Lincoln Center Summer Festival Theatrical Offerings (City Guide Magazine)

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Lincoln Center Summer Festival Theatrical Offerings

June 5, 2012 - by Griffin Miller

Imported classics and several must-see celebrities make this season’s collection of theatrical gifts from Lincoln Center one of their finest. Here’s a quick summary so you can get a jump on tickets before they fly off the box office shelves. (To purchase tickets, visit LincolnCenterFestival.org or call CenterCharge at 212-721-6500.)

July 5–14
Macbeth - Tony winner Alan Cumming gives a virtuoso solo performance in this innovative new multimedia production set in a psychiatric center. From the National Theatre of Scotland with dual direction by John Tiffany (Once, Black Watch) and Andrew Goldberg (The Bomb-itty of Errors). Playing at Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, 60th St. & Broadway.

July 5 –12    
DruidMurphy, The Plays of Tom Murphy - Galway’s Druid Theatre Company and its Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Garry Hynes present a three-tiered retrospective of one of Ireland’s most influential playwrights. The plays -- Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark, and Famine -- are presented by a 17-member ensemble cast at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St.

July 18-25    
Hand Stories - Chinese puppeteer Yeung Faï’s expansive and personal biographical creation features interwoven vignettes, traditional hand puppets, live and archival video. Performed by Yeung and his frequent collaborator, the French clown-trained actor Yoann Pencole, at the Clark Studio Theater, 7th floor, The Rose Building at Lincoln Center, W. 65th St. and Amsterdam Ave.

July 18-25
Uncle Vanya - Sydney Theatre Company’s (STC) acclaimed production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya with its entire original cast, which includes Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett. At New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St.

August 1-5
In Paris - Celebrated dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory’s haunting, multi-dimensional production of a this new play based on a short story by Nobel Prize winner Ivan Bunin. Performed in French and Russian with English supertitles at the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St.

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