Dear theatre friends,
Another month, another missive! Here are some last minutes events for your streaming pleasure:
Miss seeing live plays? You’ve got company– tonight at 7pm, join Hillary Clinton and several notable Broadway actors at New York Times “Offstage” — for a conversation about the meaning, absence and future of our beloved theatre.
If that sounds somewhat depressing– also at 7pm tonight, see the live performance of Albert Camus’s “The Fall” presented by The French Institute, FIAF. It will be performed by Ronald Guttman (“Homeland”) in English.
And if that, too, sounds depressing, go to Joe’s Pub YouTube channel for “Kiki and Herb: Seeking Asylum.” The introduction alone, by Alan Cumming, will instantly cheer you– guaranteed!
Then, tomorrow at 1pm, a conversation with Fiona Shaw will be live streamed from the Dublin Theatre festival in honor of her lifetime contribution onstage.
Another on the comprehensive YouTube site is the Finborough production of “The Adding Machine: A Musical.” This wonderfully reviewed adaptation of Elmer Rice’s satire is available until November 12th– don’t miss this one!
If you, like me, need to be transported– enter Garcia Lorca’s world in Repertorio Espanol’s production of “La Casa de Bernarda Alba”— performed in Spanish with English titles. This classic tragedy will resonate during our currently constrained lives– we can empathize with these cloistered women in 1930s Spain, indeed!
Enjoy your Autumn weekend!
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.