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Zoetic stages McKeever's shorts

ZOETIC STAGE LOGO The new Zoetic Stage is dipping into founder-playwright Michael McKeever's collection of funny short plays for a second benefit performance, with the proceeds going toward its inaugural production, the world premiere of McKeever's South Beach Babylon Dec. 2-12 in the Carnival Studio Theater at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

After a successful fund raiser at Boca Raton's Caldwell Theatre Company, Zoetic is taking its act to Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, at 7 p.m. Monday.  Six McKeever gems -- American Gothic, Craven Tutweiler (The Real Life Story of), Tina Thompson Tries the Tuba, Laura Keene Goes On, Knowing Best, Splat! and Move On, or Sondheim at Studio 54 -- are on the bill in Actors' Balcony Theater.

Zoetic artistic director Stuart Meltzer is staging the plays, which will be performed by company members Irene Adjan, Elena Maria Garcia, Margery Lowe, Barry Tarallo, Tom Wahl and the multitasking McKeever.  A talk-back and reception follow the show.

Admission is by donation ($20 is suggested).  For info, visit the company's web site;to RSVP, phone Meltzer at 305-741-3180 or reply to rsvp@zoeticstage.com.