The Spring season is well underway and there are so many promising plays to choose from. Here’s my abbreviated list:
First, don’t miss the inauguration of The Shed at the brand new Hudson Yards, where “Norma Jeane Baker of Troy“will have its world premiere. Suffice it to say, I’ll see anything with Renee Fleming and Ben Whishaw!
A delightful show which I saw in Edinburgh is “The Humours of Bandon” at Irish Arts. It gave me a lasting appreciation of traditional Irish dance along withthe intense pressure the dancers face.
The Public is looking back at ancient history with a world premiere of Tim Blake Nelson’s “Socrates.”. Since he also wrote “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” and “The Battle of Buster Scruggs,” I anticipate awildly witty interpretation of the great thinker’s work.
If you missed “Plano”, it’s being revived by the Obie Award-winning company, Clubbed Thumb. theatermania.com. I was intrigued by this New York Times review of an earlier production with the same much praised ensemble cast.
You don’t need me to tell you that the venerable Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” at the Irish Rep deserves to be revisited– especially in this fine production directed by Neil Pepe.
Lastly, for new writing, I’m going to see “Battles of Richmond Hill” by my friend, Penny Jackson, at HERE. I’ve seen and read her previous work, and this one sounds very promising, indeed.
Since this season demands a few minutes out-of-doors, maybe I’ll see you in Central Park. More likely, I’ll see you at 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.