Speaking of theatre...

September 2018

The Fall 2018 Season Begins

I'm barely recovered from the frenzy of the Edinburgh Fringe, soyou may already be aware of these incoming plays, new to me. You can read about my Award winner in this New York Times article.

Although I'm not a huge fan of snooker, and you don't need me to tell you about big Broadway shows -- I'm not going to miss Richard Bean's "The Nap." After reading this review, albeit from a previous production, it may appeal to you, too. For discounted tickets, go to www.telechargeoffers.com and use the code "NAPDRM"

Don't leave that www.telechargeoffers.com site without also purchasing tickets for "The Ferryman," using code "FMDRM801". You must not let this Jez Butterworth masterpiece slip by -- Sam Mendes directed this same production, which won every major London award. I wished it had gone on another 3 1/2 hours! Here's one of many five star reviews.

I missed "The Waverly Gallery," Kenneth Lonergan's play about his grandmother's Alzheimer's, when it played in 2000, reviewed here in the New York Times. It sounds like yet another reason to stay on the discount site and buy seats, using code WGBBX611.

I'm really excited to see PlayCo's "Intractable Woman." Not only is it about one of Italy's most notorious female journalist/activists, but it's by Stafano Massini who just wowed London with his important "Lehman Trilogy." Here's just one of the rapturous reviews.

With any luck, you'll still be able to snag a ticket for "Girl from the North Country" at the Public. It's by Conor McPherson, with music by Bob Dylan and comes here with rave London reviews, such as this describing the show's "ineffable magic" -- do join the Public, give them a donation -- whatever it takes!!

You may want to bid a fond farewell to A.R. Gurney with his "Final Follies," three one-acts at Primary Stages -- I need a last fix of his wholesome Wasp-wisdom in these uncivil times.

Finally, Craig Lucas's new play "I Was Most Alive with You" at Playwrights Horizons sounds fascinating. Performed both in English and American Sign Language, it was lauded in a previous production.

This is an exciting season for serious plays. I do hope to see you 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.

The Best of Edinburgh The Best of Edinburgh is an award given at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the largest arts festival in the world. The winner of the Award receives a 4 week, all-expense paid run in New York.