MDC Kendall Campus’ On Stage Series Presents Lee Blessing’s Play Eleemosynary

Miami, Feb. 5, 2019 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus opens its 2019 On Stage series, produced by the Kendall Campus’ Music, Theater and Dance Department, with American playwright Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary. The eight-day engagement opens Thursday, Feb. 21, and runs through Sunday, Mar. 3. Admission is free and open to the public.

Directed by Aaron Alpern and performed by MDC theater students, Eleemosynary, focuses on the lives of the Wesbrook women: 75-year-old Dorothea, her brilliant middle-aged daughter, Artie  and Artie’s sixteen-year-old daughter Echo, a child of exceptional intellect and sensitivity. Dorothea, an admitted New Age eccentric, has complicated the lives of the other two women by imposing her thwarted dreams on them, which has alienated Artie not only from Dorothea but from Echo as well. The play presents fragmented vignettes of their lives as they struggle to define themselves, both as individuals and as part of a family unit. In this poignant and mature study of familial relationships, Blessing highlights the human need for connection and forgiveness.




Thursday, Feb 21, 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb 22, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb 23, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 24, 2 p.m. matinee

Thursday, Feb 29, 8 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. matinee


MDC Kendall Campus, Martin and Pat Fine Theater, Building M

11011 S.W. 104 Street

About On Stage

Each season, On Stage presents an exciting line-up featuring entertaining and culturally significant performances by accomplished artists and rising stars. On Stage encompasses each of the performing arts – from jazz and gospel music to classical and theatrical realism and experimental dance. Most performances are FREE and open to the public and include workshops, performances and conferences by MDC Music, Theater and Dance faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists.

About MDC Kendall Campus’ Music, Theater and Dance Department

At the department of Music, Theater and Dance, passion for expression takes center stage. Featuring a distinguished faculty comprised of highly-skilled artists and scholars, state-of-the-art facilities and performance opportunities, the department guides and develops the artistic, intellectual, and professional growth of its students. The music, theater and dance programs offer unparalleled experiences, connecting classroom activities with current discourses in cultural studies and the performing arts as well as intellectual enrichment through exposure to visiting artists, scholars and experts in each respective field.

View a schedule of upcoming MDC On Stage events at

On Stage Contact: Carolina Salazar, 305-237-2282,