Just one more reminder — I hope you’ve booked these plays, previously recommended, now guaranteed:
Act quickly for the remaining performances of “Desire”, plays based on Tenessee Williams’ short stories, at 59e59, and Rattlestick’s “Hamlet In Bed,” Michael Laurence’s fabulous Oedipal/ Shakespearean mash-up!
A new revival of a venerable classic will be “Incident at Vichy” at Signature, celebrating the centennial of Arthur Miller’s birth.
Another is the Irish company Gare St. Lazare’s interpretation of “Waiting For Godot”, arriving at NYU Skirball Center — if you’d like to rediscover one of Beckett’s best known works.
Several are new to New York, and coming with glorious reviews from previous productions. Among them:
“Dear Elizabeth” by Sarah Ruhl — based on a compilation of letters between two distinguished poets, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Here’s the New York Times’ review from its run at Yale Rep — now, at the Women’s Project.
“Abyss” by Maria Milisavljevic, sounds particularly timely given the current, horrific refugee crisis. The Globe and Mail provides a strong review — the U.S. premiere is being presented by The Play Company.
“Underneath,” proved to be a big hit in Edinburgh. Written and performed by Pat Kinevane, it comes from Fishamble at The Irish Arts Center — for those who appreciate the melding of movement and story.
I hope this list hasn’t overwhelmed you — I worked hard to pare it down to a manageable number, leaving time for autumnal walks and trick-or-treating! Enjoy the season!
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.