Temptation to linger on Lincoln Road

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Photo courtesy of Ernesto Sempoll

Mia Matthews and Gerald McCullouch play sparring siblings in a play about greed, All I Want is Everything, part of Miami New Drama’s Seven Deadly Sins.

 

Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road will remain sinful for at least 15 more days.

After weeks of sold-out performances, Miami New Drama has extended for a second time its unique production of 7 Deadly Sins. Now, it will end on Jan. 31.

For the show, artistic director Michel Hausmann commissioned seven high-profile, successful playwrights to pen one play each about each of the sins. As a refresher, the sins are lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride.

Miami New Drama is using six empty storefronts, as well as the loading dock of its home, the Colony Theatre, to stage these plays.

The actors perform inside each space, behind glass. Meanwhile, audience members sit outside, socially distanced, and masked. They watch the action and listen to the dialogue with ear phones. Miami New Drama divides audiences into groups of 12. Each group visits the seven settings on a rotating basis.

In addition to watching the seven plays, audiences can hear live music and enjoy drinks in the “Outdoor Purgatory Lounge.”

Tickets are $60 and $75. Purchase them at miaminewdrama.org. In order to attend, patrons must wear masks and remain six feet apart from others. Miami New Drama will offer hand sanitizer.

For more information, call (305) 674-1040, or visit www.miaminewdrama.org. And to read a review, visit https://theatricalmusings.com/reviews-by-theater/safe-live-theater-returns-to-miami-beach-with-seven-deadly-sins.

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