After a successful season opener with Cardenio, FIU Theatre continues the 2013-2014 Mainstage season. Don’t miss out on this performance!
FIU Theatre presents: SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Rufus Norris, Guest Director Margaret M. Ledford – Artist-In-Residence Fall 2013
Take off to the land of the imagination – to a forest, a palace, and a castle populated by a prince and a princess (of course), woodland creatures, ogres who love to eat people, and a very grumpy fairy named Goody, who passes stinky gas every time she does magic. This Sleeping Beauty is obviously not your typical Disney fairy tale (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Instead, this irreverent rendition focuses on Goody, the fairy who, in a fit of pique, places the curse on Beauty that causes her to prick her finger and fall into a magic sleep. This version of the tale includes what happens after the famous fairytale ending line “and they lived happily ever after,” and it’s not what you would expect. Even with its darker side, this is one the whole family will enjoy and right on time for the beginning of the holiday season.
When: November 8-10 & 13-17, 2013 | Wednesday-Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM
Location: Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Theatre
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus
10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199
Tickets: $10 Students, $12 Seniors & Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General Admission.
Available at WPAC.FIU.EDU or 305-348-0496.
SLEEPING BEAUTY SPECIAL EVENTS:
– Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 8 – Pre & post-show refreshments beginning at 7PM.
– Theatre of the Mind: Sunday, November 10 – A 45-minute post show panel discussion of the ideas and topics of the play.
– Inside Scoop: Wednesday, November 13 – A 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show led by select members of the cast and production teams.