Dear theatre friends,
You’re invited to a “marvellous party”— beginning in just a couple of hours. Needn’t dress for this occasion presented by Broadway on Demand and the Noel Coward Foundation. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of Sir Noel’s West End debut. You’ll want to join Dame Judi Dench among other notables– see you there!
The general public can now subscribe to the Irish Rep’s Fall Season— make your reservations now for performances on screen, from Tuesday, the 22nd. All are worth your time.
From the terrific company, Potomac Theatre Project, four archived shows starting this month. For 34 years, they’ve shown intelligent plays for thinking audiences. I really missed their annual July visit this year.
If you haven’t had your fill of the Apple family, you can see their latest talkfest, “The Incidental Moments of the Day” courtesy of The Public Theatre, through November 5th.
The Barrington Stage Company is offering another chance to view “Three Viewings.” The staged reading is available for a small (or large) donation. Described as darkly funny, the viewings take place in a funeral parlor. It runs September 23rd- 27th.
A modern rendition of this 17th century Spanish play, directed and designed by Ana Caro and other female artists, “Valor, Agravio et Mujer,” is translated as “Courage, Betrayal and a Woman Scorned.” The archived performance had been seen at the venerable Repertorio Espanol. Sounds fascinating– and way before its time. It will be shown with English subtitles.
Beginning today, Theater of War Productions will be presenting a program of important staged readings. Do look at their schedule and see if you can’t pencil in all. This is the U.S. based company. There’s also a U.K. Theatre of War company– also worth checking out.
If perchance, you missed the rapturous New York Times’ review, you may not have yet seen The Billie Holiday Theatre’s “Twelve Angry Men.. And Women.” Don’t miss this one!
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.