Friday, November 21, 2014

Mokwha Repertory Company's TEMPEST has arrived in NYC!




 The Tempest is RECOMMENDED by Time Out New York this week!



...and featured on NY1's Your Weekend Starts Now 


"The Mokwha Repertory Company from Seoul, Korea, will only be playing Taesuck Oh’s adaptation of The Tempest until Sunday, November 23. The last time the director, playwright, and company founder was at La Mama was over 35 years ago—which may make seeing this refreshing, shortened version of Shakespeare’s play (it’s 90 minutes) something of an imperative. Oh is one of Korea’s leading theatre artists, and his productions have won awards and honors around the world—including a 2011 Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival....There is a purity to this production no one should have wait almost forty years to see again on the New York stage." 
- Stage Voices


"Mia Yoo has designed a series of programs titled LaMama Earth as a kind of response to Hurricane Sandy and our growing awareness of the power of, well, Mama Earth. This is an important production to have in the lineup. And more so than any Western production has the capability of, we are made aware of nature's hold on humanity. This Tempest is populated with a menagerie of animals with spirited, mischievous tendencies. What a wonderful thought to bring this obvious addition to Prospero’s magic island. They sing of the natural world and the errors of its abandonment. Along with Prospero’s final (and nearly only intact Shakespearean line) “let your indulgence set me free” we are told that whenever we are troubled, know there is a gentle breeze coming. The tempestuous winds that can harm in hellish ways will ease and subside into cooler, calmer times."
Keith Paul Medelis, Theatre Is Easy 

La MaMa presents
Mokwha Repertory Company's

THE TEMPEST


part of TEMPEST 3: The Tide is Rising
Adapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh 

November 20th - 23rd, 2014
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Running Time: 90 minutes

The Ellen Stewart Theater
66 East 4th Street
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors; All 10@$10 Tickets are sold out!

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

More Press For THE KING OF HEARTS!


Ted Merwin previews THE KING OF HEARTS IS OFF AGAIN for The Jewish Week.  The play, Based on the novel by Hanna Krall and directed by Piotr Borowski, comes to La MaMa's First Floor Theatre next week!
Just as in the novel, the 70-minute stage version (which uses supertitles in English) moves back and forth in time; it is told from the perspective of an elderly Izolda who is living in Israel but is frustrated by her inability to tell her story to her children and grandchildren because she does not speak Hebrew and they do not speak Polish. Four actors play a total of 22 parts; the stage floor is painted with the image of a Polish wooden synagogue. The music is based on motifs from the works of saxophonist-composer John Zorn.

Read the full article: HERE

La MaMa presents
THE KING 
OF HEARTS 
IS OFF AGAIN

Co-presented by Kulture +
Based on a novel by Hanna Krall
Directed by Piotr Borowski
Starring: Gianna Benvenuto, Waldemar Chachólski, Danny Kearns, Magda Czarny
Music: based on John Zorn's motifs

November 26, 2014 - November 30, 2014


The First Floor Theatre 
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors.  Ten tickets priced at $10 each are available for every performance as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 Ticketing Initiative.  10@$10 Tickets are available via web, phone or at the box office - in advance only and are not available day of show.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Look at Mokwha Repertory Company's THE TEMPEST

Mokwha Repertory Company's production of THE TEMPEST, the second in La MaMa's TEMPEST 3 series, begins performances at The Ellen Stewart Theatre on Thursday, November 20th for FOUR performances. 

Here are production photos from the show. Don't miss this visually enthralling work!













La MaMa presents
Mokwha Repertory Company's
THE TEMPEST
part of TEMPEST 3: The Tide is Rising
Adapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh

November 20th - 23rd, 2014
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Running Time: 90 minutes

The Ellen Stewart Theater
66 East 4th Street
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors; All 10@$10 Tickets are sold out!

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Moby Dick!


Herman Melville's Moby Dick was published on this date (November 14th) in 1851. A three-day marathon reading of the novel will take place at the Ace Hotel beginning today.

Mike Goreman's new play If Colorado Had An Ocean..., coming in December to The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, riffs on the Mellville novel as it tells the story of two friends seeking to escape the confines of their construction jobs and achieve the state of grace they have each experienced in their part-time jobs as a commercial fisherman .  The final play in his trilogy, Honor and Glory of Whaling, is a poetic drama that explores the punk roots of a commercial fisherman.




La MaMa presents

If Colorado 
Had An Ocean...

by Mike Gorman
directed by David Bennett


December 4th -21st, 2014


The First Floor Theater
74A East 4th Street
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; ten tickets are available (in advance only) as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 Ticketing Initiative.  These tickets are available to anyone, first come - first served, via web, phone or at the box office - but they are not available day of show!

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

THE SEAGULL at La MaMa is canceled due to flooding in Serbia.

A flooded area is seen in Obrenovac, Serbia. (AP Photo)


We are saddened to announce that the Serbian National Theatre will not be able to bring their production of THE SEAGULL to La MaMa this season, due to the financial difficulties caused by the recent natural disasters.

In May of this year, cyclone Tamara caused massive flooding and landslides in Serbia (as well as in Bosnia), and according to the BBC,  "Serbia's flood damage has been estimated as high as 1.5 billion Euros ($2 billion)." Funding that would otherwise go to the arts is now, necessarily, being used to provide aid for Serbians after this terrible natural disaster.



We decided to designate our '13-'14 season our "MaMa Earth" season after witnessing the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the daily lives of New Yorkers. The rising incidence of catastrophic weather events impacts everyone, in all places. We are all on Mama Earth together.

Critics Love WHAT TAMMY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING OLDER AND HAVING SEX

Tammy WhyNot / Lois Weaver in her 'mmm' shirt.

"The lines between musical revue, variety show, and daytime talk show converge in this truly unique piece of theatre... The highlight of the show is the cast of 17 people in their 70's and 80's, called the WhyNets, that Tammy met by conducting research about sex and aging at several retirement homes in New York... Their willingness to talk about their sexuality so openly is both life affirming and inspiring... leaves us with an overwhelming sense of compassion that is well worth the cost of admission."
- Ken Kaissar, Theatre is Easy
"These New Yorkers are black, white, Latino, and Asian; they're gay, straight, widowed, celibate, and (surprisingly) libertine. But most of all they're hot — because experience always is.... Carmen and Jorge show off salsa moves. Tom reads his stunning poem. A geriatric couple recommends daily lovemaking. "I want to be that badass," said a twenty-something woman sitting near me."
- Tom Sellar, The Village Voice
"Lois Weaver brings fun for all ages...The hour-long variety show is a charmer--a little sugar, a little spice. Weaver doesn't so much break the theatrical fourth wall as completely ignore it...There's no resisting Tammy."
- Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody

La MaMa presents

What Tammy 

Needs to Know 

about Getting Old 

and Having Sex: 

The Concert Tour

Conceived and Directed by Lois Weaver

November 6, 2014 - November 23, 2014 

La MaMa First Floor Theatre
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults/$13 Students/Seniors.  There are ten tickets priced at $10 available for every performance as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 ticket program.  10@$10 Tickets are available in advance only via web, phone or box office - not available day of show.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Coming Soon: Mokwha Repertory Company's THE TEMPEST

First look at Mokwha Repertory Company's production of THE TEMPEST, coming November 20th - 23rd, 2014 to the Ellen Stewart Theatre.

La MaMa presents
Mokwha Repertory Company's production of
THE TEMPEST

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Tae-Suk Oh


November 20th - 23rd, 2014
Four Performances Only!


The Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $30 Adults; $25 Students/Seniors; 10@$10 Tickets are SOLD OUT!

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE