Dear theatre friends,
The theatre scene is reawakening and there are plays you need to plan for– immediately! Several are thanks to two Irish greats– Brian Friel and Sean O’Casey.
“DruidO’Casey: Sean O’Casey’s Dublin Trilogy” will be coming to the Skirball Theatre from Dublin for a very short run, October 4th-14th. This is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the Fall season– buy tickets now! Although you may be familiar with these classics: “The Plough and the Stars, “Juno and the Paycock” and “The Shadow of a Gunman,” they need to be seen again, as directed by the legendary Garry Hynes. Here’s just one five star review, from The Stage. This event will be co-presented by The Public Theatre.
From October 20th, commences “The Friel Project” at the Irish Rep. If you don’t know Brian Friel‘s masterful work, a great way to begin is with the beautiful, mournful “Translations.” “The Aristocrats” and “Philadelphia Here I come” will continue into 2024. If you buy all three, you will receive a 10% discount. You may want to consider a membership to this venerable theatre to get an additional 20% discount on all productions.
New work this month includes “Mary Gets Hers” from Playwrights Realm at MCC.This smart theatre company has always delighted me. It now tackles a 10th Century plague– sounds original, indeed.
To see excellent stage actor, Peter Friedman, venture down to SoHo Playhouse for
“Job” by Max Wolf Friedlich– described as a psychological thriller concerning two generations and an internet crisis.
Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rebecca Gilman is back with “Swing State” presented by Audible at Minetta Lane. It comes from a sold out Chicago run, where it garnered excellent reviews, such as this from the Chicago Sun Times. It again stars Mary Beth Fisher and an ensemble cast.
I’m also going to try “Dig” by another Pulitzer finalist, Theresa Rebeck. It’s at 59e59, presented by Primary Stages, in association with Jamie deRoy. I’ve enjoyed all of Ms. Rebeck’s work in the past– and I love plants!
That’s all for now, but I’ll write again next month with more interesting plays to fill these lengthening nights.
Hope to sit next to you in a theatre– soon!
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.