FIU Theatre Opens 2013-2014 Mainstage Season With CARDENIO



The FIU Theatre 2013-2014 Mainstage Season opens this Friday with Cardenio, an overstuffed lasagna of a play that combines layers of mismatched lovers, sexual intrigue, and Italian songs with a long-lost Shakespearean drama, to create a contemporary high-spirited, gawky romantic comedy.
Join our characters as they fall in and out of love while dancing, singing, and celebrating over the largest Italian feast ever presented on a South Florida stage. Cardenio is written by Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee, and directed by Michael Yawney. There will be a complimentary opening night reception 7pm in the Rotunda of the Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, with the performance beginning at 8pm.


Susanna gets sized up and measured.
[In photo left to right: Juanita Castro-Ochoa as Luisa (the Groom’s mother), Chachi Colon as Susanna (the Groom’s college friend), and Daniel Leonard as Rudi (the carpenter)]

by Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee, directed by Michael Yawney

When: September 27 – October 6, 2013 | Wednesday- Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Location: Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre | 10910 SW 17th St., Miami, FL 33199

Tickets: $10 Students, $12 Seniors & Faculty/Staff (with ID), $15 General Admission. Available at or 305-348-0496.

Join us for these Special Events:
– Opening Night Reception: Friday, September 27 – Pre & post-show refreshments beginning at 7PM.
– Theatre of the Mind: Sunday, September 29 – A 45-minute post show panel discussion of the ideas and topics of the play.
– Inside Scoop: Wednesday, October 2 – A 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show led by select members of the cast and production teams.

FIU Theatre presents CARDENIO 9/27-10/6 - Tickets at

The show features Scenic Design by Florencia Ancewicz (BFA, Design), Costume Design by Ileana Mateo (BFA, Design), Lighting Design by Liza Perez (BFA, Design), and Sound Design & Original Music by Paul Steinsland (BA).  (BFA, Design = Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology. BA = Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre).

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