Dear theatre friend,
With cautious optimism, I’m finally venturing into theatres to see plays the way they’re meant to be seen. My first two purchases are for New York Theatre Workshop’s “Sanctuary City,” by Martyna Majok (Pulitzer Prize, “Cost of Living”) and “Morning Sun” by the deservedly renowned playwright, Simon Stephens (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”), from MTC.
Sorry to give you little notice– today you can see the first in the program entitled “Pericles 2021,” from Red Bull Theatre. Tonight’s reading by Raphael Nash Thompson is live streamed at 7:30. The series continues through October.
You can celebrate the reopening of the venerated Irish Rep with their first post pandemic live production, “Autumn Royal,” by International Dublin Literary Award winner, Kevin Barry, starring Maeve Higgins and the always entrancing John Keating.
These long months of streaming have resulted in the availability of more plays–you may not be in Chicago to get to Steppenwolf, but you have the opportunity to watch “Three Short Plays by Tracy Letts.” The New York Times has already given them a terrific review, reminding us of Tracy’s early, dark “Bug” and “Killer Joe”– my favorites!
The new director of the Avignon Festival, Tiego Rodrigues, will perform in his poetic experiment “By Heart” at BAM October 12th-17th. He’s been described as a leading Portuguese maker of subversive and lyrical theatre– we’re fortunate to have the opportunity of experiencing his work.
From the adventurous theatre company, PlayCo, with the collaboration of Por Piedad Teatro and with support from 59e59 Theatre, comes “Django in Pain”by Antonio Vega. It was originally developed as part of the commissioned #PlayFromSixFeetAway, and 59e59’s Plays In Place program.
I’ll return soon, whenever I find plays that we’ll want to see.
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.