Heads up for the week of May 10-16, 2021

by Lynn on May 9, 2021

in The Passionate Playgoer

Sunday, May 9, 2021

We Are Here by Erin Shields

Available until May 15.

(alas I just got to this now—it’s been available since March, the anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic.)

This huge, gut-wrenching poem from one of our most gifted playwrights, encapsulates every feeling, thought, dream, doubt  and hope we all had.


In March, Crow’s Theatre and Erin Shields released “Here We Are” to mark the one year anniversary of our doors closing. 

“Here We Are” is an unstoppable outpouring of words and thoughts and emotions to try to make sense of the upheaval of the world as we knew it. It is an expression of pain and longing. It is an act of empathy. It is a search for community in a time of profound isolation and division.

You can read Here We Are” while you listen to the audio recording read by Erin, with music by Thomas Ryder Payne. We recommend clicking play on the audio file, opening the book in full screen mode, and reading along.
LISTEN TO HERE WE ARE
READ HERE WE ARE

Monday, May 10-16, 2021

Yours Unfaithfully

Streaming from the Mint Theatre

YOURS UNFAITHFULLY

March 22 – May 16

“THE SPLENDID CAST OF FIVE INHABITS THE CHARACTERS WITH PASSION AND GRACE. IN BRINGING NEGLECTED WORKS TO LIGHT, THE MINT PERFORMS A GREAT TRICK: MODERN AUDIENCES EXPERIENCE WHAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE TO SEE A PLAY IN ANOTHER ERA, WHEN CAREFUL LISTENING WAS EXPECTED — AND REWARDED.”

The New Yorker

An “un-romantic comedy” about the price of free love, YOURS UNFAITHFULLY is an insightful, intelligent and exceptionally intimate peek behind the closed doors of an open marriage. Stephen and Anne, blissfully happy for eight years, are committed to living up to their ideals. When Stephen, a writer who isn’t writing, begins to sink into a funk of unproductive moodiness, Anne encourages him to seek out a fresh spark. Can their marriage survive uncompromising generosity, sacrifice and love? More than the story of an unconventional couple, the play is about what happens when our ideals clash with our emotions.

Max von Essen, Mikaela Izquierdo, and Elisabeth Gray in YOURS UNFAITHFULLY by Miles Malleson, directed by Jonathan Bank. Photo by Richard Termine.

To read the program, click here.  To learn more about the play and production, visit our Production Archives.

To see Video of our EnrichMint Speakers, visit our EnrichMint Video Archives.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

From Soulpepper:

THE SEAGULL

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLAYS

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WELCOME TO RUSSIA

MEET THE ENSEMBLE  |  FOOD  |  EXPLORE  |  PLAYS


DON’T MISS THE SEAGULL (PREMIERES MAY 12)

The Seagull. By Anton Chekhov. New Adaptation by Simon Stephens. 

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Unrequited love. Creative jealousy. Guns. Vodka. Art. A summer weekend at a lakeside estate falls apart when celebrities come to visit. Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound, this masterpiece of the modern era examines the burning need to create art and the destructive power of love. Read The Playbill.

EXPLORE THE 9 OTHER PLAYS FROM RUSSIA TO ROUND OUT YOUR AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLAYS EXPERIENCE

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose, and audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on May 12 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.

Complimentary access for Front Line Workers  and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life. 

Thursday, May 13-June,  2021

Streaming on Stratford@home

february: A Love Story.

A couple meet for a date, outside. In February. He’s a romantic. She’s a bit flighty. Can this work?

My review from an earlier viewing:

http://slotkinletter.com/2021/02/review-february-a-love-story He’s looking for feelings, she’s looking for a rebound… To stave off the pandemic blues, two mismatched millennials try their hand at “short-distance dating

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