Autumn Bounty, Vetted
I hope you're up to the hard work of seeing smart plays, because there are a slew to buy tickets for -- RIGHT NOW.
Although Roundabout claims they're presenting the NY premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" -- don't believe them. Here's a review of the ambitious 2003 production I remember very fondly. If you weren't in the audience then, or even if you were -- be sure get tickets for it.You might also be interested in"The Real Thing,"certainly another fine Stoppard play, if more frequently seen.
Stellar playwright David Hare will have his extraordinary "Skylight" on Broadway in March. If you don't want to wait that long and you'd like to save more than a few pennies, you can see Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan in the National Theatre Live filmed presentation on October 23rd. That production rated this rapturous, five star Guardian review.
Speaking of film, "Billy and Ray" will explore the Billy Wilder/ Raymond Chandler collaboration on Double Indemnity at the Vineyard Theatre. Here's the review of an earlier L.A. production.
I'm really looking forward to Simon Stephen's latest "Punk Rock" at MCC after his unforgettable "A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Read the exuberant London review here.
You won't want to miss Bill Pullman and Holly Hunter in David Rabe's "Sticks and Bones," the classic Award-winning play about a returning soldier from Vietnam being revived by The New Group.
"Generations" at Soho Rep, is another which comes to town with a terrific London reviewand an optional African dinner!
Lastly, an incentive to see one of the finest performances on stage now. Click herefor a generous discount to see Kathleen Chalfant in "A Walk in the Woods."Based on American/Russian peace negotiations in Geneva, it was an important playin 1988 and is still, 26 years later. RUN -- only until October 18th !
As the weather cools,you may need a reason to be indoors -- I can't think of a better place than the theater!
See you there!