Miami Motel Stories Lets Audiences Choose their own Theatrical Adventure

Remember those old Choose Your Adventure books where you didn’t have to be a slave to a fascist author? You could pick your own path to how the story went. With Miami Motel Stories: MiMo, Juggerknot Theatre Company  has created a theatrical rendition of those old paperback books.

From November 30-December 23 on Thursday-Sunday nights theatergoers who attend the real time experience at Gold Dust on 7700 Biscayne Blvd will have a say in what of play they watch. Coming on the heels of the success of last year’s Miami Motel Stories in Little Havana, Juggerknot Theatre Company decided to follow the interactive formula with a new setting and entirely new stories.

Audience members who attend Miami Motel Stories: Mimo  will be able to purchase keys, each one unlocking a door to a unique story that happened in the motel. One key will introduce you to a Playboy Bunny who worked in 1964 across the street at the Playboy Club, another key will take you to 1995 where you will meet a young hustler, while a third key introduces you to a 1950’s couple making their first sojourn to Miami.

Miami Motel Stories

The adventure starts off with a re-imagining of the 1957 grand opening of The Gold Dust Motel, a tiki themed affair that will hearken you back to the glory days of the Biscayne corridor. According to the play’s website you will, “Mingle with hotel guests, have a coffee in the diner, learn to fish by the river and if you are discreet we may introduce you to the neighborhood’s bookie.”

Miami Motel Stories: Mimo was written by the local playwright Juan C. Sanchez and directed by the Brooklyn based Mia Rovegno. For more information and the chance to purchase tickets visit their website at


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David Rolland

David Rolland edits the Jitney blog. He is the author of the novels Yo-Yo & The End of the Century.