LAST CHANCE: To Be or Not To Be, Wig Out! and Oedipus Cycle
11 Nov 2008
A Polish theatre troupe packs up its scenery on Broadway, while a drag diva gets "chopped" and a Sophocles trilogy close Off-Broadway.
What follows is Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway and Off-Broadway productions before they close.
Concluding Nov. 16
To Be or Not To Be (Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre). Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell and David Rasche star in Nick Whitby's stage version of Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 film comedy about Polish theatre troupers trying to outsmart the Nazis. For tickets visit ManhattanTheatreClub.
Wig Out! (Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre). The extended production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's critically praised new play tells of two competing drag houses, and the loves, loyalties and dreams within each. For tickets, visit VineyardTheatre.
The Oedipus Cycle (Off-Broadway at the Pearl Theatre Company). Peter Constantine adapted Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone for a single three-hour dramatic event at the Pearl under the direction of Shepard Sobel. For tickets visit PearlTheatre.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.