Dear theatre friend,
A theatre company out of Brooklyn, aptly named Via Brooklyn, will be streaming “Testament,” first seen at London’s Vaults in 2017. This update of three biblical stories, by British writer, Tristan Bernays, begins tonight at 7pm on YouTube; you can purchase a ticket for performances until April 24th.
In the mood for a flight? Try the immersive “Odd Man Out” from Pitchblack Airlines and Repertorio Espanol. In English or Spanish, you can follow the route of a blind musician going home to Buenos Aires after many years in exile in New York. Sounds like quite a trip!
Originally imagined as a play to have been presented at the last Edinburgh Festival, “Doppler: The Story So Far,” is now a documentary by the renowned Scottish company, Grid Iron. It’s available to stream without cost. The problems with producing theatre online during this year are addressed– in Grid Iron’s inimitable style.
Another Edinburgh Fringe denizen, Rob Drummond, will be coming to us with “Open Mic,”described as interactive storytelling, live from the Cabaret Space at Soho Theatre. You have a choice to sit back and enjoy others’ stories, or buy a Zoom ticket, and participate. Only April 1st- 3rd.
I never saw the original “Scaramouche Jones,” but now have the chance to see British star, Shane Richie, in a digital revival. Performances begin today, available through April 11th.
Finally, two plays from Michael Morpurgo, the acclaimed writer of “War Horse,” will be available from The Barn Theatre in the Cotswolds. Beginning April 1st, “The Elephant in the Garden” then, “Private Peaceful” later this month. I predict you’ll find both moving and well worth your time.
That’s it for now–
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.