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The Miami Theater Center (MTC) is growing. Its ever-expanding reach and impact on the vitality of the performing arts for all ages in Miami-Dade spans theater, film, training and more. From their annual contemporary performance SandBox Series to being the new home for Mad Cat Theater Company, MTC has redefined itself as a vibrant center of culture in the sleepy Village of Miami Shores.

Jesus Quintero. Photo by Pavel Antonov, 2009

Jesus Quintero. Photo by Pavel Antonov, 2009

From May 1 – June 2, MTC presents “Inanna and the Huluppu Tree,” a theater performance that fuses magic, myth and mystery. “Inanna and the Huluppu Treet” takes theatergoers back 4,000 years to a time when Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility and warfare, confronts a series of perplexing problems. In the end, as all powerful goddesses do, Inanna restores harmony to the a city ravaged by chaos and calamity.

Written and by MTC Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin and Resident Artist Fernando Calzadilla, and directed by Ansin, the true magic of “Inanna and the Huluppu Tree” emerges from a broad collaboration that includes original music and sound design by Luciano Stazzone, choreogrpahy by Octavio Campos, specialty props, masks and puppets by Jim Hammond, aerial choreography by Ileigh Reynolds and flying effects by ZFX Flying Effects.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Opens May 1 and runs through June 2 at the Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores. Tickets are $20 and group rates are available. To purchase, call 305-751-9550 or visit mtcmiami.org.

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