Four Theater Festivals to Beat the Winter Blahs
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The holiday decorations are mostly packed away and even the New Year’s eve parties are becoming dim memories (at least, those that are remembered at all). Yes, the winter blahs are upon us.
But even though January is traditionally a slow month for Broadway, theater patrons need not find themselves in a rut because this year there are four separate festivals of new work from both domestic and international theater companies competing for the attention of the city’s more adventurous theatergoers.
Charles Isherwood, theater critic for The New York Times, explains why there’s such a festival fest right now and takes a look at a few of their offerings.