Speaking of theatre...

April 2019

So Much To See

The Spring season is well underway and there are so many promising plays to choose from. Here's my abbreviated list:

First, don't miss the inauguration of The Shed at the brand new Hudson Yards, where "Norma Jeane Baker of Troy"will have its world premiere. Suffice it to say, I'll see anything with Renee Fleming and Ben Whishaw!

Next up at MCC's beautiful new 52nd St. theatre is "BLKS". I booked it after reading this positive review of its Steppenwolf production.

A delightful show which I saw in Edinburgh is "The Humours of Bandon" at Irish Arts. It gave me a lasting appreciation of traditional Irish dance along withthe intense pressure the dancers face.

The Public is looking back at ancient history with a world premiere of Tim Blake Nelson's "Socrates.". Since he also wrote "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" and "The Battle of Buster Scruggs," I anticipate awildly witty interpretation of the great thinker's work.

If you missed "Plano", it's being revived by the Obie Award-winning company, Clubbed Thumb. theatermania.com. I was intrigued by this New York Times review of an earlier production with the same much praised ensemble cast.

I purchased tickets for "Do You Feel Anger" at the Vineyard after reading this review from the Humana Festival. Maybe we all need a lesson in empathy!

The long awaited Brits off Broadway at 59e59 begins this month. I'll be seeing:"Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain," which comes with this fine review.

You don't need me to tell you that the venerable Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock" at the Irish Rep deserves to be revisited-- especially in this fine production directed by Neil Pepe.

Lastly, for new writing, I'm going to see "Battles of Richmond Hill" by my friend, Penny Jackson, at HERE. I've seen and read her previous work, and this one sounds very promising, indeed.

Since this season demands a few minutes out-of-doors, maybe I'll see you in Central Park. More likely, I'll see you at the theatre!



Speaking of Theatre Speaking of Theater is a monthly newsletter written by Carol Tambor. Her only objective is to connect New York audiences with excellent Off-Broadway productions, with no commercial interest in any of the shows she recommends.

Carol Tambor Carol Tambor is a portrait artist and long-time lover of theater. To see her paintings, please click here. She established the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation in 2004 and began publishing this newsletter in 2009.

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