Rising Action Theatre is a stage in a strip mall. But its got pizzazz. Off Oakland Park Boulevard, the little joints most recent production is a tripped-out remake of Reefer Madness, complete with baby-selling and bloody murder and hazy-green lighting. And last year, it staged Flora the Red Menace, which premiered in 1965 and gave Liza Minelli her start, playing a Depression-era commie. Since Rising Actions a gay establishment, it often grapples with gay subjects covering over the years everything from Judy Garland to the gay victims of Hitler.
The Actors Workshop of South Florida, now getting underway at Rising Action Theatre, is an eight-week acting course. Its for people seeking a career in acting or better public speaking skills or less peeing-in-the-pants shyness or a fun time. And really, who doesnt need that?
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The workshop starts Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rising Action Theatre (840 E. Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale) and goes for eight weeks. It costs $150. To register and for more info, call 954-421-7469, or e-mail theactorsworkshop.org.
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Starts: April 19. Continues through June 7, 2010