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Miami celebs pen plays for New Theatre

04samson20A_vote_mhd_cpjNew Theatre's annual fund-raising event, Miami Stories 2009, takes place on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Westview Country Club.  Modeled on a similar long-running benefit for Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater, the New Theatre bash will feature the world premieres of short plays by a trio of Miami celebrities-turned-playwrights: Florida Marlins president David Samson (pictured here), who co-wrote his piece with his cousin Josh; attorney Richard C. Milstein, and Miami Herald columnist Ana Veciana-Suarez.

Without getting into titles or details -- those are secrets being kept until Sunday -- we'll spill that all three plays have something to do with love.

If seeing the shows or simply helping New Theatre appeals to you, you can still go.  Tickets are $150 for an individual, $275 for a couple.  Miami Beach tourism director Michael Aller hosts, and the day also includes music, a brunch and a silent auction. Westview Country Club is located at 2601 NW 119th St., Miami. For information or reservations, call New Theatre at 305-443-5909 or visit the company's web site.