Dear theatre friends,
I’m sending this out early, so you don’t miss “Conversations After Sex,” by Mark O’Halloran, which only runs until March 11th. It received the Irish Times’ Theatre Award for “Best New Play” of 2022
Do make it to the magnificent new Irish Arts Center, perhaps after reading this rave “Irish Times review.”
Another last minute suggestion– “Kissing the Floor” by Ellen McLaughlin at Theatre Row until March 11th. It’s directed by Ianthe Demos, founder of the terrifically ambitious One Year Lease theatre company. The world premiere is based on the Antigone myth, set in Depression era America.
Another retelling of an ancient story is billed as a ‘true crime thriller”! See Red Bull’s newest, “Arden of Faversham” and marvel at never changing human nature. This comic,violent Elizabethan play may have been written by Shakespeare– who knows? We do know it’s has been updated/adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and Kathryn Walat and directed by Red Bull’s founder and artistic director, Jesse Berger.
You may not know the name Arinze Kene, a Nigerian born British actor, but you should! His play, “Misty”, received glowing reviews in London and was nominated for best new play and best musical performance in 2018. It will be on at The Griffin Theatre at The Shed until April 3rd.
This is my final reminder to run to St. Ann’s Warehouse to see “The Jungle”— the story of migrants set in an extraordinary recreation of the camp at Calais. The experience is indelible– do not miss it! Only until March 19th.
If you’ve gotten used to the cozy comfort of home, you may want to take advantage of free streaming by The Mint Theatre Celebrating their current production “Becomes a Woman,” the company is presenting two more “discovered” plays of the 1930s: “Philip Goes Forth” by George Kelly and Lillian Hellman’s “Days to Come.” These beautifully captured previous productions are available with closed captioning.
That’s all for this coming month– I’ll return with more tips in April.
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.