Sunday, November 25, 2012

2013 Under The Radar Festival

Tickets for the 2013 Under The Radar Festival will go in sale on Tuesday, November 27th.  Here are some highlights of this year's offerings:

Hollow Roots
Written by Christina Anderson
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
a woman traverses a nameless urban landscape plagued by a question: can a person of color have a "neutral narrative"?

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich
Back to Back Theatre (Australia)
Ganesh's travels through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol.

Minsk 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker
Belarus Free Theatre
A love letter to a home that exiles those willing to fight for it, Minsk 2011 celebrates and mourns a land that has lost its way.

Hamlet, Prince of Grief
Leev Theater Group (Iran)
Shakepeare's tragic hero comes to terms with his violent fate through an obsessive retelling of the moments that preceded the tragedy.

Life and Times
Nature Theater of Oklahoma (USA)
Life and Times: Episodes 1-4 charts one person's account of their own life from earliest memory through adolescence with music, movement and mystery.

2 Dimensional Life of Her
Fleur Elise Noble (Australia)
An enchanting mix of drawing, animation, puppetry, projection and paper, 2 Dimensional Life of Her is a richly imagined performance installation set in an artist's studio.

Zero Cost House
Pig Iron Theatre Company (USA) & Toshiki Okada (Japan)
A meditation on how Henry David Thoreau's Walden changed a man's life; on the disruptions and re-imaginings that followed the tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster at Fukushima; and on the uneasy compromises between radical idealism and contemporary living.

January 9 - 20, 2013
For tickets, info and full schedule: Click Here

Friday, November 23, 2012

Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol Returns

Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol returns to Abrons Arts Center this holiday season. This year, downtown legend Everett Quinton is on hand for the festivities. Farrington uses his signature style of projecting video images onto a multitude of surfaces to tell the classic Dickens tale incorporating images from 35 different film versions that range from Mister Magoo to George C. Scott and from The Muppets to Bill Murray. The juxtaposition of the Victorian and the digital make for an incredibly unique holiday experience.

Abrons Arts Center presents
Reid Farrington's A Christmas Carol 
November 24, 2012 - December 23, 2012
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 3 pm
$25 adults, $15 students and seniors

For Tickets and Info: Click Here

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002

Monday, November 12, 2012

Q & A with Jonathan Franzen @ HOUSE FOR SALE

The marvelous Transport Group will be hosting a rare personal appearance by Jonathan Franzen after the Thursday, November 15th performance of Daniel Fish's adaptation of Franzen's HOUSE FOR SALE.

Audience Q & A hosted by Transport Group's Artistic Director, Jack Cummings III follows the 7pm performance and audience members will receive an autographed copy of Franzen's The Discomfort Zone!

For Tickets: Click Here

Friday, November 09, 2012

Roman Tragedies @ BAM

We are LOVING this trailer for Toneelgroep Amsterdam's production of Roman Tragedies By William Shakespeare, directed by Ivo van Hove!

BAM presents
Roman Tragedies
By William Shakespeare
Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Directed by Ivo van Hove

Nov 16—Nov 18, 2012

Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

For Tickets/Info: Click Here

RUN TIME: 5hrs 30min (no intermission; no assigned seating; audience is encouraged to move around the theater)

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Performances of WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT begin Friday, Nov. 9th

Soho Rep presents Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915.  Eric Ting directs this New York premiere, which is described as follows:
"An ensemble of American actors come together to make a play about the little-known first genocide of the 20th century. As the group wrestles with this remote story, their exploration hits much closer to home than anyone ever expected."
Performances were to begin on Wednesday, November 7th, but due to Hurricane Sandy, the first performance will be Friday, November 9th.

Soho Rep presents
We Are Proud to Present 
a Presentation About the 
Herero of Namibia, 
Formerly Known as 
South West Africa, 
From the German 
Between the Years 1884-1915 
by Jackie Sibblies Drury
directed by Eric Ting

Nov 9 - Dec 2, 2012

For Tickets and Info: Click Here

Soho Rep's excellent FEED program continues with We Are Proud To Present... Click Here for a full list of FEED events for this show