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Boca Happenings

3,500 Celebrate Israel’s 70th Anniversary
at Mizner Park Amphitheater

	 Amid a sea of blue and white,                                                                   including a PJ Library® Fun Zone for families and a             	 A moving, multimedia Israel Memorial Day candle
nearly 3,500 Boca residents and                                                                   showcase of 30 local Jewish synagogues, schools, agencies       lighting ceremony was led by students from Jewish day
leaders came together in solidarity,                                                              and organizations. Onstage, speeches from Honorary Chairs       schools and youth groups. Then, at sundown, the jubilant
spirit and vibrant diversity to celebrate                                                         Judi and Allan Schuman and Federation Campaign Chair            Israel Independence Day festivities began with upbeat music,
the 70th anniversary—and miracles—                                                                Larry Feldman, Board Chair Anne Jacobson and President &        flashing lights and the evening’s highlight–a colorful parade
of the modern State of Israel. The                                                                CEO Matt Levin were followed by remarks from Lior Haiat,        of students from all the local synagogues and day schools
enthusiastic crowd was transported to                                                             Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico.            with flags, banners, and more. A concert from Jewish World
the sights, sounds and tastes of Israel                                                                                                                           Music band, The Shuk, closed the joyous evening of Jewish
right in Mizner Park Amphitheater on                                                                                                                              unity for Israel, encouraging many in the crowd to sing and
April 18th, as Yom HaZikaron (Israel                                                                                                                              dance along.
Memorial Day) transitioned into Yom                                                                                                                               	 Squire Patton Boggs was the generous Israel Fest
HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence                                                                                                                                    Presenting Sponsor. Corporate Sponsors included Boca
Day). By far the area’s largest Jewish                                                                                                                            Raton Regional Hospital, BNY Wealth Management,
event of the year, Israel Fest was presented by the Jewish                                                                                                        Hotwire Communications and Polen Capital. The event’s
Federation of South Palm Beach County, with its Judi and                                                                                                          media sponsors were ESPN West Palm, The Florida Jewish
Allan Schuman Center for Israel Engagement and Deborah                                                                                                            Home and WLRN Public Media. Corporate Partners included
and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, and                                                                                                             Silverstein HR; Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith; and Morgan
chaired by Debra and Larry Halperin.                                                                                                                              Stanley/The Popper Group. The PJ Fun Zone was sponsored
	 The free community-wide celebration engaged all ages                                                                                                            by Smiles by Dr. W & Dr. R Quality Orthodontics and Florida
and stages of life, beginning with an array of activities,                                                                                                        Blue.

Lovers of Live Theatre Invited to Attend a

Summer Of Free Play Readings on Monday Evenings

	 The Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest has become                                             audience members can see as many or as few readings as          members can see as many or as few plays as they would like.
an integral part of South Florida’s cultural landscape, and in                                    they wish. It’s theatre tapas!”                                 July 2:	 Student Stages of the Sun: Plays by Student
its sixth year South Florida audiences will once again have                                       	 In addition to the reading series, Summer Theatre Fest        Playwrights at the Sandrell Rivers Theatre
the opportunity to see theatre for free, and check out new                                        will launch with the South Florida Theatre League’s Annual      July 9: When a Baby Cries by Bonita Alane Cornick at
plays in development by South Florida playwrights. The                                            Member Meeting, which gives the members of the League           TheatreSouth at the Aventura Cultural Arts Center
program’s continued and growing success over the past five                                        a chance to meet, network, and talk about pressing issues in    July 9: Sideways by Rex Pickett, TheatreXP at Red Barn
years has indicated to the League that theatre patrons are                                        the arts community.                                             Theatre, 7:30 PM
ready and willing to try new theatrical experiences, and even                                     	 Summer Theatre Fest will close with the Remy Awards,          July 16: Titled Glass by Michael Aman, Zoetic Stage at the
cross county lines to do it.                                                                      given by the League to honor the unsung heroes within the       Adrienne Arsht Center, 7:00 PM
	 On Monday evenings from June until August, a South                                              theatre community.                                              July 23: TBA, the Cutler Bay Community Theatre at Ludovici
Florida Theatre League member theatre will host a reading                                         	 The traditional reading series takes place every Monday       Park at 7:00 PM
of a new play by a local playwright. Playwrights range                                            through August 20th. The Remy Awards will be held on            July 23: The Unfinished Mystery by Various Playwrights,
from established local favorites, including Carbonell Award-                                      August 27th. For more information on upcoming readings,         Mystery on the Menu at Empire Stage at 8:00 PM
winners and nominees to emerging talents, with plays vastly                                       please visit Here is the South  July 30: TBA by Andie Arthur, Primal Forces at Sol Theatre,
ranging in subject matter and style.                                                              Florida Theatre League Summer Fest Reading Schedule:            7:00 PM
	 “Our audiences have grown over the past five years,” says                                       June 18:	Cassie by Jessica Farr at City Theatre at the          August 6: TBA at Miami New Drama
Board Member and Marketing Chair Carol Kassie. “We’ve                                             Adrienne Arsht Center, 7:00 p.m.                                August 13: Massive by Maura Campbell, Fugitive Sister
seen full theatres---which is always exciting---and a good                                        June 25: Stages of the Sun: Readings of New Plays by South      Productions at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center at 7:00
number of patrons who attend multiple readings. We’ve also                                        Florida Theatre League Playwrights at MicroTheater Miami,       PM
found that patrons who attend a reading at a particular theatre                                   various times. This reading will be done in the traditional     August 20: WITH L by James Grippando, GableStage at
often return to that theatre to attend a paid performance. So,                                    MicroTheater set up, so multiple readings of short plays will   7:30 PM
we consider the program a great success on both sides of the                                      be running concurrently within storage containers. Audience     August 27: The Remy Awards at the Sandrell Rivers Theatre
	 Previous Festivals included Stages of the Sun, which is a                                       General Dentistry
collection of short plays by individual member playwrights.                                       Cosmetic & Laser
This year, Stages of the Sun is expanding to include an
evening of student plays which will take place at Fantasy
Theatre Factory’s Sandrell Rivers Theatre on July 2nd;
the traditional event is moving to MicroTheater, where the
readings will be presented in MicroTheater’s unique format.
	 “I’m really excited to have Stages of the Sun expand
for an evening of student plays and to have an evening of
short play readings at MicroTheater,” says the South Florida
Theatre League’s Executive Director, Andie Arthur. “If
patrons haven’t been to MicroTheater, they’re in for a unique
experience; the plays take place in storage containers and

	 Editor.........................................................................	 NilsA.Shapiro

  Photography By.........................................................	 Elyse Arnel

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