Monthly Archives: March 2008

Antony and Cleopatra Sees Many Returns

Written on March 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm, by

From left: George Morfogen with Kate Forbes in All’s Well That Ends Well, 2006; Laila Robins in her award-nominated performance in Sore Throats, 2006; John Douglas Thompson, Toi Perkins, and Christen Simon in Oroonoko.√Ǭ† New York√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Off-Broadway community is surprisingly close-knit, with actors, designers, directors, and producers working together to produce theatre in many different…Read More »

Brooklyn’s Dreamers Take On Shakespeare’s Rome and Egypt

Written on March 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm, by

You√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢re invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes event: see a matinee performance of Antony and Cleopatra at The Duke on 42nd Street, then join Brooklyn√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Dreamers for an exclusive after-party with members of the cast. Enjoy cocktails and hors d√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢oeuvres, and converse one-on-one with the fantastic performers that bring Shakespeare√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Rome and Egypt to life. Sunday,…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… Darko Tresnjak

Written on March 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm, by

Darko Tresnjak, director of last season√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice, returns this season to direct Shakespeare√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Antony and Cleopatra.√Ǭ† The theme of Theatre for a New Audience’s season is √¢‚Ǩ≈ìAfrica, Europe, America: Exploring the Connections,√¢‚Ǩ¬ù and Mr. Tresnjak√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s production sets the drama in the late 19th century, when Italy viewed Africa as…Read More »

The Literary Supplement: The Swamp Dwellers

Written on March 14, 2008 at 1:55 pm, by

On April 14, in our final installment of this season√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s Literary Supplement, we will read The Swamp Dwellers by the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, poet and playwright Wole Soyinka (1934 √¢‚Ǩ‚Äú ).√Ǭ† A taut, mordant drama that reworks the parable of the Prodigal Son’s return, The Swamp Dwellers has often been seen as an allegory…Read More »