Gallery Theater

At the new World and Eye Arts Center in FAT Village, a night out at the theater is not your traditional, theatrical soiree. First, this venue is a gallery, so no giant stage and the formal atmosphere that can come with that. At the inaugural World and Eye Coffee House, the audience gets intimacy — night comes with comfort food. Think a smaller stage, because it’s a shadow-puppet production — shadow puppets who have as much personality as actual thespians thanks to puppeteer Dave Goboff. He’ll provide a humorous, feminist spin to the legendary tale Little Red Riding Hood. Ms. Hood, who, traditionally speaking, always starts out as the heroine (she is making that trip to Granny’s all by her lonesome, after all), will then turn the victim (that wolf... let him win for a little), and then... (the ending will be different). Reading from her work “Beneath the Hood,” Jean Minuchin will explore the role of the outcast by changing in and out of masks, each representing various characters in a neighborhood. This is mask theater. And if that’s not enough, there will be a monologuist. Marcell Black will entertain attendees with a soliloquy, which tackles the subject: selling the soul for moolah. The Kelly Stashko Studio dancers intend to keep the beat going to fast-paced choreography. Randy Hendler will mime. The night is geared toward adults, but kids can hang. Show starts at 8 p.m. at the World and Eye Arts Center (109 NW Fifth St., Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $15, or $10 for members. Call 954-540-9897, or visit worldandeye.com.
Sat., Jan. 8, 8 p.m., 2011
 
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