Wednesday Wishes (June 13, 2012)

For this week’s wishes, I wanted to feature five of the current plays in NYC that I really want to see. I’m still on Tony mode because of  Sunday, but I talk too much about musicals (not really), so I’m focusing on plays!

COCK

Cock Play

Cock, by Mike Bartlett, directed by James MacDonald

When John and his boyfriend take a break, the last thing he expects is to suddenly meet the woman of his dreams. Now he has a big choice to make. Don’t miss the American premiere of COCK, the gripping new play by Mike Bartlett. James Macdonald (Top Girls, Dying City) directs this Olivier Award-winning production from The Royal Court Theatre.

Harvey

Harvey

Harvey, by Mary Chase, directed by Scott Ellis

Harvey is a six-foot-tall rabbit invisible to everyone except Elwood, much to the exasperation of his sister, Veta. In order to save the family’s social reputation, Veta takes Elwood to the local sanatorium. But when the doctors mistakenly commit his anxiety-ridden sister, Elwood—and Harvey—slip out of the hospital unbothered, setting off a hilarious whirlwind of confusion and chaos as everyone in town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit.

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

A wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel, the play features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters and uses their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. Don’t miss this epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters and discover the Neverland you never knew.

Potted Potter

Potted Potter

Potted Potter, Created by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner

Written and performed by Olivier Award-nominated actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing, or “potting”, all seven Harry Potter books into seventy madcap minutes. The two former Children’s BBC hosts are aided by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic. The show also invites audiences to engage in Dan and Jeff’s own special version of a game of Quidditch.

 Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur, by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie

Venus in Fur goes behind the scenes at an audition, where a man and a woman blur the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. A crackling exploration of sexual control and desire, the play combines the playwright’s rigor and wit.

Well that’s my weekly round-up of wishes! I’ve got plans to see a couple of these plays this summer…hopefully, I’ll get around to all of them!!!

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