Theatre in the Time of Corona: Update!

Theatre in the Time of Corona: Update!

The following is a note from Carol Tambor, whose wonderful blog is “speaking of theatre” is a must-read.  Tambor offers suggestions about what to stream right now.

A Stage Light Rack with 3 Spotlights Shining down towards the middle of the layout in a dark area.

Many have asked whether the National Theatre would be streaming their National Theatre Live broadcasts– finally, they’ve said yes. Each week, National Theatre Live At Home will have one of their productions streaming– free. They’re beginning with “family friendly” fare: this week, “One Man, Two Guvnors” with formerly pudgy James Corden, who won a Tony in 2012 for this frantic comic role.

As part of their annual Brits off Broadway Festival, “The Habit of Art” by Alan Bennett was to be shown at 59e59 theatre. Val Day, their Artistic Director, sent this link to Original Theatre Company, which will broadcast both this and “Croft” by Ali Milles. I found the former as interesting as you’d expect from the brilliant Alan Bennett, in its National Theatre version. Val said it’s been rewritten for this tour (which was to include NY) and is even better. “Croft” looks great, too.

The Royal Court Theatre will be streaming “Cypres Avenue” from Northern Irish Playwright, David Ireland, who also won my Award for “Ulster American.” This is decidedly NOT family-friendly fare, but with the inimitable Stephen Rea, it is not to be missed!

The award-winning, “red-blooded” (NYTimes) Red Bull Theatre Company’s production of John Ford’s classic “Tis a Pity She’s a Whore” returns live this coming Monday, March 30th, as part of their extraordinary Revelation Readings Monday night series. It will be streamed free, and should be memorable.

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