MAD Arts, an organization within the MAD Agency, is hosting Thinking Cap Theatre’s immersive theatre production of Fefu and Her Friends by award winning playwright María Irene Fornés. Fefu and Her Friends is an innovative play hailed by practitioners and scholars as one of the most important American plays in the last half century. Set in the spring of 1935 at the New England country home of the title character, the play’s surface premise is simple and often comic: Fefu has gathered her friends to drink lemonade, play croquet, and plan and rehearse a fundraiser to benefit arts in education. Beneath this surface lies a probing investigation of friendship, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.
Upon arrival to the Dania Beach theatre, guests will be provided a map of Fefu’s home. For the first and third part of this three-act play, the audience will watch from Fefu’s living room. During part two, audiences will curate their own viewing experience and move throughout four other rooms in Fefu’s home to eavesdrop on private moments. Each scene in part two is approximately nine minutes long.
The play’s final performances are June 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and June 19 at 4 p.m. “Sunday Talkbacks” with the cast, director, creative Team, and guest speakers will take place every Sunday after the 4 p.m. performance. Tickets are $40-$50 are available here. Student Rush tickets at the door for guests ages 25 and younger with a valid student ID are $10.
Future Thinking Cap Theatre performances at MAD Studios include: The Importance of Being Oscar, a dramatic tribute to the iconic Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde; and O Christmas Tree, an original play with music inspired by interviews with Florida Christmas Tree Farmers.
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