By Albert Samaha
By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST
Atlantic Theatre Company, 336 West 20th Street, 645-8015
It may be a contradictory way to start the fall, but this new play is by Tom Donaghy, who gave the Atlantic its much lauded Minutes From the Blue Route. The company will follow it up, come December, with Force Continuum, a new work by one of the most adventurous young women now writing, Kia Corthron.
City Center, 131 West 55th Street, 581-1212
WAR OF THE WORLDS
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100
October 12-November 5
The Studio Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, 2nd floor, 279-4200
The most recent example of an American dramatist who had to go abroad to get discovered, Christopher Shinn is more than ready for his American close-up. His portrait of East Village artists struggling with their careers, relationships, and holiday despair made its debut at London's Royal Court a few years back. But it's the playwright's fellow Downtown denizens who can appreciate just how well he knows of what he writes. (McNulty)
UTTAR-PRIYADARSHI (THE FINAL BEATITUDE)
BAM Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100
Acclaimed across Asia and Europe, director Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre of Manipur, India, brings its chant-laden staging of an epic tale to America for the first time.
Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, 353-3366
THE UNEXPECTED MAN
Promenade Theatre, 2162 Broadway, at 76th Street, 239-6200
REQUIEM FOR SREBRENICA
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 718-636-4202
After going on a monthlong hunger strike to protest the European Union's inaction during the Bosnian massacre, French writer-director Olivier Py created this theatrical collage: part poetic, part image-theater, part documentary, and all new to us.
Second Stage Theater, 307 West 43rd Street, 787-8302
The Second Stage will add some chill to the autumn air with Albee's spooky, rarely revived Tiny Alice, staged by Mark Lamos, with Richard Thomas as the naive Brother Julian.
BOOK OF THE DEAD (SECOND AVENUE)
The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, 260-2400