Dear theatre friends,
Whoops– almost missed this one– at 1pm today, register for Theater of War Production of readings from Sophocles, featuring Frances McDormand and Frankie Faison.
And starting tonight at 8pm, from The Public Theatre, “Under the Greenwood,” a documentary about the making of their highly-praised production of “As You Like it.”
There aren’t many advantages to living during this plague, but I’m delighted to report on one!
A greatly anticipated new play by Irish writer Dee Kinahan, “Embargo,” was to be part of the Dublin Theatre Festival– performed live in Dublin. Because government guidelines have changed, we can all now see it from Sunday, the 11th at 2pm and then for two weeks.
Please, please donate to support the work of the wonderful company, Fishamble, which is bringing us this and is known as the hub of new plays in Ireland.
Another play company well worth your support is Mint Theatre company From October 18th, their archived production of “Conflict” by Miles Malleson will be available. I’ve seen and enjoyed this– you’ll now be able to see how far ahead of his time was Mr. Malleson.
And from yet another venerable company, PTP/NYC, comes this stage memoir, “The House in Scarsdale,” by Dan O’Brien. It premieres tomorrow, the 8th, only until Sunday, the 11th. It’s described as rich Irish-American story telling– I’ll try anything from this company!
The marvelous Irish stars, Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy, will be your guides through the National Gallery’s paintings in “Give Me Your Hand,” a poetic stroll– October 13th, 7pm, from The Irish Rep.
Finally, get out your calendars– The Guardian newspaper has a comprehensive listing of the “hottest front room seats for theatre and dance.” This guidance is so much more inclusive than any I could possibly gather. If you appreciate this and their dedication to truthful journalism– you can feel free to subscribe and/or donate.
I’ll be back with more soon!
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.