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A new play by Calvin Trillin starring Jessica Hecht, as well as imports from the Young Vic in London and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, are in store for the 2018-19 season at Theater for a New Audience, the company announced Wednesday. READ THE FULL SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE NEW YORK TIMES…Read More »
The New York Times: The Ones We Left Behind By Ben Brantley, Jesse Green, Laura Collins-Hughes, Alexis Soloski and Elisabeth Vincentelli May 31, 2018 Majority rule (mostly). One play per playwright. How we put together the 25 Plays list, and a bid to remember notable writers and favorite works that missed the cut. … Literary Lions ADRIENNE KENNEDY Fragmentary, lyrical, devastating plays…Read More »
The Great Work Continues: The 25 Best American Plays Since ‘Angels in America’ By Ben Brantley and Jesse Green June 1, 2018 “The Great Work begins.” When we first heard the Angel of America bellow that bulletin as the curtain came down on Part 1 of the play named for her and her band of…Read More »
They are at their exquisite peak, this boy and girl stepping through the shadows. They are far enough from childhood to be fully formed but not yet coarsened by adulthood, as delicate of limb and feature as mantelpiece figurines. Only the slight differences in the shades of their perfect skins suggest they are not a…Read More »
Kennedy’s most recent work for the stage, “He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box” (evocatively directed by Evan Yionoulis, in a Theatre for a New Audience production, at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center), is smaller than her previous plays but is shaped like the shimmering and original scripts that made Kennedy’s name in the nineteen-sixties…Read More »
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The playwright Adrienne Kennedy never wanted to move to Virginia. She spent 30 years living on the fourth floor of a brownstone on West 89th Street — her “little Victorian palace,” she called it. But the rent went higher. Her breath on the stairs came shorter. Just before she turned 80,…Read More »
Adrienne Kennedy, whose surrealism-tinged dramas have addressed race and violence in American society since the 1960s, will have a new play, her first in nine years, as part of the coming season at Theater for a New Audience. The Theater for a New Audience season also includes “Marcel + The Art of Laughter,” a double…Read More »