This month begins my favorite NY smorgasbord: Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays. Try at least one of their three programs and see for yourself why they just received a special Drama Desk Award for producing and supporting so much talent and new writing.
For Athol Fugard fans, there are two coming to New York: Signature Theatre is producing his new play ” The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek” and BAM will be bringing “A Human being Died That Night” from 2013, which received raves in London.
And for Branden Jacob-Jenkins’ fans — “Gloria” will be coming to the Vineyard Theatre. The story of contemporary office workers will certainly be a far cry from his Obie winning “An Octoroon” and “Appropriate.”
I always find time for Neil LaBute’s entertaining view of dysfunctional relationships — his latest “The Way We Get By” is already in previews at Second Stage. For a touch more optimism about the human condition (at least as described by the publicist!) “Nice Girl” by Melissa Ross at Labyrinth, another brand new work.
Just two more: “The Spoils“by Jesse Eisenberg about a bully, played by none other than Jesse Eisenberg, in a multi-ethnic cast of five.
…and now for the promised Paintings and Champagne!
Please join me for the opening of my portrait exhibit on Saturday, May 30th.
Location: Sherman, Connecticut Library (directions)
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.