Speaking of theatre...

February 2017

Two Gems from Edinburgh on East 4th Street

"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.

If you'd like to find out more about the author, Katherine Rundell, and her play, read this current article in Newsweek. Then, buy discounted tickets, using code CTTF.

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!

I'm going to try "Jonah and Otto" at the Lion Theatre (here's a link for discounts) by British playwright, Robert Holman. I have high hopes, given the London review.

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!

I'll be at "Dolphins and Sharks," the next offering from Labyrinth Theatre Company. Here's playwright, James Anthony Tyler's bio , which suggests he's a talent to watch.

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.

Happy theatre-going!



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.

The Best of Edinburgh The Best of Edinburgh is an award given at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is the largest arts festival in the world. The winner of the Award receives a 4 week, all-expense paid run in New York.