Dear theatre friend,
I had prematurely ended my “…In the Time of Corona” emails, hoping that there would soon be enough live work to return to my previous format and schedule. Now, it seems, there are highly accomplished plays available which I’d like to share with you— albeit via computer.
ONE TIME ONLY, July 15th 2:30 pm– a live performance from the Soho Theatre, London. “Shedding a Skin,” by Award-winning Amanda Wilkin, will be captured onstage. Amanda will demonstrate why she’s been playing to sold out houses and earning incredible reviews, such as this from the Guardian.
Chicago’s Goodman Theatre has produced “I Hate it Here,” by Ike Holter. It will be streamed July 15-18th, from their stage. The New York Times, and many others, have recognized Ike’s voice as one to listen to–closely.
Actor and playwright Charlayne Woodward’s latest, “The Garden,” continues only until July 18th. it’s a co-production by Baltimore’s Center Stage and the La Jolla Playhouse.
For a musical interlude, do see “After Midnight,” an exuberant song and dance celebration of the swing era– music by Duke Ellington and others, from Virginia’s Signature Theatre. While on their site, buy tickets for next month’s “Detroit ’67” by Dominique Morisseau– for lovers of Motown, a slightly more recent era! I loved it when at The Public in 2013, a co-production with The Classical Theatre of Harlem.
Perhaps you remember the film “Bagdad Cafe?” If not, you have a chance to see Emma Rice’s (“The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk”) adaptation– and you needn’t go to London’s Old Vic. It will be streaming for only one week in August, filmed live onstage. Buy tickets now— it’s the latest of the Old Vic’s In Camera presentations.
Lastly, I’ll direct you to the Jermyn Street Theatre’s site to buy “at home” tickets for several productions. Although tiny in size, their work is great– look at the left hand column to see streaming dates for “On Arriving,” “Mr. and Mrs. Nobody,” and others.
I’ll return soon– whenever I find plays that we’ll want to see– even if not sitting next to each other!
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.