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The Great God Pan

Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the regional premiere of The Great God Pan by award-winning playwright Amy Herzog (4,000 Miles, After the Revolution, Belleville). Playing May 22 – June 8, 2014 in the Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), The Great God Pan closes both Zoetic Stage’s season and the Arsht Center’s 2013-2014 Theater Up Close series which features artistic collaborations from stellar local theater ensembles and nationally acclaimed theater companies.

Unsettling and deeply compassionate, The Great God Pan tells the intimate tale of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is revealed to the world.  Directed by Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer, The Great God Pan takes a deep look into the inner conflicts of its central character Jaime (Nicholas Richberg), including a haunting and possibly disturbing past. Jamie’s life in Brooklyn seems just fine: a beautiful girlfriend (Aubrey Shavonn Kessler), a budding journalism career and parents (David Kwiat and Angie Radosh) who live just far enough away. But when his friend Frank (Matt Stabile), whom he hasn’t seen in 25 years, comes back into his life and brings up a childhood trauma, lives are thrown into a tailspin.

The Great God Pan is a gloriously woven play about discovering that there may have been an event in your life that could potentially change you forever,” said Zoetic Stage Artistic Director Stuart Meltzer. “Herzog’s writing is contemporary, sharp and psychologically probing, and the characters in the play are real and relatable. Zoetic Stage’s production of The Great God Pan will expand the sensorial possibilities by facilitating an outdoors-like environment that is both mystical and familiar. I’m very excited to tell this story and know that audiences will be talking about their experience and this play for a long time to come.”

Zoetic Stage will return to the Arsht Center as part of its 2014-2015 Theater Up Close series with three new productions: Lisa D’Amour’s angst-fueled suburban comedy, Detroit, November 6-23, 2014; Paul Weitz’s Trust, March 5-29, 2015, a mischievous, laugh-filled exploration of the personal price paid to attain power and wealth; and the stunningly inventive, Betrayal, May 14-31, 2015, a shattering dissection of marriage and infidelity by the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Harold Pinter.

The 2014-2015 Theater Up Close series also features the Center’s annual collaboration with University of Miami’s Department of Theatre Arts in the imaginative and vividly theatrical Tony Award-winning Peter And The StarCatcher, October 9-26, 2014, a grownup’s prequel to “Peter Pan”, based on the best-selling book co-written by Miami’s own Dave Barry. The House Theatre of Chicago returns with The Magnificents, April 8-May 3, 2015, a conjurer’s tale about a showbiz family of magicians, featuring Death and Harry Houdini’s incomparable illusionist, Dennis Watkins. DreamCatcher Theatre, the latest Arsht Center Theater Up Close collaborator, presents their inaugural production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Broadway musical, Into The Woods, January 22-February 15, 2015.

Tickets to The Great God Pan are $45*. Six-show subscription packages are available now for $160*, a savings of more than 35% off single ticket prices. Subscriptions can be purchased now through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at Single tickets will be available starting this summer.