As you may have ascertained by now, I’m an Anglophile! Therefore, I’m allowed to reiterate last month’s recommendation: the Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59e59 continues through July. There are some enticing offerings, including two by the prolific master, Alan Ayckbourn — these are highlights of my June calendar.
“Indian Summer” by Gregory Moss is at Playwrights Horizons and seems appropriate for the season — a theatrical “beach read?”
Next, two at Lincoln Center: “War” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins, the author of “An Octoroon” and “Appropriate” — this one’s not a beach read!
And, “Oslo” by J.T. Rogers (“Blood and Gifts”), concerns the lead up to the Oslo Peace Accords, directed by the eminent Bartlett Sher.
More new work — “The Healing” by Samuel D. Hunter, is being presented by Theater Breaking Through Barriers, a company which includes actors with disabilities. Mr. Hunter’s “The Whale” was a hugely empathetic look at a morbidly obese man, which gave me new insight into a subject not often raised.
When was the last time you heard that Israel Horovitz has written a new play? He’s back with “Out of the Mouth of Babes” at Cherry Lane. Don’t miss this chance to see both Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey among others — I won’t!
I woke up to “Turn Me Loose” after reading this review and hearing raves from friends. So, if you too haven’t yet seen this bio of Dick Gregory — maybe we can meet at the Westside Theatre, or at any other!
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.