Speaking of theatre...

October 2017

Exciting Fall 2017

If you've not yet seen Belarus Free Theatre's work, now's your chance. Run to La Mama for "Burning Doors," their latest to deal with government's repression of free expression. Sadly, it seems more vital than ever.

The Tectonic Theater Project, known for "The Laramie Project," is back with "Uncommon Sense," directed by its founder, Moises Kaufman,at The Sheen Center. Like "The Laramie Project," it's based on true stories of interviewees -- this time concerning people living with autism.

David Harrower's "Knives in Hens" comes to 59e59 soon after a wonderfully received production in London. A beloved Scottish playwright, Harrower is best known here for his engrossing "Blackbird," recently seen on Broadway.

Also at 59e59, will be "Occupied Territories," which comes direct from Washington D.C. with very fine reviews. Warning: only for those not yet inured to war violence.

I'm also loath to recommend another play about mass shootings, but "Office Hour" by Julia Cho (Durango), coming to The Public, received excellent reviews when it premiered in L.A. and is worth your attention.

Don't wait to buy tickets for "Peter Pan" by the astonishing Bedlam Theater Company -- I love everything this company has done. One of Bedlam's early playwright/performer members, Kate Hamill, has now put her hand to "Pride and Prejudice," after her wildly creative adaption of "Sense and Sensibility." She has said she'd like to adapt all of Jane Austen's work, and I look forward to each and every one. This will play at Primary Stages.

Although previously mentioned, I've now seen the reprise of "Torch Song" by Harvey Fierstein (another directed by Moises Kaufman), currently at 2nd Stage -- it's a glorious production headed by the versatile, delicious Michael Urie. DONT MISS THIS -- now extended until December 3rd.

Looking ahead -- the extraordinary Royal Court production of "Hangmen," by the inimitable Martin McDonagh, is coming to Atlantic. I've seen and can guarantee -- you'll LOVE this play.

See you soon -- at the theatre!



Speaking of Theatre Speaking of Theater is a monthly newsletter written by Carol Tambor. Her only objective is to connect New York audiences with excellent Off-Broadway productions, with no commercial interest in any of the shows she recommends.

Carol Tambor Carol Tambor is a portrait artist and long-time lover of theater. To see her paintings, please click here. She established the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation in 2004 and began publishing this newsletter in 2009.

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