Heads up for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2020.

by Lynn on October 26, 2020

in The Passionate Playgoer

Mon., Oct. 26, 2020  to Nov. 1



From the Mint Theatre in New York City (a company focusing on rarely done, almost forgotten plays. It’s terrific. Written in 1925. Takes place in London, England. The Conservatives vs the Labour Party. A curious rich woman learns about the other 99% of the population. As modern as today.

Available for Free On-Demand
Streaming through November 1st
    Conflict is a love story set against the backdrop of a hotly contested election. Miles Malleson combines his two great passions: sex and politics. The result is a provocative romance that sizzles with both wit and ideas.

Don’t miss out! Stream Conflict byusing the password
vote!           Click here for details on How to Watch             HOW TO WATCH:  CLICK HERE be taken to the Production Archive Page for CONFLICT. Click on the first image under the Videos heading. You will be prompted to enter the password, vote! You will also be prompted to enter your name and a valid email address. Click the four arrows in the bottom right corner to watch the video full screen. For Closed Captioning, click the CC button in the toolbar located at the bottom of the video viewer, and select “English CC”. You may be able to watch CONFLICT on your TV, depending on your specific equipment. Here’s a web page from “wikiHow” with a variety of articles that may help.         

It’s the Roaring 20’s, London. Lady Dare Bellingdon has everything she could want, yet she craves something more. Dare’s man, Sir Major Ronald Clive, is standing for Parliament with the backing of Dare’s father. Clive is a Conservative, of course, but he’s liberal enough to be sleeping with Dare, who’s daring enough to take a lover, but too restless to marry him. Clive’s opponent, Tom Smith is passionate about social justice and understands the joy of having something to believe in. Dare is “the woman between” two candidates who both want to make a better world—until politics become personal, and mudslinging threatens to soil them all.              

Tuesday, 6 pm, Oct. 27-Oct. 31, 2020

Live streamed for free

Virtual Reading of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead to Reunite Off-Broadway Cast 

The Suzan-Lori Parks play was performed at Signature Theatre in 2016.Jamar WIlliams, William DeMerrit, Mirirai Sithole, Amelia Workman, David Ryan Smith, Nike Kadri, Rynaldo Piniella and Daniel J. Watts Joan Marcus

The cast of Signature Theatre’s 2016 production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead will reunite for a free virtual reading October 27. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Signature Residency 1 playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, the presentation is part of SigSpace, the Off-Broadway institution’s online programming.

Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, The Death of the Last Black Man… stars Brittany Bellizeare, William Demeritt, Patrena Murray, Reynaldo Piniella, Julian Rozzell, Roslyn Ruff, Mirirai Sithole, David Ryan Smith, 2020 Tony nominee Daniel J. Watts, Jamar Williams, and Amelia Workman.

The performance will premiere at 6 PM ET and will be available to stream on demand through October 31 at 6 PM. Click here to RSVP and receive the link to watch. Parks, Blain-Cruz, and the cast will participate in a talkback only available immediately following the broadcast.

The Death of the Last Black Man… uses poetry, historical fiction, and biblical references to challenge deep-seated archetypes of the Black experience through the life and repeated death of the last Black man in the world.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.


Race by David Mamet

“Mamet’s gripping play argues, everything in America—and this play throws sex, rape, the law, employment and relationships into its 90 minutes—is still about race.” – Chicago Tribune
RACE, by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet, tackles America’s most controversial topic in this provocative play. A potent dramatic cocktail of sex, guilt and legal maneuvering, Race concerns three lawyers (Ed O’Neill, David Alan Grier and Alicia Stith) defending a wealthy white executive (Richard Thomas) charged with raping a black woman. David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas return to the roles they created during the play’s hit run on Broadway. Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad directs.

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.

CIUT Friday Morning,  89.5 fm. I’m interviewing Nina Lee Aquino, the Artistic Director of Factory Theatre on her 20-21 season of plays for the theatre.

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