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Marvin's Tip Sheet

"Marvin’s Tip Sheet" is a bi-monthly publication about current productions in the New York City area. It is compiled by Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Performance, Comparative Literature, and Middle Eastern Studies.


May 31 2018


As the 2017-18 season draws to a close, this will be the last tipsheet of the season.  We wish all of our readers a great summer which I hope, includes some theatre-going.  Will be back in the fall.  Marvin Carlson.


Charles Mee’s First Love will be revived at the Cherry Lane Theatre June 7th thru July 8th.  Tix $39 thru June 15th, then $39 with code CENTRALLOVE.  38 Commerce Street.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


Mary Page Marlowe, a new memory play by Tracy Letts, will be presented by Second Stage June 18 th thru August 12th.  Tix $69, discounted to $59 thru July 11th with code MPM10.  305 West 43 St.  Tel. 212-335-1792.


 A Mabou Mines remix of Uncle Vanya, This Was the End, will be presented June 7th to June 16th.  Tix $25.  150 First Ave.  Tel.  212-473-0559.


Sugar in Our Wounds, a lyrical story of queer love  in the black community during the Civil War by Donja Love, will be offered beginning June 4th by the Manhattan theatre Club.  Tix. #30 with code F&FSIO. 131 West 44 St.  Tel. 212- 581-1212.


The Target Margin exploration of Thousand and One Nights continues with Kareem Fahmy’s The Triumphant Parts 3, 4 and 7, to be presented June 13th -17th.  In it, three gay men imprisoned in Egypt, pass the time recalling Sindbad tales.  232 52 St. Brooklyn.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


En Garde Arts, specializing in site-specific work, is presenting a work on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Red Hills in a 20,000 square foot empty floor of a Village office building June 7th - 9th.  Tix $15.  101 Greenwich Street, 9th floor.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


A far more intimate site-specific experience is offered by Third Rail.  Behind the City, presented June 11th thru July 1st. Only two people can experience it at any one time, and tickets (free) will be awarded in pairs on a first come first served bases beginning June 14th at 10 a.m.  For more information see the Third Rail website.


Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf, a parody of the Albee classic by Elevator Repair Service, will play at the Abrons Arts Center June 1st - 24th.  Tix. $55-$65.  466 Grand St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


Straight White Men, a new piece by Young Jean Lee, opens at Second Stage June 29th thru Sept.  Tix $69 to $149. Hayes Theater, 240 West 44 St.  Tel. 212-239-6200.


Now in previews at the Public, opening June 20th, Ma-Yi’s Teenage Dick, an adolescent reworking of Richard III.  Tix $55.  425 Lafayette St.  Tel.  212-967-7555.


Saturday, June 26th is Bloomsday, celebrated annually be a staged reading of the first 17 sections of Joyce’s classic at Symphony Space.  Tix $27.  Followed of course by an after reading party in Bar Thalis with Irish music and potations.  Broadway at 95.  Tel. 212-864-5400.


Mint Theatre will present a benefit reading of Molnar”s 1909 Liliom. Upon which Carousel is based, on Monday, June 11th. Tix $25.   Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-315-0231                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Epic Players’ “neuro-incluksive” production of The Tempest will be presented at the Flea Theatre thru June 10th.  Tix. $55,  20 Thomas Street. Tel. 212-226-0051