at The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107 Avenue
Miami, FL 33165
Performing at New Theatre (Oct 12 - Oct 28)
Runtime: 2 Hours
In this sizzling award winning comedy, brash and free spirited hairdresser Rita enrolls at the local university and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down.
“A truly great play! Willy Russell is a writer of genuine nobility of spirit, with a rare gift for empathy, observation, and sheer humanity.” — London Telegraph
“Re-discovering Educating Rita was a delight. I found the play as intelligent, surprising, and funny as ever — its warmth and sense of self-discovery radiates. In a city celebrated for its centers of learning, I expect the play to pop with particular meaning.” — Peter DuBois
New Theatre is a multi-cultural theatre which produces a season comprised of the classics and new works. These works speak to and about our diverse contemporary audience. New Theatre has been stimulating, provoking, challenging and entertaining audiences since 1986.
Entering our 27th Anniversary Season, our theatre has flourished under the energetic Artistic Direction
of Ricky J. Martinez and Managing Director, Eileen Suarez refining its focus on works which speak of
social/religious/humanistic interests, relevant issues of discrimination based on race, gender and
sexual orientation, the immigrant's plight, the role of youth in our community, and for stories from
the heart and for the soul which celebrate the mosaic that makes up our South Florida community.
We embrace the voices of early and mid-career playwrights. Many talented artists would not have a
forum for their work without our unflagging commitment to "new voices-new work." We have
commissioned and/or produced over fifty world premieres including Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize
and Steinberg award-winning play Anna in the Tropics, Steinberg and Osborn award nominated Just A
Kiss by Catherine Bush, recently published works such as Clarence Darrow's Last Trial by Shirley Lauro,
Elaine Romero's Barrio Hollywood, and David Caudle's Sunken Living Room.
Our theatre has been home to several World Premieres of local professional playwrights Michael
McKeever, Susan Westfall, Dr. Richard Janaro, Alfred Allan Lewis, Lauren Feldman, and David Caudle
which later exhibit nationally and internationally. For the past twenty years, New Theatre has housed,
in its modest hundred-seat theatre, over fifty world premieres, and as many Florida premieres before moving to its current home at The
Roxy Performing Arts Center in December 2011.
Our artists have received many honors and awards, including the Key to the City of Coral Gables,
Carbonell awards and nominations from the South Florida Theater Critics Association, Best of Miami
awards in Miami New Times and SunPost, Best of the Year listings in The Miami Herald and The Sun
Sentinel, South Florida Theatre League Silver Palm Awards and 2008 South Florida Theatre Festival
Audience Favorite for Miami-Dade County and others to boot!
Our company has been the recipient of funding from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural
Affairs, the City of Coral Gables, The Division of Cultural Affairs of the State of Florida, and The
National Endowment for the Arts. New Theatre is a proud member of The Greater Miami Convention
and Visitors Bureau, Theatre Communications Group, The Theatre League of South Florida, The
National New Play Network (NNPN) and the Dade Cultural Alliance.