This summer we can enjoy Ensemble Studio Theatre’s biennial Marathon of Short Plays. Just a few days left to enjoy series “A,” wonderfully reviewed here, but programs “B” and “C” continue throughout June.
If you haven’t already booked “1984” in these fraught times — perhaps you need to read a review of this fine adaptation of Orwell’s classic, prescient book. Although the cast now includes Reed Birney and Olivia Wilde, it’s the same production which had four sold out runs in London. You may still be able to snag discounted tickets here.
I’m going to try “The Cost of Living” from MTC at City Center, by Martyna Majok, whose “Ironbound” last year at Rattlestick was unforgettable. “The Cost of Living” garnered excellent reviews at Williamstown, and the same production directed by Jo Bonney is here.
Don’t miss “Animal” at Atlantic Two — I’ve seen and can guarantee that Rebecca Hall and her real life husband, Morgan Spector, will have you in their thrall.
You, too, may be intrigued by “Ghost Light” at Claire Tow, Lincoln Center. It’s billed as an immersive “performance about performance” by the same company which created “Then She Fell” — I’m so curious, I’ll be there!
If my list this month seems a bit abbreviated, it’s because I’ll be in London — I’ll fill you in on the theatre I’ve seen there, upon my return.
Enjoy the summer — especially at a play!
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.