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Mosaic picks three

Plantation's Mosaic Theatre will present five shows during its 2011-2012 season, and now we know what three of them will be.

IMG_AP680114011.jpg_1_1_9M24VSE5Artistic director Richard Jay Simon has chosen two plays based on real-life legends and a third by hot playwright Adam Rapp.  Eric Simonson's Lombardi, about legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, has just closed on Broadway.  It is set in 1965 and focuses on a young journalist who comes to live with the coach and his family in order to write a story.

Jeffrey Hatcher's Ten Chimneys, about husband-wife acting legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and a young Uta Hagen, is also on the bill.  The play is set in 1935 at the Lunts' Wisconsin estate, where the two are preparing for a production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull.

Simon has also chosen Rapp's The Edge of Our Bodies, a Humana Festival hit about a 16-year-old prep school girl traveling to New York to spring a big surprise on her boyfriend.  Two more titles are still in negotiation, and order of the plays won't be determined until all the shows are in place.

A flexible subscription gets five vouchers to use any way the buyer wishes.  Prices are $167 for adults, $145 for seniors, $64 for students.  Anyone who purchases a subscription by Friday, June 3, gets one free ticket to Mosaic's new production of Sam Shepard's Ages of the Moon, which opens this weekend and runs through June 26.

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