Theasy's Best Bets: week of 4 May 2015
Classic Play Off Broadway Revival
An impossible love…a clandestine liaison…a husband wronged…a woman scorned…disguises and mistaken identity…swords, knives, and POISON. Performed by the Red Bull Theatre Company at the Duke, 229 West 42nd Street through 16 May, 2015. Tickets $60-$80. Full Theasy Review
BOTTOM LINE: A nearly 400-year-old drama of sexual deviance, jealousy and revenge gets a wickedly good production with an impressive cast.
New Play Broadway
Broadway by way of Steppenwolf, this rich character play is set on the famous stretch motel-lined road in New Orleans. Plays at the Manhattan Theatre Club at the Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street. Runs through 14 June 2015. Tickets $50-$130. Full Theasy Review
BOTTOM LINE: This moving, dark comedy about a group of misfits living in a New Orleans motel is and exciting new play option on Broadway.
Best Off Broadway New Play
This new Off-Broadway play is presented by the Irish Repertory Theatre at DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street. Runs through 7 June 2015. Tickets $71. Full Theasy Review.
BOTTOM LINE: A potty-mouthed young woman with many open wounds falls in love with and seduces a neighborhood priest.