Marvin's Tip Sheet
November 15, 2015
Cherry Lane theatre is presenting Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s reworking of Ibsen’s A Doll House, directed by Austin Pendleton, thru Dec. 12th. Tix $46, discounted to $36 with code Nora TM. 38 Commerce Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Honoring the 100th anniversary of the Provincetown Playhouse (whose home in Greenwich Village was destroyed by NYU for office space in 2008), the Metropolitan Playhouse is presenting thru Dec. 13th a revival of Susan Glaspell’s 1899 Alison’s House. 220 East 4th St. Tel. 800-838-3006.
The Transport Group is reviving the musical fairy tale, Once Upon a Mattress with Jackie Hoffmann and John “Lypsinka” Epperson Nov. 23rd to Jan. 6th at the Abrons Arts Center. Tix $49-$69. 466 Grand St. Tel. 866-811-4111.
In the manner of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, a two-hander epistolary play often performed by a series of duets, The Women’s Project Theatre is offering a new pair of stars each week through Dec. 5th, for Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth. Next up are Cherry Jones and David Aaron Baker Nov. 16th to 21st, then Rinde Eckert and Ellen McLaughlin Nov. 23rd - Dec.18th. Tix $72 and $77. Broadway at 76. Tel. 866-611-4111.
Trevor White’s The Private View, about memorialization of the 1916 uprisings, after a sold-out run at the Dublin Theatre Festival, will be presented at the American Irish Historical Society Nov. 17th, 18th, and 19th. Tix $25. 991 Fifth Ave at 80th. Tel. 212-288-2263.
The new Pilobolus piece, Shadowland, will be presented at the Skirball Center Nov. 20th thru Dec. 6th. Tix $45-$75. 566 LaGuardia Place. Tel. 212-998-4941.
The US/Columbian dance/puppet company Loco7 will present Undefined Fraction, based on Calderon’s Life is a Dream at LaMama Nov. 19th - 29th as a part of the LaMama 2015 Puppet Festival. Tix $25, students $20. 66 East 4th St. Tel. 646-430-5374.
Opera Feroce, founded in 2011 to present intimate opera based on the Baroque repertoire, is presenting Jewels of the Baroque, a salon smorgasbord of instrumental and vocal works, accompanied by afternoon tea, at Behind the Door in Brooklyn Nov. 28th at 4:00pm and 29th at 2:00pm. Tix $35 (includes refreshments), 219 Court Street. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com.
The Irish Repertory Theatre will be reviving its annual Christmas production, Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales Nov. 24th thru Jan. 3rd at the DR2 theatre. Tix $70, discounted to $60 with code EARLY before Dec. 1st). 103 East 15th St. Tel. 212-727-2737.
The Fellowship for the Performing Arts, devoted to presenting significant theatre with a Christian viewpoint to diverse audiences, in opening its first full season in New York with for productions at the Pearl Theatre. C.S. Lewis dominates the season and his The Great Divorce, a theological fantasy first published in book form in 1944 and adapted several times for the stage in this century, is the first offering, running thru Jan. 3rd. Tix $65. Rush tix at $30 one hour prior to curtain (normally at 7:00). 555 West 42 Street. Tel. 212-563-9261.
A timely political satire, Promising, in being offered thru Dec. 5th by the InProximity Theatre Company at the Beckett on Theatre Row. Tix $25 ($20 with discount code TRPROMSTX). 410 West 42 Street. Tel. 212-947-8844.