Theatre Must-See: October 2015

Company One: Dry Land (Ruby Rae Spiegel)

Eva Hughes (Ester), Stephanie Recio (Amy), and Alex Lonati (Reba). (Photo by Liza Voll)

Eva Hughes (Ester), Stephanie Recio (Amy), and Alex Lonati (Reba). (Photo by Liza Voll)

Steven Bogart directs the Boston premier of Spiegel’s play. From C1:

A story about abortion, bad jokes, bathing suits, and friendship, DRY LAND, a New York Times critics’ pick, is a brave portrayal of the contemporary American teenager that epitomizes What’s Next in American theatre.

I’m particularly looking forward to Stephanie Recio’s performance, having seen her last year in C1’s The Chronicles of Kalki.

For details about location and tickets, visit the Company One website. My review can be found here.

New Rep Theatre: A Number (Caryl Churchill)

NumberVery much looking forward to this swift show, directed by Clay Hopper. It’s hard to describe the plot without spoiling, so let’s just say this two-man show is disturbing in all the right ways.

From New Rep:

In this stark and startling drama, a son confronts his emotionally distant father, learning a horrifying truth about his past. As anger and abandonment issues emerge, a mystery is exposed, revealing a disturbing incident involving a number of “others.” A Number is an illuminating and provocative work by internationally acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill in which she examines individuality and the theory of nature versus nurture.

For details about location and tickets, visit the New Rep website.

Huntington Theatre Company: Choice (Winnie Holzman)


Author of the book for the hit musical Wicked and creator of the TV series “My So-Called Life,” Winnie Holzman is back with Choice, a play that examines female relationships and the difficult choices women must make. From the Huntington:

When successful journalist Zipporah Zunder takes on an assignment to investigate a new and polarizing social phenomenon, she is unprepared for how deeply this story will impact her life, transforming her understanding of herself, her past, and her future. A hilarious and unconventional comedy, Choice explores women’s right to choose and the choices that they make in surprising ways.

For details about location and tickets, visit the Huntington website.


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