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Edinburgh preview

Playwrights and collaborators Wendy White and Vanessa Garcia are presenting two performances of their one-act plays Island Blogosphere and The Jewish Nun tonight and Thursday at 8 p.m.  Under the umbrella title Two Islands, the plays are headed for New York's 59e59 theater this Saturday-Sunday, and then to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

In Garcia's play Island Blogosphere, two Cuban-American sisters (played by real-life sisters Vanessa and Nicole Garcia) virtually befriend courageous bloggers in Cuba.  In White's play, performed by Casey Dressler, a 19-year-old embraces celibacy in an era of free love.

Tickets to the performances are $15, with the proceeds going toward the actors' Edinburgh travel.  The shows go on at GAB Studio, 105 NW 23rd St. in Miami.  A cocktail hour precedes each performance.  For reservations, call the box office phone number at 954-829-0638; for info, visit White's New Light Gallery web site or Garcia's The Krane.