“Life According to Saki,” the latest winner of my Award from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, will begin previews February 8th at the 4th Street Theatre.
Just next door at New York Theatre Workshop, is my 2014 winner, “The Object Lesson,” from Geoff Sobelle. Here’s Ben Brantley’s intensely personal, highly emotional review from it’s too short run at BAM.
Now that you’ve bought tickets to my obvious favorites, you may have time for these:
“The Tempest” continues at St. Ann’s Warehouse, but only until February 19th. Run — if you’ve seen the previous all female transfers from Donmar Warehouse, or not. Here’s the New York Times’ review, if you need more encouragement!
It’s not every day that David Mamet has a new play premiering in New York. His latest, “The Penitent,” has an admirable cast, including his wife, Rebecca Pidgeon, and will be at Atlantic Theatre Company.
Another play coming with excellent London reviews is “Linda,” by Penelope Skinner at Manhattan Theatre Club, starring the renowned British stage actor, Janie Dee. She alone is worth the price of a ticket!
Looking ahead, please get seats for Lucas Hnath’s newest, “A Doll’s House, Part Two.” I’ll see anything by this brilliant writer, who dared to present knotty moral questions in both “Red Speedo” and “The Christians.” If you happen to be in Edinburgh in April, Lucas’s “Isaac’s Eye,” — a quirky examination of young Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke’s rivalry, originally at Ensemble Studio Theatre, will be there as part of their International Science Festival. It’s my first attempt to bring a play in the opposite direction!
I hope to see you at “Life According to Saki” and “The Object Lesson” — two examples of the riches found at the Edinburgh Fringe.
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.