Audible Inc. will host productions by the previous first woman of Canada Margaret Trudeau and the long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on the Minetta Lane Theater in September, the corporate introduced Monday.
Mrs. Trudeau, a mental-health advocate and the mom of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s present prime minister, will carry out her one-woman present “Certain Woman of an Age,” which delves into motherhood, her “wild child” days — when she was partying with the Rolling Stones and dancing at Studio 54 — and explosive romances she has had with well-known males.
“Certain Woman” had its world premiere on the UP Comedy Club in Chicago in May and will run on the Minetta Sept. 12-14. It is directed by Kimberly Senior and co-written with Alix Sobler.
The Chicago Tribune praised Mrs. Trudeau’s play, calling it ”a reclaiming of a story that had at all times been informed by others, principally by males in magazines.” The Globe and Mail wrote, “What she has to offer is hard-earned wisdom, a survivor’s tale.”
Mrs. Trudeau mentioned in a press release that she hopes audiences will “definitely take away a clearer understanding of how mental health plays a vital role in all that a full, hopeful, and loving life has to offer.”
Ms. Nyad will make her New York stage debut with “The Swimmer,” scheduled to run Sept. 26-28. In the play, she recounts the setbacks and triumphs that led to her record-breaking journey in 2013, when, at 64, she turned the primary particular person to swim from Cuba to Florida with out the safety of a shark cage. It took her 35 years and 5 makes an attempt to conquer the 110-mile passage.
“The Swimmer” is directed by Jane Anderson and options Ms. Nyad’s coach Bonnie Stoll.
Both productions will likely be recorded reside and will land on Audible, the audio content material division of Amazon, as audio shows later this 12 months.
The firm expanded its choices in March 2018 by shifting into the Minetta Lane Theater, the place it has since produced performs, comedy exhibits and different occasions. Previous Audible productions on the downtown venue have featured Patti Smith, Carey Mulligan and John Lithgow.