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Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris's newest play comes to New York after an acclaimed Chicago premiere. Set in a group home for sex offenders, the play tackles thorny issues of the limits of punishment and the line between justice and vengeance. Find out more information about Downstate tickets.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Arbery premieres his newest play, Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, with The New Group this fall. Get Evanston Salt Costs Climbing tickets on New York Theatre Guide. Evanston Salt Costs Climbing is a play centered on Peter and Basil, two salt truck drivers in the title Illinois city. With winters getting worse and worse, their jobs are essential — but if the new technology their boss envisions actually gets implemented, their labor will not be. And the possibility of unemployment might not be the only reason for their sense of impending dread. Try as they might to distract themselves with humor, something even scarier might be lurking beneath the streets where they work. Arbery is the playwright of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Corsicana, which premiered off Broadway in spring 2022. He self-describes as "from Texas and Wyoming" and sets most of his work in these states; Corsicana and his play Plano take place in the former, and Fourth Turning in the latter. Regardless of setting, Arbery's work focuses on the stories of the ordinary people living in rural, oft-overlooked areas of America. Danya Taymor directs Evanston Salt Costs Climbing off Broadway. Taymor made her Broadway directing debut in 2021 with Pass Over, the first new Broadway show to open since the pandemic. She previously directed that show off Broadway in 2018, and her other Off-Broadway credits include Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and Jeremy O. Harris's "Daddy". She is the niece of Tony-winning The Lion King director Julie Taymor. Get tickets to Evanston Salt Costs Climbing in New York now.
Brooklyn-based comedian Colin Quinn is back with his latest Off-Broadway comedy special, Colin Quinn: Small Talk, running for a limited engagement in winter 2023. Get Colin Quinn: Small Talk tickets now. Quinn is most widely known for political humor, but his Small Talk comedy show has a different focus: the art of charisma. Drawing on a lifetime of chatting with friends, family, counter service workers, and strangers, Quinn shares tips on how to be personable and fun to talk to. Quinn has said of Small Talk, “I'm doing this show because I’m fascinated with how personality in general (and individuals in particular) have fed into society. (Fascinated might be a strong word)." Quinn's most recent Off-Broadway show, 2021's The Last Best Hope, combined a similar premise (Quinn's charisma) with his trademark political comedy, focusing on why his is a voice worth listening to in today's social-media saturated age where everyone has a platform. Quinn has indeed built a sizable social media platform, with more than 500,000 followers on Twitter alone, but he's a stalwart of the in-person NYC comedy scene too. Small Talk in New York follows other Off-Broadway shows like Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional, Colin Quinn: The New York Story (directed by Jerry Seinfeld), and Red State Blue State, all of which have become Netflix specials. Quinn has also performed two specials on Broadway: Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short. Directing Small Talk off Broadway is James Fauvell, who also helmed the Off-Broadway premiere of Red State Blue State. Get Colin Quinn: Small Talk tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Poulenc’s devastating tragedy returns, with soprano Ailyn Pérez as the young woman at the center of the harrowing, quasi-historical tale of an order of Carmelite nuns martyred in Paris during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. The remarkable cast also features soprano Sabine Devieilhe in her Met debut as Blanche’s fellow novice Constance, soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as the unshakeable Madame Lidoine, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Mère Marie, and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in her role debut as Madame de Croissy. Maestro Bertrand de Billy conducts John Dexter’s striking and timeless staging. World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1957. One of the most successful operas of the later decades of the 20th century, Dialogues des Carmélites is a rare case of a modern work that is equally esteemed by audiences and experts. The opera focuses on a young member of an order of Carmelite nuns, the aristocratic Blanche de la Force, who must overcome a pathological timidity in order to answer her life’s calling. The score reflects key aspects of its composer’s personality: Francis Poulenc was an urbane Parisian with a profound mystical dimension, and the opera addresses both the characters’ internal lives and their external realities.