Monthly Archives: April 2013

Critics Pick: Fragments

Written on April 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm, by

Theater Listings for April 19-25 Previews and Openings Fragments’ (opens on Sunday) C.I.C.T./Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord returns to New York with this acclaimed production from 2011: a setting of five short pieces by Samuel Beckett, directed with becoming simplicity by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, that showcase the writer’s peerless gift for theatrical economy,…Read More »

Kathryn Hunter Doing Well, Will Perform Tuesday

Written on April 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm, by

Kathryn Hunter, taken ill during Sunday Matinee Solo Performance of Kafka’s Monkey, is well and will return to the Baryshnikov Arts Center Stage Tuesday.  For the full press release, CLICK HERE

Kafka’s Monkey in The New Yorker

Written on April 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm, by

“An ape headed from Africa to Europe on a steamer at the turn of the twentieth century seduces his captors by making a spectacle of drinking their booze, then teaches himself how to talk, walk, and think like a man. Or so he tells esteemed members of “the academy” years later, when, having almost fully…Read More »

Isherwood Raves About Kafka’s Monkey!

Written on April 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm, by

A Captive of Human Nature BY CHARLES ISHERWOOD “Movie stars like Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro are celebrated for their ability to transform into the characters they play on screen, so that their very voices seem to take on new sounds, and their bodies new shapes. But, to my knowledge, they have not ever…Read More »

3 1/2 Stars from the New York Post!

Written on April 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm, by

Theatre’s Primate Instinct By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI “This season, chimps are champs. In the recent dark comedy “Trevor,” a chimpanzee dreams of making it as an actor, while in David Ives’ newly revived “All in the Timing,” three primates armed with typewriters try to write “Hamlet.” Now comes the most poignant entry of all: the monologue…Read More »

FOUR STARS in Time Out New York!

Written on April 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm, by

Kafka’s Monkey By David Cote To say that humans are descended from apes is, taking the phrase literally, to imply that we have fallen from a higher state. In gaining speech, bigger brains and a will to shape the world, we’ve lost our purer, natural selves. This essentially Romantic notion gets a harsh, modernist spin…Read More »

Kathryn Hunter Featured in The New York Times

Written on April 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm, by

“LONDON — On a rainy afternoon, Kathryn Hunter rises from a table in an upstairs rehearsal room at the Young Vic Theater and begins an extraordinary transformation. Her knees bend and her pelvis lowers. Her toes twist inward and her elbows out. Her arms seem somehow to lengthen and her chest broadens. Her brow furrows and…Read More »