Dear theatre friend,
You, too, may be longing to see theatre live, but some streaming offers are too good to miss!
After the euphoric reviews for Emma Rice’s newest, “Wuthering Heights,”you might want to stay home November 26th-28th to see it, filmed live. As you may recall, Emma’s “Flying Lovers of Vitebsk” won my Award a few years ago and was very beautifully videoed recently– hope you caught that as well.
If you’re not a native Spanish speaker, but have been tempted to try Repertorio Espagnol, you can now see New York Times’ Critics Pick “Filomena Marturano…” this weekend at half price. Buy two for one by using the code FILO and enjoy this adaptation of a Neapolitan story, made into “Divorce, Italian Style”– Sophia Loren famously played Filomena.
For fans of new work, the Abington Theatre Company’s “Annual Virtual Festival of Short Plays” premieres Monday, November 15th at 7pm EST. Since 1993, this fine company has supported many burgeoning talents. Do give it a try.
London’s Donmar Warehouse is offering a highly unusual way to view Nick Payne’s very fine play, “Constellations”— you can choose one of four pairs of actors, or see all four casts. A novel way to compare their talents and your response to the relationships. Until November 29th.
John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Doubt: A Parable” will reopen the Westport Country Playhouse this month. You can get in person or virtual tickets, until November 21st. Do read Ben Brantley’s New York Times review of its 2004 run. And then, don’t miss a most welcome revival.
St. Ann’s Warehouse is presenting Enda Walsh’s “Medicine” at their Brooklyn home, beginning tonight. You’ll also have the option of seeing it virtually on November 21st, 28th and December 5th, in the US and Canada. Here’s the excellent Guardian review of an earlier production at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre.
Finally, The Irish Rep is presenting “A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing,” adapted by Annie Ryan from the multi-Award winning book by Eimear McBride. It stars Jenn Murray, a celebrated Irish actor, seen here in “Brooklyn” and many other films. It runs until December 12th.
Best wishes for a wonderful start to the holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!
I promise to be back with more next month…
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.