The New Playwrights' theater has settled on its next season, opening Oct. 4: "Beyond Your Command," by Ralph Pape (author of "Goodnight, Gracie," an off-Broadway hit a few seasons ago); "Groves of Academe" and "The Library of Congress Talent Show," two one-acts by Mark Stein; "The Flesheaters," by Ernest Joselovitz (about the effect of the McCarthy era on the members of a theater company), and two previously performed plays by John Guare, "Lydie Breeze" and "Gardenia."
The Studio is considering these plays for next year: "Really Rose," by Carole King and Maurice Sendak; "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You," by Christopher Durang; "Macbett," by Eugene Ionesco; "Female Parts," by Dario Fo; "Camino Real" or "The Rose Tattoo," by Tennessee Williams; "Tambourines to Glory," by Langston Hughes, and one of the many versions of "Frankenstein."
And the Source Theater has reported in, too: Ibsen's "Lady From the Sea"; Shakespeare's "King Lear"; Dumas' "Camille," and an original adaption of Liam O'Flaherty's novel, "The Informer."
The Flying Karamazov Brothers (now numbering five with the return of Randy Nelson from paternity leave) got rave reviews after their opening on Broadway May 10, with the exception of one reviewer who thought the show was too long. Newhouse's critic, William A. Raidy, loved the show and reported seeing a review by a Soviet reporter who attended a performance in Cleveland, thinking the Karamazovs were Russian. Needless to say, he was shocked and horrified at their antics, and described them as "tools of President Reagan's cold war tactics." He probably thought they were brothers, too . . .