Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

If you are in New York City two weeks from today, I hope you will join me for Plays and Prestidigitation #9 - The Fright Edition.  This is an occasional series I present at Polaris North, a co-operative of theater artists at 245 W 29th Street.  We perform a group of short plays interspersed with … Continue reading Plays and Prestidigitation #9 – The Fright Edition

Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Stephen Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD is my favorite theater musical.  I love the music, the story, the Steampunk atmosphere.  I have seen a fully staged version, a John Doyle version, and a wonderful concert version with the New York Philharmonic.  This was my first intimate version, not what one expects from this property. The Barrow Street … Continue reading Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Review: The Red Letter Plays (IN THE BLOOD and F**KING A)

Recently I saw the two Red Letter Plays written by Susan-Lori Parks at the Signature Theatre in New York.  Parks had off-handedly said she would write a new play based on the classic American novel "The Scarlet Letter."  When she scrapped her first attempt that she titled F**KING A (I use the same attribute used … Continue reading Review: The Red Letter Plays (IN THE BLOOD and F**KING A)

The Edward Albee Collection at Sotheby’s

When Edward Albee died about a year ago his estate arranged an auction of the art work he had collected to benefit the foundation he established.  Sotheby's won the right to conduct the auction and the exhibit for the sale opens today at their headquarters on the upper East Side of Manhattan.  I have purchased … Continue reading The Edward Albee Collection at Sotheby’s

Leni & Joseph at the New Ohio Theatre

I recently saw a production of a new play by Jacob Marx Rice at the New Ohio Theater on Christopher Street.  It runs only three more performances and is worth seeing.  You can find more information at: https://www.theshelternyc.org/production/threshold-2017/ I have been fortunate to be part of a playwrights group with Jacob and I can attest … Continue reading Leni & Joseph at the New Ohio Theatre

Audience Choice Award for ALWAYS WITH ME

Yesterday I received the following: Congratulations to Walter Thinnes whose play “Always With Me” is the week one winner of the 7thannual Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival – NYC 2017!  This wonderful production was directed by Pamela Wilson with assistant director Chelsea Robinson.  The talented cast included: Max Hanau as John, Kasey Moorhouse … Continue reading Audience Choice Award for ALWAYS WITH ME

MEETING WITHOUT END gets a spin at Mary Baldwin University

This weekend I visited Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, VA.  There I had the chance to see a performance of the theater department's spring plays titled "The Play's the Thing."  They presented a number of short works directed, performed and generally written by students.  My niece Julianna (Toni) Thinnes chose one of my short plays … Continue reading MEETING WITHOUT END gets a spin at Mary Baldwin University

My play ALWAYS WITH ME at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village

In an earlier post I had mentioned that my play ALWAYS WITH ME was to be featured in the Players Theatre Short Play and Musical Festival in Greenwich Village.  The theme of the festival is: NYC - Only in New York.  Here are the additional details as promised. Performance dates: Thursday, June 8 @ 7:00 … Continue reading My play ALWAYS WITH ME at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village