Dear theatre friends,
Sorry for this last minute alert:
New York’s own very fine Rattlestick will be streaming previous well received productions, starting with Samuel D. Hunter’s “The Few” tonight at 7:00– tickets sales, from Play-Per-View, will be for the benefit of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. When seen in 2014, it was a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick.
While on the Play-Per-View site, you’ll find other live stream events: “Heroes of the Fourth Turning”, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist, on the 18th; “Knife to the Heart” on the 25th– you may want to read this terrific review from an L.A. production; and The TEAM’s “RoosevElvis” on August 1st. Here’s the New York Times’ review of the 2013 Bushwick Starr premiere.
Please remember: ticket sales may account for a majority of these companies’ revenue– if you can, do purchase the best seats in the house!
This Thursday, you can support MCC by getting a ticket for “Good As New” by Peter Hedges, with Julianne Moore. The short play will be followed by an interactive talkback. All donations will be matched by MCC’s Board– so give generously!
You might like to sample several playwrights’ new work being given a virtual production by the London company, Papercut Theatre. Their mission is supporting burgeoning talent and you can too– by buying a ticket here.
From Fishamble, a favorite Irish new writing theatre, comes “Tiny Plays 24/7,” the result of a challenge made by Artistic Director, Jim Culleton, to the playwriting community. These 10 plays were chosen from many submitted during the shutdown, and several were filmed at the O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin. Do give them a try!
Back in New York, there’s been a company operating under my radar– “Manual Cinema,” brought to my attention by reader, Richard Lachmann. It appears they’ve combined film, puppetry and live performance —and have been doing so for 10 years.
I’ll join you in a couple of weeks to view a retrospective of their work– if you get a seat!
That’s all for now– as I receive news I’ll pass it along. But don’t completely fill your calendars yet– more shows are continuing to find their way to our screens.
Aren’t we fortunate to be living during this plague and not Sophocles’? Or, are you overwhelmed by choice?
Again, if you discover other theatre-related news– please get in touch: Carol@BestofEdinburgh.org.
And, need I reiterate? I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content!
Please send other theatre related information, or do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
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.