I just got off the phone with actor and dear friend Justin Ness (THE DAZZLE, VALPARAISO), who, in addition to putting me up in his spare bedroom for the week, will be joining me for a couple of shows. All my tickets are booked:
When I had the unbelievable fortune of meeting Edward Albee last year, he told me that this stripped down version of the Thornton Wilder classic, directed by David Cromer, was the best thing running in New York.
A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
The newest play from wonderfully twisted mind of Martin McDonagh (THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, THE PILLOWMAN) is his first to be set in America. I’d be going even if it didn’t star Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell.
A modern twist on the Oedipus story by Craig Wright (THE PAVILION) at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. I have admired Rattlestick from afar (40 World Premieres in 15 years) but have never seen their work.
VENUS IN FUR
This quirky new drama from David Ives (ALL IN THE TIMING) has become a huge hit off-broadway and it’s already on the short list of BCT possibilities. It’s about theater auditions and sadomasochism.
I can’t wait.