The following seven works — four festivals, two plays, and one virtual preview of a future in-person production — are all ending Sunday, July 25, 2021. (Three are in person, four are online.)
East to Edinburgh Goes Virtual
59e59 Theater’s annual festival of “Fringe-worthy” plays. I’ve seen four of the nine plays this year. (My reviews of “#Charlottesville” and “Testament,” “Static” and “Democracy Sucks.”)
Fruma-Sarah (Waiting in the Wings),
Jackie Hoffman stars in this affectionate backstage comedy, in-person at the cell theater. (My review.)
“The Seven Deadly Sins,”
In-person, site-specific theatrical anthology taking place in makeshift storefronts and outdoor stages in the Meatpacking District. If the tone and the quality of the scripts vary widely, what ties them all together is the consistency of the acting and of David Rockwell’s gorgeous set designs and Dede Ayite’s costumes, as well as the communal experience of traveling from sin to sin. (My review.)
Storytelling Festival at Little Island
The five-day festival is organized by Pigpen Theatre Company, one of the island’s artists in residence, and features music and poetry and site-specific audio drama and shenanigans.
Twilight Los Angeles, 1972
A virtual preview of Signature’s forthcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith’s play about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. What once was a solo show now has a cast of five, who will perform select monologues from the play in tandem with historical footage.
Waiting for Godot
Beckett’s play produced in a virtual production by the New Group starring Ethan Hawke as Vladimir and John Leguizamo as Estragon), with Wallace Shawn as Lucky, and Tarik Trotter as Pozzo. (My review.)
Zoom With A View
Five new short plays, a total of 90 minutes, that prominently featured the priceless actresses Marylouise Burke and Veanne Cox. One features a podcast interview with the coronavirus. (My review)