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Hear a play, listen to a story

Resized_Sun_Shone_Brighter_web Christopher Demos-Brown is an attorney and a playwright.  The latter career seems to be heating up, with the world premiere of his play When the Sun Shone Brighter -- about a Cuban-American Miami mayor undone by ambition, lies and sex -- scheduled at Manalapan's Florida Stage May 12-June 20, 2010. 

Christopher Demos-Brown He's got another new play, Tropical Depression, in the works, and here's a reminder that you can experience it much sooner.  GableStage is doing a free staged reading of the script at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Stuart Meltzer directs a topnotch cast -- Barbara Bradshaw, Todd Allen Durkin, Amy McKenna, Bill Schwartz, Deborah Sherman, David Sirois and Ivette Viñas -- in the dark comedy about a family trapped by a hurricane.  GableStage, if you don't know, is in the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-445-1119 or visit the company's web site for more information.

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Florida Atlantic University and Boca Raton's Caldwell Theatre Company are collaborating again on an adult storytelling series, this time with more featured artists.  Singers and Zingers: A Musical-Comedic Storytelling Series kicks off Nov. 30 with Charlotte Blake Alston telling stories and sharing music from West Africa.  Bil Lepp, Nancy Donoval, Grammy winner Bill Harley and guitarist Heather Forest are also on the series.

All performances are at 2 and 7 p.m. Mondays at the Caldwell, 7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Tickets are $20 and-$25 for one show, $60 and $80 for the series.  Call 1-877-245-7432 or visit the Caldwell's web site for details.

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