There are a lot of exciting things in the theatre these days. London’s Royal Court Theatre is one of them. Jez Butterworth is another. And a new play by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court? It doesn’t get much more exciting than that. THE FERRYMAN opens April 24.
Off the charts demand is a beautiful thing. That’s the way it should be for theatre – not begging people to come support you, but rather battening down the hatches to control a wait list line that stretches around the block for a sold out show.
At the Public Theater, JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, an exciting new show from David Byrne, opens next week.
But unless you have a ticket, it’s already gone, gone, GONE.
When real world events move fast and furious, it can be hard to get new plays out there that address what’s happening. It takes a while to write a play. And many theatres plan their seasons years in advance.
For Denver’s Curious Theatre, the recent elevation of an orangutan-maned lunatic to president was reason enough to move fast and furious. They’ll be producing BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan April 4-19, 2017.
It’s mid winter in Portland. Hilarious, right?
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s the period in between July 4 and August 15 known as summer.
But forget about that. Here comes something to brighten your PNW blue gray mindset right NOW.
He can act, he can write. And he has won big awards for both disciplines. For all we know, the man can also sing and dance and is readying his musical debut. Any way you look at it, Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Tracy Letts is a force on the American stage and screen.
And he’s got another new play comin’ at you. Soon.
Running March 30 – May 21, 2017, Letts’s Linda Vista hits the boards at Steppenwolf.
Looking for a destination theatre trip to put some spring in your step? This promises to be one worth traveling for.
It’s the New Year, and already that resolution to have less drama in your life is under pressure.
Because opening weekend at Oregon Shakespeare Festival is coming up fast. And you can’t miss that. If you’re into theatre and anywhere near Oregon, there is no place else to be the weekend of Feb 24-26. So ye best plan to attend for a bard load of drama, fun and food.
As always, the season kicks off with four openings over three days. There are many other unique events over opening weekend that make this a theatre gathering unlike just about anything you’ll ever experience. Think of it as Broadway under the Siskiyou. With plentiful outdoor adventure options, it’s hard to think of a more exciting weekend. Anywhere.
Ski in the morning, consume affogatos in the afternoon, watch Shakespeare at night. It’s a tough life but someone has to do it.
May as well be you.
Don’t let a potential snowlandia alert keep you home. Cause there’s stuff to do.
Do you remember what?
Liminal + Fassbinder = trouble
After the (SW) Broadway success of RUDOLPH – ON STAGE, CFO (Chief Funny Officer) Shelley McLendon is back with a team of all stars to keep your Christmas rolling along.
BEST CHRISTMAS EVER
Excuses for why you can’t make it can be routed to email@example.com.
The thing about interesting theatre activities in smaller markets is you have to be ready and watching ALL THE TIME or you might miss something good.
You can’t say, “I do not need to hear about any more remounts of ALMOST, MAINE in Estacada or Wagontire – so I’m going to tune out everything now.”
Guaranteed if you do that you’ll miss something you should have seen.
Here’s a tip. Liminal is back and planning a four day only blitzkrieg at Disjecta.
Only 40 people per show! Translation: This thing is going to sell out faster than Donald Trump’s transition team.
So get on it. NOW.