New York Theatre Highlights

Teatro Circulo is presenting the Spanish classec El Burlador de Sevilla, the first play dealing with Don Juan, in Spanish with English supertitles Oct. 12 thru 28.  Tix. $35, students $30. 64 East 4th St.  Tel. 595-1808.
A pair of plays in dialogue about the opening of the American West, Lewiston and Clarkston and being presented at the Rattlestick Theatre, back to back with a communal meal between Oct. 10 thru Dec. 2.  Tix $60-$75 (students $20) for previews, $75 to $90 (stduents $30 after opening.  Meal $17. 5.  224 Waverly Place.  Tel. 866-811-4111.
BAM Next Wave is coming up, beginning with the SITI Company in The Bacche Oct. 3-7.  Tix $30-$75.   Continuing with the Cheek by Jowl Measure for Measure Oct. 16-20.  Tix $35-$105.  At the Harvey, 651 Fulton, Brooklyn.  Tel  718-636-4100.
The Winning Side, concerning the story behind America’s Apollo 11 moon landing, will begin previews at the Epic Theatre October 3 and open there October 8, running thru October 28.  Tix. $20 fo previews, $35 for Oct. 10-14 and $45 thereafter.  410 West 42 St.  Tel. 239-1770.
The Transport Group opens its season with Renascence, a musical based on the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay.  Oct. 5 thru Nov. 17.  Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street.Tel  866-811-4111.
The Thanksgiving Play, Larissa FastHorse’s satric look at an American holiday, is being offered at Playwrights Horizons Oct. 12-28.  Tix $39-$60.  416 West 42 St.  Tel. 279-4200.
Axis Theatre presents a postmodern, surrealistic take on the classic Western, High Noon Oct. 3-27.  Tix $30, students $20.  1 Sheridan Square.  Tel. 866-811-4111.
Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman, setting of the new comedy The Book of Merman at St. Luke’s.  Oct. 5-Dec. 30.  Tix. $39.50 to $69.50.  308 West 46 St.  Tel 239-6210.
Hunter College is presenting Richard Nelson’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya thru Oct. 14.  Tix $47.  68th Street between Lexington and Park.  Tel 772-4000.
The noted Dutch collective tg STAN will present its version of Reza’s Art for the Alliance Francaise Crossing the Line Festival at Florence Gould Hall Oct. 4-6.  Tix. $45.  55 East 59th St.  Tel. 355-6100.
Midnight at the Never Get, a new musical set in the gay performance world of the 1960s, will be presented at the York Oct. 2 thru Nov. 4.  Tis $67.50.  610 Lexington Ave (enter on 54 St.) Tel. 866-811-4111.
Emily Mann’s new work on Gloria Steinem, Gloria: A Life, begins previews at the Daryl Roth Theatre Oct. 2 and runs thru Jan. 27.  Tix $55 and $89.  101 East 15 St.  Tel. 877-250-2929.
Donja Love’s Fireflies, a chilling drama of black lives in the Jim Crow South, is playing at the Atlantic thru Nov. 11.  Tix $25.  336 West 20th St.  Tel 866-811-4111.
India Pale Ale, about a Punjabi’s families adjustment to America, plays at the Manhattan Theatre Club Oct. 2 thru Nov. 18.  Tix $89, discounted to $59 with code F&FIA.  131 West 55 St.  Tel. 581-1212.
Another MTC opening is The Niceties, a study of who gets to tell America’s story.  Preview tix $35 with code F&FTN Oct. 12-14.   131 West 55 St.  Tel. 581-1212.
Intractable Woman, the story of the Russian dissident Anna Polikovskaya, is being presented by the Play Company thru Oct. 14.  Tix $35. 150 First Ave at East 9th.  Tel. 866-811-4111.
Good Grief, Ngozi Anyanwu’s coming of age play about a Nigerian-American girl, plays at the Vineyard Oct. 11 to Nov. 18.  Tix. $45-$79 (discounted to $59 with code GGTM.  108 East 15 St.  Tel. 353-0303.
Arendt-Heiddegger: A Love Story depicts the relationship of these two leading German intellectuals.  At the Theater for the New City thru Oct. 14.  Tix. $10-$15.  155 First Ave.  Tel. 254-1109.
At the same theatre, David Willinger’s new play, The Open Gate, set on Poland in the 1860s  Oct. 11-27..  Tix. $10-$20.


Shanghai Theatre Highlights

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The Marvin Carlson Theatre Center, Shanghai Theatre Academy

The Marvin Carlson Theatre Center was officially opened on the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) campus in 2015; its mission dedicated to developing academic connections between the Chinese and American academic communities through the exchange of students and faculty, the offering of courses, and other activities.

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About Marvin Carlson

Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the ASTR Distinguished Scholarship Award, the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, and the Calloway Prize.  He is the founding editor of the journals Western European Stages (now European Stages), and Arab Stages; and the author of over two hundred and fifty scholarly articles in the areas of theatre history, theatre theory and dramatic literature. He is the director of the Marvin Carlson Theatre Center at the Shanghai Theatre Academy.  Among his books are The Theatre of the French Revolution (1966), Goethe and the Weimar Theatre (1978), Theories of the Theatre (1984), Places of Performance (1989), Performance: A Critical Introduction (1996), The Haunted Stage (2001), Speaking in Tongues (2006), Theatre is More Beautiful than War (2009), The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia (with Khalid Amine, 2012) and Hamlet’s Shattered Mirror (2016).  His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

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