Marvin's Tip Sheet
September 14, 2014
LaMama is offering a major international project this fall, three companies from three theatrical cultures (US, Korea, Italy) presenting contemporary work based on Shakespeare’s the Tempest. First up is an adaptation, Tempest. by the innovative director Karin Coonrod with music by Elizabeth Swados, playing Oct. 2nd thru Nov. 2nd. Tix $40, students $30. Next is a version by the Makwh Repertory of Korea, playing Nov. 20th-23rd, and finally Nella Tempesta by the MOTUS Theatre of Italy, playing December 11th-21st. Tix $30 and $25 for the last two. Three play package $75.
The first production in P.S. 122’s OUTHERE festival will be the American premiere of Argentinian playwright Fernando Rubio, Everything by my Side, an interactive site-specific performance Sept. 26th-28th at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45. Performances run in 15-minute cycles 2pm -7p.m. Tix $5. Tel. 866-811-4111.
In conjunction with its production of Peter Brook’s The Valley of Astonishment (running Sept. 15th-October 5th), Tjeatre for a New Audience will be showing a series of films on Brook and his work, “Celebrating Peter Brook:” Brook’s own Tell Me Lies (1968), Sept. 29th at 9:15pm, and Simon Brook’s Peter Brook: The Tightrope (2012) and Brook by Book (2002) Sept. 29th at 7:00pm and 9:15pm.
The imaginative PigPen Theatre will be presented a new piece, The Old Man and the Old Moon at the New Victory Theater Sept. 26th thru Oct. 13th. Tix $15-$38, orchestra and mezenine discounted to $30.50 and $22.50 with the code OMOMania. 209 West 42 Sat. Tel. 646-223-3010. All showings $10. 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, Tel. 212-229-2819, ext. 10.
Vineyard opens its season with Mike Bencivenga’s Billy and Ray, showing Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler creating the film Double Indemnity in 1940s Hollywood. Tix $79 ($40.00 if you become a member). 108 East 15 St. Tel. 212-353-0303.
The Irish Repertory Theatre opens its fall season Sept 24th with a new work by Conor McPherson, Port Authority, presenting the stories of three generations of Irish men. Thru Nov. 16th. Tix $71, but 20% off with a $50 membership (3 shows). DR2 theatre, 103 East 15 Street. Tel. 212-727-2737.
Frank Marcus’ 1964 comedy, The Killing of Sister George, is being revived by TACT at the Beckett Theatre Sept. 23rd thru Nov. 1st. Tix. $59.25. 410 West 42 St. Tel. 212-714-2442.
Billy Hayes one-man show about his Turkish prison experience, Riding the Midnight Express, formerly a book and movie, is playing at Barrow Street Sept. 24th-Nov. 30th. Preview tix (Sept. 24th-Oct 1st) $30. After that $45-$65 discounted to $35 with code RME35. 27 Barrow Street. Tel. 212-868-4444.
The Baryshnikov Arts Center launches its Fall 2014 season with a work by Russia’s leading contemporary playwright, Ivan Viripaev. This is Illusions, directed by Cazimir Liske, a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre. Sept. 17th-24th. Tix $25. 450 West 37 St. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Owen Davis’ Icebound, winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize in drama, is being revived at the Metropolitan Playhouse Sept.19th-Oct. 19th. Tix $25, students $20. 220 East 4th St. Tel. 800-838-3006.
We have been inundated by King Lears this past season, but if you are up for another one, starring Joseph Marcell, the Globe Theatre version will be offered at Skirball Center Sept. 30th-Oct. 12th. Tix $39-$70, discounted to $33-$59 with the code GLOBE15. 566 LaGuadia Place. Tel. 866-611-8183.
Generations by British playwright Debbie Tucker Green takes us into the kitchen in a South African township where three generations of a family cook and share stories. Playing Sept. 30th-Oct. 26th to open the Play Company season. Appropriate food and drink will be served afterwards by the Madiba Restaurant. Tix $35. Soho Rep, 46 Walker Street. Tel 866-811-4111.