Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ten Favorites from 2008

In the order in which I saw them...

Amazons and their Men
by Jordan Harrison
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
staring Rebecca Wisocky
Clubbed Thumb at Ohio Theater

Happy Days

directed by Deborah Warner,
staring Fiona Shaw
at BAM

Poetics: a ballet brut
Created by Nature Theatre of Oklahoma
Under The Radar Festival @ The Public

Deep Trance Behavior in Potatoland
Written directed and Designed by Richard Foreman
Ontological Hysteric Theater at St. Mark’s Church

NTUSA's Moliere's Don Juan
National Theater of the United States of America
@ Chocolate Factory in LIC

Top Girls
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by James Macdonald
Manhattan Theater Club
Biltmore Theater (Broadway)

Gentleman Caller
By Ann Marie Healy
directed by Brooke O'Harra
Clubbed Thumb: Summerworks 2008 @ Ohio Theater

Frequency Hopping
Written and directed by Elyse Singer
Hourglass Group at 3LD

Blanche Survives Katrina In a FEMA Trailer named Desire
Written & Performed by Mark Sam Rosenthal
Directed by Todd Parmley
Performed at FringeNYC

By Sarah Kane
Directed by Soho Rep artistic director Sarah Benson
@ Soho Rep


Anonymous said...

Frequency Hopping????? You've got to be kidding. Of all the shows that played NY this year, THAT was one of your favorites? I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess you know someone involved in the production because that show was practically a joke. Great design team and good actors, but that was about it. Maybe you had head phones on and couldn't hear the script?

Ludlow Lad said...

Great design team, good actors and very interesting topic made it a personal favorite from last year. Thinking back I can't think of anything that had a more beautiful and interesting design. The script wasn't a high point, but true stories often make for clumsy dramaturgy. Again these are personal favorites...