The Bard and Beyond: 7 Tristate Classical Productions Not to Miss This Fall
08 Aug 2014
Didn't get to the Delacorte to see King Lear or Much Ado this summer? Itching for some classical texts to keep you muttering, paddling palms and pondering your existence on your daily commute as the leaves change colors? The tristate area, including New York City itself, has a wealth of renowned theatres putting on exciting classical work – from Moliére to Marlowe to Chekhov and the Bard himself.
Traditional, intimate, modern, wacky, these productions run the gamut and will certainly satisfy your craving for language that feeds the soul and stories that span the centuries.
And the best part - they're all within commuting distance!
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.