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Virginia Woolf will be on stage in New York City next month.Julia Miles Theatre

The revival of Room, a production based on Woolf’s writing that the New York Times described in 2002 as “a theatrical representation of the writer’s mind, an abstraction painted with theater’s animated tools,” will be at the Julia Miles Theater for 16 performances March 12-27.

Harvested from a lifetime of Virginia Woolf’s writing, Room traces the movement of a creative spirit in exquisite crisis, an artist in a pressure cooker of articulation who seeks room to move, room to breathe, and room to imagine.

As the NYT put it, “one of the strengths of  Room is that it focuses neither on polemics nor personal tragedy but rather on gathering the many strands of Woolf’s formidable intellect into a messy, resonant coherence.”

The L.A. Times raved about the production, saying, “Ellen Lauren’s masterly economy of movement, combined with Anne Bogart’s unerring compositional sense, is breathtaking.”

The production is presented by the Women’s Project and SITI Company. It is directed by Anne Bogart, adapted by Jocelyn Clark and stars Ellen Lauren.

It will be on stage Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3  and 7:30 p.m.
Exceptions: Matinee only–no 7:30 show–on Sunday March 13.

Bogart and Lauren will be available for a post-performance discussion on  March 22 and March 23.

The Julia Miles Theater is located at 424 West 55th Street, just west of Ninth Avenue. Tickets, priced at $60-$75, are on sale at Telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200. A group rate of $25 per ticket is available for groups of more than nine.

Read the Playbill story.

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From Fernham’s way comes news of a play inspired by Virginia Woolf. Titled Among Roses and the Ash, it will be staged  in New York City Jan. 27-31.

According to the play’s Web site, the play is a “meditation on the power, beauty, and limitations of the English language, seen through the eyes of an author. It is described as incorporating “movement, sound and image to explore the work of a literary artist.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 to 30 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the WOW Cafe Theater, 59-61 E. Fourth St. 
on the fourth floor. Tickets are $10 at door, or online at fabnyc.org.

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poster_thumbVirginia Woolf is the focus of a new play staged as part of the NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival in  Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Written by Bruce Allen Lynch and titled The Nicest Place In England, the play tells the story of Woolf’s visit to her friend Dora Carrington after Lytton Strachey’s death.  According to the NotaBle Acts Web site, it is a “visitation that forces both women into an uncomfortable, harrowing, and at times surprisingly comic confrontation with the past.”

The Nicest Place in England will be on stage July 28, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at Memorial Hall at the University of New Brunswick.  The play is one of two 2009 one-act playwriting contest winners in the NotaBle Acts competition.

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freshwaterVirginia Woolf’s comedy Freshwater opens May 14 and will run for one weekend in the island town of North Haven, Maine.

The play concerns Woolf’s great-aunt, the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, and her coterie of artists that included Alfred Lord Tennyson and George Frederick Watts.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 p.m. May 14 through 17, at Waterman’s Community Center, Main Street.

More details are available.

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freshwater_webCelebrate Virginia Woolf’s birthday on Jan. 25 by attending the 7 p.m. opening show of the first U.S production of Woolf’s only play, Freshwater.

The Women’s Project and SITI Company will present just 34 performances of the play, which is directed by Anne Bogart.

The play will run for just 34 performances and previews Jan.15 at 8 p.m.

Get more details here. Read Blogging Woolf’s first post about the upcoming production.

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