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Woyzeck; The Night Watcher; Romeo and Juliet

Woyzeck

Jesús Quintero Performing Arts Theatre

Miami

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Theater this daring “doesn’t happen often in South Florida,” said The Miami Herald. Updating an 1836 German play about a tormented soldier, director/star Jesús Quintero puts the spotlight on a PTSD-plagued Iraq war vet, using songs by Tom Waits that evoke Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

The Night Watcher

Kirk Douglas Theatre

Culver City, Calif.

(213) 628-2772

“The heat of guilt is turned on high” in Charlayne Woodard’s one-woman show about being childless by choice, said LA Weekly. When she puts aside her own woes to explore friends’ troubled relationships with their children, “a finer performance would be hard to imagine.”

Romeo and Juliet

Synetic Theater at Crystal City

Arlington, Va.

(800) 494-8497

“Choreography, scenery, and emotions” effectively tell the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in this dialogue-free production, said Washingtonian.com. Time’s flight is underscored by the ticking of giant clock gears, and the tragic ending, though familiar, “still delivers a punch.”

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