MOTHER OF THE MAID
Written by Jane Anderson
Directed by Matthew Penn – Image courtesy of The Public Theater.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Mother of the Maid,” “Fantasque,” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    Eve’s Song

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 07, 2018 - Sun, Dec 02, 2018

    "Eve's Song" is a stunning new drama about the haunting of a black family in America. In the aftermath of a messy divorce and a daughter coming out as queer, Deborah is trying to keep things normal at home. But as black people continue to be killed beyond their four walls, the outside finds its way in, blurring the lines between family dynamics, politics, and the spirit world. How long can family dinners keep the dangers ...

    Fantasque

    NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

    Manhattan

    Sat, Nov 17, 2018 - Sun, Nov 18, 2018

    NYU Skirball will present the NYC premiere of "Fantasque," an ebullient and magical pageant by Dance Heginbotham, created by choreographer John Heginbotham and puppeteer Amy Trompetter, for three performances, on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018. Enormous and minute puppets, and human dancers join forces to create a fable of a battle of light and darkness, with a fantastical cast of characters featuring giant babies, blue angels, a devilish snare and heroic rats. ...

    Brooklyn Children’s Book Fair

    Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Nov 17, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The Brooklyn Museum will host the twelfth annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair, taking place Saturday, November 17, in the Museum's Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion. This year's fair features forty Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators offering a selection of storybooks, picture books, and graphic novels for children of all ages. Families can meet and mingle with their favorite authors and illustrators, while browsing new releases and participating in editorial and art-making activities. The program ...

    Mother of the Maid

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Sep 25, 2018 - Sun, Dec 23, 2018

    "Mother of the Maid" tells the story of Joan of Arc’s mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter. This riveting play is an epic tale told through an unexpected and remarkable new perspective. The "Mother of the Maid" cast features Glenn Close (Isabelle Arc), Dermot Crowley (Jacques Arc), Olivia Gilliatt (Monique), Kate Jennings Grant (Lady of the Court), Andrew Hovelson (Pierre Arc/Guard), ...

    Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Mon, Nov 26, 2018 - Sun, Dec 02, 2018

    Running from November 26 through December 2, BAM will present the 13th edition of  the Romanian Film Festival. This year’s program celebrates a new wave of films by women directors, including a Golden Bear-winning exploration of intimacy and desire; a groundbreaking gay love story; and documentaries that confront Romania’s turbulent 20th century. In addition, the festival highlights the darkly satirical work of internationally acclaimed auteur Radu Jude, whose career-long concerns with Jewish identity and the ...

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

30 Lafayette Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

Running from November 26 through December 2, BAM will present the 13th edition of  the Romanian Film Festival. This year’s program celebrates a new wave of films by women directors, including a Golden Bear-winning exploration of intimacy and desire; a groundbreaking gay love story; and documentaries that confront Romania’s turbulent ...