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GableStage lends a hand, while another play sheds light

GroundupAs he has before, GableStage artistic director Joseph Adler is handing over his stage at the Biltmore Hotel to Ground Up & Rising, the edgy young Miami company that specializes in volatile, thought-provoking theater.  Actors Arnaldo Carmouze and Arturo Fernandez will star in benefit performances of John Kolvenbach's On an Average Day, in a production directed by Fernandez.

The two play brothers who reunite in a rundown apartment to recall the dark history they share.  One is a sociopath, the other more successful but still bedeviled by the past.

The benefit performances at GableStage, 1200 Anastasia Ave. in Coral Gables, are at 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday (May 11-13).  Admission is $25, with all proceeds going to Ground Up & Rising.  For information, call 305-529-6233 or visit the Ground Up web site.


MinyanThe Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center is opening its production of Naomi Ragen's Women's Minyanat 7 p.m. tonight (May 6).  Ragen, a New York-born author who has lived in Jerusalem for 38 years, wrote the play to address domestic abuse within the Haredi, or ultra-Orthordox Jewish community.  Post-play discussions will follow every performance of the drama.

Women's Minyan will also be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through May 23 (additional show 2 p.m. May 24).  Tickets are $36 for opening night, $20 and $27 for other shows ($12 for seniors and students).  For information, call 305-932-4200, ext. 130, or visit the theater's web page.  The Russell JCC is at 18900 NE 25th Ave. in Miami.