Dear theatre friends,
Sorry, short notice for a thoughtful play ending soon– “Chains” at Mint Theatre is well worth your time. A talented ensemble has brought Elizabeth Baker’s play back to life- a hit in 1909! Considering today’s economic hardships, the topic of being “chained” to one’s existence seems timely, indeed. Again, beautifully staged with Mint’s ever extraordinary sets and costumes. Only until July 23rd.
Another revival, this from 1958, is the first authorized off Broadway presentation of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, Tennessee Williams’ iconic work, at St. Clement’s Theatre. Perfect sultry entertainment for a hot summer night
How about a different sort of theatre– a walking tour/play ? Try “Chasing Andy Warhol” by Bated Breath Theatre Company, directed by Mara Lieberman. You’ll see scenes performed throughout East Village locations– and you needn’t wear a mask! This sounds to be reminiscent of the open air, audience participation shows so popular at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Audible has been producing plays for the last few years which could translate into their main business– audio books. At Minetta Lane Theatre, you can see “Heart”, written and performed by the powerful Jade Anouka. Her performance in “Chef” at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 was not to be forgotten. I’m so excited to see her again, now in New York!
This month, I’ll also be seeing “The Nosebleed” by Aya Ozawa at the Clare Tow Theatre, Lincoln Center. I missed the play when it was presented at Japan House. Here’s the New York Times’ Critics Pick review. So happy we have another chance!
One of the finest small companies bringing work annually to New York is PTP/NYC, aka Potomac Theatre Project. Congratulations on their 35th year! At Atlantic Theatre Two, I’ll be seeing “Sex, Grift and Death”— three short plays by Carol Churchill and Steven Berkoff.In rep, are two more plays, “Reverse Transcription”, described as “hauntings from pandemics past and present”. Try it, if you haven’t explored this topic sufficiently!
And just for fun– when was the last time you saw “The Little Shop of Horrors”? This utterly silly, campy musical will delight both adults and children. The wittily delivered messages of greed and moral turpitude might be lost on the youngsters– and perhaps their parents!
I hope to hear from you, and sit next to you in the theatre!
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.