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The Star-Spangled Girl

Mad Cat Theatre Company begins its 15th season with the romantic comedy The Star-Spangled Girl by Neil Simon. An unlikely fit at first glance, this 1966 piece depicts a country polarized after the hangover of the hippie generation’s summer of love. Now, re-examined by Mad Cat, the play will be deconstructed to take place in 2066, with temperatures rising and political tensions mounting; the action underscored by narration and live music.


This production is made possible by the Miami Theater Center, the Miami Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Delaplaine Champagne and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners.  Tickets are on sale now!  Beginning January 8th thru January 25th, shows are Thursday thru Sunday at 8:00 pm and all general admission tickets are $30 with the exception of Opening Night on January 10th.   Opening night tickets are $50 (with food & drink).   Student tickets $15 with valid ID.  Applicable service charges apply.  Tickets may be purchased online at or or by calling OvationTix at 866.811.4111.


Mad Cat is the brainchild of actor/director/writer/designer Paul Tei. A veteran company that continually aims to foster new and exciting local talent, Mad Cat Theatre Company, has set out a mission to provide theatre that provokes its audience to re-imagine its surrounding world.  To promote debate by creating work that illuminates the darker regions of our mental and emotional landscape.  To sniff out and ultimately create brazen stories which explore the hypermodernity of society.  Mad Cat Theatre Company is committed to deconstructing itself and its environment through original works, classics, adaptations, multi-media, live music, dance, puppetry and poetry. For thirteen years and counting, Mad Cat’s core group of designers, actors, and writers have been clawing their way into the cultural consciousness of the citizens of Miami. A history of diversified original works such as Helluva Halloween, Shepherd’s Pie, Here in my Car, Tin Box Boomerang, Artful Dodgers, COPE, Broadsword, Trembling Hands, Fell In Love With A Girl, SHOOT, Terminal Baggage, Mixtape, Viva Bourgeois, Going Green the Wong Way, So My Grandmother Died, Blah Blah Blah, Charming Acts of Misery, The Hamlet Dog and Pony Show, Blow Me and Gerald Ford Superfreak! mixed with their renditions of previous produced play such as 70 Scenes of Halloween, Matt & Ben, Mr. Marmalade, Animals & Plants,  Some Girls(s), Macbeth and  the Monster, Cat Lady and Centralia.  Mad Cat brings originality, vitality and bite to everything they do.  They’ve received oodles of praise and have been decorated with accolades such as best new works, best productions, best theatre company, best fringe theatre, best ensembles, best actors, best designers, best director from the Miami Herald, the Sun Sentinel, the Miami New Times, the Sun Post, and has also received a sprinkle of Carbonell Awards and Silver Palm Awards as well. However much praise Mad Cat has acquired, it’s the respect and return engagement of its fan base that makes Mad Cat continue to purr.