Check out this weekend's top event picks for the Upper West Side.
Friday, October 19th at 7:00pm
Family Feelings pays tribute to those relationships we know best, or least. Using scenes from A.R. Gurney’s Cocktail Hour – an appeal to gain Father’s approval for the staging of his son’s play – and selected poems by John Foy and others, the performance weaves together poems and script in counterpoint so that, through echoes and associative logic, they get to the psychic truth of unspoken family feelings.
Friday, October 19th at 8:00pm - Sunday October 21st at 7:00pm
Lila Acheson Playwright Program alumnus Stephen Belber's McReele examines the themes of truth and honesty in public and private life, faith in the judicial system, redemption from past disgrace, and the place of journalism in politics.
Friday, October 19th at 7:30pm
Known for leading The Secret Society, the idiosyncratic steam-punker Darcy James Argue engages in dialogue with jazz impresario George Wein, while The Pedro Giraudo Septet offers a performance of Argue's music on a smaller scale in the intimate Thalia setting.
Saturday, October 20th at 8:00pm
Part documentary, part music, part poetic autobiography, Yo Miss! draws on Award-winning playwright and actress Judith Sloan’s years of teaching in prisons, immigration high schools, and universities and breaks down assumptions that divide teachers, students, and residents of this polyglot city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds.
Sunday, October 21st at 3:00pm
IMAGINING MADOFF by Deb Margolin is a play about the seductive beauty and terrible danger of absolute faith, either in God of in men. In this exciting new play by Deb Margolin, unrepentant Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff tells his story, from prison, to an unseen biographer. Remembering an all-night Scotch-soaked evening he spent in the study of Solomon Galkin, a Holocaust survivor, poet and investment client, he suddenly yearns for a moment of redemption before his fall.