The joint effort by Broward County's Island City Stage and Miami-Dade's City Theatre is all hijinks and heart, and yet more settled and assured. Throughout the seven playlets, topics range from silly and sanguine to warm and touching. There is a feeling that the playwrights don't know it all, that the impulse to wrap things up neatly after 10 minutes isn't as forced as in seasons past. And even though the pieces have disparate textures and colors — eight very different playwrights are represented — there is a completeness and a finish that is quite satisfying.
After playing Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale through Sept. 6, the show will move to the Fillmore Miami Beach for a Sept. 10-13 run.