In the Time of Corona
April 27th, 2021
Dear theatre friend,
Here are several plays worth your time– even if sitting in front of a screen sometimes feels more a chore than a pleasure.
See Paula Vogel’s “The Baltimore Waltz” starring Mary Louise Parker, beginning this Thursday. It won an Obie for Best New American Play in 1992.
You may be delighted by the modernized and truncated “Romeo and Juliet” from The National Theatre, streaming on PBS. This 90 minute version has been rapturously reviewed by The Guardian — try it, if you’re not a Shakespeare purist! It stars the captivating Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley.
In order to see The Bridge Theatre’s production of “:Julius Caesar,” starring the superb Ben Whishaw, you need to subscribe to their National Theatre At Home program.
You’ll not find a finer selection of work!
Do see another of Mint’s wonderfully resurrected, streaming plays, “A Picture of Autumn,”
recorded live in 2013. You might like to read this four star Time Out review, either before of after watching this long lost gem.
A couple of years ago, I was introduced to an avid company, Theatre Breaking Through Barriers, which is devoted to creating “a common ground for all voices.” You can now stream “Trans(4)missions,” 10 new, short plays celebrating our diverse world.
Pulitzer Prize winning author, Nilo Cruz’s “Two Sisters and a Piano,” starring Jimmy Smits and Daphne Rubin-Vega, on until May 23rd. It’s a story of two imprisoned artists, during the Russian pull out of Cuba in 1991.
Finally, you can register for a free ticket to The Lincoln Center’s production of “The Royale,” the Obie and drama Desk winning play about legendary boxer, Jay “The Sport” Jackson. Filmed at the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre in 2016.
More to come– until we can meet in adjoining seats!
That’s all for now–
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Carol Tambor