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Making Theater

Plantation's Mosaic Theatre has a really terrific production of Guest Artist, a play by actor (and movie star) Jeff Daniels, running through Dec. 23 (you can check out my review here).  For anyone curious about what it takes to put together a first-rate regional production, artistic director Richard Jay Simon, actor John Felix and the designers are ready to blab.

Felix_in_guest_artist Felix (at left) plays a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose creative juices have ebbed, replaced by excessive quantities of alcohol.  The sign that the former toast of Broadway is quite probably washed up?  He's been asked to write a play for the Dean Martin Repertory Theatre of Steubenville, Ohio. And he said yes.

From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 5), Simon, Felix, set designer Sean McClelland, lighting designer David Goodman, costume designer K. Blair Brown, sound designer Matt Corey, stage manager Naomi Zapata (and maybe a few more Mosaic folks) will be at the Barnes & Noble store, 591 S. University Dr., Davie, to talk about the making of their production of Guest Artist. The theater will also benefit from anyone who buys something and hands the cashier a special Mosaic voucher through Dec. 8: Ten percent of the purchase price goes back to Mosaic.