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What’s doing around our town

Photos by Richard Termine Gotham Chamber Opera – EL GATO Photo Credits Photos by Richard Termine  puppeteers and Kevin Burdette
Photos by Richard Termine
Gotham Chamber Opera – EL GATO Photo Credits
Photos by Richard Termine
puppeteers and Kevin Burdette

through November 23rd
For this production of generations, debbie tucker green, the London-born playwright, is reunited with director Leah C. Gardiner with whom she collaborated on her 2011 Obie winning “born bad.” In generations, audiences are brought into a kitchen in a South African township where a fragrant meal is being prepared and into the lives of three generations of a close-knit family. As they cook and banter and share stories and food, generations explores what is passed on and what is lost through generations of a family and a nation in this structurally audacious new play. generations is a co-production of Soho Rep and the Play Company; it runs through November 23 at Soho Rep. A 13 piece choir is led by Bongi Duma who also composed and arranged the music in generations.

More at http://sohorep.org/generations

December 1st and December 13th
Suzi Shelton performs two family concerts sponsored by Symphony Space.On December 1st, The Suzi Shelton Band takes part in Winter’s Eve, a free celebration of the holiday season. On the 13th, Suzi Shelton joins Amelia Robinson and Mill’s Trills as part of a daylong event in Brooklyn. Suzi Shelton is a regular on the “tot circuit” and composes and performs meaningful material for family-friendly events.

More at http://www.winterseve.nyc/forkids/ and http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ps-133-winter-concert-featuring-suzi-shelton-tickets-14206659501?aff=es2&rank=1

December 2nd
Giving Tuesday and Opening Night combine to make the Urban Stages Outreach an “event.” Winter Rhythms kicks off its season with a tribute to Bing Crosby, champagne and a reception with the artists.

More at http://urbanstages.org/winterrhythms2014. To contribute go to http://urbanstageschristmasgiving.mydagsite.com/

December 6th-14th
Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project’s production of El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) will be at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio from December 6-14, 2014. Can the scruffy  “Puss” help his master win the princess’s hand?
Xavier Montsalvatge’s take on the classic story features Bunraku puppetry will be directed by Moisés Kaufman and features puppetry from London’s Blind Summit Theater. El gato con botas, originally created in 2011 by the Gotham Chamber Opera, is a co-production with El Museo del Barrio and Works & Process at the Guggenheim. To add to the magic of the opera, the Teatro’s interior contains scenes from children’s literature, including a mural of “Puss in Boots” designed in 1921 by the gifted illustrator and painter, Willy Pogany (1882-1955).

More at http://www.gothamchamberopera.org/production/el_gato_con_botas_2014

December 6th
Cyberscripting Workshop at the New York Public Library: Around the Block’s workshops focus on the interplay of mathematics, urban experience, and technology in the creation of dramatic works. Admission is free, and you can find out more about the program by attending this workshop at The 115th Street Branch of the NYPL, corner of Adam Clayton Powerll Jr Blvd, at 10:30 on Saturday, December 6th.

Extended to December 7th and December 14th respectively
Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks has had tremendous reception in the press and with audiences. The play, directed by Jo Bonney, opened October 14th, and in its third extension, The Public announced it will run through December 7th.

Also at the Public Theater, also in an extended run is Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men, which will play through December 14th.

Photo: Gary Wilmes, James Stanley, and Pete Simpson in Straight White Men, a co-production with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, written and directed by Young Jean Lee, running at The Public Theater. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.
Photo: Gary Wilmes, James Stanley, and Pete Simpson in Straight White Men, a co-production with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, written and directed by Young Jean Lee, running at The Public Theater. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.

More at http://www.publictheater.org/en/Public-Theater-Season/Father-Comes-Home-from-the-Wars/ and at

http://www.publictheater.org/en/Public-Theater-Season/Straight-White-Men/

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