Dear theatre friends,
Finally, something exciting to share! Tonight, at 7pm, you can see the always exciting Marin Ireland in “Blue Ridge” by Abby Rosebrock. I completely agree with Brantley’s New York Times’ review— Marin’s performance is unforgettable. If you’re otherwise engaged tonight, you can see the play on demand until the 19th.
You don’t need me to tell you that “One Night in Miami” is now streaming. You do need to know that the movie is adapted from a wonderfully reviewed play by Kemp Powers, which I saw at the Donmar Warehouse in October, 2016. I hope the filmed version is at least half as thrilling as the play, which was filled with intelligent conversation as well as Sam’s Cooke’s songs. I recall talking to the man seated next to me who insisted it was unthinkable that Trump could actually be elected…
Repertorio EnCasa on-Demand is now showing “La Gringa” by Carmen Rivera, on its 25th anniversary– in Spanish with English subtitles. Here’s the New York Times’ review, which calls the journey of a Puerto Rican girl back to her roots “delightful.”
Looking ahead, you can register at Shakespeare and Co. for an encore performance of “Martha Mitchell Calling” by Jodi Rothe, on January 19th. Annette Miller reprises her role as the outlandish, former Southern debutante, and wife of then U.S. Attorney General, John Mitchell– who made numerous phone calls in her attempt to tell the truth during the Nixon administration
Another notable event, on January 25th, is a benefit reading of “The Woman Hater” by Frances Burney, by and for Red Bull Theatre. This fine play, written in 1807 by feminist novelist, Fanny Burney, was very well received when it was seen in 2007. Please pay whatever you can to support this venerable company.
That’s all for now!
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!
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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.