Summer froth isn't Clive Cholerton's thing. So the Caldwell Theatre Company's artistic director has chosen a world premiere (and maybe cringe-inducing) comedy by South Florida playwright Michael McKeever and a poignant play by Sharr White to entertain its audiences in July and August.
First up is McKeever's Stuff, a play sure to resonate with anyone addicted to the A&E series Hoarders. McKeever gives audiences his own take on real-life brothers Homer and Langley Collyer, who over the course of several decades transformed their family's once-elegant Harlem home on Fifth Avenue at 128th Street into a place that would be camera ready for, well, Hoarders. See what amazing twists and turns the brothers' story takes when Stuff runs July 6-31.
White's Six Days, which premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2006, tracks a marriage (and, concurrently, an evolving America) from the end of World War II to the beginning of the Vietnam War. That play runs Aug. 20-Sept. 4, and Cholerton will direct both.
Performances of the summer shows are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Tickets are $38-$50 per show, but patrons who purchase tickets to both shows at the box office pay $57-$75. The Caldwell is at 7901 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. Call 1-877-245-7432 or visit the theater's web site.
(Michael McKeever photo by Patrick Farrell of The Miami Herald staff.)