Three Sister and Their Scars

The Bearded Lover is about three sisters, each crippled in a horrendous house fire that devoured their parents. They live together in almost hermetic isolation. Sounds like a downer. But the play, a dark comedy, is not without involving sentiment. It joins the sisters one night at 3 a.m. in early 1950s Cuba as they make final preparations to embark on a mysterious sea voyage. The three are bound to one another not just by blood — they have been almost sutured together by the fire, by the scars and the stigma it left on them, and by their mutual estrangement from the real world. Their bonds will be tested and permanently warped as they head out to sea. The Promethean Theatre has remained mum about the exact nature of the sisters’ trip, so you’ll have to catch the play to find out. You can bet this will be a fine production: Director Juan Sanchez scooped up a 2008 Best New Play accolade from New Times and two Carbonell nominations for previous world premieres, and his works have permeated the national theater scene.

The Bearded Lover at the Promethean Theatre (Black Box Theatre at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Davie) premieres Friday at 8 p.m. and runs through March 6 . Showtimes: Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Call 786-317-7580, or visit
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 18. Continues through March 6, 2011

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