Current Season

On a fateful night in Dublin, a gangster’s life takes a transformative turn when a botched job jolts him into a spiral of remorse, renewed conscience, and profound regret.



Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Dates: August 25, 26 & 27
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm
Admission: $10 advance purchase
$12 at the door
Reservations: Call Box Office: 305.673.7256
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“Ground Up and Rising artistic director Collin Carmouze, has been with the company for ten years, and each piece he's directed has been outstanding. “The Good Thief” is no exception."

“If theatre is your drug of choice, see this. It's playing in South Miami and then moving to Miami Beach. And, Ground Up and Risings tickets are a steal."

“Despite the blood, the sex, the graphic tales, McPherson has written a quiet piece. His poetry is in the details and from this Weiner makes his man almost likeable, his delivery unemotional, as if telling his terrible tales to friends over a beer or two, his regret and pain never quite revealed."

— Miami ArtZine Review

“…this production, in Ground Up’s signature barebones style, favors the spartan over the stuffed, drawing abundance from negation. Weiner’s frill-less performance and Carmouze’s restrained direction only underline the acuity of McPherson’s vivid descriptions, which require no physical reinforcements

“They just require an audience, which is where you come in. Please."

“…Ground Up’s Good Thief deserves credit for riveting us with words and inflection alone."

“No Frills, No Problem: Masterly McPherson Monologue Gets the Ground Up & Rising Treatment"

— Florida Theater On Stage Review