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A play is delayed

So this Saturday, a very busy day in South Florida theaterland, was supposed to be opening night of David Harrower's Blackbird at GableStage.  But fate and FPL had other plans.

Blackbird_2 "When the outage happened [on Tuesday], it affected our sound and lighting equipment in the booth," says Joseph Adler, GableStage's artistic director and a man who frets over every little detail in the company's productions.  "Our equipment is not new, and it fried some stuff. We're not sure if it will be repaired in time, or if we'll have to buy new equipment.''

Even if things get repaired before Saturday, Adler says, actors Gordon McConnell and Mary Rasmussen need to do their technical rehearsals on the set, with everything working.

"It's a very physical show," says Adler, a truth underscored by George Schiavone's photo here.

Blackbird  will now open Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m., and Adler has tacked an additional week onto the run.  For details, call 305-445-1119 or visit the GableStage web site.