City Theatre Celebrates 15 Seasons
World Premiere of Full-Length Lisa Loeb Musical
Plays by, among others, Christopher Durang and Rolin Jones
Runs June 3-27 at and in association with Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Carnival Studio Theater in Miami, FL; and July 1 – 3 at the Epstein Center for the Arts at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL.
City Theatre’s 15th anniversary season features the company’s first full-length world premiere musical with Camp Kappawanna, with music by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, book by Marco Ramirez and conceived by the company’s producing artistic director, Stephanie Norman, and the company’s acclaimed annual Summer Shorts Festival, featuring two series of 5- to 20-minute one-act plays. These include Signature Shorts, the original series that put “shorts” on the map; and Undershorts, an edgy late-night series.
Says Norman, “In 15 years, City Theatre has produced over 300 original “short” plays by the nation’s top playwrights. In honor of this milestone season, we commissioned Camp Kappawanna to set new artistic benchmarks and as a family musical, create a rockin’ gift for many generations to celebrate summer.”
Camp Kappawanna is the story of Jennifer Jenkins, awkward and adorable and 12, a kid who hasn’t really found herself just yet. She’s going away for the summer – her very first time leaving home… Loeb created Camp Kappawanna‘s music and lyrics, along with collaborators Dan Petty and Michelle Lewis, in celebration of her days at camp, where she first learned to play the guitar…
Other “shorts” veterans include Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang, whose play Not a Creature Was Stirring marks his sixth City Theatre production; and Rolin Jones, a writer for the hit Showtime series Weeds, whose City Theatre entry Extremely was a previous standout at the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays…
Tickets for Miami performances are available via the Adrienne Arsht Center: www.arshtcenter.org or 305-949-6722; tickets for Broward performances are available via the Epstein Center: www.citytheatre.com or 305-365-5400. For more information, call 305-755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.