Mosaic Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season
Mosaic Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre at American Heritage School launches its Twelfth Anniversary Season which might be the best one yet. Mosaic announced its new lineup which features the theater’s first rep project, highlighting the work of one amazing and truly visionary playwright, Rajiv Joseph. So, die-hard theater fans will be able to see two completely different shows at Mosaic,
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (recent Broadway hit) & Animals Out of Paper on the same day. Also, as promised from last year’s lineup change, Season 12 will include a new play from the writer of Mosaic’saw ard winning hit, The Seafarer, and the plays Shining City and The Weir.
Mosaic is pleased to be just the second theater in the United States to present The Birds by Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. Kicking off this season will be the Southeastern Premiere of the recent New York sensation, The Diary of a Madman which featured Geoffrey Rush.
Performances are: Thursdays 8 pm, Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 & 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm. Mosaic Theatre is located at American Heritage School, 12200 West Broward Blvd. (just East of Flamingo Road). Season subscriptions purchased prior to June 16 are $167.00 for adults, $145.00 for seniors and $64.00 for students. Group rates are also available. For information, contact the box office at (954) 577-8243 or visit www.mosaictheatre.com.
THE DIARY OF A MADMAN by Nikolai Gogol.
Adapted by David Holman with Neil Armfield & Geoffrey Rush.
September 20 – October 14, 2012
Do not miss this play which was a recent hit in New York starring Geoffrey Rush, The Diary of a Madman, as lowly civil servant Poprischin driven mad by bureaucracy. A burnt-out paper-pusher who ekes out a meager living in czarist St. Petersburg. Poprischin spends his days doing menial tasks, anxious and teetering on the brink of lunacy. Or is it lucidity? Immobilized by a rigid social hierarchy, Poprischin cuts adrift from reality: hallucinating a canine love affair, imagining himself well above his station, and conjuring entire realms both incredible and terrifying. Deeper and deeper he sinks into delusion, and—we, too, are eventually subsumed by a world in which reality is, at best, relative.
“A knockout: superbly realized, utterly mesmerizing and ultimately heartbreaking.” –ABC
by Conor McPherson
November 15 - December 9, 2012
From the writer of Mosaic’s Award Winning hit, The Seafarer, and the plays Shining City and The Weir, Mosaic presents the Southeastern Premiere of The Birds by Tony Award nominee Conor McPherson. This new play is a chilling psychological portrait inspired by Daphne Du Maurier’s short story (on which Hitchcock's famedthriller was loosely based). Set in an isolated, abandoned house in Cornwall, strangers Nat and Diane, with no electricity and little food, take refuge from the unnerving masses of birds that attack everyone around them.
“Deliciously chilling. Spring-loaded with tension. The result is a combination of Waiting for Godot and Jagged Edge: claustrophobic, questioning, frightening and with a twist.” – IRISH INDEPENDENT
“A Gothic thriller. McPherson keeps us on The Edge of our seat.” – IRISH TIMES
BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
by Rajiv Joseph (Playing in Rep)
February 7 - March 17, 2013
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
A recent hit on Broadway starring Robin Williams, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo makes its Southeastern Premiere at Mosaic and as part of Rep Project 2013, celebrates “one of the most provocatively talented American Playwrights to emerge in a long while.” The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger that haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. This groundbreaking new American play explores both the power and the perils of human nature.