Dear theatre friends,
Quickly, get down to Vandam Street to see Henry Naylor’s “Afghanistan Is Not Funny,” a multi- Award winning play, only until December 11th. While at the Soho Playhouse site scroll to find Tim Crouch’s “Truth’s a Dog Must to Kennel” coming at the end of the month.
Both these talents have long been selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival– for good reason!
How to categorize “Euphoria”, now at the Park Avenue Armory? Totally immersive film, music, theatre? Go see for yourself and experience the unique artform of Julian Rosefeldt. His indescribable new work will leave you dizzy, if not breathless!
Then, look ahead to the new season at the Armory. Be sure not to miss “Love”, beginning in February, from London’s National Theatre. This rave review calls Alexander Zeldin’s work “the play of the year”– get your tickets early!
Then, in June, do not miss “The Doctor”. Last month, I saw Juliet Stevenson’s stellar performance in this brilliant Robert Icke play, originally at The Almeida– and I’ve thought about the myriad questions and contradictions it raises many, many times since. Juliet will again be heading the cast. Oh, we’re so lucky “The Doctor” will be gracing our city!
Back to the reality of what’s on right now, I failed to mention Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris’s “Downstate” in a previous email. It has now been extended to December 22nd, so try to see his well reviewed latest at Playwrights Horizons.
You may know Eddie Izzard for his terrific stand up comedy, or have been fortunate to have seen his towering performance in “Joe Egg.” This month, you’ll have the opportunity to see the breadth of his talent in “Great Expectations”. I guarantee it will be nothing like Charles Dickins imagined! Eddie will be playing all 21 characters, with his inimitable style– six weeks only.
I hope you’ll have time for some of these in the midst of Christmas and end-of-year festivities. If not, when the partying is over– the theatre will still be with us! And I’ll be back
to give you my best tips.
That’s all for now. I hope to sit next to you in the 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.