New Stages Amplified closes this weekend, with the final few performances of Seth Bockley’s Ask Aunt Susan in the Owen. If you haven’t had a chance to see this irreverent new play—which was inspired by Nathanael West’s 1930s novella Miss Lonelyhearts—do so this weekend; Bockley’s modern spin on the dark and comic Depression-era book is original, fresh, visually dazzling and bound to return to the American stage at a later date, and New Stages Amplified offers you the opportunity to see it now while it’s still in development.
Meanwhile, as one show closes another one opens, and tonight marks the first preview performance of A Christmas Carol. We’ll have much more Carol coverage through the end of the year. For now, check out our interview with its director, Steve Scott, or experience behind-the-scenes videos of A Christmas Carols past on our website.
Go here for tickets to either show.
Photo: Andy Carey (Aunt Susan) in Ask Aunt Susan. Photo by Michael Brosilow.