Speaking of theatre...

June 2017

Summer's Pleasures

This summer we can enjoy Ensemble Studio Theatre's biennial Marathon of Short Plays. Just a few days left to enjoy series "A," wonderfully reviewed here, but programs "B" and "C" continue throughout June.

How about a cool trip to "The Aran Islands," adapted from J.M. Synge's essays at The Irish Repertory. This Viking Theatre Dublin production was well received there and again stars Brendan Conroy.

If you haven't already booked "1984" in these fraught times -- perhaps you need to read a review of this fine adaptation of Orwell's classic, prescient book. Although the cast now includes Reed Birney and Olivia Wilde, it's the same production which had four sold out runs in London. You may still be able to snag discounted tickets here.

I'm going to try "The Cost of Living" from MTC at City Center, by Martyna Majok, whose "Ironbound" last year at Rattlestick was unforgettable. "The Cost of Living" garnered excellent reviews at Williamstown, and the same production directed by Jo Bonney is here.

Don't miss "Animal" at Atlantic Two -- I've seen and can guarantee that Rebecca Hall and her real life husband, Morgan Spector, will have you in their thrall.

You, too, may be intrigued by "Ghost Light" at Claire Tow, Lincoln Center. It's billed as an immersive "performance about performance" by the same company which created "Then She Fell" -- I'm so curious, I'll be there!

If my list this month seems a bit abbreviated, it's because I'll be in London -- I'll fill you in on the theatre I've seen there, upon my return.

Enjoy the summer -- especially at a play!



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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