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Contemporary Voices

Contemporary Voices

Contemporary Voices, our free, online series featuring live readings and discussions of plays by a cross-section of some of the finest American playwrights working in theatre today, resumes on April 12 with the spotlight on Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz. PBD will present three of his plays on three consecutive Monday evenings, followed each Wednesday with a discussion of the work by theatre professionals and community leaders.

The Nilo Cruz play reading series opens with Two Sisters and a Piano (1999) on April 12, followed by Sotto Voce (2014) on April 19, and concludes with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics (2002) on April 26. The Wednesday evening discussions are on April 14, 21, and 28. All readings and discussions begin at 7:30pm.

Contemporary Voices series Executive Producers: Marilyn Meyerhoff and Samuel Feldman. Nilo Cruz play reading series Sponsor: Holland & Knight.

Tickets to the readings and discussions are free, but reservations are required. Click on the link below or call the box office at 561.514.4042 x2.



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Schedule

Contemporary Voices: Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz
Contemporary Voices: Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz
Apr 19 2021 07:30PM 

Ariel Strauss, a Jewish Cuban man, strives to explore his cultural history when he encounters Bemadette Kahn, an older woman and famed novelist who seeks to relive hers. Cruz's passionate romantic drama takes place in a dreamscape, somewhere between history and memory, present and past. Sotto Voce is a work of dramatic poetry and an imaginative exploration of nostalgia and the ensuing heartbreak it comes with. Contemporary Voices series Executive Producers: Marilyn Meyerhoff and Samuel Feldman. Nilo Cruz play reading series Sponsor: Holland & Knight.

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Discussion: Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz
Discussion: Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz
Apr 21 2021 07:30PM 

A discussion of the second play in our Nilo Cruz Contemporary Voices series, Sotto Voce. Hosted by Gary Cadwallader, PBD Education and Community Engagement Director. Panelists include Margaret Ledford, Play Reading Director; Maria Antuña, CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Olga Granda, community and cultural arts leader.

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Contemporary Voices: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
Contemporary Voices: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
Apr 26 2021 07:30PM 

Anna in the Tropics is a poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. Contemporary Voices series Executive Producers: Marilyn Meyerhoff and Samuel Feldman. Nilo Cruz play reading series Sponsor: Holland & Knight.

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Discussion: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
Discussion: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
Apr 28 2021 07:30PM 

A discussion of the third play in our Nilo Cruz Contemporary Voices series, Sotto Voce. Hosted by Gary Cadwallader, Education and Community Engagement Director. Panelists include Marcos Santana, Play Reading Director; and Mirta Luaces, Editor and Reporter for La Guia News.

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For ticket information, contact the box office by phone (561) 514-4042 ext. 2 or send an email [email protected]