The work recently played the downtown venue as part of the fifth annual "Women Center Stage" festival Aug. 30. The returning 90-minute show will play Sept. 27 at 8 PM. (Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art will next receive a one-night performances Sept. 28 at 7 PM. Tickets are available at Corcoran.org or 202-639 1774.) Written and performed by Redgrave, the solo piece was inspired by memories of her maternal grandmother and paints "the story of a woman whose voice, like the small brown bird of the title, can only be heard in the dark."
A member of one of five generations of actors in her family, Redgrave is known for her Tony Award-nominated one-woman show, Shakespeare for My Father. Other credits included Talking Heads, The Exonerated, The Mandrake Root, Black Comedy, Aren't We All, Moon Over Buffalo and another Tony-nominated turn in Mrs. Warren's Profession. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the film "Gods and Monsters," her second nod after her title role in "Georgy Girl." She has already lined up her next gig in The Importance of Being Earnest at Los Angeles's Ahmanson Theatre.
For tickets to the works to be performed at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street, call (212) 352-3101. For more information, visit www.womencenterstage.com