accounts of the attacker differ and question the truth of what they saw.
Photo credit: Pictured: Stephon Duncan, Jovon Jacobs*. Photography by Morgan Sophia.
Tango, the Musical!
Music & Lyrics by Joe Illick
Book & Lyrics by Susan Westfall
World premiere! Joe and Sandy are out for their usual dull Friday date night when the evening becomes decidedly unusual.
Photo credit: Pictured: Alex Alvarez*, Margot Moreland*, Tom Wahl*, Diana Garle*
By Jacqueline Bircher
Miami premiere! The employees of Webster's dictionary find themselves at the center of a Twitter uprising over gender, obscenity and the future of the English language itself.
By Amy Berryman
Tori Walker's won a prestigious playwriting award, Charlie Harvard hasn’t, and he's not used to losing. A timely play about privilege and claiming space.
Photo credit: Stephon Duncan, Tom Wahl*
* Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.