October 2, 2015
New York is known for many things — pizza, rude cab drivers, and the Empire State Building, for example — but one of the most popular is its theater. We’ve talked about various different types of theater and about various playhouses in the past, and today we’re going to introduce a new one! Well, new to this blog — it’s actually been around for quite a while.
The Roundabout Theatre Company was founded in 1965, and has since been home to some of the country’s finest acting, directing, and playwriting. The focus is always on the experience of the audience, and they reach out to their viewers through classic works, new productions, and educational programs. Let’s take a look at just a few of the shows happening this year.
Old Times is a show about passion, jealousy, relationships, and the struggle for power. When Kate and her husband Deeley are visited by Anna, a mysterious friend of Kate’s from the distant past, fear and jealousy begin to creep into the mix, igniting a struggle of seduction, with the prize of supremacy.
Old Times is running previews up through October 5th, with its opening night on October 6th.
Ugly Lies the Bone
Ugly Lies the Bone tells the story of Jess, a newly discharged soldier who has completed three tours in Afghanistan and come away with both physically and emotionally traumatic burns. Amidst the changing landscape of her home, she begins to use an immersive video game therapy and slowly begins to heal her life, her relationships, and herself.
Ugly Lies the Bone is playing at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.
The Man Who Came to Dinner
In this special, one-night-only comedy starring none other than Nathan Lane(!!), a radio host slips and hurts his hip outside the house of a wealthy industrialist who had invited him over for dinner. Healing up inside his host’s house, the man proceeds to terrorize everyone within it.
The Man Who Came to Dinner plays on December 7th, 2015, at 7pm.
Best of all, this is the 50th Anniversary Season of the Roundabout Company, so they’re taking out all the stops! Be sure to catch at least one of their shows this season, or — better yet — get a subscription. Let Seastreak carry you across the water in the luxurious comfort befitting a high-end theater patron such as yourself, and save yourself the trouble of a long drive through congested traffic to see these popular plays.
Sea you Soon!
The Seastreak Family
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