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Theater potpourri

A few fleeting items of interest to theater fans, this weekend and beyond:

*  At Barry University's Broad Auditorium, award-winning actor-director Elena Maria Garcia has put together a piece titled What Do You Make?, based on the work of spoken word artist Taylor Mali.  The play celebrates teaching and the love of learning, runs an hour and is free to all.  Performances are 7 p.m. tonight-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday on the campus at 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores.

9753260103 *  Avery Sommers, Paul Bodie and Summer Hill Seven will read scenes from a variety of August Wilson's plays, including Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Piano Lesson, as part of Palm Beach Dramaworks' Master Playwright Series.  The overview program, with a look at Wilson's life and work plus the readings, happens at 7 p.m. Monday and March 7, 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday and March 8.  A staged reading of Wilson's Radio Golf will be done at 7 p.m. March 28, 3 and 7 p.m. March 29.

Admission to each program is $15.  Palm Beach Dramaworks is at 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach.  Call 561-514-4042 or visit Dramaworks' web site.

* Both Mark Della Ventura's solo show Small Membership and Mosaic Theatre's runaway hit The Irish Curse are about guys fretting over their size.  And we don't mean height.  So it was probably inevitable that Della Ventura would bring his show to Mosaic.  That happens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and it's free of charge.

Mosaic is in the American Heritage Center for the Arts, 12200 W. Broward Blvd., Bldg. 3000, Plantation.  Call 954-577-8243 or visit Mosaic's web site for info.

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