Speaking of theatre...

March 2015

Spring Begins

...the theatre season, if not the weather! Change your focus to indoorpleasures -- look at these plays now, for they'll be gone in weeks:

"The Nether" at MCC is guaranteed to bring you to another world, bothhotter and much colder -- DON'T MISS THIS, only until March 14th.

"Big Love," at Signature -- the biggest, messiest, most original celebrationof love from the pen of Charles Mee -- A TOTAL JOY, sadly, only untilMarch 15th.

"Posterity", at Atlantic by Doug Wright, the author of "I Am My Own Wife."Henrik Ibsen proves to be a difficult subject for a sculptor hired to memorialize him. In my painting life, I do know about difficultsubjects!

"Fashions For Men" at Mint and "Everything You Touch," at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, are two plays to remind usthat appearance is forever vital. You may find this NYTimes article of interest.

"Josephine and I" at Joe's Pub (The Public Theatre). Cush Jumbo, the terrific English writer and actor, created this homage to the great Miss Baker."Mystery of Love and Sex" by Bathsheba Doran from Lincoln Center. Still in previews -- sounds promising, indeed."The Events" by David Grieg at New York Theatre Workshop. If you don't believe me (my 2013 Award winner in Edinburgh), read Mr. Brantley's assessment. This is serious, relevant theatre -- do try it.Looking ahead -- Please buy these tickets NOW:"Nirbhaya" at Culture Project -- by Yael Farber, who's "Mies Julie" (my 2012 Award winner) electrified audiences. An important, beautiful piece, which was a huge hitin Edinburgh."Ghosts" will be coming to BAM. This is the original London production with the extraordinary Lesley Manville -- it's an unforgettable piece of theatre."Hand to God" by Robert Askins is at the Booth Theater. If you missed this at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and again at MCC -- it's soon coming to Broadway and you have a third chance to appreciate this wildly funny show. Don't let it go by again!"The Undeniable Sound of Right Now" at Rattlestickby the very talented Laura Eason whose "Sex with Strangers" delighted audiences last year.So please, no more grumbling about the weather -- go to the theatre where the world awaits! See you there.



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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