Water Runs Dry

Human beings are a lot like sponges: We soak up a lot of water, and even in a state as seemingly waterlogged as Florida, that can be an issue. Set in 1928 and the present, Cane tells the story of one farm in Florida that once was drowning and now is definitely not. It’s the first play in a series commissioned by Florida Stage called The Florida Cycle. Despite the omnipresence of water in our lives, its vital necessity to our continued existence, and the increasing green consciousness of our culture, water is still somewhat an ignored issue. Documentaries like Flow and Running Dry try to communicate the global crisis that a water shortage would — or will — cause, but Cane, a play by Andrew Rosendorf, paints a much more local picture. It opens Wednesday and runs through November 28 at the Florida Stage at the Rinker Playhouse at the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). Tickets cost $47 to $50. For more information, showtimes, and to buy tickets, visit floridastage.org or call 561-585-3433. Tickets can also be purchased through the Kravis Center by calling 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471 or visiting kravis.com.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 27. Continues through Nov. 28, 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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