South Florida's busiest playwright, the multi-talented Michael McKeever, adds fundraiser star to his skill set on Tuesday, Feb. 24, when Boca Raton's Caldwell Theatre Company serves up a behind-the-scenes luncheon focused on its world premiere of McKeever's new work Dangerous.
Set in Berlin and Potsdam in 1930, the play is an adult love story (with nudity) described as Les Liaisons Dangereuses deconstructed. It is one of South Florida two world premieres this season from the Davie-based playwright, the other being Lewd and Lasciviousat GableStage Aug. 15-Sept. 13. (Hmmmm....Seems like the thematically/stylistically adventurous McKeever is exploring his licentious side this season.)
McKeever will dine and dish with anyone who's interested in learning more about the development of a new play. With the Caldwell's Michael Hall fielding questions, the playwright, director Clive Cholerton and the cast will explore how a playwright works with the artistic director, director, cast and designers; what everyone learned during the rehearsal process; how the play evolved, and more.
The price for the 11;30 a.m. lunch and all that artistic enlightenment is just $20. Call the box office at 1-877-245-7432 or visit the Caldwell's web site. The play begins previews at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, has additional previews Tuesday-Thursday, and opens at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Dangerous runs through March 29.
(Sean Lawson photos show cast members Marta Reiman and David A. Rudd as Lena and Alec, Ashley Ellenburg as Anita.)