First-String Players

Puppet Theater Takes Manhattan


THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST
September 26-November
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.

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company delves into Molière’s Psyche.
photo: Sylvia Plachy
Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company delves into Molière’s Psyche.


OEDIPUS REX
October 4-8
City Center, 131 West 55th Street, 581-1212

It may be Greek to you, but Sophocles's Oedipus, the incestuous mother of all Western drama, will howl through City Center, in a staging by Vassilis Papavasiliou for the National Theatre of Greece.


WAR OF THE WORLDS
October 4-8
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100

Anne Bogart and Naomi Iizuka's study of Orson Welles, through the notorious 1938 broadcast that panicked New Jersey, puts theater into BAM's Next Wave Festival.


OTHER PEOPLE
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)
October 25-28
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.


STRANGER
October
Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, 353-3366

A chance meeting on a plane sparks Craig Lucas's suspense drama, his first new work since The Dying Gaul; Mark Brokaw again directs, but the theater's keeping mum about the plot.


THE UNEXPECTED MAN
October
Promenade Theatre, 2162 Broadway, at 76th Street, 239-6200

Off-Broadway gets a taste of Europe with the latest play by Art author Yasmina Reza, starring Alan Bates, last seen onstage here a quarter-century ago in Butley.


REQUIEM FOR SREBRENICA
November 8-11
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.


TINY ALICE
November 16
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)
November
The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, 260-2400

The Public Theater gets a musical start in November with this spiritual new spectacle, by electronic samplings king John Moran, that ranges from early Egypt to late McDonald's.

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