September 23, 2015
A night at the theater does wonders for the mind and soul! Theater is an art form that enables us to connect with the actors in a way we simply cannot in a movie. It’s a very intimate mode of storytelling, and you can never have too much of it.
So it’s lucky for you that NYC is a hotbed of theater, and that the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is hosting the Next Wave Festival, showcasing new theater, from Wednesday Sept. 16th through Sunday Dec. 20th. There’s so much to see and do, but we’ll give you a sneak peek at a few of the upcoming attractions.
One of the oldest plays known to civilization, this work by Sophocles looks at what happens when love and law collide, and one girl — the titular Antigone — is left to make the choice between the two. This show stars Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche and is directed by Olivier-award-winning director Ivo van Hove. It doesn’t get much better than that. Antigone can be seen at the BAM Harvey Theater from September 24th to October 4th.
If you’re looking for something a bit more cutting edge, consider seeing Tape. This show brings together music, dance, and monologues on topics that at first glance seem utterly disconnected — cooking and fugues, for instance. Oh, and the name comes from the duct tape which the performers apply to themselves. If you like the avant-garde, definitely check this one out. Tape can be seen in the Fishman Space at BAM Fisher from September 23rd to September 26th.
17 Border Crossings
17 Border Crossings is a play which focuses on exactly what it sounds like it would. From place to place, country to country, this show looks at what it is to cross over in today’s modern, globalized world. Use of a minimalist set allows for a more immersive audience experience for those who wish to throw themselves into the spirit. 17 Border Crossings can be seen in the Fishman Space at BAM Fisher from Sept. 30th through October 3rd.
Of course, there are many more shows over the three-month span of the festival, but these should be enough to get you going. And why not head over on Seastreak? After all, just as theater is the most civilized form of entertainment, Seastreak is the most civilized way to get there. Might as well be civilized all night long and enjoy the experience.
Sea you Soon!
The Seastreak Family
Filed Under: New Wave Festival