Sunday, January 20, 2013

6 Things To See in February 2013


Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it?  In Brecht’s comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters — Shen Tei the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a “good person” in a brutal world. A Foundry Theater production at LaMama.

The Foundry Theater and LaMama, ETC present
Directed by Lear deBessonet
With Taylor Mac as Shen Tei, Annie Golden and Lisa Kron
Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps

LaMama - Ellen Stewart Theatre 
66 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $35 Adults/$30 Students + Seniors

February 1 – February 24, 2013

Info + Tickets: Click Here

2. Moose Murders (Shamelessly Revised)

The most infamous flop of Broadway history, the farcical murder mystery MOOSE MURDERS closed on opening night to some of the most scathing reviews in history. Beautiful Soup Theater Collective revives it for the very first time in NYC.

Beautiful Soup Theater Collective presents

by Arthur Bicknell
Directed by Steven Carl McCasland

Connelly Theatre
220 East 4th Street
New York NY 10009

Tickets: $25.00 - $30.00

January 29, 2013 - February 10, 2013

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3. The Lying Lesson 

In a remote seaside village in Maine, a woman who may or may not bea legendary movie star shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple.Escorted by a young local woman who appears never to have heard of her,“Ruth” stakes a claim on her distant past, and plays a relentless game ofcat and mouse with her new “assistant.” This hilarious and unsettling homage to the films of Hollywood’s GoldenAge is directed by Pam MacKinnon. 

Atlantic Theater Company presents 
The Lying Lesson 
by Craig Lucas 
directed by Pam MacKinnon 

Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross Theater 
336 West 20th Street 
New York, NY 10011

Tickets: $70

February 6 - March 17, 2013 

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4. The Revisionist

David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their tenuous relationship develops, she reveals details about her complicated post-war past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.  This is a rare chance to see Vanessa Redgrave in on off-Broadway space.

Rattlestick Theater presents
The Revisionist
With Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave
Directed by Kip Fagan

Rattlestick Theater
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014

Tickets: $85.00

February 15, 2013 - March 31, 2013

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5. Belleville 

BELLEVILLE the newest drama from acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog (4000 Miles, After the Revolution) and director Anne Kauffman (Detroit, This Wide Night), is a chilling, Hitchcockian, look at the limits of trust, truth, deception and dependency in a world where both love and loss can be pathological and cathartic.This is the NYC premiere after debuting last year at Yale Rep.

New York Theater Workshop presents
by  Amy Herzog
directed by Anne Kauffman

New York Theater Workshop
79 East 4th Street 
(between Bowery and 2nd Ave)

Tickets: $70

February 12th - Mar 31st, 2013

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 6. Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play

After being denied the rights to several works by American playwrights of the 1930s and 40s based solely on Theater Reconstruction Ensemble's standing as an experimental company, their resident playwright Jaclyn Backhaus, the creative mind behind TRE's The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA!, has taken on the challenge of writing her own take on an American realism play of the 40s and 50s, utilizing the basic archetypal characters we've been running into in various workshops of iconic American plays, and creating a storyline that reflects what we've learned about the genre as a whole.    

February 21 - March 10, 2013

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents

Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by John Kurzynowski

46 Walker Street

(Between Broadway + Church Street)
New York, NY 10013For tickets + Info: Click Here


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