The Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award-winning play, subtitled A Parable, will make its South Florida premiere at Caldwell.
The resident Equity company is in discussions to present the world premiere of Michael McKeever's farce, Suite Surrender, for a January-February 2008 slot. Billed as "in negotiation and development," the play was embraced by audiences at its recent reading at Caldwell.
In it, "it's 1942, where the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood's biggest divas vie for the same suite," according to the Caldwell season announcement. "Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a new farce by multiple award-winning South Florida playwright, Michael McKeever."
The Florida premiere of Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh by Joel Gross will begin Feb. 24, 2008. "The place is Versailles," according to Caldwell. "The time, 1774-1793, during the French Revolution. The characters are Marie Antoinette, her female portraitist and the aristocratic cad who came between them. This compelling drama traces the beautiful and multi-dimensional Queen from her youthful and heady excesses to her ultimate, vulnerable reality."
A fourth production will be announced for the April-May slot. Michael Hall is Caldwell's artistic director.
For more information, call (561) 241-7432 or (877) 245-7432 or visit www.caldwelltheatre.com.