Speaking of theatre...

October 2015

Fall Season, 2015


Just one more reminder -- I hope you've booked these plays, previously recommended, now guaranteed:

"King Charles the Third" and "A View From the Bridge" -- among the few Broadway plays for which I'd pay top dollar to get great seats!

Act quickly for the remaining performances of "Desire", plays based on Tenessee Williams' short stories, at 59e59, and Rattlestick's "Hamlet In Bed," Michael Laurence's fabulous Oedipal/ Shakespearean mash-up!

A new revival of a venerable classic will be "Incident at Vichy" at Signature, celebrating the centennial of Arthur Miller's birth.

Another is the Irish company Gare St. Lazare's interpretation of "Waiting For Godot", arriving at NYU Skirball Center -- if you'd like to rediscover one of Beckett's best known works.

Several are new to New York, and coming with glorious reviews from previous productions. Among them:

"Dear Elizabeth" by Sarah Ruhl -- based on a compilation of letters between two distinguished poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Here's the New York Times' review from its run at Yale Rep -- now, at the Women's Project.

"Abyss" by Maria Milisavljevic, sounds particularly timely given the current, horrific refugee crisis. The Globe and Mail provides a strong review -- the U.S. premiere is being presented by The Play Company.

"Underneath," proved to be a big hit in Edinburgh. Written and performed by Pat Kinevane, it comes from Fishamble at The Irish Arts Center -- for those who appreciate the melding of movement and story.

Be sure to catch "Lost Girls" by John Pollono, reviewed here. After his terrific "Small Engine Repair," I ran to buy these from MCC.

I hope this list hasn't overwhelmed you -- I worked hard to pare it down to a manageable number, leaving time for autumnal walks and trick-or-treating! Enjoy the season!

Sincerely,


Carol

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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