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“The Heart Of Winter”

Saturday, December 4, 2021 8pm to 10pm

+ 3 dates

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 8pm to 10pm
  • Friday, December 10, 2021 8pm to 10pm
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 8pm to 10pm

11011 SW 104th St, Miami, FL 33176

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A heart-warming live outdoor performance, featuring stories about our religious and secular holiday traditions.

The Heart Of Winter Program
Adapted by: Marilyn Campbell-Lowe
Director: James Alexander Bond*
Musical Director: Dr. Leo Waltz 

Ensemble  (In order of speaking)
Eric Gospodinoff
Arielle Arciniega
Catalina Rocha
Alex G. Perez
Shalim Rodriguez
Isabella Castillo

The Order of Scenes

A Child's Christmas in Wales.
By Dylan Thomas

Grandfather - Alex Perez
Child - Shalim Rodriguez

In the Month of Kislev
By Nina Jaffe

Mendel - Eric Gospodinoff
Rivkah - Arielle Arciniega
Devorah - Catalina Rocha
Leah - Isabella Castillo
Gittel - Arielle Arciniega
Fivel - Shalim Rodriguez
Cook - Isabella Castillo
Rabbi - Alex Perez

The Season Of Letter Perfect Family
By Garrison Keillor

1st Letter Reader - Isabella Castillo
The Commentator - Eric Gospodinoff
Chad - Alex Perez
2nd Letter Reader - Shalim Rodriguez
2nd Letter Reader - Arielle Arciniega 

A Child's Christmas in Wales.      
By Dylan Thomas  

Grandfather - Alex Perez
Child - Shalim Rodriguez

You Were Perfectly Fine
By Dorothy Parker

Woman - Catalina Rocha
Man - Alex Perez

The Loudest Voice
By Grace Paley

Shirley - Arielle Arciniega
Grocer - Shalim Rodriguez
Mrs. Abramovitch - Isabella Castillo
Mr. Abramovitch - Alex Perez
School Monitor - Shalim Rodriguez
Mr. Hilton - Eric Gospodinoff
Marty’s Father - Shalim Rodriguez
Mrs. Klieg - Catalina Rocha
The Rabbi’s Wife - Shalim Rodriguez
Jackie Sauerfeld - Shalim Rodriguez
Mr Kornbluh - Shalim Rodriguez

A Child's Christmas in Wales.
By Dylan Thomas

Grandfather - Alex Perez
Child - Shalim Rodriguez
Auntie Hanna - Arielle Arciniega

Front Row Center With Thaddeus Bristol
By David Sedaris


A Child's Christmas in Wales.
By Dylan Thomas
Grandfather/Mother - Alex Perez
Child - Shalim Rodriguez
Jack - Eric Gospodinoff
Jane - Arielle Arciniega
Dan - Alex Perez

The Gift of The Magi
By O. Henry

Narrator - Shalim Rodriguez
Della - Catalina Rocha
Jim - Eric Gospodinoff
Sofronie - Arielle Arciniega

A Child's Christmas in Wales.
By Dylan Thomas

Grandfather - Alex Perez
Child - Shalim Rodriguez
Auntie Hanna- Arielle Arciniega

The Heart of Winter is presented through a special arrangement with Marilyn Campbell-Lowe.

*Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

MDC Kendall College President: Dr. Pascale Charlot
Department Chair: Timothy Brent
Producer: Aaron H. Alpern
Stage Manager: Catalina Rocha
Assistant Stage Manager: Alice Cli
House Manager: Vielka Murillo

We respectfully request that you wear your mask and maintain a safe social distance from others while watching The Heart Of Winter to ensure the safety of all.  Thank you in advance for your compliance.  

Please turn OFF all phones during the show. Thank you.

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Theater Appreciation
An introduction to the world of theater. 
(Fulfills 3 credit of your Humanities requirement or General education elective)

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A game filled introduction to acting theories and techniques.

Acting 2
A more advanced study into the art of Acting
(Acting 1 is a prerequisite. Please see an adviser to sign up for this class)

An exploration into playwriting resulting in the creation of your own 10 minute long script

Voice For The Stage
An introduction into the craft and vocal techniques used by actor on stage.

On Stage is the official concert series of Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus and seeks to exhibit the combined talents of students and faculty in Performing Arts and Industries. Each season On Stage presents an exciting line-up featuring entertaining and culturally significant performances by accomplished artists and rising stars. Performances are open to the public and free. A $5 suggested donation is encouraged to support the department.
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