Speaking of theatre...

May 2015

Plays, Paintings and Champagne

This month begins my favorite NY smorgasbord: Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Try at least one of their three programs and see for yourself why they just received a special Drama Desk Award for producing and supporting so much talent and new writing.

For Athol Fugard fans, there are two coming to New York: Signature Theatre is producing his new play " The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek" and BAM will be bringing "A Human being Died That Night" from 2013, which received raves in London.

And for Branden Jacob-Jenkins' fans -- "Gloria" will be coming to the Vineyard Theatre. The story of contemporary office workers will certainly be a far cry from his Obie winning "An Octoroon" and "Appropriate."

I always find time for Neil LaBute's entertaining view of dysfunctional relationships -- his latest "The Way We Get By" is already in previews at Second Stage. For a touch more optimism about the human condition (at least as described by the publicist!) "Nice Girl" by Melissa Ross at Labyrinth, another brand new work.

You may now feel ready for good old fashioned nostalgia. Look no further than A.R Gurney. "What I Did Last Summer" at Signature, was very well reviewed in the NY Times over thirty years ago.

Just two more: "The Spoils"by Jesse Eisenberg about a bully, played by none other than Jesse Eisenberg, in a multi-ethnic cast of five.

Lastly, do try "The Qualms" by Pulitzer Prize winning Bruce Norris coming to Playwrights Horizons after its Steppenwolf premiere -- here's the review.

...and now for the promised Paintings and Champagne!

Please join me for the opening of my portrait exhibit on Saturday, May 30th.

Location: Sherman, Connecticut Library (directions)



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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