Last minute alert!
Please link immediately, until June 3rd, to see “Ghosts” live from its recent Abbey Theatre, Dublin run. Written and directed by the brilliant Mark O’Rowe (“Howie the Rookie”), it was well reviewed recently. You’ll have two weeks to see the play, but the stream must be ticketed quickly– don’t miss this!
Another stream to broadcast, will only be seen on June 12th. Theater of War will be presenting scenes from “Ajax”, a classic Greek play about the suicide of an esteemed warrior. In their ambitious mission to tackle public health problems, this production coincides with Global Loneliness Awareness Week. Please suggest this to anyone who may be suffering with this apparently widespread issue.
For a more lighthearted start to summer, you may want to party at “The Great Gatsby”— an immersive show, where the audience will dance and mingle with Jay and his friends, at his mansion.
Please read this Guardian review of the London version, done before Covid restrictions were lifted. Even then, in a more muted form, it was praised highly. Now, it promises to be even more fun!
Another easy summer entertainment, “Good Vibrations: A Punk Rock Musical” is coming to the Irish Arts Center. A perfect show for out-of-school young friends, and even their parents. Do get tickets to Belfast’s hit, guaranteed to energize!
After reading the credentials of playwright, David J. Glass, and the rest of the creative team, I bought tickets for “Love and Science”— two of my favorite subjects. Set during the 1980s, these gay medical students, working in a retro-virus lab, are faced with enormous responsibility, as well as personal questions, as the HIV epidemic emerges.
Lastly, do try to see a new play at The Irish Rep, “The Saviour”, by Deidre Kinehan. I was very recently reminded of Dee’s extraordinary talent and empathy, when I was lucky enough to snag a much coveted seat for “An Old Song, Half Forgotten”, while in Dublin. I do hope it, too, will come to New York, because it was unforgettable. I’d love everyone here to see it. Until then, we can look forward to “The Saviour.”
That’s all for now. 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.