Dear theatre friends,
Here’s something wonderful to look forward to:
“The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk,” which won my Award in Edinburgh in 2017, will finally be seen here! This was Emma Rice’s final production for Kneehigh (“Brief Encounter”). Emma’s new company, Wise Children, along with Kneehigh and the Bristol Old Vic, have collaborated on a production to be live streamed, then available on demand. You’ll see why I fell head over heels in love ith this show when you watch the far-too-brief trailer.
I’ll send schedule details and a discount code before tickets go on sale November 9th.
Here’s more current fare:
Coming back to Earth, Signature theatre is offering a free Reunion Reading of Suzan-Lori Park’s “The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, AKA the Negro Book of the Dead”– only until the 31st.
Keeping with the theme, albeit from a white playwright’s point of view– get a ticket for David Mamet’s “Race”— from 8pm tomorrow, shown for only 72 hours, on demand. You can contribute what you wish, from $5– to benefit The Actor’s Fund.
Another serious play, “Crave” by Sarah Kane, is coming from the much admired Chichester Festival. Choose “Live Stream” when purchasing a ticket.
Please note: if you select October 31st, there’s only a four hour time difference with GMT. We change our clocks on November 1st to revert to the typical 5 hours.
For a lighter Halloween delight, please catch Imitating the Dog’s production of “Night of the Living Dead”- Remix.
Next week, beginning the 6th, PBS Great Performance series will broadcast the riotous “One Man, Two Guvnors”— a must, even if we survive the election! Sign up for PBS’ emails if you’d like to be informed of future shows, too.
Saturday night, November 7th, you can see a live performance of “Krapp, 39” which is inspired by Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape.” Here’s the excellent New York Times’ review of the 2009 production, also written by and starring Michael Lawrence, at Soho Playhouse.
Much more coming next month– hope you have many more treats than tricks this year!
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.