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The Gay Naked Play

EAT Space - Emerging Artists Theater, 432 West 42nd St  9/1/2004 to 10/2/2004
A classical theatre company is going broke playing to tiny houses. Enter a big Gay producer who tells then he can turn their company around by hiring a porn star and directing their next production. A comedy about the art of selling out....
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The Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street  8/26/2004 to 9/5/2004
In this new, traveling, site specific piece, International WOW Company invites you to board our luxury bus for a two-borough tour of the American collective subconscious....
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DEATH OF NATIONS: The Trailer

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street
A sweeping overview of International WOW Company‚s upcoming epic cycle play DEATH OF NATIONS, featuring an international cast from nine countries on four continents. Beginning as a lecture on global economics by a panel of international economists that goes awry, the show erupts into an imagistic w...
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The Expense of Spirit

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street  8/19/2004 to 8/19/2004
At a video store in Brooklyn, 17,000 titles, one dinner party, 25 guests, and two West Point Cadets on a thankless duty collide on Christmas Eve to become the latest battlefield of the war in Iraq. THE EXPENSE OF SPIRIT explores the disconnect between war and bloodshed in the movies, and the reality...
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Masquerade

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street  9/18/2004 to 10/2/2004
Set in Greenwich Village, Masquerade tells the story of a gay couple in their forties who throw a surprise “positive” party for a younger man who has just been diagnosed with HIV. When their downstairs neighbor who is quite ill with AIDS knocks on the door, an unplanned reckoning becomes inevitable....
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Beyond The Horizon

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/8/2004 to 9/26/2004

Eugene O'Neill's 1920 Pulitzer Prize winning drama about two brothers and a tragic choice....
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Burning the Old Man

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/10/2004 to 10/3/2004

The world premiere of Kelly McAllister's serious comedy about two brothers taking the ashes of their father to the Burning Man festival....
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Patience

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/15/2004 to 10/2/2004

New York premiere of Jason Sherman's drama about a man who has everything, loses it, and must decide if he really wants it all back......
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Nobody's Lunch

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue  9/24/2004 to 10/17/2004
The Civilians, The Obie-winning theater company, premieres its much anticipated new project, Nobody's Lunch, at Performance Space 122 (150 First Avenue) on September 23. Written and directed by Steven Cosson and featuring original songs by Michael Friedman, Nobody’s Lunch continues through October ...
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Honor part two

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  10/10/2004 to 10/26/2004
The second part of TheDrillingCompaNY's commission of American playwrighs to create new short work around the theme of HONOR; works vary from the romantic to the sharply political in an evening of thought and entertainment....
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Hazard County

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  10/7/2004 to 11/7/2004
Hazard County is the story of Ruth, an impoverished young mother in rural Kentucky struggling to raise twins after the tragic death of her husband. One day she meets Blake, a tabloid TV news reporter from LA who is combing small-town America for stories about "real people." When he discovers that R...
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Contracts

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  10/29/2004 to 11/21/2004
tracts tells the story of four first year law students who are negotiating the terms of the unspoken contracts  the expectations and obligations that govern their intimate relationships.  The play intersperses scenes from a surreal classroom, in which the students grapple with various contract doctr...
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The Revenger's Tragedy

Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street

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Ordinary People

Pelican Studio Theater, 750 8th avenue, 6th fl.  10/6/2004 to 10/24/2004
A multi-cultural cast starts in this revival of a classic. A family struggles to survive the loss of a son....
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TAM LIN

Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street  10/21/2004 to 10/31/2004
The Faerie Queen has magically turned young gentleman Tam Lin into her love-slave, and the Queen's jealous knights are plotting to get rid of him. Lord Dunbar wants his daughter Janet to marry Lord Aberdeen, but Janet loves Tam Lin. Janet's lady-in-waiting Margaret loves Aberdeen and disguises herse...
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Post-Oedipus

Flamboyan Theatre - CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  11/11/2004 to 12/4/2004
POST-OEDIPUS is a radical re-working of Euripides’ play The Phoenician Women, chronicling the events of Oedipus’ family after the fall of Oedipus. It uses the structure of royal ceremonies to unravel the mental state of a family after disaster. The family has been beset with war, pestilence, pover...
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Lady Windermere's Fan

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  11/5/2004 to 11/21/2004
Oscar Wilde's tale of highsociety and hypocisy -- including blackmail and manners....
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Agrippina

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  10/14/2004 to 10/24/2004
The power of lust and the lust for power! Sex...Love...Murder... enter a world of undying passion, wickedly playful humor, and ego-driven power struggles. A Roman tragedy told through drama and dance....
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all wear bowlers

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  2/17/2005 to 3/12/2005

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These People

American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor  10/8/2004 to 10/30/2004
Jerry Shurl, a successful entrepreneur, will be spending the next two years in federal prison for tax evasion. But before he goes away, he must ensure that the “perfect life” that he has built for his wife and daughter will still be there when he gets back. Of course his dear friends at the club wil...
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The Shape of Things

Greenwich Street Theatre, 547 Greenwich Street  12/8/2004 to 12/16/2004
Quiet, unassuming Adam is changing in a major way, thanks to his new girlfriend, art student Evelyn. Adam's friends are a little freaked by the transformation. What happens to two couples when their realities get twisted! Another exploration into the age old question - What is art?...
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Eisenstein 's Monster

Duplex, 61 Christopher Street  10/19/2004 to 11/23/2004
Monstrously poignant, hauntingly hilarious . . .a collection of short plays and monologues* by Linda Eisenstein dealing with one monster in particular—Desire...
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The Snow Queen

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  11/6/2004 to 12/19/2004
The Snow Queen, written and directed by Glory Sims Bowen, loosely adapted from the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, follows the adventures of Gerda, a young Norwegian woman, on her quest to save her younger brother Kai from the castle of the icy Snow Queen. Gerda must travel through several world...
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On the Origin of Darwin

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  12/9/2004 to 12/18/2004
Bromley's full-length play is as ambitious as the journey it attempts to dramatize. On the Origin of Darwin tells the story of a young naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle and the five-year voyage that shaped his Theory of Evolution. The action takes place at various times on the Beagle, in the jungles ...
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Ashes

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  10/20/2004 to 11/7/2004
World premier of this new play where two sisters return to their childhood home after the death of their estranged Mother. Madeline and Leanne must sort through their Mother's things and decide what to do with her ashes. The proscess proves both comic and catstrophic as the two weave their way throu...
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Peace

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  10/21/2004 to 11/7/2004
Aristophanes' classic tale of a man bent on restoring peace to his war torn country. This moder adaptation resonates loudly with present day audiences dealing with the issues surrounding war, not the least of which is how those who profit by war succeed in keeping peace in abeyance....
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Boozy: The Life, Death, and Subsequent Villification of Le Corbusier...

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  2/13/2005 to 3/5/2005
The Freedom Tower? The West Side Stadium? New York architecture needs a swift kick in the ass.

This February, Les Freres Corbusier finally puts the punk rock back into urban planning: Amidst a blaze of streaming media, ridiculous choreography, and dozens of live fornicating rabbits, a des...
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Nicky Paraiso's "House/Boy"

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  11/4/2004 to 11/21/2004
"House/Boy" is Nicky Paraiso's third autobiographical evening-lengh solo work with music, dealing with identity, sexuality and the enduring theme of what "home" means to Filipino-Americans; this content is interwoven with Nicky's search for the quintessential Filipino houseboy played by Zorro David ...
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Pulling the Lever

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  10/28/2004 to 11/6/2004
One country. One vote. Your choice. An original play by The Rising Circle Theater Collective, based on interviews which explore how we are approaching the most important decision we face as a nation this November 2nd....
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The Ghost of Greenbrier County

Greenwich Street Theatre, 547 Greenwich Street  12/10/2004 to 12/12/2004
Meet Zona the lively young West Virginian bride who mysteriously died in 1896 and comes back to reveal the truth. The history of the Greenbrier Ghost may be one of the most unique stories in the annals of ghostlore. This strange tale from rural West Virginia is not only a part of supernatural his...
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Zed's Dance

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  9/6/2004 to 6/21/2019

Photo by Daniel Rowe

The Dance of Zed, following the previous production of Dance of Zelda, continues the story of the supernatural movement in the natural world....
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Titus X

Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street  11/5/2004 to 11/21/2004
A punk rock musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Loud, nasty, gory and fun....
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looking4sex

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  11/12/2004 to 12/11/2004
A humerous look at gay internet hookups in the new millennium....
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The Winter's Tale

PC2 Theater, 616 Ninth Avenue  12/9/2004 to 12/19/2004
A classic, yet inventive and modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic dramedy - set in the late 1970s/early 1990s. ...
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Bokan, The Bad Hearted

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/3/2004 to 12/19/2004
The latest piece from Federico Restrepo's dance/puppet/theatre company Loco 7 tells the heroic poem of Yurupari Myth:"Bokan, The Bad Hearted," from the Colombian and Brazilian Amazon talks about the age-old struggle for power between men and women and the confict betweent the matriarchal and the par...
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The Owners

Theatre-Studio, Inc., 750 8th Ave. 2nd floor  12/4/2004 to 1/16/2005
World premier of award-winning writer Jay Amari... In this tale of emotionally bruised and bitter lovers, Bob, so “in touch” with his sensitivity that he is in fact played by a woman, struggles with his writer voice and with his lover Katy, who's reeling from the wasting death of her brother Adam. W...
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Conquest of the Universe

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  12/9/2004 to 12/18/2004
In response to the to the pervading atmosphere of distress brought on by the elections, Salt Theater and Artistic Director Emma Griffin are remounting their production of Charles Ludlam’s Conquest of the Universe for two weeks in December (eight performances only!). The production played to packed h...
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South End

John Houseman Theater Studio A, 450 West 42nd Street  1/6/2005 to 1/16/2005
It's a time of political unrest, backroom deal, figureheads in places of power, and violence is THE answer to settling differences. It's election night. It's 1930....
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zshow

100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)

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It's Karate, Kid! The Musical

Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street  12/2/2004 to 12/18/2004
It's Karate, Kid! The Musical is an outrageous and unconventional riff on the beloved '80s film. Under the manicured guiding hand of a mystical maintenance man, Daniel-San Larusso wages war against pill-popping, white trash deviants; well-styled, bloodthirsty karate students; rampaging hormones; and...
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communion

Phil Bosakowski Theatre, 354 West 45th Street  1/6/2005 to 1/23/2005
american premiere by award winning irish writer aidan mathews, Communion takes place in a fashionable dublin neighbourhood, we meet a family who laugh and cry through the many fates and faithes that call upon them, a 2 hour tragic commedy, starring john seidman and barbar sims...
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Belize

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/6/2005 to 1/23/2005
A love story shaped by history and politics. Set in Central America and London in the 18th Century, the historical/hallucinatory mix includes the true story of Edward Despard, an Irish-born Colonel in the British Army and Catherine Despard, an Aftican-American woman who became his wife, William Bla...
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Woyzeck: A Fever Dream

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  1/6/2005 to 1/22/2005
Woyzeck… the story of a soldier who descends into chaos and confusion, killing his wife and then himself. Considered the “first modern play”, Woyzeck was written in 1834 by a 24 year old Georg Buchner. Working on the fourth draft of the play when he died, many scholars are divided over which scenes ...
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The Medea

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/13/2005 to 1/30/2005
Director Jay Scheib applied lessons in plot development from the modern detective novel in planning his adaptation of "Medea." Using a verse text based on Heiner Muller, Euripides and Seneca, enhanced by operatic songs and heightened by multimedia, he intends to put suspense back in the tale by play...
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The Swan, by Elizabeth Egloff

Pelican Studio Theater, 750 8th avenue, 6th fl.  4/6/2005 to 4/24/2005
Fierce in its treatment of love, THE SWAN provides a mysterious gloss on whether or not we descended from the beasts and what we may feel when we find them lurking in our truest selves. "A bewitching bedtime story for grown-ups…a psycho-sexual cauldron wherein fantasy and deprivation merge and comb...
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Tricks of the Trade

Duplex, 61 Christopher Street  1/8/2005 to 2/12/2005
How much of a gay man's identity is tied up in his sexual activity? That's one of the questions asked in TRICKS OF THE TRADE - a harsh new drama about four young gay men, ages 17-22, during one very, very long night at West Village mix and meet bar. A show called "Funny, timely and important" and "T...
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The Bitterness of the Meringue

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/20/2005 to 2/6/2005
There is a proverb that says "It's better to have a broken heart than a rusted one." "The Bitterness of the Meringue," written by young Mexican dramaturg, Jorge Kuri, and directed by Raine Bode, reflects on the risk that love implies, the consequences and the price to live an adventure. Features a ...
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El Salvador

ArcLight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street  2/2/2005 to 2/12/2005
In EL SALVADOR, six American journalists are stationed in a hotel suite-turned-newsroom in San Salvador during the civil war. Surrounded by combat zones and witness to the ravages of war, the men attempt to produce news footage as the villages, and their personal lives, crumble around them. Tension ...
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The Pinter Project

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  2/2/2005 to 3/13/2005

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Musically Speaking: The World of John Wallowitch

Duplex, 61 Christopher Street  2/17/2005 to 3/12/2005
A musicial revue celebrating the songs, wit and style of legendary New York cabaret icon John Wallowitch....
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Cellphones

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/27/2005 to 2/13/2005
"Cellphones," a new rock musical written & directed by William Electric Black. The war in Iraq and terrorists' threats keeps America on constant alert. Homeland Security is not only the buzz, but the only place that's offering a decent job. A new recruiting booth is about to opne up at 7:00am Mond...
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Have You Ever Seen a Dream Rapping?

Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street  1/28/2005 to 2/13/2005
a performance of poem, rap, song, dance letters to MLK on the occasion of his birthday...
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The Apple Cart, A Political Extravaganza

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  2/11/2005 to 3/13/2005
A politcal comedy by George Bernard Shaw...
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Sus Manos by Lauren Gunderson

EAT Space - Emerging Artists Theater, 432 West 42nd St  2/25/2005 to 3/14/2005
Mexico, 1910: an American Filmmaker works on his masterpiece on a grand Mexican plantation, oblivious to the class warefare that surrounds him, marking the beginning of the Revolution....
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Serenade & Philosopher Fox

Collective Unconscious, 279 Church Street  2/3/2005 to 2/27/2005
East River Commedia's production of Slawomir Mrozek's hilarious animal satires Serenade and Philosopher Fox directed by Paul Bargetto. These dark and extremely funny allegories of power, love and redemption come to New York from one of Poland's greatest living playwrights. Interpreted by East River ...
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Measure for Measure

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  1/21/2005 to 2/13/2005
Duke Vincentio transfers his power to Angelo, who quickly unleashes harsh and archaic laws upon the unsuspecting citizens. While pleading for her brother's life, Isabella unwittingly arouses Angelo's baser desires, and he counters with a less-than-pious proposal. In disguise, the real duke plots t...
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The Years

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  1/28/2005 to 2/20/2005
Andrea is mugged on her wedding day but chooses to protect her attacker by hiding it from her family, all of whom are dealing with their own personal trials. Thirteen years later, Andrea and the reformed mugger cross paths and discover how one isolated event can affect a life....
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Revising Germany

Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street  3/11/2005 to 4/10/2005
Bertolt Brecht’s intimate relationships with four influential women – Helene Weigel, Elisabeth Hauptmann, Ruth Berlau and Margarete Steffin – are the focus of this intense drama produced by the Castillo Theatre. A montage of performed conversation, music, dance and songs – sung by a mysterious Lotte...
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Dying Goldfish

The Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th floor   5/5/2005 to 5/28/2005

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The Colonel's Holiday

Pelican Studio Theater, 750 8th avenue, 6th fl.  2/24/2005 to 3/13/2005
A modern day farce which has been desrcibed as "Noel Coward on acid." ...
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A Beginner's Guide to Deicide

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  3/31/2005 to 4/17/2005
The heartwarming tale of a Catholic schoolgirl's quest to find God...and kill him....
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Disposable Men

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  2/4/2005 to 2/12/2005
Old-fashioned storytelling pairs with new media in Disposable Men. This humorous solo work presents a series of interactive monologues demonstrating the flippant irreverence with which the popular media treats the disposability of African-American men. With a witty sardonicism, Scruggs plays charac...
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SEAL SINGS ITS SONG

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  2/26/2005 to 3/19/2005
seal sings its song explores what it means to be a victim in America through gritty, hyper realistic tragedy. Set in the early 1980’s, seal sings its song follows a charismatic, but resolute man infected with AIDS, who spreads the mysterious virus as a means to get government attention. ...
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Happy Hour at the Event Horizon

Blue Heron Studio Theatre, 123 E. 24th Street  4/21/2005 to 5/1/2005
An electron, a proton and a neutron walk in to a bar… A bar at the edge of a black hole welcomes the strangest patrons. Particles collide, customers perform experiments with shot glasses and ashtrays, and the laws of physics wreak havoc with the waitstaff. At the center of this mayhem we find P...
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The Blind

Frying Pan, Pier 63 North River  3/5/2005 to 4/3/2005
An adventurous and haunting retelling of Maurice Maeterlinck's classic, The Blind (1890), performed on a previously sunken lightship docked off Pier 63. The event will culminate with a full course dinner....
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From the Gutter to the Glitter: A Night Out with the Bindlestiffs

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   2/28/2005 to 4/3/2005
An intimate guided tour through the dark alleyways of American Popular Entertaiment history: Medicine Shows, Circus, Vaudeville, Sideshow, prohibition era Cabaret, Vegas Lounges & Reality TV....
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Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery

McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor  2/10/2005 to 3/6/2005
SHAKIN' THE MESS OUTTA MISERY combines storytelling, music and dance to recount a young black girl's coming of age in the South in the 1960's. ...
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The Trial of K

Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street  3/30/2005 to 4/24/2005
The Trial of K is a live multimedia Play Noir inspired by Franz Kafka's unfinished masterpiece, The Trial. The production blends physical theatre, dance, live streaming surveillance video, and original music with the visually intense genres of German Expressionism and classic Film Noir. Synaestheti...
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Saturday Night Rewritten

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  2/20/2005 to 12/18/2005
Taking the previous night's broadcasted Saturday Night Live, this team of writer/ performers writer, rehearse, and perform a whole new show in 7 hours....
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Othello

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  3/16/2005 to 3/26/2005
Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Vennice...
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The God Botherers

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  2/24/2005 to 3/27/2005
GREETINGS from Tanbia, a part-Christian, part-Muslim country where water is scarce, AK-47s are plentiful, the lions are hungry and the locals want email!

LAURA is a young, ambitious American aid worker on her first assignment, ready to bend the rules to save the world. But home starts to ...
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The Striking Viking Story Pirates

Arthur Seelen Theater, 250 W. 40th St.  3/12/2005 to 5/21/2005
New York's Premiere Absurdist Musical Sketch Comedy Show for Kids!...
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TESTICULATIONS

New Media Repertory Theatre, 512 East 80th Street  4/15/2005 to 5/1/2005
"TESTICULATIONS," a new play by Geoffrey Gordon and directed by Miranda McDermott, will open April 15th for an off-off-Broadway Equity engagement at New Media Repertory Theatre, 512 East 80th Street, in Manhattan. Performance dates are Friday, April 15th through Sunday, May 1st. All performances b...
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The Astronomer's Triangle

Studio 5, 28 Warren Street  3/18/2005 to 4/16/2005
An astronomer, a waitress, and a cartographer find themselves in a disorienting, explosive, and unknown scientific state: LOVE. Filled with laughter, stars, coffee cups, and song, this is another exciting world premier written, directed and performed by members of CollaborationTown....
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  3/19/2005 to 4/2/2005
Shakespeare's comedy of goofy lovers and ham actors....
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The Winter's Tale

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  3/18/2005 to 4/3/2005
Shakespeare's late story of terrifying jealousy and blessed forgiveness....
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The Three Musketeers

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  4/15/2005 to 5/14/2005
a lush musical adaptation of the Dumas classic of grand passions and sweeping emotion....
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Murder in the First

Theater 3, 311 W. 43 St., 3rd fl.  4/7/2005 to 4/24/2005
Inspired by actual events, MURDER IN THE FIRST is the story of a passionate, young attorney who must prove that one criminal's cruel treatment during three years in Alcatraz turned him into a vicious killer. Through his defense, he uncovers the surprising truths that ultimately lead to the closing ...
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EATFest: Spring 2005 - Series B

  3/30/2005 to 4/16/2005
2 new short plays by emerging playwrights...
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EATFest: Spring 2005 - Series C

  3/31/2005 to 4/17/2005
3 new short plays by emerging playwrights...
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EATFest: Spring 2005 - Series A

  3/29/2005 to 4/17/2005
3 new short plays by emerging playwrights...
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Les Belles Soeurs

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  5/5/2005 to 5/22/2005
15 women come together after one has won a million greenstamps and needs help pasting them in their books. Family histories, bitter jealousies, parochial frustrations and personal emergencies make for a raucous gathering. ...
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Profile of a Saint

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/17/2005 to 4/3/2005
Actress and solo performer Angela Forrest takes on ten different southern characters who live in a small town in the play "Profile of a Saint," a mixture of comedy and drama directed by Susan W. Lovell. They bring this extraordinary tour de force to The Club at LaMaMa March 17-April 3, 2005....
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Iphigenia

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/17/2005 to 4/3/2005
A new multimedia theater production by Theodora Skipitares. Skipitares is well-known for her mastery of large-scale puppets as well as miniatures; this production employs several styles of shadow puppetry in the style of the line drawings of ancient Greek pottery, Bunraku puppetry and otehrs....
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The House of Blue Leaves

Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 W. 26th St.  4/21/2005 to 5/22/2005
Arguably John Guare's most popular play, The House of Blue Leaves is a wacky and poignant play that defies theatrical conventions and is truly stunning in its use of language, humor, and heartbreak....
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Snake in Fridge

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  4/14/2005 to 5/8/2005
Snake in Fridge examines the sordid lives of a group of young misfits living in a creepy Victorian house. Their combined income barely covers club-going and drugs, and overdue rent is mounting. Daydreams of fame and happiness are constantly interrupted by the insidious lure of the porn industry. One...
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Fit To Kill

Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  4/10/2005 to 4/30/2005
FIT TO KILL, a witty and elegant new play in the tradition of SLEUTH and DEATHTRAP, is a suspense-thriller about strategy, deception, and betrayal. Adrian, a charming but self-indulgent chess master, lives a life of luxury thanks to his marriage to Janice, an older, but still sexy and vibrant woman ...
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Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  4/15/2005 to 5/20/2005
Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe is a twisted, bawdy, silly, romp through your favorite science fiction tales where time isn’t the only thing that’s warped! This raucous, irreverent satire marries The Matrix with Star Trek and Star Wars....
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Mushroom In Her Hands

Sandy Shurin Studio Theatre, 311 West 43rd Street, 6th floor  4/29/2005 to 5/15/2005
"Alice and Wonderland" with all the sex and Violence you always knew was in the novel!Told through a series of vignettes featuring encounters with fanatical creatures fromWonderland, the play explores the sexual amd intellectual awakening of a young girl....
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Arms and the Man

Sandy Shurin Studio Theatre, 311 West 43rd Street, 6th floor  4/30/2005 to 5/15/2005
George Bernard Shaw's comic drama about love and war. Take Shaw's comic hero, Bluntschli, a soldier who prefers a supply of choclates to bullets, cast him as a woman and watch the sparks fly. Bluntschli surprise the young Raina by climbing into her bedroom window looking for shelter, starting a chai...
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Embracing the Undertoad

Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street  4/27/2005 to 5/7/2005
3 women struggle for love, peace and safe passage in this new play by Robin Rice Lichtig....
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Shoe Palace Murray

Bernie West Theatre, 17 Lexington Ave. 9th fl  4/6/2005 to 4/24/2005
During the Twenties the most fashionable shoe shop in New York was the I. Miller Broadway store. For the in-crowd B such as Betty Compton; Fanny Brice; Texas Guinan; assorted gun molls and kept women; and Madames in from the Midwest B there was the second floor. It was the theatrical shoe departme...
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THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  5/18/2005 to 6/15/2005
Live, On Stage... Radiotheatre's version of H.G.Wells' classic science fiction novel "THE WAR OF THE WORLDS." It's the 1930s and the Martians have invaded our homeland, causing fear, panic, destruction. Will mankind survive? Radiotheatre Presents "The War Of The Worlds" is a sound extravaga...
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7 Blowjobs

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  4/22/2005 to 5/7/2005
This Spring brings us easy-to-swallow political satire when The Subjective Theatre Company produces Mac Wellman's 7 Blowjobs. The office of Senator Bob falls down on it's knees when a BIG package arrives that contains seven mysterious photos. The action mounts and builds to a screaming climax as th...
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Tonylust! The Broadway Bloodbath of 2006

Duplex, 61 Christopher Street  4/21/2005 to 6/4/2005
Fun, satirical comedy. This no holds barred sequel to the hit satire, Bernadette And The Butcher Of Broadway, pits producer against producer in an epic battle royale to secure the Tony Award for Best Musical....
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Little Suckers

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  6/4/2005 to 6/25/2005
What happens to a person when they have no one to talk to but themselves? Option A: Reacquaint oneself with one’s childhood imaginary friends and have tea. Option B: Become a Samurai Warrior and hitchhike into the bowels of the Deep South. Option C: Suicide b...
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Elektra

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  4/7/2005 to 4/24/2005
The world renowned Polish theater company Garzienice Center for Theatre Practices, founded and led by Wlodzimierz Staniewski, returns to LaMaMa to debut April 7 to 24 with "Elektra" by Euripides. The company last appeared in NY in 2001 with "Metamorphosis" at LaMaMa, a production which played to st...
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The Cherry Orchard

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  5/11/2005 to 5/21/2005
Madame Ranevskaya's treasured country estate is threatened with foreclosure, thanks to wildly overdue bills and a family living beyond its means. As the family and servants try and fail to grasp the severity of their situation, the merchant Lopakhin offers them their only salvation: to sell the Che...
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Elephant Larry presents BOOM

The PIT, 154 W. 29th Street  4/9/2005 to 5/28/2005
Back from touring around the country, Elephant Larry presents one jam-packed hour of genuine sketchified entertainment, guaranteed to knock your socks off. Using their patented fusion of video and stage sketchery, Elephant Larry's new show is bigger, better, and funnier than any sketch comedy show t...
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The Mermaid

Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 W 36th St., ground floor  5/5/2005 to 5/29/2005
1962: Judith Owen begins her career as an actress at a college in Indiana. 1998: In Manhattan, Martin Flaherty and his partner Ken prepare to adopt a child. Though Judith and Martin have never met, they share a connection that will change both their lives forever. Mark Finley's THE MERMAID tells bot...
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The Fall

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  5/5/2005 to 5/29/2005
The Fall explores how some central questions of Hamlet would play out in modern world. What do you do when a hallucination gives you information that requires action? What if this hallucination might be real? For Jill, these questions confront her with an violent duty....
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The Little Prince

Pelican Studio Theater, 750 8th avenue, 6th fl.  7/6/2005 to 7/31/2005
The classic story told by an International multi-racial ensemble of 8. An aviator is stranded in the Sahara and meets a 'Little Prince' who takes him on a special journey....
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The Pursuit of Persephone

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  5/1/2005 to 5/22/2005
Brilliantly talented, young F. Scott Fitzgerald is swept into the hierarchy of Ivy League society and the antics of the Princeton Triangle Club, in pursuit of beautiful and elusive debutante Ginevra King…...
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Perseus

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  4/29/2005 to 5/15/2005
PERSEUS – loosely based on excerpts from Ovid, Hesiod and Apollodorus with additional text by Ms. Stewart – is the often-told, but rarely-performed saga of Perseus the son of Danae and the god Zeus – who slew the serpent-headed Medusa and married the beautiful maiden Andromeda after saving her from ...
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A Little of What You Fancy

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  4/29/2005 to 5/29/2005
An Authentic British Music Hall, with songs and skits from the 1980s - 1920s...
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Boocock's House of Baseball

Flea Theatre, 41 White Street  6/30/2005 to 7/23/2005
Boocock’s House of Baseball examines contemporary American politics through the vehicle of baseball. Dismayed over today’s government for the few at the expense of many, Boocock turns to baseball for guidance because it is the final frontier of democracy; the rules still apply equally to all partici...
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Ivanov

Bernie West Theatre, 17 Lexington Ave. 9th fl  5/23/2005 to 6/8/2005
Anton Chekhov's first play about a man fighting to understand his depression. We see his efforts to extricate himself from its grips....
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Dress Suits to Hire

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  5/19/2005 to 6/5/2005
Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw in "Dress Suits to Hire," written by Holly Hughes in collaboration with Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, choreography Stormy Brandenberger, directed by Lois Weaver, costumes by Susan Young. This classic "lesbian-noir" hit show has been begging to be "re-mounted," and that's ex...
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The Persians...a comedy about war with five songs

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  5/26/2005 to 8/6/2005
Based on the play by Aescylus adapted into a comedy about war with five songs...
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Falling Petals

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  5/20/2005 to 6/5/2005
A syndrome which seems to strike only at the young begins to kill off the children in the country town of Hollow. As the mysterious outbreak reaches epidemic proportions, friendship and alliances are stretched to breaking point, while choices between life and death become simultaneously fantastical ...
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Vintage Wine, or Past Its Prime?

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  5/26/2005 to 6/12/2005
"Vintage Wine, or Past Its Prime?" is written and directed by Charles Allcroft, featuring Lavinia Co-op, Jim Neu, Clio Young, Agosto Machado, Little Annie, Terri Robinson, Nicky Paraiso, Joe Munley and Ulla Dydo, among others. A bittersweet play about the nature of teaching, and how to overcome the ...
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No Alarms(headfullofradio)

Collective Unconscious, 279 Church Street  7/21/2005 to 7/29/2005
An episodic multimedia performance inspired by the art and music of Radiohead which blends physical theatre, dance, live original music, and video; No Alarms (headfullofradio) is a series of short plays, each one a visually intense odyssey to find meaning and balance in a world of complacency, techn...
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It's Only A Play

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   7/19/2005 to 8/7/2005
It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party at her trendy NYC townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities pour in, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders wait for the reviews. Included are the excitable young author, the bri...
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Hell Cab

  11/1/2005 to 1/28/2006
Hell Cab is a day in the life story of a cab driver in for the longest night of his life as he transports a bizarre and mysterious collection of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago. Playwright and Chicago cab driver Will Kern draws from personal experiences to create the alternately f...
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Top Ten

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  7/7/2005 to 7/31/2005
Top Ten is a tragic-comedy that follows the story of ten characters, each assigned a number, whose lives are irrevocably intertwined as they fight to live up to social, political, familial, religious and personal expectations....
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Central Park, The lawn below The Dairy - enter at 66th Street  6/18/2005 to 7/31/2005
no reservations required. Free outdoor Shakespeare production touring parks throughout NYC...
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Tara's Crossing

Tenement Theatre, 97 Orchard St.  6/11/2005 to 6/26/2005
Tara's Crossing recounts a transgendered asylum-seeker's remarkable flights from Guyana and her uphill battle to prove her claims of prosecution from within the confines of US Immigration Detention. The Play is one of the first ever to deal with the subject of political asylum for gay, lesbian, bi-s...
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The Whore of Sheridan Square

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  6/16/2005 to 7/3/2005
"The Whore of Sheridan Square" is a new comedy written and directed by Michael Baron inspired by the life and works of legendary downtown theatre artist Charles Ludlam and told in the spirit of the Ridiculous Theatre he created. The play follows a desperate young writer who escapes to a hidden NYC ...
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Romeo & Juliet

Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street  7/21/2005 to 8/6/2005
The CRY HAVOC Company presents Romeo & Juliet featuring two women in the title roles. This production highlights what happens when love, adolescence, and family collide - where love is love, no matter who it happens to....
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Biblical Bitches Part 1: The Adventures of Everywoman

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  7/18/2005 to 8/10/2005
Upon the ruins of this civilization, a new Garden is recycled from the rubble and among the ashes is born a new race of mankind with hopes of eternal life. If given a second chance for infinite inhabitancy of the Garden, would we make the same mistakes? Follow Woh-man in her adventures as she search...
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Lysistrata

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  9/3/2005 to 9/24/2005
Rising Sun is returning to Central Park with Jason Tyne’s Edgy and Modern day Adaptation of Aristophanes' bawdy anti-war classic. Like you would expect of any self-respecting New York chick, Lucy "The Loosener" Lysistrata is totally over the Georges and Bills of Capital Hill and their testostero...
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The Crucible

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street

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Book of Days

Stella Adler Studio, 31 W. 27th Street, 2nd Floor  8/10/2005 to 8/27/2005
A powerful play about ambition, fear, family, and faith all wrapped up in a murder mystery as one townsperson searches for the truth. ...
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Midnight

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  8/10/2005 to 8/27/2005
Set in the 1950’s atop the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Midnight revolves around an egomaniacal Hollywood director who is desperately trying to salvage his flagging career, while is long-suffering Girl Friday does her best to keep her temperamental boss unaware of just how precarious his situation is. To ...
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Pulling Teeth

American Place Theatre, 520 8th Ave 22nd floor  7/21/2005 to 8/7/2005
Seth and Katie love God, oatmeal cookies, and each other. The only blight on their model Christian lifestyle is when Seth brings his work home. Their life consists of a sweet, simple routine: after Bible study, Katie cooks Seth's dinner while Seth removes the identifiable body parts of his latest "j...
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A Winkle in Time

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  8/11/2005 to 8/27/2005
A guy named Winkle has a meeting with some very important people, except there is going to be a snag. An existential comedy about passion, work, life, ..and moles....
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The Tutor

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  9/10/2005 to 10/2/2005
With a winning mix of clever wit and surprising warmth, The Tutor tells a fresh, funny, contemporary tale of romance, art, and what it really takes to get into Princeton. When a struggling young novelist takes a job tutoring a sullen Manhattan girl, he thinks he's just out for quick cash. But when t...
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Buried Child-by Sam Shepard

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  1/27/2006 to 2/12/2006
Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, BURIED CHILD punctures the Norman Rockwell exterior of American family life, revealing a disturbingly rotten core. Set in rural Illinois farm country, the play depicts a family poisoned by repressed desires, shattered relations and a deeply suppressed secret. The a...
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Bertolt Brecht's Edward II

Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street  9/8/2005 to 9/25/2005
Bertolt Brecht's version of EDWARD II is a sharp and searing commentary on the nature of war in society as told through the rise and fall of the infamous, openly homosexual Plantagenet king of England, whose battles with a despotic and ambitious ruling class led to his deposition and murder. This pr...
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All For Love

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/9/2005 to 9/30/2005
One of the most famous love stories of all time, following the final day in the life of Antony and Cleopatra. A timeless story poetically told of unmitigated passion and obsessive love which erupts while the entire world is at stake. ...
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Artist Descending a Staircase

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/10/2005 to 10/2/2005
Art, history, and a beautiful blind woman. When Donner is found dead at the bottom of the stairs, Martello and Beauchamp each think the other has killed him. In perspectives weaving through time, life and love, each investigates memory and motive while unraveling the relationsh...
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Giant-n-Variation

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/15/2005 to 10/1/2005
From a dilapidated Texas ranch, the rumor of twin talking Hereford bulls threatens to derail beliefs in language, history, and evolution.To discover the truth, a linguist and a drifter named Tom Noise must battle the unconditional love of the rancher Edward and his daughter May who fight to protect ...
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The Bubble

Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street  9/27/2005 to 10/16/2005
Zany comedy about the creative process....
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Anathemaville

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  9/2/2005 to 9/18/2005
Monopoly is Peace. All-in-one Shopping is Freedom. Synergy is Low Prices. Obedience is Power. A far cry from Thornton Wilder's picturesque Grover's Corners in the play "Our Town," ANATHEMAVILLE has been slowly taken over by Über-Mart, the ever expanding pinnacle of all-in-one shopping! Ten p...
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La Tempestad

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  10/9/2005 to 10/30/2005
On the tropical island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, Prospero practices the antiquarian arts in self-imposed exile. After a stormy crossing, three couples, including Prospero's daughter Miranda and her fiancé Ferdinand, are swept up in the island's history of passion, politics, and magic. As U.S. militar...
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Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a Time

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  9/8/2005 to 9/25/2005
In a time of war, heroes are needed. Strong, smart, courageous men whose actions are heralded over centuries in stories of their deeds. Saving the Greeks… is not one of those stories, and Dialysis and Peon are not those kind of men. In an ambitious (and possibly moronic) plan to bring peace to Anc...
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Measure For Measure - Adapted

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  10/13/2005 to 11/6/2005
Gender bended to highlight the modern issue of gay marriage, this new adaptation brings a unique insight to Shakespeare's original themes of mercy, justice, religion and government. With big band music, dacning and singing and riotous fun!...
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Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  9/29/2005 to 10/30/2005
Jane Chambers' zesty and heartfelt play about a family of friends who share a summer of laughter and love while learning how to celebrate life....
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The Tempest

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  10/7/2005 to 10/29/2005
The Tempest is Shakespeare's magical and mysterious final play. It tells the story of a banished Prospero who controls his island-prison, its visitors, and its inhabitants by mixing reality and illusion to create a world in which nothing is as it seems. Victor Maog's new adaptation, in which three a...
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Deviant

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  10/7/2005 to 10/23/2005
Worlds collide when Sara and Valerie — a couple pursuing the American dream — find out their new roommate James is a gay prostitute too jaded to believe that dreams still matter. When lives and dreams intertwine in the too-close quarters of their New York apartment, this unlikely trio turn to art, d...
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The Caterers

Altered Stages, 212 West 29th Street  10/6/2005 to 10/30/2005
In THE CATERERS playwright Jonathan Leaf tells the story of two caterers who become trapped in a screening room the night a film about Mohammed is about to premiere. Cornered by an Islamic radical, whose mission is to steal the blasphemous film, the couple, held hostage along with the film’s scree...
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Stumps

Pelican Studio Theater, 750 8th avenue, 6th fl.  10/26/2005 to 11/13/2005
**This will be a show where each of the actors is paired with an actor/interpreter signing for the deaf and co-performing – 10 artists playing 5 roles. Special Note: There are violent, sexual and very disturbing moments in this play – Nobody under 16 admitted without a parent or guardian. Two h...
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The Telling

Seventh Street Small Stage, 41-43 East 7th Street  10/23/2005 to 10/31/2005
On the night that the Davern’s Inn, a bar on the outskirts of a dying town, is to be closed for good, two estranged sisters, the last of the Davern family, return to take one last look at the old place. When they enter the one room they were never allowed to explore as kids, they discover an unopene...
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Reconstruction

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  10/27/2005 to 11/19/2005
A married couple try to revive their love life after reconstructive breast surgery. NOTE: involves extensive nudity....
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The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  12/1/2005 to 12/17/2005
A readers theatre ensemble adaptation of the novel, which is a sequel to Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol"...
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Wired

American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor  11/8/2005 to 11/13/2005
the time is 2012. four imprisoned women, encounter each other during their persecution by a system which deemed their beliefs un-american. ...
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To Nineveh: A Modern Miracle

American Place Theatre, 520 8th Ave 22nd floor  10/21/2005 to 11/13/2005
A Miracle Play about the fall of an American family and the birth of a new era. Rebekah and Isaac, parents to two grown sons, Jacob and Esau, struggle to make their way through their temptations, their sins, and their duties as the two young men prepare for their adulthood, and their roles in a more...
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Dog Lovers

Juvie Hall, 24 Bond St.  10/6/2005 to 11/20/2005
A new play by recent IT Awards nominee, Sheldon Senek. Missy includes her best friend and canine, Mitsy, when she decides to update her dating profile. The search is a success and she finds a perfect mate, Pete... but maybe he loves four-legged companionship just a little too much? A new play, comp...
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Valparaiso

Actors Theatre Workshop, 145 West 28th Street  10/20/2005 to 11/5/2005
Michael Majeski's simple business trip to Indiana becomes a journey of comical and endearing mishaps, turning him into a minor celebrity. Michael offers his story to radio, filmmakers, and talk show hosts, but the spotlight requires more. This modern fable takes you to a place where intimacy is impo...
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Agamemnon

  10/19/2005 to 11/11/2005
For ten years, in the absence of her husband, King Agamemnon, Clytemnestra has ruled over a city left vacant by its men fighting the Trojan War. Upon learning of Agamemnon’s victorious return, Clytemnestra seeks revenge against her husband for the murder of their oldest child. Centered around the...
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Rebound & Gagged

McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor  10/15/2005 to 11/6/2005
From the Playwright of Straight Jacket & Ti, comes a comedy about getting older, getting over a broken heart, and getting over the fact that oldies radio stations have started playing "The Eurythmics."...
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Series A - Fall Eatfest

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  11/1/2005 to 11/19/2005
4 original short play premieres...
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Series B - Fall Eatfest

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  11/2/2005 to 11/20/2005
4 original short play premieres...
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Series C - Fall Eatfest

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  11/3/2005 to 11/20/2005
4 original short play premieres...
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A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  10/21/2005 to 11/20/2005
Passions & protocal collide on a Russian estate in the 1800's. This dark comedy by the famous novelist, Ivan Turgenev, was banned when first published. Come and see why! ...
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Saint Oedipus

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/20/2005 to 10/30/2005
La MaMa ETC is renowned as a venue for the finest in Polish theater. This time it is the acclaimed Wierszalin Theater from Bialystok in eastern Poland, twice winner of the Best of the Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Blending elements from the Gesta Romanorum (the 14th century Deeds ...
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Coronado

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  11/30/2005 to 12/17/2005
In a nameless bar somewhere in rural America, a young couple falls hopelessly in love, a psychiatric patient confronts her demons, and a father and son search for a missing woman... and a stolen diamond. A searing depiction of the crimes we commit in the name of love, Coronado takes us into the min...
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size ate

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  11/5/2005 to 11/19/2005
How many of us have thought that things would be better if we could just be the perfect size 8? 10? 12? The perfect ... whatever? Margaux Laskey’s new one-woman show, size ate, chronicles this futile quest for measured perfection in a theatrical, sometimes musical and often hysterical retelling o...
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Office Sonata

Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St.  12/2/2005 to 12/11/2005
In OFFICE SONATA, young employees just starting out in life get a bizarre and hilarious crash course in the ways of Corporate America at the Empie Advertising Agency, a powerful company with its own twisted views on how to increase productivity....
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Radiotheatre Presents KING KONG

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  11/30/2005 to 12/21/2005
The classic adventure fantasy tale of beauty and the beast in the 20th Century. ...
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Hamlet: The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  11/3/2005 to 11/20/2005
A new adaptation of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," staged on an all-black set using handmade costumes and props, Kanako Hiyama's "Hamlet" places the King in the audience's midst, recasting spectators as members of the Court. An always-present Ghost introduces the story and observes the action from among t...
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Love! Valour! Compassion!

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  11/10/2005 to 12/11/2005
The story gathers together eight gay men over three summer weekends at the upstate New York house of a celebrated dancer-choreographer who fears he is losing his creativity and possibly his lover. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling and skinny-dipping mix monumental question...
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The 8: Reindeer Monologues

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  11/18/2005 to 12/17/2005
Sex, Lies & Santa - The Reindeer Spill All! The jolly old elf himself is at the top of the naughty list this year and you won't believe what his 8 most trusted reindeer have to say. Come see this tragic tale of how sex, alcohol, pedophilia and rampant bestiality threatened the very existence of Chri...
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The Lady Cavaliers: Signature Stories

Greenwich Street Theatre, 547 Greenwich Street  12/1/2005 to 1/10/2006
THE LADY CAVALIERS: SIGNATURE STORIES is comprised of 5 short plays. Each work is an action-packed historically inspired look at women, who long before the women’s liberation movement and feminism, were strong, self-reliant, protector of rights--role models for today’s modern women....
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Five Days with Dylan

Producers Club II, 616 Ninth Avenue, Btwn 43rd and 44th Streets  12/7/2005 to 12/18/2005
Aching Dogs Theater is proud to present a new play by Pamela Scott, FIVE DAYS WITH DYLAN, that is a searing drama which explores friendship, motherhood, love and loss. Under the directon of Nye Heron, the cast of eighteen actors, bring to life the event that is motherhood: the discovery of an unpla...
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A Broken Christmas Carol

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  12/8/2005 to 12/30/2005
This Ain't Your Daddy's Dickens. It's a Broken take on a classic as three playwrights conspire to irreverently update Dickens' masterpiece for the 21st Century. Scrooge gets shoved out of the spotlight when two Jewish kids search for the true meaning of Christmas, a lapsed homeboy is spooked into ke...
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I Wanna Be Rosie

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/2/2005 to 12/18/2005
“I Wanna Be Rosie”, a new work by Bev Petty, is an impressionist portrait of America’s Sweetheart “Girl Singer” Rosemary Clooney. This cabaret revue takes a rollercoaster ride through Rosie’s life, which like those “fabulous fifties tunes” hides more sensuality, sadness and shrewdness than it shows ...
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Balletto Stiletto

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/1/2005 to 12/18/2005
Move over Radio City! Say “bah-humbug” to A Christmas Carol and “nuts” to The Nutcracker! A new holiday tradition, "BALLETTO STILETTO", is a non-denominational holiday spectacular based on the Grimm fairy tale “The 12 Dancing Princesses.” Produced by Watson Arts, "BALLETTO STILETTO" is conceived and...
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A Very Nosedive Christmas Carol

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  12/8/2005 to 12/17/2005
Due to both popular demand and the exorbitant amount of fun the company had staging it last year, Nosedive Productions is rehelming their version of A Christmas Carol for a second time at a new venue and a new time. Writer James Comtois and director Pete Boisvert's version of the Charles Dickens c...
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Revenge 2

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  12/3/2005 to 12/17/2005
Exploration of the theme of "revenge" through a series of diverse one-acts....
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Greyhounds

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  2/2/2006 to 2/19/2006
Circumstance brings together two very different women, a provoative loner and a surpressed housewife, at a rural bus stop in Oklahoma. A horrible discovery proves to be the catalyst for revelationa and transformation....
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Golgotha

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/15/2005 to 12/22/2005
A Stirring journey into the past of Albert, a Holocaust survivor from Salonica, this monodrama reveals, through the blending of video and music, the story of the Ladino-speaking Sephardic Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps....
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Stangers & Linguish

Mint Space, 311 W 43rd St., 5th Fl.  1/5/2006 to 1/28/2006
Part of the NEUROFEST STRANGERS and LINGUISH Written and directed by Edward Einhorn Untitled Theater Co. #61 Conditions dealt with: Amnesia (Korsakov's Syndrome) and Aphasia LINGUISH posits a disease which causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use lang...
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Avalon

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  2/2/2006 to 2/25/2006
A retelling of the King Arthur story from the perspective of the women behind the throne. Journey with us to the mystical land of England in time full of romance, quests, sorceresses and magic....
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Doctors Jane and Alexander

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  1/7/2006 to 1/28/2006
Part of the NEUROShorts program of Untitled Theater Co. #61's NEUROFest. Playwright Edward Einhorn takes text from his interviews with his mother, a psychologist now suffering from dementia, about his grandfather, a hematologist who discovered the Rh factor. Mixing those interviews with interviews ...
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Vestibular

Mint Space, 311 W 43rd St., 5th Fl.  1/7/2006 to 1/28/2006
As vertigo routinely attacks a former dancer stricken with Meniere's Disease, an informal conversation with his nurse turns into a revelation that challenges the idea of dependency as a passive force. Vestibular is a short piece presented in the NEUROshorts program, part of the NEUROfestival produce...
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The Dog in the Manger

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  1/6/2006 to 2/4/2006
Quinnopolis, NY has adapted Lope de Vega's classic comedy about a violent love-triangle using three actors, found-object puppets, and live music....
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Separating the Men from the Bull

Laurie Beechman Theatre/West Bank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St.   1/28/2006 to 2/19/2006
In this tour-de-force comedy, 2 actors portray various characters in seven inventive and insightful vignettes that expose the intricacies of male friendships. A unique, smart and silly romp through the trials and tribulations of being male. "I laughed out loud and held my breath at tender moments....
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Have You Ever Seen a Dream Rapping?

Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street  2/3/2006 to 2/18/2006
A celebration of Black History Month, young people bring to the stage original performances honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr....
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Rock the Line

  2/9/2006 to 2/26/2006
7 rock groupies wait in line and that is just the beginning of the fun in this rockin comedy...
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The Kitchen Table

  2/8/2006 to 2/26/2006
A boy's memory play of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950's....
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Edenville

  2/7/2006 to 2/25/2006
a comedy about a gay man's search for Mr Right and his journey to Edenville ...
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Book of the Dun Cow

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  2/4/2006 to 2/26/2006
Set in a time when the sun turned round the earth and animals could speak, The Book of the Dun Cow is a powerful, uplifting new musical adapted from Walter Wangerin Jr.'s National Book Award winning novel. Chauntecleer, an all too human Rooster, battles the evil forces of Wyrm for nothing less than ...
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Good Enough To Be True

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  3/3/2006 to 3/19/2006
The Long and Short of It is a play about four friends who are each stuck in a rut, and the things they do, or fail to do, to get themselves out of it. The darkly humorous drama takes place over the course of three years; the scenes spill out, overlapping and out of order, painting a slow portrait of...
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Delicious Rivers

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/13/2006 to 2/5/2006
DELICIOUS RIVERS, written and composed by Ellen Maddow was created by the same OBIE award-winning team that brought you PAINTED SNAKE IN A PAINTED CHAIR: direction - Paul Zimet, Set Design - Nic Ularu, Lighting - Carol Mullins, Costumes - Kiki Smith, Choreography - Karinne Keithley. In addition the...
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Major Barbara

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/12/2006 to 1/29/2006
The Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf, led by director Brooke O'Harra and composer Brendan Connelly, is perceived as one of the standout young companies to work at La MaMa in recent years. The case includes longtime Open Theater member and Two-headed Calf regular Tina Shepard, Printer's Devil star Heidi ...
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The Ride

Seventh Street Small Stage, 41-43 East 7th Street  2/1/2006 to 2/6/2006
The story of an electrician hired to restore power to a country inn on a stormy winter night who encounters a mysterious woman in the dark is the second play in a series of three ghost story one-acts by Crystal Skillman....
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GOATS

Garment District Theater, 302 W 37th Street  1/25/2006 to 2/12/2006
A solo show with politics, mysticism, goatherding and cheese....
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Greener

Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street  2/14/2006 to 2/26/2006
A supernatural thriller set entirely in a cemetery, GREENER is about a group of friends who gather together on the eve of their 10-year high school reunion after one has committed suicide--an identical twin who's spirit is in a major state of unrest. Haunted by their own inner demons as well as actu...
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Heddatron

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  2/8/2006 to 2/25/2006
Les Freres Corbusier finally transforms Ibsen's classic into something truly well-made: A robot. Half a dozen of them. Live onstage. Really. Les Freres continues its irreverent massacre of historical icons and academic esoterica by taking on famed playwright Henrik Ibsen, the well-made play, a...
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Temple

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  2/23/2006 to 3/11/2006
In an America divided by sexual identity a band of revolutionaries unite in the shadow of our nation's capitol for the ultimate act of civil disobedience....
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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind 2006

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  1/28/2006 to 5/27/2006
An ever-changing attempt to perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes. Every Friday and Saturday night at 10:30pm, The New York Neo-Futurists perform their critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays—a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visc...
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Kiss and Cry

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  2/12/2006 to 3/12/2006
Stacy, a champion male figure skater, and Fiona, a hot young movie star, are the nations favorite couple...a long as nobody finds out they're both gay....
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Living Dead In Denmark

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  5/4/2006 to 5/21/2006
LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK is an action-adventure/horror sequel to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Set five years after the events of the original, the play follows the story of a newly resurrected Ophelia, Juliet, & Lady Macbeth and their quest to save Denmark from an impending zombie invasion. This high...
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The Emperor Jones

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  2/2/2006 to 2/12/2006
Arthur Adair directs Eugene O'Neill's "The Emperor Jones" for Black History Month, and re-envisions the play's legacy, which is racially charged, with purity: without pop culture or irony. What has evolved is an experiment in recasting the play with a Greek mold. "The Emperor Jones" (1920) depicts ...
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Inside Out

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  2/23/2006 to 3/19/2006
InsideOut is a theatre/video hybrid performance piece where actors, cows, cameras, and projections interact equally to create a piece that questions identity, revenge, hell, and beef in America. InsideOut is the story of an ordinary man who wakes up trapped. We struggle with Harold as he attempts to...
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Spring's Awakening

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  3/9/2006 to 4/2/2006
SPRING'S AWAKENING depicts the onset of puberty as violent and chaotic. Reptilian impulses erupt in children who are terrorized by an adult world sunk deep in neurotic denial. SPRING'S AWAKENING is no after-school special. One boy has suicidal tendencies as he struggles with his shock over the facts...
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FULL BLOOM

Vital Theatre Company, 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor  3/16/2006 to 4/2/2006
A 15- year old struggles with her newly found beauty....
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Silence is Health/Silencio es Salud

Milagro Theatre -- CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  2/23/2006 to 3/4/2006
Based on official documents, testimonies, historical research and analyses of similar periods in Argentina, Guatemala, Chile, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Israel and the United States, Silence Is Health is an aesthetic approach to the pressing debate on human rights, warning us of the symptoms of a horr...
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Valiant

Laurie Beechman Theatre/West Bank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St.   2/24/2006 to 3/11/2006
Valiant is a multi-media docudrama featuring thirteen women's word-for-word accounts of their courageous, devastating and sometimes humorous experiences of war. From victim to perpetrator to peacemaker, these women from all over the world have fought, struggled and survived. Their stories are chron...
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The Ends of the Earth

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  3/16/2006 to 3/26/2006
A comedy, tragedy, and mystery, "The Ends of the Earth" is a tale of mirrored paranoia and miscommunication. Two men journey to a hotel at the end of the earth where they collide into what they are escaping... each other. ...
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Death and the Ploughman

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  2/9/2006 to 2/26/2006
Actor/director Peter S. Case, a Resident Artist of La MaMa ETC and member of the Great Jones Repertory, will stage his own five-character theatrical adaptation of "Death and the Ploughman" (Der Ackermann aus Bohmen, 1400) by Johannes von Saaz in La MaMa's First Floor Theater. The adaptation, based ...
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The Territory

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  3/10/2006 to 4/1/2006
THE TERRITORY by Tanya Krohn. Two surreal fables of suburbia examine how we search for safety and security in the face of chaos and senselessness. In Part I, a man’s junk mail begins stalking him. In Part II a Home Security Salesman refuses to give up on District 3 despite the residents' confound...
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Sodom's Wife

Phil Bosakowski Theatre, 354 West 45th Street  3/16/2006 to 4/9/2006
Ripple Productions world premier of their original work inspired by the story of the destruction of Sodom....
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The Crucible

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  5/11/2006 to 5/21/2006
Arthur Miller's Classic Story that encapsules fear, Bigotry and religious mania. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous c...
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The Trojan Women

TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street  3/16/2006 to 4/1/2006
Poseidon and Athena tell of the fall of the Trojan regime, informing us that tough decisions will have to be made in its wake. Journalist Talthybius follows the fate of the vanquished, using Geraldo-style tactics to land exclusive interviews with Helen and Andromache. Poseidon leads a political roun...
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Odchodzi (Passing Away)

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  2/16/2006 to 3/5/2006
"Odchodzi (Passing Away)" is the 17th theatrical production realized by Leszek Madzik and Scena Plastyczna KUL. The creator and director of Scena Plastyczna KUL since 1969, Leszek Madzik is revered in Poland and acclaimed abroad as a unique and remarkably consistent artist who has refined his vision...
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Devil Land

Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street  4/14/2006 to 5/7/2006
Based on a true kidnapping, GRINCH is a gothic tale about a couple in the Bronx who kidnap a ten year old girl and keeps her in their basement in a misguided attempt at creating a family. The little girl however has other ideas. Protected by her terrifying and perhaps not-so-imaginary friend Grinc...
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THE PALOOKA

The Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th floor   3/2/2006 to 3/12/2006
1950's Philadelphia. A professional boxer struggle to escape a risky world of seduction, danger, and vanishing loyalties....
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EATFest: Spring 2006 - Series A

  3/7/2006 to 3/25/2006
4 new short plays...
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EATFest: Spring 2006 - Series B

  3/8/2006 to 3/26/2006
3 new short plays...
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EATFest: Spring 2006 - Series C

  3/9/2006 to 3/26/2006
3 new short plays...
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The US Premiere of 'Skin Tight'

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  4/5/2006 to 4/23/2006
Winner of all awards at the 1998 Edinburg Fringe Festival, Skin Tight premiered in 1994 at the Bats Theatre, where it played to packed houses. This work from New Zea- land, inspired by Denis Glover’s poem “ The Magpies,” tells the intimate story of a rural marriage, where Tom and Elizabeth enga...
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Mrs. California

  3/15/2006 to 4/1/2006
The time is pre-women's lib 1955, the place a Los Angeles hotel, where a homemakers contest is in progress -- the winner to embody the epitome (at the time) of the ideal woman: "a happy, good and beautiful homemaker." Entered as Mrs. L.A., Dot, sponsored by the local gas company, vies with the other...
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L'Ultima Notte di Salome (The Last Night of Salome)

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/9/2006 to 3/19/2006
"L'ultima notte di Salomè" (The Last Night of Salome), a black comedy by Emanuele Vacchetto, evokes the mythic Fifties, the period of la dolce vita, Fellini and Callas, the star system in Italy, and magical nights at the theater before the advent of television. The play is a duet for two women--a fa...
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The Madness of Lady Bright

Duplex, 61 Christopher Street  4/11/2006 to 5/3/2006
On a hot afternoon in the city and with only a telephone for company Leslie Bright is going slowly but steadily mad. Originally produced in 1967 at the legendary Cafe Cino, Lanford Wilson's THE MADNESS OF LADY BRIGHT is a stunningly theatrical examination of a lonely and desperate gay man's str...
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Zarathustra Said Some Things. No?

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  4/20/2006 to 5/21/2006
Incest. Suicide. Matricide. A comedy in one act....
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Cupid & Psyche

Altered Stages, 212 West 29th Street  4/7/2006 to 4/30/2006
A contemporary comedy adapted from the ancient mythological story. When Cupid, the god of love, is sent by his mother, Aphrodite, to destroy the most beautiful woman in the world, he hits a snag when he finds himself falling in love with her. With the help of his servant, Runt, and the god Apollo, h...
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Macbeth

American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor  5/10/2006 to 5/21/2006
Traditional staging of Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece with original music...
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TRILOGY

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/16/2006 to 4/2/2006
March 16 (Thur) 7:30pm Helen/Odyssey March 17 (Fri) 7:30pm Helen/Odyssey March 18 (Sat) 7:30pm Iphigenia/Helen March 19 (Sun) 2:30pm Iphigenia 7:30pm Helen/Odyssey March 23 (Thur) 7:30pm Helen/Odyssey March 24 (Fri) 7:30pm Iphigenia/Oddysey March 25 (Sat) 7:30pm Iphigenia/Helen Mar...
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How I Learned To Drive

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  3/16/2006 to 4/2/2006
The T. Schreiber Studio is proud to present Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Inspired by Nabakov's Lolita, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is a poignant love story of two star crossed lovers and a "village that stood by and let it happen." The play reflects a young woman's journey to adulthood, told wit...
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IN DELIRIUM: after the sorrows of young werther

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  4/1/2006 to 4/23/2006
A new adaptation of Goethe's iconic novel about a tormented young "seeking the infinite" in an art he cannot master and a woman he cannot have....
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Locomotive

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  5/4/2006 to 5/20/2006
thru the constant rumblings of a nearby freight train, a mother, father and daughter struggle to stay aboard as their disintegrating family screeches forward by the impelling force of alcohol and the aftershocks thereof. ...
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Seven.11 Convenience Theatre

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  3/30/2006 to 4/23/2006
Seven 11-minute plays all set in a convenience store. Better than Ho-Ho's!...
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Action/Cowboys#2/Chicago

The Big Little Theatre, 141 Ridge St.  4/21/2006 to 5/13/2006
Three of Sam Shepard's early one-act plays, highlighting many of his personal philosophies. Though separate productions, creative casting and common themes provide a thru line by which the plays are connected in a three-act structure. Part of the ongoing MCTC Sam Shepard Festival....
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Little Eyolf

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), 123 4th Ave, 2nd FL  4/14/2006 to 5/7/2006
LITTLE EYOLF is a biting portrait of a marriage poisoned by doubt and self-delusion that illuminates Ibsen's reputation as a precursor to Freud—not to mention Shepard and Albee—and illustrates why his characters continue to resonate with today's audience. A tragic accident within the Allmers’ family...
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Convergence

New York Irish Centre, 1040 Jackson Avenue  3/30/2006 to 4/14/2006
Convergence is the stunning conclusion to the Force series by playwright and director Bryn Manion. In a play that spans three continents, a war journalist, a mechanic, an artist, an humanitarian aid worker and a science teacher plunge into painfully normal and profoundly extreme moments in time when...
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They're Just Like Us

  3/29/2006 to 4/15/2006
The slow kid wants the wannabe rap star to come to his birthday party. The wannabe rap star wants to be famous. The famous actress wants to be unknown. And the four unknowns will do anything to be famous....
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Iron Curtain: A New Musical Commie-dy

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  4/8/2006 to 4/30/2006
There's no communism like show communism! 1950's Broadway infiltrates communist espionage in this original musical farce. An unsuccessful composer / lyricist team is kidnapped by the KGB and forced to ghost-write Soviet propaganda musicals. Will they choose fame or freedom? ...
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Bloody Mary

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   4/26/2006 to 5/13/2006
Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Katharine of Aragon and thousands of Whores, Princes, Monks, Jews, Heretics, Doctors, and even his Holiness in Rome gather in a dizzying blend of epic history and genuine smut, the likes of which hasn't been seen since Bob Guccione's Caligula. Except funnier, an...
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Marvin's Room

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  4/15/2006 to 5/13/2006

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a very funny and touching look at a family's sturggle to reunite against the backdrop of death, dying and redemtion...
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Stage Kiss

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  5/3/2006 to 5/27/2006
Boy meets boy. Boy falls for boy. Turns out both guys are dolls. What's a girl to do? In Stolen Chair’s newest collective creation Stage Kiss, a bawdy gender-bent romantic comedy in blank verse, love is blind…and lust is blinder....
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Freak Winds

  4/1/2006 to 4/22/2006
Australian psyshological thriller, dark comedy. Very funny and quite disturbing....
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Two Yeats Plays

Independent Theatre, 52A West 8th Street  4/5/2006 to 4/15/2006
Two plays by William Butler Yeats, "The Cat and the Moon" (comedy) and "The Only Jealousy of Emer" (tragedy). Yeats presents stories from Irish mythology in a form inspired by Japanese Noh drama....
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Little Red: Lost in the Woods

Morocco Studio, 6 West 20th Street, 2nd Floor  4/28/2006 to 5/8/2006
Little Red: Lost in the Woods brings you the exclusive investigation of the story that’s gripping the nation; a young girl in a red hood has been attacked by an “allegedly” big bad wolf. Make up your own mind, if you can, as you witness the multi-media frenzy that consumes the truth of this classic...
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The Debate Plays

Phil Bosakowski Theatre, 354 West 45th Street  4/8/2006 to 5/13/2006
An evening of three interconnected comedies by Mat Smart. ...
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Identity Crisis

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  4/6/2006 to 5/25/2006
Join Betty; no maybe it’s Anastasia? Or maybe it’s Tiffani? … Join her on her journey to figuring out exactly who she is… In this hysterical new comedy Identity Crisis by Marc Castle....
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Cul de Sac

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  4/20/2006 to 5/13/2006
A new comedy by John Cariani...
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  4/28/2006 to 5/14/2006
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard's funny, absurd, and tragic play which centers on Hamlet minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, in their misadventures and musings enroute to their inevitable end. Often compared to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Rosencrantz and Guild...
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Forever Plaid

Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Avenue South  4/28/2006 to 5/14/2006
“Forever Plaid” is a deliciously goofy musical revue that centers on four young, eager male singers that were killed in a car crash on the way to their first big concert back in the ‘50s. ...
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The Hamlet Plays - 1

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  4/29/2006 to 5/14/2006
The Hamlet Plays are a showcase of the Milk Can Theatre’s Artistic Associates’ work in ten-minute form. Each playwright has randomly chosen a character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and written a ten-minute play inspired by that character. ...
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The Hamlet Plays - 2

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  4/29/2006 to 5/14/2006
The Hamlet Plays are a showcase of the Milk Can Theatre’s Artistic Associates’ work in ten-minute form. Each playwright has randomly chosen a character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and written a ten-minute play inspired by that character. ...
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Penetralia

Actors Theatre Workshop, 145 West 28th Street  5/4/2006 to 5/20/2006
The inhabitants of Penetralia live in the secure knowledge that all business is everyone's business. A communication system, both advanced and ancient, keeps everyone in the know. But the idyll is forever disrupted by a disturbing discovery, as a mild-mannered Professor fully realizes his mind's pot...
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A Night Near the Sun

The Black Box Theatre @ 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street (3rd Floor)  5/12/2006 to 5/27/2006
A young girl disappears for three days before waking up along the side of the interstate, setting off a series of events that culminates in tragedy. A Night Near the Sun explores the consequences of alienation, alien abduction and obsession in small town USA....
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THE PIGMAN OF DELANCEY STREET

Dillons Lounge, 245 W. 54th ST  5/14/2006 to 6/3/2006
Alligators in the sewers! The Fee Gee Mermaid! Albino Cannibals Roaming the Subways? Bodies Under The Floorboards! Who dares to wear the DEADLY fur coat? Involuntary Organ Donors! The Murderous Midtown Minister! What Horror Lies Beyond The Cellar Door? Night of the Gargoyles! The year tho...
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The Singapore Mikado

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  4/28/2006 to 5/28/2006
You are invited to be a guest at holiday party on December 10, 1941, given by the British consul, Sir Evelyn Estebrooke, where the entertainment is "The Mikado," performed by friends of the Singapore community.Occuring just days after the raid on Pearl Harbor, the Brits aim to thumb their collective...
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Better Living

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  5/25/2006 to 6/25/2006
Three grown daughters try to find their own personal ways to deal with their dysfunctional parents in this darkly comic play. The mother is an unorthodox woman with out-of-the-ordinary ideas, including one where she takes a jackhammer to the basement floor of their house to build a cavern where the ...
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Mustard

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  4/28/2006 to 5/14/2006
Mustard: A Play. A Love Story. "Mustard" is a renegade adaptation of Ibsen's "A Doll's House," performed by Ordinary Theater, written and directed by Mitchell Polin, who specializes in "re-mix" as a formalized theatrical tool of process and structure. Falling somewhere between "Happenings," ritual...
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The Dentist (Or Be Careful What You Put In Your Mouth)

Manhattan Repertory Theater, 303 W. 42nd St  5/4/2006 to 5/27/2006
With bedtime stories by French maids, magic candy from flying witches, succulent borscht from the Dells of Wisconsin, and a healthy dose of uncontrolled nymphomania and sword-swashbuckling, this raucous, absurd farce is better than nitrous oxide! Open wide and say AAAAAAAH!

Pantalone, he of ...
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SECURITY

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  6/9/2006 to 6/25/2006

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10 short plays about the greatest political commodity since water and the most sought after and vied for commodity amongst us all....
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The Death of Little Ibsen

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  5/1/2006 to 5/26/2006
Undead literary giant Henrik Ibsen and his puppet alter ego “Little Ibsen” ride on the back of a pig toward their last earthly battle. Inspired by Ibsen’s life and work, and featuring expressive puppets created by Kirjan Waage, “The Death of Lttle Ibsen” is a dark comedy about the poet and playwrigh...
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We Women Do It Better

Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue  5/26/2006 to 6/18/2006
An attractive psychologist gives a Workshop exploring SEXUAL AWAKENING, MARRIAGE & DIVORCE, and LOVE at 50....
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Marat/Sade

The Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th floor   6/1/2006 to 7/1/2006
Peter Weiss's classic drama about asylum inmates staging a play under the direction of the Marquis de Sade...
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TAPE

StudioTheatre, 416 W 42nd St., (Off 9th Ave)  5/31/2006 to 6/11/2006
Jon, an aspiring filmmaker on the verge of hitting it big, hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school, Vince, a volunteer fireman who makes his money selling dope. Jon's new film is being shown at a festival in Lansing, Michigan, and Vince has come from Oakland to see it. Over th...
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Cherish - US Premiere

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  6/7/2006 to 6/25/2006
A US Premiere of an award winning play about two gay couples and a surrogacy dispute....
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East Village Chronicles, Vol. 3

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  6/22/2006 to 7/2/2006

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A series of new, one-act plays inspired by famous and infamous residents of the Lower East Side....
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Angel Mountain

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  7/6/2006 to 7/29/2006
You CAN go home. However...Angel Mountain. Coming July 2006...
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Herakles Via Phaedra

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  5/18/2006 to 6/11/2006

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Adapted and directed by Ellen Stewart, HERAKLES VIA PHAEDRA combines the myths of Herakles (also known as Hercules) and Phaedra, placing them amongst the flappers, bootleggers and jazz babies of the 1920's. (This marks Ms. Stewart's second time visiting the Herakles legend - a very different product...
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Sisters

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  5/18/2006 to 6/4/2006

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"Sister" by Mario Fratti depicts the strains of an Italian family in which a teenage son, wise beyond his years, lives uneasily with his 59 year-old mother and his thirty-something sister. The boy is blessed with a professorial vocabulary and cursed with a judgmental mind. He resents his sister's de...
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The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Jackson Ave Steakhouse, 12-23 Jackson Ave.  7/12/2006 to 7/23/2006

A troupe of actors are about to begin The London Merchant, a quaint play centering on middle-class characters, when a pair of rough-and-tumble working-class spectators and their apprentice, Rafe, interrupt the action and demand to see a play about a Grocer-Errant battling bloodthirsty “giants,” wooi...
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Two Destinies

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  7/7/2006 to 7/30/2006
Two Destinies is a poignant story set in 1967, of an American veteran meeting a man who claims to be the son he never knew he had. Who is the crazy one?...
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Nerve

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  6/8/2006 to 7/1/2006

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A dark romantic comedy about falling in love on the first date....
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The Australia Project

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  6/15/2006 to 7/2/2006

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By turns whimsical, penetrating and evocative, 13 brand new plays explore the relationship between the United States and Australia. A group of the most celebrated playwrights in the United States create projects inspired by the Land Down Under....
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Hamlet 1603: The First Quarto

Stella Adler Studio, 31 W. 27th Street, 2nd Floor  7/8/2006 to 7/29/2006

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Shakespeare's First Quarto version of the quintessential revenge play. This is a rare opportunity to see the first publication of Shakespeare’s most famous play. Presented uncut, this Hamlet is shorter and leaner and in many ways a “different play.” Experience a famous classic in a new way - see i...
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Priscilla

Stella Adler Studio, 31 W. 27th Street, 2nd Floor  7/7/2006 to 7/29/2006

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Jeff Love takes Shakespeare's Hamlet and gives it a new twist with a woman as the protagonist. Will Priscilla choose a life of love and security or will she lose herself amid the unraveling revelations surrounding her mother's suspicious death?...
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Trouble in Paradise

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  6/15/2006 to 7/8/2006
world premiere stage adaptation of 1932 ErnstLubitsch film about lovers and thieves; featuring original score by Steven Bernstein and the Millennial Territory Orchestra...
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The Terrorist

Laurie Beechman Theatre/West Bank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St.   6/8/2006 to 6/24/2006

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The Terrorist by Howard Pflanzer. Directed by David Paul Willinger With: Alice Connorton* Jonathan Teague Cook* George Tynan Crowley* Miriam Tabb *appears courtesy Actor's Equity A dark comedy about a man who must outwit and outmaneuver a government agent bent on labeling him as a terro...
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Men Eat Mars Bars While Touching Their Penis

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  6/29/2006 to 7/15/2006

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WORKING MAN’S CLOTHES PRODUCTIONS proudly presents the world premier of ‘Men Eat Mars Bars While Touching Their Penis’, Jennifer Slack-Eaton’s hypnotizing, heartfelt and gut wrenching play about the life and experiences of an exotic dancer in the modern world. Executive Director Jared Culverhouse t...
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The Adventures of Nervous-Boy (a penny dreadful)

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  6/8/2006 to 7/8/2006

In the new black-as-death comedy-horror play from Nosedive Productions, the cruelly-named Nervous Boy wanders around a grotesque nightmare version of the city and comes across New Yorkers of every kind, from rude cell phone users, belligerent alcoholics, pretentious academics, screaming couples, dem...
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Weasel Erotica

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  8/4/2006 to 8/26/2006

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The Talented Talent Brothers return with an army of singing and dancing weasels in this madcap farce about a group of misfits trying to save a zoo....
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Three Sisters

Seventh Street Small Stage, 41-43 East 7th Street  7/10/2006 to 7/19/2006

Photo by Daniel Talbott

Three sisters Olga, Irina and Masha gather in a downtown Manhattan restaurant to celebrate Irina’s birthday. Along the way they drink too much wine, share vicodin, commiserate about unhappy love lives and exile to the outer boroughs, and wonder whether they will ever be able to afford their beloved ...
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KING LEAR

Central Park, The lawn below The Dairy - enter at 66th Street  6/17/2006 to 7/24/2006
King Lear in parks throughout the city...
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Jitter

ArcLight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street  6/15/2006 to 7/1/2006

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One act comedy...
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Blood Wedding

Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street  7/21/2006 to 8/5/2006
Frederico Garcia Lorca's allegorical tale of the escalating violence in pre-civil war Spain....
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Never Tell

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  7/22/2006 to 8/13/2006
What's your dirty little secret? Just what are you hiding from your friends? More importantly, what are they hiding from you? You're about to find out the hard way that friends aren't always loyal; lovers don't always tell the truth; and you can never ever trust your boss. ...
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Greed: a Musical Love $tory

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave  8/10/2006 to 8/26/2006


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Brutality of Fact

Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street  8/17/2006 to 9/10/2006

Brutality of Fact is a dark comedy about a fractured family of women. After a death in the family, five women examine their own lives and how religion, alcoholism, senility, love, sex, and divorce have affected their sanity, for better and for worse....
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The Prostitute of Reverie Valley

Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  8/11/2006 to 8/26/2006

When a prostitute decides to leave her mysterious town, a john tries to stop her... and reveals shocking secrets. Who were her parents? How did she get there? Why are certain urges forbidden to her? And how does she get out?...
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Hurt So Good

Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor  8/31/2006 to 9/16/2006

Meet Tom, boy next door and aspiring documentary filmmaker. Meet Cecily, the girl of his dreams and loving submissive who wants Tom to be her erotic Master...Wait, what?! Follow the journey of one man exploring the world of BDSM as he rediscovers who he is and what he's capable of becoming for the...
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The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave  7/14/2006 to 8/26/2006

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Two English gentlemen in the 1890s secretly use the name "Ernest" in their double lives. Until they fall for English ladies who cherish honesty. They settle their differences according to the ancienth methods of the Shaolin monks....
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The Horton Foote Project

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  8/6/2006 to 8/29/2006

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Anna Christie

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/7/2006 to 9/24/2006
After 20 years, Anna is reunited with her father Chris Christopherson, a barge captain who has come to regard all evil and misfortune as the work of "dat old davil sea." Destiny hurtles toward Anna as she falls in love with the strapping stoker Mat Burke - while Chris tries desperately to change her...
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Turning Tables

Collective Unconscious, 279 Church Street  9/28/2006 to 10/15/2006
Written and performed by Coffee Cup (a theatre co), Turning Tables is a fast paced original comedy about first impressions, told through the eyes of waiters. Fear not! No bitter waiter rants here. A true ensemble cast, Coffee Cup seamlessly weaves together five stories to create one jam-packed eveni...
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Glass Highways

Jan Hus Playhouse, 351 East 74th Street   10/5/2006 to 10/30/2006
Native American man with the assistance of his brother tries to marry a caucasian girl against the wishes of her three brothers and father, and against the backdrop of the worst blizzard in New Mexico history....
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The Ugly Man

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/14/2006 to 10/1/2006
When a hideously scarred drifter arrives looking for work both mother and daughter attempt to use him to their own selfish ends, risking tragedy for everyone....
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Fenway: Last of the Bohemians

Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street  11/3/2006 to 11/19/2006
It’s 1986- and conservatism is sweeping the nation. Can the ideals of the Aquarian Age stand up to the glitter of Reaganomics?...
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Buried Child

The Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th floor   10/4/2006 to 11/7/2006

Think you know the story? Think again...

Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, this blackly humerous and mysterious play is a vision of a dysfinctional family symbolic of the loss of innocence in America....
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Hamlet

Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St  9/7/2006 to 9/16/2006

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Love In The Insecurity Zone

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/9/2006 to 9/30/2006

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In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  2/2/2007 to 2/18/2007
Written in 1969, during an experimental phase in Mr. Williams’ career, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel depicts the tragic demise of a famous American painter and his desperate wife. Set in a Tokyo Hotel Bar, the piece juxtaposes a deeply personal American experience against the cultural backdrop of an e...
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The Frogs

Summit Rock, Central Park @ W 83rd Street  9/9/2006 to 9/30/2006

The Frogs! A Commedia Romp

In yet another ambitious undertaking RSP has enlisted one of its resident playwrights, Jason Tyne to put a new spin on a beloved classic. Rachel Klein, Rising Sun's newest resident director will lead a stellar multi talented cast of RSP ensemble members & guest artists through this circusy comedia r...
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Trojan Woman 2.0

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  9/9/2006 to 9/24/2006

Trojan Women 2.0

What happens when the world falls apart and we have to take responsibility for it? The thought-provoking and wholly relevant play, TROJAN WOMEN 2.0 is written by accomplished historian and author Charles Mee. TROJAN WOMEN 2.0 sets the play by Euripides in modern times, in which we see Troy in ruins...
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The Uncertainty Principle

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  9/9/2006 to 9/24/2006

The Uncertainty Principle

“The more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is know in this instant, and vice versa.” -Heisenberg Have you ever had that dream where you were falling? What if you had that dream while you were wide awake? When Cassie, a young and dissatisfied New Yorker, ...
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The Burial at Thebes

Theatre 315, 315 West 47th Street  9/7/2006 to 9/23/2006

Handcart Ensemble presents "The Burial at Thebes" Artwork by Annie Poon

The king of Thebes denies the body of a fallen traitor the washing and burial decreed by the gods. A sister of the fallen openly defies the king’s edict, bringing her and the king into a widening conflict wherein neither will brook compromise in any form. In this adaptation of the Greek tragedy ...
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White Noise

The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor  9/18/2006 to 9/30/2006
An adorable pair of sisters, Blanche and Eva, lead the teen band White Noise, mixing irresistible harmonies with white power rhetoric and taking the nation by storm. Their message of racial purity resonates with young people across America and the rise of White Noise coincides with a rise in the whi...
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MY LIFE AS YOU

Producers Club II, 616 Ninth Avenue, Btwn 43rd and 44th Streets  9/14/2006 to 9/24/2006
My Life As YOU, a new romantic comedy about two girls who become each other...
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I (HEART) KANT

Linhart Theater @ 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette Street  9/8/2006 to 10/2/2006

Four New Jersey women, searching for happiness, instead stumble upon the sublime....
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Temptation

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave  11/2/2006 to 11/26/2006
Part of the Vaclav Havel Festival -- Dr. Foustka, a respected scientist, tries to contact the devil, despite strict government regulations to the contrary. He is contacted by Fistula, an unkempt man who smells like cheese. Fistula claims to be able to fulfill Faustka’s every desire, but he may possi...
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The Boys

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  9/13/2006 to 9/30/2006
"The Boys takes a hard-hitting look at male violence towards women and the many factors that fuel it. When Brett Sprague is released from prison, younger brothers Glenn and Stevie throw him a homecoming party. As the beer flows, tensions begin to arise between the boys and their women: hot-headed Br...
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The Memo

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  11/1/2006 to 11/25/2006

Andrew Rothkin in a scene from The Memo

Under the nose of Gross, the Managing Director of a large bureaucracy, a mysterious new official language has infected all office communications. The new language is completely logical and almost completely incomprehensible. The key to the whole affair lies in a Memo, but since the Memo is written i...
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Audience

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  10/30/2006 to 11/25/2006

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The first of the Vanek plays, the character closest to Vaclav Havel himself, it tells of a dissident writer who is forced to work in a brewery, so that he can contribute to society rather than be an intellectual bourgeois burden. The brewmaster calls him in for a friendly talk, or possibly an interr...
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Kingdom of Not

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street  11/1/2006 to 11/18/2006

Dan Carbone in KINGDOM OF NOT Photo: Jennifer Gwirtz

During “bad times in a hard place that’s getting harder”, a wary, outcast young woman finds herself the guardian of an odd, preternaturally wise baby boy. Together, they take refuge from the rest of the world in a crumbling old house on the edge of town where a whole universe of mysterious wonders ...
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Changing Violet

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  9/28/2006 to 12/16/2006
A Moving one women piece that takes the audience on a roller coaster ride through the life of Violet, a young girl from the Bronx. Throughout we witness the awkward shifting of a young woman struggling with the painful realities of abuse. As Violet's Life changes, so does her attitudes, her loves, h...
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Le LYCANTHROPE

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  10/4/2006 to 10/31/2006

Le Lycanthrope; A Revenge-Farce with a Monster-Movie Groove

SEE French fops covered in Gore! HEAR rhyming couplets! BE transported to the Wild & Wacky 17th Century! FEAR the hunger of … Le LYCANTHROPE! Halloween Night, Paris, 1673 - ALCESTE returns from the wilderness to exact Revenge on its Society where “Man is arrant Wolf to Man”; he invites h...
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To Be Loved

Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street  11/30/2006 to 12/23/2006

Design: Chris Gardella

In a future of war, lust, and greed, how far will you go to be loved? Inspired by classic Kabuki with a wry, modern twist....
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Side Effects May Vary

Independent Theatre, 52A West 8th Street  10/6/2006 to 10/21/2006
When she reveals to her friends that she is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, the character Kara in, Side Effects May Vary, says, “He gave me a secret.” Side Effects May Vary tells not just the story of love and loss, but begins a discussion about social diseases in a way that removes t...
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Urinetown, The Musical

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  10/14/2006 to 11/5/2006
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets...
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Helix 999

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  10/13/2006 to 11/18/2006
In the future, genetically-produced people walk among us. It is Rick’s job to erase this dirty little secret…then, he gets to know one. In HELIX 999, Raymond Chandler’s hardboiled world unfolds in a Philip K. Dick future. Rick is a self-loathing agent for a genetics conglomerate that has clandest...
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Amnesia Wars presents Reese's Pieces

Sage Theater, 711 7th Ave  10/10/2006 to 10/18/2006

Liz Kennedy, Shane Breaux, Dave McKeel: Uberalles

Join our intrepid future anthropologists as they present scenes from a society obsessed with wordplay, boobs, the Roman Legion, boobs, and why society’s dad is such a dick! Not bad for scientists whose only historical record is the battered hard drive of ancient comedy writer Rob Reese....
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Spic & Spam

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  9/22/2006 to 10/8/2006

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Alba Sanchez, a leading female comedic voice in the Latino community, with the help of her friend Peter J. Byrnes, uses her sarcastic wit to examine the cliches, stereotypes and misconceptions of the races, and ethnicities that make up modern America, while examining the life of their long-time frie...
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The Octoroon

Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E 4th Street  10/7/2006 to 10/29/2006
1859 melodrama about slavery, racism, and a dying era...
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The Flood

American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor  10/21/2006 to 11/19/2006

The Flood, A New Musical

This season, Prospect returns to Meyerville, Illinois and one community’s struggle against the rising tide of the Mississippi River that would wipe it off the map. Originally workshopped by the company in 2001, events of the past five years have only added to the resonance of this epic story, which ...
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Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind 2007

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  10/6/2006 to 7/28/2007

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind!

An ever-changing attempt to perform 30 original plays in 60 minutes. Every Friday and Saturday night at 10:30pm, The New York Neo-Futurists perform their critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays—a non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visce...
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tri·chot·o·my

TADA! Theater, 15 West 28th Street  11/9/2006 to 11/19/2006
Three one-act plays by David Cahill: Conversing Elevens, Dunce, and Trampoline....
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Tock Tick

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  2/3/2007 to 3/4/2007

Tock Tick

12-year-old Chelsea Tickerman’s mother has cancer. As the clock in the front hall steadily marks each passing moment, she can see the dragon of her mother’s death, hovering. In a bold move, Chelsea embarks on a fantastical quest to slay this dragon and save her mother. Along the way, encounters with...
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West Moon Street

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  4/21/2007 to 5/20/2007
Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy—just down from Oxford and engaged to be married—until a fateful evening at Lady Windemere’s when a mysterious palm-reader predicts a shocking turn of events. Filled with deliciously perceptive wit, glittering bon mots, and wickedly apt social comment, West Moon...
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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd  10/27/2006 to 11/12/2006
Picasso at the Lapin Agile places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parision cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism....
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Kansas City Or Along The Way

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  10/6/2006 to 10/22/2006

Becky Benhayon and Adam Groves in KANSAS CITY OR ALONG THE WAY

Two strangers lives collide in the 1930s. Joseph has lost his wife and Louise has been left by her fiance to fend for herself. Their stories come together as they both search for life amidst the scraps of Depression Era Southern Ohio. KANSAS CITY OR ALONG THE WAY moves with the pulse of a Woody G...
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Fall Eatfest - Series A

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  10/31/2006 to 11/18/2006
4 new short plays...
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Fall Eatfest - Series B

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  11/1/2006 to 11/19/2006
5 new short plays...
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Fall Eatfest - Series C

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  11/2/2006 to 11/19/2006
4 new short plays...
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Krankenhaus Blues

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  10/12/2006 to 11/5/2006

Christine Bruno (Anka) grabbing Bill Green (Bruno)

Krankenhaus Blues is a frightening, funny and surreal new play about disability issues, genocide and the grim realities of show business. “Forman’s astonishingly fresh script...makes ‘Krankenhaus Blues’ more than a theatrical gem. It’s also a theatrical rarity - provocative theatre that very un...
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Seascape with Sharks and Dancer

Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 W 36th St., ground floor  11/30/2006 to 12/12/2006

Seascape with Sharks and Dancer is set in a beach bungalow. The young man who lives there has pulled a lost young woman from the ocean. Soon, she finds herself trapped in his life and torn between her need to come to rest somewhere and her certainty that all human relationships turn eventually into ...
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WeikelWorks

Duplex, 61 Christopher Street  11/2/2006 to 12/2/2006

WeikelWorks: Three Plays in Concert

TOSOS II presents WEIKELWORKS, Three Plays in Concert by Chris Weikel, author of PENNY PENNIWORTH. LIEBESTRAUM is an unrequited romance between a girl and a piano. FAMILY VOTE exposes a domestic drama with political implications (or perhaps a political drama with domestic implications). Finally, MAK...
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The Blood Brothers present... An evening of Grand Guignol Horror

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  10/19/2006 to 10/28/2006

Through two one-act plays, and three original vignettes, The Blood Brothers present a rare peek into the Theatre of Grand Guignol. This show features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only. ...
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Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  10/20/2006 to 11/19/2006
Comedy! Adventure! Romance!...Murder? Lynn Marie Macy’s hilarious adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the adventures of Catherine Morland, a passionate - though impressionable small town girl, who is perhaps too devoted to gothic thrillers. Young Catherine thirsts for adventure and soon finds ...
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The Mail Order Bride

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  11/4/2006 to 11/19/2006
A tribute to the writings of Moliere, THE MAIL ORDER BRIDE is a comic romp about buying and selling youth....
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The Imaginary Invalid

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  11/1/2006 to 11/18/2006
An all-female cast performs THE IMAGINARY INVALID, Moliere's final satire about the medical profession and the perpetual pursuit of health....
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The Crackwalker

The Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th floor   10/26/2006 to 11/12/2006

The Crackwalker is a plunge into Kingston, Ontario’s underworld of drugs, sex, mental illness and murder, where four local down-and-outs struggle to live, to love and to make a better world for themselves with tragic results. ...
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Modern Living

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/13/2006 to 10/29/2006

Nomi Tichman & Richard Sheinmel in

"Modern Living" is a collection of interrelated stories by and about Mitchell, a New York performance artist. Under the direction of Michael Baron, the production features original music by Clay Zambo, performed live by the trio Jordan Rothstein and the t.v. boys....
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The Ticket

Sage Theater, 711 7th Ave  11/7/2006 to 11/26/2006

Humor, passion, betrayal, fear, manipulation, compromise and triumph mark their respective journeys toward the first Tuesday in November.

While the state has no name, like most others it has never elected a woman as its governor. Her family name is all Diane Johnson has left, but if she's going to make it to the office her legendary grandfather held for an unprecedented four terms, she can't do it alone. Besides the double standards o...
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Shannon In Ambient Light

100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)  11/2/2006 to 11/18/2006
Shannon in Ambient Light tells the story of a successful young photographer, Quentin Matthews, who finds himself without material for an upcoming exhibition. Frustrated and under pressure, Quentin receives an unexpected package – a set of harrowing pictures from his ex-girlfriend, Shannon. Through a...
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BLINDNESS

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  3/1/2007 to 4/8/2007
Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature. A city is hit by an epidemic of white blindness. The blindness spreads, sparing no one. Authorities confine the blind to a vacant mental hospital secured by armed guards. Inside, the criminal element among the blind hold the rest captive: food rations a...
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The Great Conjurer

The Kirk @ Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street  10/20/2006 to 11/4/2006

Tzahi Moskovitz, Paula Wilson, and Brian Nishii in THE GREAT CONJURER (Photo by John Ko)

A new play by Korean American playwright Christine Simpson, drawn loosely from Franz Kafka's art and life, THE GREAT CONJURER depicts the struggle of "K," a character forced to choose between a life that his parents wanted him to live—career, marriage, security—and the art that wanted to have life...
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I Wish You A Boat

Ward Studio, 145 W. 28th St. Suite 8F  10/21/2006 to 1/28/2007

I Wish You A Boat

I Wish You A Boat brings the story of a 19th century shipwreck to a space as intimate as your living room and boldly asks the audience to personally witness the sinking of a ship where only the privileged survive. Act One, viewed from the perspective of first-class survivors, was built from...
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Some Historic, Some Hysteric

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   11/10/2006 to 12/10/2006

The Hysterics

Some Historic/Some Hysteric visits the nexus of desire and madness. The multi-media theater piece, part-entertainment, part-exposition, uses a 19th century method for examining hysteria as the departure point of its theatrical conversation. French psychiatrist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot uses his pat...
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Over Here/Over There

Youth Onstage!, 543 W 42nd St  11/10/2006 to 12/10/2006
Youth Onstage!’s current production, Over There/Over Here is a new drama created by young people about the war in Iraq as they have come to know it—from the streets of Baghdad to the streets of America's poor communities where most new recruits are being signed up. It is written by 22-year-old Iraqi...
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Guardian Angel and An Evening with Family

The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave  10/27/2006 to 11/26/2006
Synopsis A play about the banalities of life in a typical family, except for a grandmother who claims she is the only one who knows there is a dead body in the house. Production history Havel’s first solo effort at playwriting, put aside and forgotten for many years. The play was never performe...
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Abandon

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/19/2006 to 11/5/2006
ABANDON tells the story of Helena— a young woman in crisis, terrified to love. When Helena’s sister, Marguerite, forces her to confront her fear, will she be saved or destroyed? Matthew Maguire began working theatrically with collage at La MaMa in 1977 with The Seven Deadly Elements, based on th...
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Dancing Vs the Rat Experiment

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/26/2006 to 11/12/2006
Where does that title come from? This production pits the company against Population Density and Social Pathology, John B. Calhouns landmark Behavioral Psychology Study, published in Scientific American, 1962. In an eerily comfortable living room, danced scenes of daily life play out, and all the...
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The Ledge

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  11/27/2006 to 12/17/2006

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The Ledge is based upon the O. Henry Prize-winning short story written by Lawrence Sargent Hall. A fisherman is stranded with his son and nephew on a small reef exposed at low tide off the New England coast in winter. The following morning the fisherman's drowned body is dragged on to a wharf for hi...
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THE HAUNTING OF 85 EAST 4th STREET

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  11/30/2006 to 12/23/2006

In 1910, a prostitute was found on the front stoop clutching a severed man's hand.

85 East 4th Street is a location familiar to ghosthunters and scientists of the paranormal . Its history is riddled with murders and horrible deaths which began even before the present building was erected a hundred years ago. Sightings of ethereal beings and strange noises, unexplainable occuren...
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AMAHLIA

Impact Theatre, 190 Underhill Ave  1/11/2007 to 1/21/2007

The Impact Theatre, photo 2006

Amahlia, a political journalist, returns to her native country and the man she once loved after twenty years of exile only to find that this former lover is now working for the very government she despises, the one that now threatens her life. ...
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Antigone

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  11/9/2006 to 11/19/2006
This 1940s adaptation of the ancient drama by Sophocles has become a classic in its own right. In defying the king’s decree, Antigone is willing to die for the sake of burying her dishonored brother–but what are her real reasons? Anouilh lays bare entirely modern questions at the heart of his tellin...
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Security 2: Captive

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  11/10/2006 to 11/19/2006
9 New American short plays where playwrights responded to the word "Security."...
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Open Door

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/1/2006 to 12/17/2006

photo by Richard Greene, left to right-Dan Seda, Allison Hiroto, Federico Restrepo, Denise Greber

"Open Door," a grand puppet theater work with song, by Colombia-born master puppet theater artist Federico Restrepo, his puppet theater troupe Loco 7 and award-winning composer Elizabeth Swados. It centers on the many people who make up New York City from diverse cultural backgrounds: North ...
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The Unseen Hand

The Big Little Theatre, 141 Ridge St.  11/26/2006 to 12/18/2006

Blue (Brian Tracy) and Cisco (Jason Griffith) prepare to take off for another galaxy in their '57 Chevy!

THE UNSEEN HAND, directed by Tom Amici, is a haunting protest against the dehumanizing tendencies of modern societies and a powerful affirmation of the human spirit. The play moves after the "revolution" in a surrealistic and Kafkaesque world. Nogoland is the area ruled absolutely in which three bro...
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Vermilion Wine

Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street  12/1/2006 to 12/17/2006

Pete Christos (Bob Manus) and Ian Sinclair (Phil Horton) share a joke

A full-length film noir murder mystery set in 1948 New York...
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Women of Manhattan

Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 W. 26th St.  12/1/2006 to 12/18/2006
Three female Manhattanites lament the fact that, while their careers are flourishing, their emotional lives are a wreck. Rhonda can't dispose of her ex-lover's shoes, Billie can't escape the honeymoon phase of a three-year marriage, and Judy can't seem to find an attractive man who isn't gay. Descri...
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Beyond Christopher Street

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  11/25/2006 to 12/16/2006

Photo from "Work Wife" by David Pumo

New short plays reflecting the gay experience in delightfully different ways by four of New York's leading gay playwrights: Mark Findley, Jonathan Kronenberger, A. B. Lugo & David Pumo...
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Kill Me Like You Mean It

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  1/5/2007 to 1/27/2007

Cameron J. Oro as Detective Ben Farrell

Stolen Chair presents the second installment of its CineTheatre Tetralogy, a timely absurdist film noir for the stage as Ionesco might have imagined it, creating comic chaos out of the possibility that American life might actually be pointless ....
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Dibble Does Christmas in New York

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  12/10/2006 to 12/30/2006

Dibble - that 3'3" 15 Watt Star of the Air in Mayham, Massachusetts - comes to life (well, radio life) on stage. For the first time ever, the popular XM radio series Dibble is presented as a live radio show complete with a sound effects table. Dibble Does Christmas in New York is the year's most uni...
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The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street  12/11/2006 to 12/23/2006

Should we be trying to protect our children from the man in red? Get the scoop on what Santa is really like right from the mouths of the ones that would know. Vixen has accused Santa of sexual harassment and each reindeer gives their thoughts on the situation. Very Funny. Adult content. Ge...
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Shangri La

Queens Theatre in the Park, P.O.Box 520069  11/30/2006 to 12/17/2006
Three high scholl girls from Queens are determined to make it to the top of the music charts....
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STRINGS

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  12/13/2006 to 1/6/2007
On a train en route to London to attend the play Copenhagen, two English physicists, upper-class cosmologist George and brilliant working-class String theorist Rory, along with George’s American cosmologist wife June, pursue their complex ideas about physics—a conversation that barely masks just-bel...
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Rules of the Universe

Seventh Street Small Stage, 41-43 East 7th Street  1/19/2007 to 1/31/2007

Two restrooms. In one, two men, in the other, one woman; each seeking something else: love, power, refuge....
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The Monument by Colleen Wagner

Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  1/12/2007 to 1/28/2007
In a country wracked by genocidal war, a captured private has been convicted of heinous war crimes. Just prior to his execution, he's offered a reprieve, but not release, by a woman claiming to be his savior. For reasons of her own, she takes the solider in, only to subject him to a life of savage ...
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Israel Horovitz's New Shorts

StudioTheatre, 416 W 42nd St., (Off 9th Ave)  1/3/2007 to 1/21/2007

nine actors, nine new plays...they drop ...
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Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist/Cleansed

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave  2/8/2007 to 3/3/2007
Two new plays by Thomas Bradshaw. "Strom..."is about the segregationist politician Strom thurmond and the affair that he had with his black maid. "Cleansed"is the story of a biracial girl named Lauraul who rejects her Blackness and joins a white supremacist group...
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The Country Wife

McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor  1/5/2007 to 1/27/2007

By spreading the rumor of his own impotence, notorious ladies man Harry Horner gains access to the so-called "virtuous" ladies of society who are all too ready to join the fun. Meanwhile, a new husband desperately attempts to hide his naïve country bride from the predatory men of the town. When she ...
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True West

The Big Little Theatre, 141 Ridge St.  1/9/2007 to 2/1/2007

Sam Shepard's 1980 dark comedy is an explosive exploration of family dysfunction and sibling rivalry. Austin, an Ivy League-educated, hopeful screenwriter, has returned to his childhood home outside L.A., intent on selling his latest script to a Hollywood producer. But Austin 's world is turned ups...
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Kryptonite Hearts

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   1/25/2007 to 2/11/2007

Kryptonite Hearts Cast

Kryptonite Hearts is a pulse-pounding tale of romance, comedy and adventure inspired by 1940’s comic books and radio shows! Women’s Air Corps pilot Wanda Worthington returns home from WWII and quickly grows bored with the life of a housewife. Soon she takes to the rooftops of New York City as ...
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The Germans in Paris

ArcLight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street  1/5/2007 to 1/27/2007
This lyrical mixture of high seriousness and romantic comedy traces the intersecting lives of the poet Heinrich Heine, the composer Richard Wagner, and the revolutionary Karl Marx as they make their way across the salons, jails, and dueling grounds of 1840s Paris. ...
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The Girl Detective

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  2/23/2007 to 3/17/2007

The Girl Detective is a master of disguises. She finds missing things, chases tap dancing bank robbers and eats our dreams. But in her life of intrigue and adventure one mystery remains: the whereabouts of her long lost mother. Join her on a wild journey to the underworld in this surreal, darkly...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  2/24/2007 to 3/17/2007

The White Rabbit races by and Alice is off on a mad adventure that will turn her world upside down. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a fun, frenetic re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's fantastic cats, queens, and caterpillars and the feisty little girl unlike anyone they've met before....
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On a Darkling Plain

The Turtle's Shell Studio, 300 W 43rd ST.  1/11/2007 to 1/27/2007

Tom Sminkey Guy Leonard & Jon Freda George Makapolous On a Darkling Plain by Norman Beim

ON A DARKLING PLAIN was inspired by the reunion of Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller for the production of Miller's play, AFTER THE FALL which occurred 46 years ago this January. Set in 1964, ON A DARKLING PLAIN tells the story of Guy Leonard, a blacklisted Broadway star and film actor who has been dri...
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The Green Game

Theater 3, 311 W. 43 St., 3rd fl.  3/29/2007 to 4/22/2007

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This is a beautifully wrought tale, accompanied by a delightful blend of new and old music, and extravagant dance routines. You will leave the theater "singing the tunes." Presented by La Muse Venale Acting Troupe, a daring and exciting, new non-profit theater company that keeps ticket prices low. F...
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Earth In Trance

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/14/2006 to 12/31/2006
La MaMa E.T.C. presents the New York Premiere of Brazil’s Dry Opera Theater Company in EARTH IN TRANCE. This highly stylized comedy is written and directed by avant garde legend Gerald Thomas. The original Brazilian cast, which includes Fabiana Gugli and puppeteer Juliano Antunes, will premiere Thom...
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The Death of Griffin Hunter

The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave  1/10/2007 to 2/3/2007
The Death of Griffin Hunter is a play noir that tells the story of Griffin Hunter, the Secretary of Disarmament for the United Nations, who flies to San Francisco to sign a peace treaty and is quickly snarled into the crypto-psychotic grip of Vaad Sirat, an international cartel of weapons dealers wh...
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The Trial

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing), 123 4th Ave, 2nd FL  2/16/2007 to 3/3/2007
An original stage adaptation of Kafka's unfinished novel, "The Trial"....
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The Dirty Talk

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  1/11/2007 to 2/4/2007

Care to Talk Dirty to these boys?

What happens when two melancholy strangers try to turn fantasy into reality? A hilarious comedy about desperation, pain and loneliness....
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Tales of the Lost Formicans

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  3/28/2007 to 4/15/2007

Just another day in the USA...

An estranged American family comes together only to fall apart when Grandpa becomes increasingly disabled due to Alzheimers -- then the aliens show up..............
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Medea

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/4/2007 to 1/14/2007
Having played Medea to sold-out houses worldwide, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Adelaide Fringe Festival; Avignon Festival; and the Montreal Festival, Company EAST makes their much-anticipated American debut of the production. Medea melds delicate and intense choreography; exquisite costu...
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Party Time

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/4/2007 to 1/21/2007
The Talking Band will present its production of PARTY TIME, a music-theater work written and directed by Paul Zimet, composed by Peter Gordon, with video by Kit Fitzgerald. The cast features William Badgett and Joe Roseto. Set design is by Lino Fiorito and Lights by Lenore Doxsee. Frankie and Sal...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  1/16/2007 to 3/11/2007
In one of the Bard's most beloved comedies, when human will attempts to thwart the power of love, logic is lost and the fairies take over. Imagination is let loose, lovers are seized by a ridiculous madness, and the fairies themselves fall victim to their own spectacular spells. Warm up with some mi...
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Many Worlds

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/1/2007 to 2/24/2007

Maggie is confronted with her past, present and future as she moves from reality to reality in her exploration of philosophy, nature, love and the lines that bleed between. Axel and Maggie have been having an affair for so long it seems like a marriage, and all the motel rooms are beginning to look ...
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Pvt. Wars

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  1/25/2007 to 2/18/2007

War is hell. But healing is hardly heaven. If you can leave anytime you want, why does it seem impossible to escape? There are private wars to be waged...

A dark comedy about three Vietnam veterans coming to grips with the injuries they suffered in combat. The play follows them through the healing process as they tease, torment, and on occasion, support each other. While thirty years have passed from its first Broadway production, today's American ...
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Land O'Fire

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  2/16/2007 to 3/3/2007
Based on the story of two voyages of the HMS The Beagle to Tierra del Fuego in the 1830’s, Land O’Fire is the story of South American Indians plucked from their home and transported to Victorian England to be “christianized”. The growing attachment of one of the Indians, Jemmy Button, to his surrog...
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Little Building

Galapagos Art Space, 70 North 6th St.  11/10/2006 to 2/18/2007
An absurdist musical about real estate...
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Hotel Oracle

Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street  3/7/2007 to 3/31/2007

a new play about life & post-its...
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The Silent Concerto

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  1/25/2007 to 2/17/2007

THE SILENT CONCERTO explores the tangled relationship between three lifelong friends. One is a tragic ingenue trapped inside the body of a chain-smoking character actress, one is a self-tortured artist and the third is a bon-vivant who's had one too many martinis. Caught inside a play that cannot p...
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6969

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  2/9/2007 to 2/24/2007

Picture taken by Anna Tucker

The fine line between truth and fiction, dream and nightmare, murder and suicide, can be severed by even the dullest knife. Lonely teenagers Mark and John find solace in cyberspace. But when the chatroom is invaded by a very naughty schoolgirl, a rapist who thinks he’s Jesus, a sex-starved secret ag...
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Still Life

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  2/16/2007 to 3/3/2007
STILL LIFE tells the painful story of former Marine Mark, his estranged wife Cheryl and his mistress, Nadine - all doing what they can to survive the dark and disturbing memories which plague Mark; flashbacks which often cause him to lash out in anger. In their own way, all three are deeply affecte...
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CYCLE

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street  2/16/2007 to 3/3/2007
A Vaudeville-inspired play with live music that delivers inventive riffs on historical drama, infectious humor, and beautiful, classic songs...
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MEASURE for MEASURE

The Women's Interart Theatre, 500 West 52nd Street, just west of 10th Avenue  2/16/2007 to 3/12/2007

A young leader, determined to purify society of sexual corruption, finds himself at the mercy of his lust for a nun. She is forced to choose between her brother’s life and her morality. Wickedly comic, unbearably raw and strangely tender, MEASURE for MEASURE exposes the chaos of a society as it f...
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Expressing Willie

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  4/6/2007 to 4/22/2007

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A pre-Great Gatsby look at the obscenely wealthy in Long Island. When newfound money inspires Willie Smith to flaunt his nouveau riche status – his mother brings his down-to-earth former girlfriend Minnie to town. She thinks Willie invited her and he is horrified that she is there. Hilarity follo...
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Once There Was a Village

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/25/2007 to 2/11/2007

Photo by Jonathan Slaff

"Everyone has two villages," says Vit Horejs, founder/director of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre (CAMT),"one in the old country and one here." That's the idea behind "Once There Was a Village," CAMT's new ethno-opera with puppets and found objects. The music, composed by Frank London, is p...
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Burn This

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  3/14/2007 to 3/24/2007

design by Wade Dansby 3

Set in NYC in the 1980’s, a group of friends grapple with the challenges of loss, love and the healing powers of art. ...
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Men of Steel

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  3/15/2007 to 4/8/2007
In a story that spins the superhero genre on its head, MEN OF STEEL follows the journey of five courageous crusaders aspiring for heroism against all odds. Included are tales of staggering suspense and astounding adventures that will surely have the crowds riveted – witness a superhero lose control ...
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it is said the men are over in The Steel Tower

TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor  3/2/2007 to 3/23/2007

Eriko Ogawi

On the front lines of a war, four members of a vaudeville troupe seek refuge in a steel tower, where they meet a runaway soldier. With gunfire all around them, they do their best to keep their humanity as well as create a new comedy routine. it is said the men are over in The Steel Tower takes a hum...
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Dark of the Moon

Lodestar Theatre, 616 9th Ave  2/23/2007 to 3/18/2007
A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, the play takes place in the mountains of North Carolina in the early 1920's within a tight knit community that strongly values religion, music, and hard work. A witch boy named John falls in love with the headstrong Barbara Allen, and begs Conjur Man to make h...
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Dog Day Afternoon (boys in the bank)

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  3/7/2007 to 3/25/2007

Based on the 1972 Brooklyn bank heist and the Academy Award winning film....
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Mad Forest

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  2/15/2007 to 3/4/2007

Production Card

In December of 1989, the people of Romania violently overturned the rule of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Combining a fictional storyline with eyewitness accounts of the revolution, Caryl Churchill paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a world in which sudden freedom is both intoxicating and te...
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As You Like It

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  3/15/2007 to 3/31/2007
poortom productions (Joe Plummer, Producing Artistic Director) presents a spanking new look at one of Shakespeare's most misunderstood musical comedies: AS YOU LIKE IT. With an original score by famed classical and musical theatre performer and composer Malcolm Gets, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnag...
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Merry Wives of Windsor

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  3/8/2007 to 3/29/2007
Shakespeare's 'desperate' housewives are quite mischievous, merry, and cunning. Falstaff, today's rock and roll royalty, or so he thinks, is trying to play them for all their worth. Tune in to the best sitcom Shakespeare ever wrote. With live, original music from the creator of the hit show Apath...
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Sweet Love Adieu

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  3/15/2007 to 4/1/2007
Star-crossed lovers, mistaken identities, men posing as women, and all in verse. Sounds like Shakespeare? Close. It’s the new comedy by the “21st century bard”, Ryan J-W Smith, the play Shakespeare would have written today if he were here....
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Spring EATFest 2007 - Series A

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  3/13/2007 to 4/1/2007
3 new short plays that run the gamut from a laugh to a tear...
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Spring EATFest 2007 - Series B

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  3/14/2007 to 4/1/2007
Spring Eatfest - Series B...
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Spring EATFest 2007 - Series C

Theatre on 5, 311 W. 43rd St 5th fl  3/15/2007 to 4/1/2007
3 new short plays that are a cornucopia of fun...
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Sweet Bird of Youth

Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 W. 26th St.  2/15/2007 to 3/18/2007

Sweet Bird of Youth

Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" is about two perople o the reverse side of the American dream of youth, working out their fate amid violence and horror and Williams' compassion for the damned....
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Serenading Louie

Stella Adler Studio, 31 W. 27th Street, 2nd Floor  3/9/2007 to 3/18/2007
Written in 1970 by Lanford Wilson (Burn This, Balm in Giliad , Hot L Baltimore, Lemon Sky) Serenading Louie focuses on two young suburban couples facing the unhappiness at the heart of their marriages....
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La Vie Noir

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  2/15/2007 to 3/4/2007
LA VIE NOIR, Jim Neu’s new comedy of culture, directed by Keith McDermott. In LA VIE NOIR, our national habit of turning everything into entertainment may have lethal consequences. The play’s characters find themselves in an increasingly perilous situation that seems more like a movie than real l...
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NEXT!

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  3/11/2007 to 3/25/2007

A group of U.S. soldiers wait in line for a mobile whorehouse during WWII....
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FIVE BY TENN

The Turtle's Shell Studio, 300 W 43rd ST.  3/9/2007 to 3/25/2007
Two Tennessee Williams plays, “Thank You, Kind Spirit” and “Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lily?”, will be produced for the first time ever in New York City in FIVE BY TENN. The other three plays in “Five By Tenn” are “Talk To Me Like the Rain”, “Hello From Bertha”, and “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion”. S...
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American Family Project

Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk Street  3/1/2007 to 3/11/2007
American Family Project illuminates the experiences of five unique people whose moving and deeply personal accounts are underrepresented in the national discussion on family. This dynamic theatrical event uses text from transcribed interviews to explore their experiences and how they've shaped their...
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Romeo & Juliet: Jerusalem

Greek Cultural Center, 27-18 Hoyt Avenue South  3/22/2007 to 4/14/2007
Genesis Repertory will present Romeo & Juliet from March 22 through April 14 at the Greek Cultural Center at 27-18 Hoyt Ave. South in Astoria, setting this great play in Jerusalem, modern day. Romeo is an American Jew visiting Israel and encounters Juliet, the daughter of a Palestinian businessman. ...
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HMS PINAFORE

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  3/3/2007 to 3/31/2007

David Macaluso as Sir Joseph

Gilbert and Sullivan's famous light opera adapted for seven actors using Gilbert's irreverent retelling of the classic story in "The Pinafore Picture Book: The Story of HMS Pinafore"....
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Baal

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  3/1/2007 to 3/25/2007

Baal lives in a world of pleasures without regret. Society and religion dictate that this is the wrong way to live. Baal lives outside the box and rejects its safety. Is it Baal's rejection of the "rules" of society that causes his downward spiral or is it the "rules" themselves? In this producti...
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MURDER UNCENSORED: The Secret Life of William Desmond Taylor

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  3/9/2007 to 4/8/2007

Chad Austin; David Rudd; Desmond Dutcher

A steamy 1920's film-noir thriller based on the sensational unsolved murder of silent-film director William Desmond Taylor...
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Seven.11 Convenience Theatre (2007)

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street  3/29/2007 to 4/15/2007

Seven.11 Logo - Come celebrate with us.

Seven, 11-minute plays, all set in a convenience store. ...
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Stone and The Maguffin

Actors Theatre Workshop, 145 West 28th Street  4/5/2007 to 4/28/2007

Chris Wild in Stone

Stone Soup Theatre Arts presents evening of two one-acts: Edward Bond's Stone, a chilling fairy tale, explores the power and the risks of finding one's own place in the world as a young man is asked to deliver a seemingly ordinary stone to a mason's house. The puppet character elements in this pr...
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One-Man Play

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   5/10/2007 to 5/10/2007
Written and Performed by Gary Corbin and directed by Willilam Martin, Four One-Legged Men is a critically acclaimed one-man show that has been described as audacious, bold, intense, humorous, and shocking. It is a series of vignettes that depict four distinct right-leg male amputees from different b...
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fuckplays

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  3/28/2007 to 4/27/2007

fuckplays

8 short plays about illicit sex PLEASE NOTE - The first 5 performances are in Manhattan, the lst 4 performances are in Brooklyn...
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fuckplays (at galapagos)

Galapagos Art Space, 70 North 6th St.

at galapagos evolve series!

8 short plays about illict sex!...
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Dream of a Common Language

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  3/16/2007 to 4/6/2007

Acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection.

1874. Paris. Impressionism is on the rise and everyone's a critic. In DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE, husband and wife painters, Clovis and Victor, each struggle to express themselves as artists and as lovers. Realizing that acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection, the two must fi...
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Creatures of the Cabaret

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  3/9/2007 to 4/7/2007
The “Creatures” are coming. In a late-night cabaret of new short plays, eight Looking Glass playwrights offer their take on non-humans with stories range from the ridiculously profound to the profoundly ridiculous. Think about it: Eight million New Yorkers never realize that they're sharing the city...
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HAMLET

The WorkShop Theater | Mainstage, 312 West 36th Street, Fourth Floor East  4/13/2007 to 4/29/2007

Timothy D. Stickney stars as Hamlet

Take Wing And Soar Productions proudly presents Shakespeare's HAMLET. In a time of conflict, a voice from the grave will take a vengeful man to a place beyond sanity where only conspiracy and death await. Elizabeth Swain leads The TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they join Daytime Television Star ...
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J.B.

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  4/12/2007 to 4/28/2007

This Pulitzer Prize-winning verse play by acclaimed poet and playwright Archibald MacLeish reveals one man’s search for hope in a world full of suffering and injustice. In an empty circus tent, two circus vendors, Mr. Zuss and Mr. Nickles, take on the roles of God and Satan in an effort to play out...
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Orestes 2.0

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  3/29/2007 to 4/21/2007

Orestes in Action

Charles Mee's irreverent, surreal and heartbreaking retelling of the Oresteia wheels brother and sister, Orestes and Electra, through a nightmarish and comic dreamscape of autopsy suites, hospital wards, kangaroo courtrooms and hostage takings as they face the emotional and legal consequences of hav...
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A Lie of the Mind

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  4/4/2007 to 4/28/2007

Frankie (Jeff Wills), Beth (Laura Schwenninger) and Jake (Todd D'Amour

Winner of the New York Drama Critics "Best New Play Award" in 1986, Sam Shepard’s classic American play mines the depths of love, loss and resiliency. The powerful tale ricochets between two families reeling from the repercussions of a traumatic event. At its heart, the story is a call and response...
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Republic of Dreams

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/8/2007 to 3/18/2007
Double Edge Theatre, the acclaimed ensemble led by founder/ Artistic Director Stacy Klein, now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, makes its return to New York’s La MaMa Annex with a World Premiere performance inspired by Bruno Schulz. Double Edge Theatre is widely renowned for long-term collaboration...
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Janyl

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/9/2007 to 3/25/2007
"Janyl" the newest work by Yara Arts Group, is based on an ancient epic song from Kyrgyzstan, "Janyl Myrza" (pronounced Ja-nil Mir-zha), about a woman archer with a skill so refined that she never misses. This World Music-Theater piece includes fragments of the epic performed live by Kyrgyz artists ...
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The Exiles

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/22/2007 to 4/8/2007

Liz O. Baylen for the New York Times

La MaMa E.T.C. and Skysaver Productions present a multi-media theater production THE EXILES. The production, adapted from the Orestes/ Electra myth by Theodora Skipitares features realistic 5 foot Bunraku puppets strapped to the front of actors' bodies at the head, the chest, the waist, and the k...
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Bouffon Glass Menajoree

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  3/15/2007 to 3/30/2007

Glass Menajoree Laura and Tom

A parody of an American classic. Gentlemen callers beware: The Wingfields plume their nest with broken glass, twisted morals and perverted minds. Each night a new audience member will play the role of the gentleman caller. Tom, Amanda and Laura claim no responsibility for your hurt feelings or of...
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Committed

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  4/7/2007 to 4/21/2007
Committed features three hilarious new one-acts about life’s greatest mystery, relationships. Off the Cuff by William K. Powers is a rip-roaring farce in the tradition of Caryl Churchill. A quirky New York family finally notices the mysterious bank robber sitting in their parlor and invites him to...
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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  4/7/2007 to 5/6/2007
From the mind of Steve Martin comes the story of a fictious meeting between Einstein, Picasso and a mysterious stranger in blue suede shoes. The true nature of art, science and genius becomes the subject of one of the wittiest play you'll see all season!...
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Manuscript

StudioTheatre, 416 W 42nd St., (Off 9th Ave)  4/5/2007 to 4/20/2007
In the bedroom of a Brooklyn Heights brownstone, three ambitious college freshmen confront the discovery of an unpublished manuscript that can guarantee success. It’s winter break; the parents are out of town; and David is the host of this gathering. His best friend, Chris, is coming over with his n...
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Scituate

The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor  3/29/2007 to 4/1/2007
A nine character drama about Stewart Lombardi, who won't get out of bed after his lover dies. His friends and family rally around, him but surproising htings happen when Robbie comes back from the beyond....
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WAXING WEST

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  4/6/2007 to 4/22/2007

Marnye Young and Dan Shaked

Romanian cosmetologist Daniela Popescu arrives in the United States as the soon-to-be bride of the sexually repressed computer engineer, Charlie Aronson. As Daniela seeks to adjust to her new life with Charlie in the land of dreams, Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu--formerly Dictator-and-Wife of Romania...
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Character Dogville

Sage Theater, 711 7th Ave  3/16/2007 to 5/18/2007
Manhattan Comedy Collecitve is proud to announce the official opening of the character based improvisational series: Character Dogville. Inspired by the minimalism of Lars Von Trier\'s \"Dogville\" and the comic realism of Christopher Guest, Character Dogville explores pre-developed characters and t...
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5 Years Later

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  4/11/2007 to 4/28/2007

A single-minded executive, a sexy model, a bull dyke, a dirty old man, a hippie and two theatre geeks gather with others at the home of the ultimate debutante to memorialize her father. But as they remember a man who brought the city of New York together, can they stop quarreling, stripping, and out...
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Jamie...another side of Dean

PMT Dance Studio, 69 W. 14th St.  4/19/2007 to 5/26/2007
On the first anniversary of his untimely death, James Dean reappears to his dance teacher Eartha Kitt and beseeches her to take him on a spiritual journey through his short life. Along the way, Jamie is reunited with his mother, who died when he was very young and with his father, with whom he had ...
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Alcestis

Theatre 315, 315 West 47th Street  4/19/2007 to 5/5/2007

Alcestis artwork © Annie Poon

In Alcestis, King Admetos, doomed to an early death, is given a chance to live if someone will agree to die in his place. When others refuse, his wife Alcestis unexpectedly offers up her own life. After Alcestis has died, questions remain: Was Admetos ignoble in accepting his wife's sacrifice? How t...
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An Octopus Love Story

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  5/2/2007 to 5/20/2007

Pictured: Josh Tyson, Kelli Holsopple; Photograph © 2007 Ryan Robinson

What if falling in love with the wrong person was the best thing you ever did? Jane and Danny, two drifting New Yorkers, identify themselves as gay…until their friendship catches their hearts off guard. A political protest against the ban on same-sex marriage ignites an unlikely and heartbreaking ro...
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The Present Perfect

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  4/26/2007 to 5/14/2007

DoctoredPictures.com

A cocktail party goes horribly awry: the host plays mind games, guests molest the furniture, and our protagonist, an eminent interior designer is driven to eat glass. The play dissects the marriage of art and commerce, inviting the viewer to experience first hand the fine line between patron and voy...
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Admit Impediments

Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 W 36th St., ground floor  4/30/2007 to 5/23/2007

Alexandra Finger, Nicholas Santasier, Booth Daniels, Paula Galloway and Duncan Pflaster

Two-time Spotlight On Award-Winning Playwright Duncan Pflaster goes the musical route to tackle the thorny issue of marital rights in the United States. When Josh invites his friends over to see him propose to his girlfriend Chaminade, it causes friction with their gay friends Ritchie and Dominic; a...
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Suburban Peepshow/Trailers

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  4/5/2007 to 4/28/2007

Nosedive Productions presents a comedy about modern suburban living... although, not really. Now that Jack, a cross-dressing social deviant, has been laid off from the office, Bill, a good upstanding citizen and father and family man, wants Jack's job in order to get an in-ground swimming pool for h...
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The Fall & Rise of The Rising Fallen

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue  4/27/2007 to 5/12/2007

The Rising Fallen

The multi-award winning theatre troupe and creators of The Sewers, Banana Bag & Bodice concoct their own alter ego in the form of a concept punk band by the name of The Rising Fallen. With their guitar steel and drum-tense electro-dense lyrics, The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen catalogs thes...
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Thinking Makes It So

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  4/11/2007 to 4/22/2007
A young man searches for personal redemption in the wake of a controversial incident. A playful and poignant look at the young male image....
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Maud - The Madness by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor  5/18/2007 to 6/9/2007

Surprisingly contemporary in its politics and psychology, Tennyson’s 1855 Maud outraged critics. The poet’s “little Hamlet” is the story of a morbidly sensitive young man. In love with the eponymous Maud, but tortured by doubt, paranoia, and familial loyalty, he rages at the worlds of commerce, poli...
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Dinner with Friends

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  5/18/2007 to 6/2/2007
Four long time friends, two marriages, one break up and an evening of Pulizter Prize winning theatre that is filled with honesty, humor and the profound realities of love and relationships...
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A New Brain

Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd  5/4/2007 to 5/20/2007

A New Brain tells the story of Gordon, a struggling songwriter, who suffers a medical crisis when something goes wrong with his brain and he is forced to undergo surgery. At the time he is struck by illness, he is reluctantly composing a song for a children's television show featuring a frog by the ...
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Beyond Therapy

Actors Theatre Workshop, 145 West 28th Street  5/4/2007 to 5/20/2007
Question: what happens when therapists need couch time of their own and their patients start talking back? Everyone struggles hysterically with their own sanity in the upcoming New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) production of Christopher Durang's riotous comedy Beyond Therapy. Directed by Garrett Zuerc...
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Trophy Wife

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  4/12/2007 to 4/22/2007

Set in 1920's New York society, "Trophy Wife" is the story of Anna Pennington, a beautiful 19 year old girl, who marries middle-aged Moe Schmertz for his money in a desperate attempt to save her family from financial ruin and social disgrace. To her horror, she very quickly discovers that Moe is a p...
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Penetrator

American Place Theatre, 520 8th Ave 22nd floor  5/31/2007 to 6/23/2007
Penetrator, a tale of perversion and repression is Anthony Nielson’s Crude pointed and alarming script about friendships and what defines them and human nature for better or worse....
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The Potluck Plays

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  5/3/2007 to 5/13/2007

A ten-minute play festival featuring the premiere of seven original plays. Each play is based on a recipe. Seven playwrights randomly drew a recipe from a hat, with each recipe representing a course for a potluck dinner. The result is a seven course theatrical feast....
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A Mouthful of Birds

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   5/16/2007 to 6/2/2007
A theatrical collage of 8 different stories about possession. Developed with the Joint Stock Theatre Company in 1986, the play explores forces of violence, spirits, temptation, addiction, power, and what happens when we become overtaken by forces beyond our control. breedingground's production mix...
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HAPPY END

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  4/27/2007 to 5/27/2007

Written on the heels of the phenomenally successful Threepenny Opera, Happy End, which premiered in Berlin in 1929, again takes to task the disparity between the "Haves" versus the "Have-nots." In the underworld of Chicago, 1919, a Salvation Army Lieutenant, Lillian Holiday, a/k/a Hallelujah Lil, tr...
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Accidental Death of An Anarchist

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  6/28/2007 to 7/22/2007

Dario Fo's "Accidental Death of An Anarchist"

Written in 1970, Morte accidentale di un'anarchico is Dario Fo's best know and most popular play. A sharp and hilarious satire on police corruption, and based on a real case, Fo tells the story of the anarchist railway worker who, 'fell" to his death from a police headquarters window. It is a pie...
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RADIOTHEATRE Presents

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  5/24/2007 to 6/10/2007

THE 8th WONDER OF THE WORLD!

"Tonight I'm going to tell you a tale, a tale so unbelievable you'll think I made it up, but, I didn't. I was there...right from the start...." HORSE TRADE Productions is pleased to present RADIOTHEATRE in the only LIVE ON STAGE performance of "KING KONG" in the history of the universe! Join u...
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You Can't Take It With You

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  5/24/2007 to 6/24/2007
Classic comedy from Kaufman and Hart. A Nobel Prize winning script that reminds us to beware of greed, live in the money, and follow our hearts....
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Bug Boy Blues

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  4/28/2007 to 6/3/2007

BUG BOY BLUES is a fantastical journey into the mind of a young Gregor Samsa, who struggles to understand his family and make friends. "Grade school is a horrible place," Gregor says to the play's guide, Butterfly girl, just before they take a ride through time to show us what it is like to be ten-y...
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Chronological Secrets of Tim, The

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor  5/18/2007 to 6/3/2007

From the creator of DRUNKEN LESBIAN HOMEBUILDING and the producers of OFFICE SONATA comes a new comedy . . . One man. One diary. Two ex-girlfriends. One lame ass suicide attempt. THE CHRONOLOGICAL SECRETS OF TIM hilariously examines the existence of a complete low-life bastard. and the people who ...
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The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  5/24/2007 to 6/2/2007

he offers it to the distance

An honest and visceral exploration of contemporary relationships, which digs into the story of a man and a woman struggling to connect in a complex, brutal world, extracting beauty from ugliness and hope from pain....
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LIPSTICK ON A PIG

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  5/23/2007 to 6/3/2007

LIPSTICK ON A PIG is a daring and dangerous look at futility in the face of death. A family in crisis struggles with self, guilt, secrets and God during a mysterious journey to where all is forgiven, or not. Underlying fear, rage, decadence and insanity surface despite a very human struggle to ...
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The Jocker

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  5/11/2007 to 6/9/2007

'Bama (Jason Alan Griffin) and Nat (Nick Matthews)

In a hobo jungle, 1931, the jealousy & desperati on of an abused young runaway leaves the lives of all around him changed forever....
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The Landlord

Access Theater, 380 Broadway  5/18/2007 to 5/27/2007

You know how sometimes it seems impossible to make a decision about anything, because a part of you says one thing, another part of you says something else, and your gut instinct urges you in yet another direction? Meanwhile, you're distracted because you're hungry even though you ate an hour ago an...
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soloNOVA Arts Festival

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue

soloNOVA 2007

Join terraNOVA Collective for the 4th annual soloNOVA Arts Festival, celebrating artists from diverse disciplines, including spoken word, dance, performance art, monologues, burlesque, music and multimedia artists. Each individual has a unique story. Delight in these tales, and rediscover the joy...
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North of Providence

Altered Stages, 212 West 29th Street  5/25/2007 to 6/3/2007
On the last day of their father's life, Bobbie and Carol the two youngest children in their family of five, make an attempt for reconciliation and peace in their lives. The year is 1984, and the place is North Providence. NORTH OF PROVIDENCE deals with topics ranging from Bobbie's self-destruction t...
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In the Schoolyard

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   5/4/2007 to 5/20/2007

The Guys in the Schoolyard

Musical about a group of middle-aged men who come back to Brooklyn once every year to play basketball and relive their youth....
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Justice

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  5/16/2007 to 5/27/2007

Justice art by Phillip De Vita.

Short plays on the theme of "Justice."...
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Mothergun

Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 W 36th St., ground floor  6/4/2007 to 6/27/2007
In a bleak refugee camp "somewhere between Europe and hell," three lost souls are detained. They do not share a common language and must rely on a corrupt member of the peacekeeping troops to translate among them. Evans’ archetypal characters could be from any conflict, in any country, and this sear...
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Odyssey

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  5/10/2007 to 6/3/2007

Andrew Zimmerman as Odysseus in The Looking Glass Theatre production of Odyssey.

When war is the catalyst, the path to forgiveness is an odyssey. This original adaptation of Homer’s classic written and directed by Kate Marks, playfully uses anachronism and humor to examine the repercussions of war.
Using lies and deceit, you’ve won the war waged in the sand. Now a...
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FRITZ & FROYIM

Turtle's Shell Theater, 300 W. 43rd St., 4th floor  5/30/2007 to 6/16/2007

How does Fritz, a former German SS officer haunted by the ghost of Froyim, a Jewish comedian, end up on a cabaret stage? And what exactly is Froyim trying to prove? The answers will surprise you, along with electric shock treatments and a suspicious exorcist with a magic act. Not to mention brillian...
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The Reaching

Seventh Street Small Stage, 41-43 East 7th Street  6/4/2007 to 6/26/2007

A daughter returns to the site of her mother's disappearance seeking closure but finds instead a woman and a strange man also waiting....
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Richard III

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  7/11/2007 to 7/29/2007

by Trinidad Mac-Auliffe

A villain? Perhaps. But what about from his point of view? A new and fresh story about a disabled man in an abled world, a world he must risk it all in order to conquer and have power…...
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Life is a Dream

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  6/8/2007 to 6/24/2007

Christina Shipp, Isaiah Tanenbaum, Joe Medina - copyright Rick Bruner

Kelly O'Donnell finds the human heart of Calderón's ephemeral classic, La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream), in Flux Theatre Ensemble's production of John Clifford's lyrical and visceral translation....
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No Exit & Paris Cafe

Richmond Shepard Theatre, 309 E. 26th St.  6/12/2007 to 6/24/2007
NO EXIT by Jean Paul Sartre and PARIS CAFE- songs of Juliette Greco...
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Sampaguita

45th Street Theatre – Upstairs, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.  6/12/2007 to 6/24/2007

New York comic Joshua Timms, a self-loathing man-child, has been left devastated by the loss of his wife. Despite the debilitating effects of her severe Lupus, she was the strong one—his caretaker. In her absence, grief sets his life into a couch-ridden waste until an unexpected gift comes from his...
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The Taming of the Shrew

Flamboyan Theatre - CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  6/15/2007 to 7/1/2007

Hipgnosis' The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is a play within a play, a piece of theatrical entertainment staged for Christopher Sly, a poor drunkard who is tricked into thinking himself a lord - a man with all the comforts that money and wealth and privilege can offer: a sumptuous home, fine food and drink, obedient se...
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Romeo & Juliet

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  5/25/2007 to 6/17/2007

Noshir Dalal (Romeo) & Malaika Queano (Juliet)

The story is, of course, about a pair of star-crossed lovers. Two teenagers pursue their love for each other despite the fact that their families have been at odds with each other for decades. The story combines sword fighting, disguise, misunderstanding, tragedy, humor all in the name of true love....
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No End of Blame

Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St  6/26/2007 to 7/13/2007
The life and times of a political cartoonist whose pen is dipped in poison...
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WASHING MACHINE

The Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Avenue  6/22/2007 to 7/7/2007

Photo of Dana Berger by Michelle Enfield.

WASHING MACHINE- 'Laundromat Death Baffles Town'- The Washington Post. Inspired by the traumatic and mysterious true story of a 5 year old girl who drowned inside a Laundromat washing machine, playwright Jason Stuart and director Michael Chamberlin expand her final moments of breath as she halluc...
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As You LIke It

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, w.89th and Riverside Drive  7/5/2007 to 7/29/2007
As You Like It, Shakespeare's comedy of class, confusion, and country copulatives...
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Professional Skepticism

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  6/28/2007 to 7/15/2007

Matthew J. Nichols, Britney Burgess (legs), Steve French, Photo by Jonathan Slaff

A darkly comic tale of office intrigue that takes up a timely matter in its portrayal of four accountants working for a Big Five CPA firm who uncover a scandal that will test the very limits of their morality....
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Macbeth

Hudson Warehouse, w.89th and Riverside Drive  8/2/2007 to 8/26/2007
Black hooded figures chorusing the lines of witches, emerge from their cloaks to become the Sergeant, and sons and subjects of Duncan, only to once again sink into the anonymity of their engulfing garments, so that from scene to scene, witches, murderers, nobles and soldiers walk the edge between ...
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DeCADEnce

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  7/11/2007 to 8/25/2007

Graphic by Turning Mill

DeCADEnce flies from 1903 to 1998 in examination of the lies, truths, and in-betweens which have plagued this country in the last century. Meet Topsy the Elephant that helped build Coney Island, and witness her gruesome public execution, Follow the conflict of an African American Actor who has to de...
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Dark of the Moon

Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street  6/15/2007 to 7/7/2007

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Doppelganger

3ld Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street  6/27/2007 to 7/21/2007
Frank jumped out of a building by accident while he was having sex across the street. He almost hit Marcia on the sidewalk, but she was busy,naked, in the conference room upstairs. Theoretical Physics makes Psychology angry. And George just wants to quit his day job. A new multi-media spectacle ...
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The People vs. Mona

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  7/15/2007 to 8/4/2007

The People vs. Mona

A new Southern musical from Jim Wann of Pump Boys and Dinettes...
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Royal Circus' The Magic of Mrs. Crowling

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  7/10/2007 to 8/5/2007

Twelve-year-old Kicken Petchio is not long for this world. Dying of "undisclosed cancer", his only escape is into the wizardly world of his favorite books: the Henry Shield adventures, written by A.R. Crowling. When his father arranges for Kicken to meet his favorite author through Last Ditch Wish, ...
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All's Well That Ends Well

Central Park Lawn, 69th Street and CPW  6/23/2007 to 7/22/2007

Aaron Michael Zook (foreground) and Karen Sternberg in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

Rockin' production of Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy, outdoors...
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Stoppard Goes Electric

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/6/2007 to 9/23/2007

Shauna Kelly and Christopher Yeatts in STOPPARD GOES ELECTRIC


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Two Thirds Home

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  7/21/2007 to 8/12/2007

Sharing secrets makes us intimates, building a life around them sets us apart. We find Michael and Paul in their childhood home, following their mother's funeral, with Sue, her lover, revealing truths that will strain their relationships and the identity they have built for themselves in Padraic Lil...
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What Happened When

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  7/5/2007 to 7/16/2007

What happens behind closed doors in the old rundown houses scattered across the country? What stories are children privy to in the beds of rivers, on the rocky edges of lakes, at countless barbeques and bonfires? Two brothers meet on a winter night and share a conversation filled with old stories ...
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Tyrannos Rex

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  7/19/2007 to 8/5/2007

Promotional Image for Tyrannos Rex

A new play exploring the classical tragedy of Oedipus, and his family, through the eyes of servants....
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Politics of Passion

Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St  6/26/2007 to 7/14/2007
Connections- personal, social, confused, are at the heart of the plays in this evening....
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"Midtown Murders" - Murder Me Always

Laugh Factory, 303 West 42nd Street

An open run of interactive dinner theatre murder mysteries. Beginning July 5: "Murder Me Always"...
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Swim Shorts 3: Are You In?

Holiday Inn Midtown Rooftop, 440 W 57th Street  7/18/2007 to 8/11/2007
Swim Shorts 3: Are You In? presents two thrilling programs of five aquatic-themed plays in repertory. The festival is inspired by the greatest summer invention of all time, the swimming pool. Originally presented in 2002 and 2003, the festival returns just in time to beat global warming. As the ...
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Art of Memory

Ontological Hysterical Theatre, 131 East 10th Street  7/12/2007 to 7/21/2007

Lisa Ramirez in Art of Memory

Four librarians trapped in a fantastical library search for an exit and create elaborate physical games that explore memory and illusion in Company SoGoNo’s stark atmospheric performance, Art of Memory....
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Removable Parts

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  9/6/2007 to 9/15/2007

In the face of unrequited love, Corey Dargel contemplates voluntary amputation through his hilarious and smart pop songs....
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Never The Sinner

Flamboyan Theatre - CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  7/17/2007 to 7/28/2007
John Logan's play that explores the Leopold and Loeb story - their relationship, their murder of a fourteen year old boy in 1924, and their sensational trial in which they were famously represented by Clarence Darrow....
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Orange

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  7/27/2007 to 8/12/2007
A romantic comedy wrapped in urban sprawl....
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You May Go Now

45th Street Theatre – Upstairs, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.  9/6/2007 to 9/29/2007
Dottie has trained Betty to be the perfect 1950s housewife; to cook the perfect pot roast. to bake a gorgeous seven-layer cake, to remove any stain. And tonight, Betty’s 18th birthday, it is time for Betty to go out into the world. Only Dottie has failed to mention that the years is 2007, that the w...
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The Young Ladies Of...

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  9/20/2007 to 10/19/2007

HERE is pleased to present the world premiere of The Young Ladies Of, written and performed by Taylor Mac. Stationed in Vietnam in 1968, Lt. Robert Bowyer placed an advertisement asking women ages 19-26 to write him. He was flooded with letters from hundreds of young ladies responding to his ad...
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Madagascar

American Theatre of Actors, Beckman Theatre, 314 West 54th Street  8/1/2007 to 8/11/2007

Is it really better to have loved and lost?

MADAGASCAR is the story of a marriage quietly unravelling in the wake of a lost child. Revealing itself in intimate vignettes, it moves from love's final moments, through rages, silences, and missed opportunities for redemption, back to its tender beginnings....
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Night of Nigro

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  8/2/2007 to 8/19/2007

Are you looking at the real thing or just a reflection, or a reflection of a reflection?

The Strain Theatre Company presents an evening of the works of Don Nigro, a mysterious and prolific playwright who finds truth in the absurd and vice versa. Drawing from his extraordinary wealth of knowledge, Nigro takes his audiences on bizarre, chilling, and often hilarious journeys into the minds...
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Drum of the Waves of Horikawa

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  10/25/2007 to 11/17/2007

The Theatre of a Two-headed Calf explores the 18th-century Chikamatsu play Drum of the Waves of Horikawa. Loud, violent, transgressive and fueled by radical politics, both Kabuki and 1970s punk rock represented unforgiving performance movements that captured the stories of social discord. Combi...
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The Broken Jump

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  7/21/2007 to 8/26/2007

The Broken Jump tells the story of a small-time vaudeville comic who has spent twenty years pursuing his dream of making the big-time and playing the Palace. He arrives in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the end of a broken jump (a "split week," as it were) not to find a stepping stone to success, but ra...
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Bigger Fish To Fry

Sage Theater, 711 7th Ave  7/19/2007 to 7/21/2007

BIGGER FISH TO FRY

An up and coming singer tries to make some sweet harmonies with an out of control rock star. It's Freewill vs. Desire....
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NECROPOLIS #1&2: World Gone Wrong/Worth Gun Willed

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  8/4/2007 to 8/18/2007

Femme fatale Christina Wright (Stacia French) tempts honest P.I. Ned Daley (Adam Swiderski) in NECROPOLIS #1&2

The popular and critical film noir pastiche of 2005 returns to The Brick! A two act collaged dream of noir - mixing lines from over 150 classic noir films with statements from the current USA government in a political allegory of honor trying to survive in a dark world of backstabbing, betrayal, an...
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NECROPOLIS #0&3: Kiss Me, Succubus & At the Mountains of Slumberland

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  8/8/2007 to 8/26/2007

Two one-acts in Ian W. Hill's ongoing NECROPOLIS series: "Kiss Me, Succubus" - a funny, then scary tribute to European sexy horror films of the late 60s; and "At the Mountains of Slumberland," which sets comic book character Little Nemo down in the universe of H.P. Lovecraft's stories....
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The Hobo Got Too High

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  8/4/2007 to 8/25/2007

Playwright-novelist-music critic Marc Spitz takes you on amazing, hysterical hour of sex, drugs, and rock & roll in this story of Bug Blowmonkey, a cokehead (but a nice guy, really!), as he tries to get clean with the help of his spirit guide, Marvin Gaye - a jounrey through an unlikely series of fa...
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Becca and Heidi

Chashama, 217 East 42nd Street  8/12/2007 to 8/22/2007
Becca's alter-ego, Heidi, is braver, funnier, smarter, and sexier. Racing to catch up with her doppelganger, surgical nurse Becca juggles two new boyfriends and struggles to remember the great sex. Everyone loves Heidi, but can she be trusted with a bone file and the keys to the animal resear...
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September 12th

Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E 3 St  8/23/2007 to 9/15/2007
September 12th is the story of two low level drug dealers filling orders in the wake of the attacks on NYC. After a deal they gone wrong they find themselves in "The Tombs", amongst hurt angry and confused inmates. The story deals with how the world changed after the attacks on the WTC....
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A New Television Arrives, Finally

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  9/8/2007 to 9/30/2007

(l to r) Kate Russell, Tom Pelphrey, Bryan Fenkart

An absurdist black comedy about a dissatisfied couple visited by a man presenting himself as their television. This handsome stranger... is he a charlatan, or a guru? And why is he awakening them from their spiritual slumber?...
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Guns, Shackles & Winter Coats

Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 W 36th St., ground floor  10/25/2007 to 11/18/2007

Dedicated to creating art through theatre.

La Muse Venale presents Guns, Shackles & Winter Coats, a harrowing journey of a soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Guns, Shackles & Winter Coats is a very important, prescient play that will make people think and talk about the difficulties that veterans suffer through. ...
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Melodrama and Mayhem on Main Street

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  9/4/2007 to 9/29/2007

(by P. Casey) The Three Playwrights - Bryant, Gerstenberg & Glaspell

6 short plays by women who changed the face of theatre in the early 20th century. Includes the world premiere of Louise Bryant's "From Paris to Main Street"....
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Dangerous Corner

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/8/2007 to 9/29/2007

Catherine McNelis, Karen Sternberg, and Jaime West in DANGEROUS CORNER


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Disgraced Productions' ...and we all wore leather pants

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  9/6/2007 to 9/29/2007

It’s Buried Child meets Def Leppard. It’s 100 Years of Solitude written by Twisted Sister. The ground literally moves beneath the feet of the Sturgess family with the arrival of a strange visitor, some heavy metal-tinged magic in the air and the revelation that one of them may be part of the world...
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Six Degrees of Separation

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  9/15/2007 to 9/30/2007

photo credit: Jennifer Maufrais

Based on an actual incident, John Guare’s play is a witty and biting commentary on the things that drive people - the desire for wealth, fame, social standing, and meaningful human connection. The play is best summed up by one Guare’s leading characters, socialite Ouisa Kittredge: “I read somewhere ...
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Kinderspiel

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  10/4/2007 to 10/27/2007

Kinderspiel Postcard

In the seedy and seditious demimonde of Weimar Berlin, five lost souls find meaning, each other, and nightly sold-out audiences when they create KINDERSPIEL ("Child's Play"), the only show in town that dares to entertain you by completely wasting your time. ...
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The Sheik

Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor  9/8/2007 to 9/22/2007

Cast of Deloss Brown's THE SHEIK (photo by John Quilty)

A 3-act farce. Romantic comedy....
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Lilith

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor  9/7/2007 to 9/23/2007
How far would you go to create art? Would you manipulate? Compromise? Ruin the lives of others? Shed your morality? CORE Theatre co, Presents Lilith a Sculptress by Alexandra Devin ...
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Mercy Thieves

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  10/5/2007 to 10/27/2007

Mercy Thieves

This is a furiously dark physical comedy of death, loyalty and friendship. Mike and DJ, hired killers by trade, bludgeon, stab and shoot their way across Western Australia in search of the elusive Harry, gangland associate and target. Part homage to the British gangster movie, part Shakespearean tra...
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The Heart Has a Mind of its Own

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  9/12/2007 to 9/30/2007

Aurora Nessly in THE HEART HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN


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Auntie Mayhem

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  9/6/2007 to 9/29/2007

Auntie Mayhem ...it's a family affair!

A Manhattan gay couple accidentally become foster parents to three runaway-throwaway queer teens. An alternative family with its own set of values. It ain’t The Brady Bunch. ...
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The Beebo Brinker Chronicles

The Fourth Street Theater, 83 East 4th Street  9/29/2007 to 10/28/2007
Hourglass Group presents The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman adapted from the groundbreaking 1950s lesbian pulp novels by Ann Bannon. Leigh Silverman directs. Set in pre-Stonewall Greenwich Village, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles celebrates the era when "the love t...
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The House of Yes

Payan Theater, 300 W 43 St Room 506  10/3/2007 to 10/21/2007

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Iphigenia at Aulis

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   12/6/2007 to 12/16/2007

Stranded at the Bay of Aulis, the Greek fleet waits, desperate to launch their attack on Troy. In this fresh imagining of a classic tragedy, watch the struggle that ensues when a father offers up his first-born as a sacrifice to the gods of war and political gain. ...
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Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  9/13/2007 to 10/6/2007
A radical restaging of the Tony winning musical based on the novel by Manuel Puig....
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Hurt So Good

Turtle's Shell Theater, 300 W. 43rd St., 4th floor  10/11/2007 to 10/27/2007

Meet Tom, boy next door and aspiring documentary filmmaker. Meet Cecily, the girl of his dreams and loving submissive who wants Tom to be her erotic Master… Wait, what?!? Hurt So Good follows the journey of one man exploring the world of BDSM. Tom and his crew embark on a touching and humorous jo...
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I Used to Write on Walls

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  10/4/2007 to 10/27/2007

I Used to Write on Walls

Diane, Georgia and Joanne are 3 modern women living very different lives. Diane, a catastrophically lonely cop in her mid-30’s, struggles to find love in the city. Georgia, an early 20’s beat/street poet, frequents open-mike nights to vent the heartache of a missing boyfriend. Joanne, 30, is a make-...
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BENT

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street  10/10/2007 to 11/29/2007

Rudy and Max, homosexuals in Nazi Berlin, unknowingly invite a person on the Nazi's wanted list into their home. Guilty by association and also because they are homosexuals, the Gestapo hunts them down as ardently as Jews. En route to Dachau, Rudy is slain, and a horrified Max is befriended by Horst...
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True Genius

Altered Stages, 212 West 29th Street  9/23/2007 to 10/7/2007

Show poster

TRUE GENIUS tells the unfolding story of a boy genius named Scooter who also happens to be a pathological liar. As Scooter falls in love with another pathological liar named Lila, and an eccentric psychologist pries at his past, Scooter’s bizarre family history begins to unravel and he comes to ques...
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SAY YOUR PRAYERS, MUG!

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  10/4/2007 to 10/27/2007

Mr. and Mrs. Matinee themselves, Skip Rayburn and Dottie Haines, host the 1950s television show “Sunrise Cinema” and eagerly present the long-lost thriller, “Say Your Prayers, Mug!” In between the bubbly hosts’ banter, the 1935 gangster flick comes to life on stage, complete with fist-swingin’ cops...
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Love of a Pig

45th Street Theatre – Upstairs, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.  10/12/2007 to 10/28/2007
A biting, absurd romantic comedy. Jenny is a NYC violinist who's love life leaves something to be desired. When she meets a brooding bass player, nothing goes as she has always dreamed it would and she reexamines what happiness really is. ...
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The Cherry Orchard

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  9/30/2007 to 10/21/2007
THE CHERRY ORCHARD is one of Anton Chekhov's best-loved and most luminous works, exploring the bittersweet passing of a way of life and the devastating effect of the hand of history on the lives of a collection of ordinary people living in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 19th century. Thi...
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The Coffee Trees

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  9/28/2007 to 10/20/2007
THE COFFEE TREES, a new play by Arthur Giron, inspired by Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD, takes place on a Guatemalan coffee plantation following the country’s 35-year civil war between communist guerilla forces and conservative landowners. The play examines one family’s struggle to find its pla...
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a Good Farmer

Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street  9/25/2007 to 10/20/2007

In this final installment of 3Graces’ 2nd Class Citizens Season, two women - a farm owner and her unlikely best friend, an illegal Mexican immigrant - fight to survive in a small Upstate New York town divided by America's immigration battle (World Premiere)....
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Townville

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/6/2007 to 10/21/2007

Townville isn't your ordinary run-of-the-mill-ville. It's a picture-perfect artist's community engineered for happiness, where there's a musical every day! But when people start disappearing as often as songs are sung, Townville's secrets begin to surface, unraveling life as Townville knows it....
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Caravaggio Chiaroscuro

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  9/27/2007 to 10/14/2007

Photo by Jonathan Slaff

An opera about Caravaggio's life and struggles as a young painter in Rome...
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Dossier: Ronald Akkerman

Theatrelab, 357 West 36th St., 3rd floor  10/5/2007 to 10/28/2007

Annie Branson and Peter Schoenaerts as the nurse and the patient.

Dossier: Ronald Akkerman is a Dutch play written by acclaimed playwright Suzanne van Lohuizen. In the piece Ms. Van Lohuizen, while exploring a relationship between a patient and a nurse, brings up a number of themes: preconceptions about AIDS, issues of humanity, and euthanasia. Through a mixture o...
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newFangled theatReR's Harm's Way by Mac Wellman

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  10/2/2007 to 10/30/2007
Born from rocks and tired of waiting for the hot weather to end, newFangled theatReR’s ensemble returns with a new envisioning of Mac Wellman’s Harm’s Way. NYTheatre.com’s Ross Chappell called newFangled’s last stab, in the first annual FRIGID Festival, “near perfection… The performances aren’t ju...
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Second Hand Smoke

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  10/4/2007 to 10/21/2007
Set in a sexy, gritty underworld where men and women are equal in their ability to deceive, SECOND HAND SMOKE follows Donna, a tough, yet worn out diner waitress caught among four men. One late evening, her shady past comes to light when she brings a sexy stranger home with her. What begins as a o...
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RadioTheatre Presents H.G.Wells' THE INVISIBLE MAN

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  10/14/2007 to 11/3/2007

Frank Zilinyi as THE INVISIBLE MAN

One stormy night, a mysterious stranger, who is not only invisible, but insane, arrives in a small town to carry out his reign of terror. Live, onstage, complete with a full orchestral score and a plethora of sound fx as only Radiotheatre can provide! ...
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Radiotheatre Presents H.G.Wells' WAR OF THE WORLDS

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  10/11/2007 to 11/3/2007

Frank Zilinyi in WAR OF THE WORLDS

When our homeland is suddenly attacked by powerful invaders from another world, will we be able to survive not only the onslaught, but, fear, itself? Live, on stage accompanied by a full orchestral score and a plethora of sound fx as only Radiotheatre can provide!...
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Radiotheatre Presents H.G.Wells' THE ISLAND OF DR.MOREAU

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  10/13/2007 to 11/4/2007

Sarah Stephens in THE ISLAND OF DR.MOREAU

A geneticist creates a tribe of weird mutants who worship their maker as their god. Live, on stage! Complete with a full orchestral score and a plethora of sound fx as only Radiotheatre can provide! ...
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Radiotheatre Presents THE ISLAND OF DR.MOREAU

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street

Sarah Stephens in THE ISLAND OF DR.MOREAU

A geneticist creates a tribe of weird mutants who worship their maker as their god. Live, on stage! Complete with a full orchestral score and a plethora of sound fx as only Radiotheatre can provide! ...
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Radiotheatre Presents H.G.Wells' THE TIME MACHINE

59 E 59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street  10/12/2007 to 11/4/2007

Jerry Lazar in THE TIME MACHINE

In the year 1911, a time traveler journeys thousands of years into the future to discover a horrifying conclusion for mankind. Complete with a full orchestral score and a plethora of sound fx as only Radiotheatre can provide! ...
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The Rockae

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  9/20/2007 to 10/13/2007
Pent-up King Pentheus takes on Dionysus and his frenzied female fans when the god of wine and theater returns to Thebes. Get ready for moshing Maenads and thrashing catharsis in this rock musical adaptation of Euripides' classic, The Bacchae. Drama Desk-nominated writer Peter Mills fuses the intensi...
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Guns, Shackles & Winter Coats

Where Eagles Dare Theatre, 347 W 36th St., ground floor  10/25/2007 to 11/11/2007

La Muse Venale Acting Troupe

The story of an Iraq Vet with PTSD....
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Kosher Harry

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  10/10/2007 to 10/28/2007

Kosher Harry's

Associate produced with NY Deaf Theater this US Premiere, set in a kosher deli, is about the casual racism that plagues our lives. A sarcastic blonde Waitress, a vociferous Cabbie and a partially deaf old Woman sit in a deli, when a stranger arrives who acts as a truth serum on them–arousing gossip,...
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2007 Fall EATfest: Series A

Producer's Club Grand Theatre, 358 West 44th Street 3rd Floor  10/16/2007 to 11/3/2007
Premiere plays by emerging playwrights....
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2007 Fall Eatfest: Series B

Producer's Club Grand Theatre, 358 West 44th Street 3rd Floor  10/17/2007 to 11/4/2007
Premiere Short Plays by Emerging PLaywrights...
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2007 Fall EATFest: Series C

Producer's Club Grand Theatre, 358 West 44th Street 3rd Floor  10/18/2007 to 11/4/2007
Premiere Short Plays by Emerging Playwrights...
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The Leopard and The Fox

The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor  10/17/2007 to 11/3/2007

The Leopard and The Fox

The last days of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the first popularly elected prime minister, executed by his closest confidante, his army chief, Zia Ul Haq....
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Yank! A New Musical

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  10/20/2007 to 11/11/2007

(l to r) Maxime de Toledo as Mitch and Bobby Steggert as Stu in The Gallery Players production of Yank! A New Musical. Photo by Mark Krieger

A universal love story that brings to light to a forgotten slice of history, by brothers David and Joseph Zellnik....
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The Possibilities

American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, 314 West 54th Street

The greatest living playwright you've never heard of. --The Boston Globe

In The Possibilities, ten thematically linked vignettes highlight, with darkly vibrant humor, the cyclical nature of the East/West cultural clash. This intricate puzzle box of a play explores themes of violence and war and the layers of truth, betrayal and danger in our lives. Although it was first ...
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To the Death of My Own Family

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street  9/27/2007 to 10/13/2007

To the Death of My Own Family (photo by Luke Ratray)

TO THE DEATH OF MY OWN FAMILY, by David Meth tells the story of an Afghan-American woman who returns to Afghanistan to help her father escape, only to witness the carnage of her entire family. Upon her return to the U.S., she is interrogated as a suspect, detained, humiliated and forced to justify h...
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The Night of Nosferatu

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   9/28/2007 to 10/13/2007

Matt W. Cody as Nosferatu and Tatiana Gomberg as Mina in

Rabbit Hole Ensemble presents The Night of Nosferatu, adapted from Murnau's silent horror film classic Nosferatu and Stoker's Dracula by Stanton Wood. Winner of Best Director in 2007's Midtown International Theatre Festival. Using nothing more than their bodies, voices, and a handful of props, si...
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The Comedy of Errors

St. James Cathedral Pavilion, 248 Jay Street  10/18/2007 to 10/28/2007

Two of a Kind

Two sets of twins are separated at sea. Twenty years later their paths finally cross again; but will they figure out who they are before the hilarious confusion turns fatal? 4 actors; 90 minutes; no intermission; all ages...
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The Blood Brothers present... PULP

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  10/11/2007 to 10/27/2007


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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  9/29/2007 to 5/31/2008

Every Friday and Saturday Night at the Kraine Theatre, the award-winning, ever-changing endeavor to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Embracing chance, change and a little chaos, each show is unique as the audience randomly chooses the order of 30 original short plays, and the energetic ensemble of N...
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P.O.V.

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  10/20/2007 to 11/3/2007

One Story. Four Points of View. Which One Will You Believe?

Inspired by Kurosawa's 1950 movie, Rashomon, P.O.V. explores the murder of Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello, from four different perspectives. Watch as Othello, Desdemona, Emilia, and Iago, each try to convince Shakespeare to see things their way....
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Iphigenia in Aulis

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/4/2007 to 10/21/2007
In a highly-unusual occurrence, this European-created IPHIGENIA AT AULIS by Gardzienice Theatre -- which makes its home in the small village of Gardzienice near Lublin in eastern Poland and tours widely on the international theatre festival circuit, where it is a favorite of the avant-garde -- will ...
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By Oscar Micheaux

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  10/20/2007 to 11/4/2007

The story of a man whose legacy has been all but lost to the forces of history.

This is the (mostly) true story of Oscar Micheaux, one of the nations first African-American filmmakers. Against all odds, Micheaux became a successful playwright, novelist and director of over 40 films in segregated, early 20th century America. Through a compelling mixture of historical film clips,...
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Savage In Limbo

The DUO Theater, 62 East 4th Street  10/18/2007 to 11/4/2007

Savage In Limbo

The story begins in an 80’s Bronx bar with Murk, a baby-faced bartender with a wooden foot, and his failed nun of a regular April White. Soon Denise Savage—who is still a virgin at 32— stomps into the bar, searching vainly for action. The action arrives with Linda Rotunda, who has the opposite situ...
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A Dream Play

Off-Off-Broadway Playhouse at Roy Arias Theaters, 300 W. 43rd St.  11/1/2007 to 11/10/2007
The Daughter of the Gods falls to earth to find out what it is to be human. Strindberg's lucid, imaginative masterpiece comes to life by an ensemble of nine actors in a brand new adaptation of the work the master playwright considered to be his finest....
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12th Night of the Living Dead

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   10/25/2007 to 11/10/2007
Shakespeare. Zombies. Blood. Guts. All you can eat....
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The Three Sillies

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  10/6/2007 to 11/18/2007

Growing up is serious business...Sammy is really starting to outgrow her embarrassingly silly family. With her birthday approaching and her friends smirking, Sammy decides to run away forever with nothing but her old childhood toy: a wise-cracking teddy bear come-to-life. Thus begins a magical journ...
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Unrestricted Acts: Violence & Vaudeville

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  11/1/2007 to 11/18/2007
This production is the culminating step in the first New Mummer Group (NMG) Writers Exchange. In the spring of 2007, three plays were submitted by company members and three plays were chosen from submissions by Kentucky writers. In July, NMG, sponsored by the Appalachian Center at Berea College, hel...
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Always Family

The Kirk @ Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street  10/12/2007 to 10/27/2007

Being constantly compared to your seemingly perfect brother, getting C's in school despite trying your best, your parents fighting over you ... this is the life of Ling Ling whose best friend, her dog, is sick. No one understands what she is going through, and her immigrant Chinese parents can't com...
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The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  11/2/2007 to 11/25/2007

The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

Billy, Dawn, Dear, and Wyatt are an extended sexual family living tribally in NYC. Watch in amazement as they battle through their violent addictions and fears. Behold their celebrations of love, and their search for human grandness. This is the story of the Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side....
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Arpeggio

45th Street Theatre – Upstairs, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.  11/1/2007 to 11/18/2007

One of the Posters for Arpeggio

"Zeb, the personal assistant and best friend to fading pop superstar, Cindy Hall, is consumed by loneliness so he decides to take on a new roommate, Gerry. Zeb and Gerry become fast friends. He confides in her about the uncertainty of his relationship with his new illegal immigrant boyfriend, Rica...
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Pap Smear (A Rip roaring Comdey)

Star Theater, 300 W. 43rd St/  10/25/2007 to 11/4/2007
Going to the gynecologist was easy, explaining to her husband why the doctor had his head under the sheet and between her...Well, that was another story....
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What I Did Last Summer

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  11/7/2007 to 11/24/2007

While his father is off fighting in WWII, Charlie and his family head to their summer home in an effort to keep some normalcy. While there he rebels against his mother and finds himself under the tutelage of “the Pig Woman,” the town misfit, who tries to help him find his potential while pointing ou...
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New Orleans

Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street  11/2/2007 to 11/11/2007

Molly Callahan in New Orleans, photo by Diane Swartz

In this world premiere production, New Orleans revisits the old City of Dreams; a woman (Molly Callahan) looks back as a young girl in the 1950's and tries to piece together the puzzle of who she is, who her family was, and why something had to happen in a hotel in New Orleans that changed them fore...
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PROOF

Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, Broccoli Theatre 21-12 30th Road  11/2/2007 to 11/18/2007
Proof tells the story of Catherine, a young woman and daughter of Robert, a renowned mathematician struck by mental illness. When a revolutionary proof surfaces, the mystery of its authorship brings personal issues to a boil. Paced as a thriller and infused with crisp humor throughout, the real ...
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Burn, Crave, Hold: The James Wilde Project

Interart Annex, 500 West 52nd Street  10/27/2007 to 11/12/2007
Journey through the heart of the Congo rainforest, a rice paddy in Vietnam, an asylum in Turkey, and a nervous first date in a Parisian café in this exploration of the real life adventures of war correspondent James Wilde. This dynamic new play examines what motivated Wilde to obsessively pursue ext...
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Lesbian Bathhouse

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  10/12/2007 to 11/17/2007

Colleen Benedict and Elena Chang in Lesbian Bathhouse.

Where can you go when you’re feeling a little dirty? Come to LESBIAN BATHHOUSE, a late-night play by Helen Eisenbach and directed by Rose Ginsberg. The last thing actress Grace Cameron expects when she walks in to audition for a mysterious new show is that her “big break” will lead her down a wi...
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The Beggar's Group's Glass Houses

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  11/1/2007 to 11/17/2007

We all live in structures--some we see, some we don't. Some we create, some are created for us. Glass Houses is the story of five people whose hidden structures are revealed as their lives begin to unravel. This explosive new drama explores the intricacy of our structured lives and the delicacy o...
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The Round of Pleasure

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   11/10/2007 to 12/16/2007

Photo By Markus Hirnigel

The Round of Pleasure is based on Schnitzler's La Ronde. It revolves around the actions and emotions of eleven characters, and their dark, twisted tale of exploitation, sexuality, and materialism. Through dark humor, late Austrian writer Werner Schwab creates an entertaining play that depicts a capi...
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Baby With The Bathwater

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  11/7/2007 to 11/17/2007

Baby With The Bathwater

Christopher Durang's dark-comic classis...
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War Uncensored

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  11/9/2007 to 11/18/2007

After traveling to almost 40 countries around the world, including to Iraq and Afghanistan and through all 50 U.S. states, bestselling military author Andrew Carroll has collected more than 80,000 never-before-seen letters from every conflict in American history. The most candid, unusual, and riveti...
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Dershowitz Protocol

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  11/9/2007 to 11/18/2007

"If the judicially sanctioned torture of suspected terrorists might actually forestall a repeat of the 9/11 bombings, why not use it?" The play, based on Alan Dershowitz’s Why Terrorrism Works, sets out to explore the situation in which investigators, desperate to get information about a so-calle...
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Archipelago

Altered Stages, 212 West 29th Street  11/9/2007 to 11/18/2007
10 short one-person plays that explore themes of solitude, self, and theatricality. All of the plays in ARCHIPELAGO explore the different ways people relate to, and deal with, their own isolation. A woman trapped inside her own mind, a desperate man in a jail cell, an artist with dynamite strapped t...
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The Chaos Theories

McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway, 4th Floor  10/25/2007 to 11/17/2007

A flashy movie star, a Senator and his controlling wife, a vindictive stockbroker and a hallucinating homeless woman -- These are just a few of the characters who parade through a downtown restaurant in The Chaos Theories, a new, fast paced work by Alexander Dinelaris (2x Drama Desk Nominee for his ...
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Sister Cities

Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 W. 26th St.  10/18/2007 to 11/18/2007
Sister Cities is a witty commentary on the dignity of choice, and the power of relationships....
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The Turn of the Screw

Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street  10/31/2007 to 11/17/2007
Based on the short story by Henry James, this adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher uses two actors to tell the tale of a governess who is in charge of two children that she fears may be under the influence of the ghosts of their former tutor and governess....
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The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  11/15/2007 to 12/2/2007

Eugene Ionesco's classic absurdist comedy; the first production of The Collective...
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Edward II

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  11/29/2007 to 12/16/2007

Edward II by Christopher Marlowe; Produced by (re:) Directions Theatre Company

A contemporary interpretation of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II in which a young king's power is threatened by members of the old regime as a result of his personal life. Edward II's relevance is evident because of current debates about gay marriage and civil unions, as well as the highly parti...
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Appearance - A Suspense In Being

Theaterlab, 137 W 14th St.  11/29/2007 to 5/17/2008

Liza Cassidy in Appearance

At its heart, "Appearance - A Suspense in Being" is a performance piece about acting. In that respect it is unusual, since so much experimental theater is now devoted to movement theater and multimedia. Altomare and Crispino have devised a performance structure which focuses primarily on the actor's...
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BOSOMS AND NEGLECT

Interborough Repertory Theater, 154 Christopher St.  11/29/2007 to 12/23/2007

In Bosoms and Neglect, Scooper, a thrice-weekly psychiatric patient, meets Deirdre, a woman with a five-visits-a-week therapy habit, in the waiting room of their shared psychiatrist. When their doctor goes on vacation, they turn to each other and begin an impassioned affair that gives new dime...
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Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment with Jane Austen and Friends

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  11/16/2007 to 12/16/2007
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. At the persistent urging of her hosts, Jane has consented to be Mistress of Ceremonies and preside over their Holiday theatricals, which a...
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Atomic Farmgirl

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  11/16/2007 to 12/1/2007

Jane Guyer, Melissa Condren, and Vanessa Davis in ATOMIC FARMGIRL.

Atomic Farmgirl is the exciting New York debut of writer C.Denby Swanson. An adaptation of a memoir by Teri Hein, it follows growth of a farming community in Hanford, Washington during the "nuclear" age when many families were stricken with radiation related illness because of their proximity to ...
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The Usual Freak Show

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  11/2/2007 to 11/18/2007
Jeffrey Essmann is an acclaimed satirist, actor and writer, whose sharp vignettes offer a kaleidoscope of characters ranging from “Barbie” to the fashion editor “Vivyen”. His comedy is bold and original with a dynamic edge that is truly both endearing and plain hysterical. Essmann was part of the...
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SHINING CITY

Queens Theatre in the Park, P.O.Box 520069  11/28/2007 to 12/9/2007
Drama by Conor McPherson...
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New Amsterdames

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  12/1/2007 to 12/16/2007
A NY reporter covers the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage while in 1659 the women of New Amsterdam, including doughnut inventor Anna Joralemon and first generation African-American farmer Dorothy Angola, race against an army of beavers to find the lost deed to Manhattan....
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The Eight: Reindeer Monologues

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  11/30/2007 to 12/21/2007
Dysfunctional Theatre Company presents the 4th annual revival of this now classic tale....
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Maudie & Jane

Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street  12/5/2007 to 2/24/2008

photo by Chantel Lucier

Inspired by Doris Lessing's novel, The Diary of Jane Somers, The Living Theatre presents the encounter of two women of different ages and different classes, an elderly, poor woman living in squalor, and a middle-aged fashion editor near the top of her career -- they bridge a series of cultural-histo...
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A Christmas Carol: the new musical

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  11/29/2007 to 12/22/2007
A contemporary adaptation of Dickens' classic ghost story with a haunting indie rock score. Not the aging misanthropic archetype, but rather a modern day Scrooge: a corporate philanthropist who must examine what it means to do good in a country faced with environmental destruction and corporate dom...
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Business As Usual

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor  12/6/2007 to 12/16/2007

From the Staged Reading of BUSINESS AS USUAL in February 2007.

A Dark Comedy Set in the Sunniest State on the Planet... Meet STEVE. The Actor. A James Dean wannabe heartthrob who no one wants to work with... ALEX. The Agent. A low-level everything who needs Steve to make it big... And finally KATHERINE. The Mystery Woman. A savvy entrepreneur who...
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All Aboard the Marriage Hearse

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   1/3/2008 to 1/27/2008
Sean and Amy are your typical co-habitating, Catholic/Jewish, twentysomething couple living in Manhattan. They work hard, love each other and share common goals in life. Well, sort of. After nearly three years together, Amy wants to get married but Sean does not believe in the institution. The ga...
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He's Having A Baby

Altered Stages, 212 West 29th Street  12/3/2007 to 12/23/2007
He’s Having a Baby is about the trials and tribulations of young couple’s attempt to start a family. Through fun-loving and thought-provoking dramedy, the audience experiences the male point-of-view of the problems, anxieties, and stress of a process they expected to be easy and was supposed to be...
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On the Way to Timbuktu

Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street  12/8/2007 to 12/21/2007
In this new one-woman play Dr. Selene Slater-Bernaud, also known as Slim, teaches a class scrutinizing Shakespeare's sonnets titled "The Poetics of Race...The Politics of Beauty." After years in a caring interracial marriage, she finds herself in love with a female student. Grappling with persona...
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West Bank, UK

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  11/29/2007 to 12/16/2007
n the new musical WEST BANK, UK, when Israeli ex-patriot, Assaf Ben-Moshe Benvenisti, breaks up with his German girlfriend and returns home to his rent-controlled flat on the West Bank of London, he discovers that Palestinian refugee, Aziz Hamoud, has taken over his lease. Their American landlord is...
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Fetish

Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  1/10/2008 to 1/20/2008

Photo: Alden Ford

“Asian women are the other white meat.” A white man and an Asian woman make the most common and socially acceptable interracial pairing and yet Matt and Sophie, a couple about to get married, must contend with how much race and ethnicity still matter to them in an era after political correctness....
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Celebration

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  12/27/2007 to 1/6/2008

Celebration with Words by Tom Jones and Music by Harvey Schmidt

Celebration, written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt nearly ten years after their legendary off-Broadway smash, employs a number of the same aesthetic devices to tell their story of inevitable change and how one adapts and evolves as the seasons of life pass them by.

An orphan boy meets ...
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Oedipus at Colonus

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  1/10/2008 to 1/26/2008

Artwork by Annie Poon

After a lifetime of roaming the earth in blind exile, an aging Oedipus comes upon a grove where he is bestowed with godlike power. Prophecies of this event lead warring factions from the city that once banished Oedipus to compel his return. Oedipus refuses, determined in his final hours to rise abov...
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Test Production

100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)

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On the Verge or the Geography of Yearning

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  1/30/2008 to 2/10/2008
On the Verge begins in 1888 with three fiercely independent explorer ladies as they embark on an adventure that will include not only the darkest of jungles and Himalayan peaks but the brave and exhilarating new world 1955 America. Mr. Overmyer arms his heroines with essentials such as pith helmets,...
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The Tempest

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  12/28/2007 to 1/12/2008

Known as his fantastical swan song, The Tempest follows Prospero (two time Emmy-winner Joan Darling), a deposed magician that inhabits a distant island with his young daughter Miranda. With the help of the sprite Ariel (Kerry Shear), Prospero is able to bring those responsible for his misfortunes t...
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In Circles

Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square Park South  2/12/2008 to 2/22/2008

Musical by Al Carmines and Gertrude Stein...
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Boys' Life

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  1/22/2008 to 2/13/2008
Three Friends facing the daunting task of adulthood deal with life, love, and the terrifying prospect of growing apart....
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The Jack of Tarts - A Bittersweet Musical

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/31/2008 to 2/17/2008

l.to r. Chris Tanner & Lance Cruce

The Jack of Tarts - A Bittersweet Musical is an audacious fairy tale set in a kingdom called Tartannia where life is centered around the consumption of irresistible tarts. On the day of the annual Grand High Tea, a revolutionary named Agnes (Michael Lynch) endeavors to blow the house of tarts down....
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PROVIDENCE

The View Theatre, Roy Arias Theatre Center, 300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor  2/7/2008 to 2/24/2008

PROVIDENCE

When Mark loses his best friend Sarah in a tragic plane crash destined for Providence RI, he reaches out to the only other person he knew from the crash - Neil, who also lost a loved one. Conflict arises when Neil asserts that his grief is deeper - because he lost his wife and Mark only lost a frien...
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At The Hand Of My Mother

Ward Studio, 145 W. 28th St. Suite 8F  1/12/2008 to 4/5/2008
At The Hand of My Mother Performances run from January 12 - April 5, 2008 Set alternately in mid-19th and late-20th century Ireland, At The Hand of My Mother presents interwoven stories of the deaf community's ongoing struggle to communicate and exist on its own terms. Whether being forced to ab...
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Thoroughly Stupid Things

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  1/30/2008 to 2/9/2008
Thoroughly Stupid Things is a ribald, sexy new follow-up to Oscar Wilde’s landmark play The Importance of Being Earnest. Written by Montserrat Mendez, the comedy of manners follows the outrageous shenanigans of Jack and Gwendolyn and Algernon and Cecily as they settle into married life. Come for t...
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Sherlock Solo

The Kirk @ Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street  1/10/2008 to 2/2/2008

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Fat Kids on Fire

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  1/26/2008 to 2/6/2008

Back at home, 15 year old Bess is another angst-ridden teenager trying to fit in. But this summer, things are going to be different. Shirts come off, hearts are faint, first times are had, hands sweat, the sun burns. Campers and counselors alike at this “new image camp” are automatically drawn to th...
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Do Not Disturb Productions' The Hand that Feeds You

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/7/2008 to 2/23/2008

It’s a summer of innocence for teenage cousins growing closer by the minute and experiencing love for the first time. As youth, rebellion and lust give way to betrayal and obsession one moment changes them forever and takes them on very separate paths. How can you let go of the past when it has shap...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  2/8/2008 to 3/9/2008
A master of the studied insult, Oscar Wilde's jabs at hypocrisy, pretense and boring conventionality are as timely and funny today as when he wrote them. A classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest is widely considered to be one of the finest plays ever written. ...
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SAME TRAIN

The Algonquin Theater, 123 East 24th Street  2/13/2008 to 3/8/2008

SAME TRAIN Cast with Writer, Composer/Lyricist and Director

Emotional story-telling along with soul-stirring R&B, jazz, gospel and blues come together to create SAME TRAIN, a unique theatrical tribute to the African-American experience of the last century and beyond. The show is performed by four actors, two singers and a trio of musicians....
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The Blue Flower

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  2/4/2008 to 3/2/2008
Four friends and lovers. The promise of youth. A world in pieces. Driven by voluptuous music and fanciful silent films, the haunting memories of artist Max Baumann take us on a passionate ride down the twisted rails of history, from pre-war Paris to the battlefields of WWI, the Weimar Republic, 1950...
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Anchors

The Kirk @ Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street  2/7/2008 to 2/23/2008

ANCHORS by Tony Zertuche, directed by Eliza Beckwith The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row February 7th-23rd Michael Goliad is stuck! He is stuck in his life, stuck on himself, and now... He’s stuck in the Navy! As the US revs up for the first Gulf War, wannabe artist, Michael Goliad jo...
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Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner?

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  2/15/2008 to 3/2/2008
Inspired by the missed connections page of Craigslist.com, Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? is the story of a young woman fleeing her identity. Ginger heads to New York City to reinvent herself, trying different personalities online, until she finds one that fits. This edgy, dark comedy begs the que...
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North

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/18/2008 to 2/2/2008

Heather Christian & The Arbornauts

In North, Heather Christian and her kitchen sink orchestra ‘The Arbornauts’ lovingly hybridize pre-1700 classical pieces, original music and post 1960’s pop. The unique Baroque infused setting is a crystalline outdoor living room with a moving visual circus of oddities and silhouettes that includes ...
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Rhoda Heartbreak

Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  1/31/2008 to 2/29/2008

A new play by E. Dale Smith

Backstage at Vestments, a poupular New York drag bar, Rhoda Heartbreak reigns supreme. She and her fellow cast mates Ginger Snap, 'Lotta Drama, and Stella Mann dazzle the crowds nightly as they scrape and scrimp to make ends meet. But one fateful night when Stella calls in sick, the three remaining ...
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Elizabeth Rex

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  4/2/2008 to 4/19/2008


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Actors Are Fucking Stupid

The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St.  2/15/2008 to 3/15/2008
ACTORS ARE FUCKING STUPID is dark comedy set during the final call backs for an MTV produced feature film in which four actors do anything in order to assure getting cast. Standing in their way is Bill Lawrence, a super producer with tendancy to cast hot, trendy actors, and Doug Collins, a protect...
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The Night of the Iguana

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  2/21/2008 to 3/30/2008
Confronting the demons of frantic sexuality, religious guilt, and emotional confusion - one of Tennessee Williams most searing dramas....
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Pinocchio

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/10/2008 to 1/27/2008

Teatro Del Carretto in Pinocchio

Teatro Del Carretto -- the renowned company founded in 1983 in Lucca, Italy by director Maria Grazia Cipriani and designer Graziano Gregori, and widely recognized as one of Italy's most innovative theatre companies -- makes its long-awaited US debut at LaMaMa ETC with its acclaimed adult adaptation ...
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Pinocchio

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St

Teatro Del Carretto in Pinocchio

Teatro Del Carretto -- the renowned company founded in 1983 in Lucca, Italy by director Maria Grazia Cipriani and designer Graziano Gregori, and widely recognized as one of Italy's most innovative theatre companies -- makes its long-awaited US debut at LaMaMa ETC with its acclaimed adult adaptation ...
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Macbeth

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  2/14/2008 to 3/8/2008

A story of power and the detriment of unchecked ambition. A lean, taut, vibrant Macbeth that aims to break through four centuries of silly superstitions and conventional heaviness surrounding the play and reclaim the original story for today's audiences....
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Shel's Shorts

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  2/8/2008 to 2/23/2008
In a hilarious romp through 14 independent scenes, Shel Silverstein, the long-time cartoonist for Playboy Magazine, prolific songwriter, and beloved author of the celebrated tomes The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, unleashes his devious wit on the adult world of Shel’...
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Ghost On Fire

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  2/21/2008 to 3/9/2008

Ghost on Fire, is a witty, moving, sharply observed drama of disillusionment and faith regained the hard way. It tells the story of a trio of friends who worked together in their student days making films they hoped would change the world; now, fifteen years later, they are nostalgic for their lost...
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FUCT with two dots over the

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street  2/15/2008 to 3/8/2008

FUCT with two dots over the

The NYC-based comedy troupe FUCT returns to the Cherry Lane for an all new night of scenes, songs & stunts, all sure to infuriate, offend, maim, and tickle that soft spot on your inner thigh!...
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Cat's Cradle

Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street  2/22/2008 to 3/15/2008

Timothy McCown Reynold (John) and Horace V. Rogers (Bokonon) in Cat's Cradle

A CALYPSO MUSICAL based on the book by KURT VONNEGUT. A pageant that decries “the stupidity and viciousness of all mankind,” this faithful, humorous adaptation of the cult classic is set in the Church of Bokononism, Vonnegut’s fictional religion. Presenting a Bokononist passion play, the members of...
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Conjur Woman

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/31/2008 to 2/10/2008

l to r: Harry Mann, Jasper McGruder, Sheila Dabney, Yukio Tsuji

In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to present Beatrice Manley’s "Conjur Woman", a dramatic folk opera chillingly sung by Obie-Winner Sheila Dabney and directed by George Ferencz, a resident director at La MaMa. Original music for "Conjur Woman" is composed by Ellen Stewart along with Shei...
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Notes from Underground

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave  2/15/2008 to 3/22/2008

Descend into the squalid, candlelit dwelling of Dostoevsky’s Underground Man. Sit on his broken furniture and battered books. Experience his wretched loneliness. Feel his penetrating anguish. Fear his outbursts of manic rage. Voices from the auditorium ring out, belittling and degrading the man. Ar...
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Sunday On The Rocks

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  2/14/2008 to 2/24/2008


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Who Will Carry the Word?

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  2/21/2008 to 3/2/2008

Who Will Carry the Word?

Based upon the true story of Charlotte Delbo, Who Will Carry the Word depicts the lives of 23 women while they shared a barracks in Auschwitz. Their goal: to keep the strongest of them alive so that someone could share what they had experienced with the world....
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The Two Lives of Napoleon Beazley

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   2/22/2008 to 3/16/2008

Two Lives...documents the true story of 17-year-old Napoleon Beazley, a black, honor roll student who murders the father of a prominent federal judge. Even though he is a juvenile, Napoleon is sentenced to death and spends the next eight years on Death Row. His attorney, Henry Boyd, struggles not ...
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The Buttonhole Bandit: An Intergalactic Musical Fantasy

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  2/23/2008 to 4/6/2008

Phoebe’s active imagination sometimes stops her from doing the things she wants to do. Then one day she discovers that an entire galaxy lives inside her closet! With the help of a silly alien named Melf the Gelf, Phoebe bravely embarks on a magical journey to save the galaxy. Through these adventure...
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Fight Girl Battle World

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  3/6/2008 to 3/30/2008
Star Wars meets Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in this action-packed space odyssey for the stage! Set in a futuristic universe where the human race is on the brink of extinction, Fight Girl Battle World is the story of E-V, the last human female in all the known galaxies, and her quest to find the last h...
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American Badass

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  2/28/2008 to 3/9/2008

One of downtown NYC's favorite solo performers returns with this multiple-character examination of the state of the world as we head into another round of election hijinks. Harcum's emotionally driven, virtuosic, and irreverent signature style is deployed in this battle to figure out who the hel...
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American Cake

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  2/28/2008 to 3/9/2008

A high-octane and high-glucose ride though the world of non-partisan political satire, as seen by “stand-up performance artist” Jonathan Pereira. American Cake is a startlingly refreshing blend of personal and political comedy that not only entertains, but makes you think. It’s Red, Blue, and ...
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Antonin...mon Artaud

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  2/27/2008 to 3/9/2008

An irreverent performance-art-psychodrama uncovers Artaud’s passionate, daring truth and exposes him naked with his pain…"the pain of the world." A visual-dynamic spectacle with a touch of absurd and unpredictable humor that fuses magic realism and the shocking awareness of the Theatre of Cru...
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Chosen

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  2/28/2008 to 3/9/2008

What if Hillary talked to angels? Well, then she'd be Bernie. Growing up in middle America , Bernie always knew she was meant for something. Then one day, an angel told her what it was. She's going to be the leader of the world, free or otherwise. Why? Because it's what God wants. ...
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Diary of a Mad Fashionista

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/27/2008 to 3/8/2008

Elisa DeCarlo (star of 2007's Pointless Rebellion) is the Mad Fashionista, the plus size Internet diva feared throughout the world of style. Helped by her browbeaten assistant (Shannon Sutherland) this larger-than-life Goddess of Chic dishes on the famous men and women she’s bedded, celebrity ...
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Diversey Harbor

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  2/27/2008 to 3/8/2008

Diversey Harbor, a funny and ruthless ghost story, explores finding your place and losing your innocence at the same time through monologues by four characters in Chicago--all the while unfolding the mystery of the unseen woman who brings them together....
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Looking Up - a romance with trapeze

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   2/16/2008 to 3/2/2008

when a daring trapeze artist climbs down to earth and a frustrated bartender looks up from his speed rack, true love beckons. A hit at the Edinburg Fringe...
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Count To Ten

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  2/29/2008 to 3/16/2008

Count to Ten.....Back by Popular Demand !!!!

Count To Ten is the new tap your feet to the beat musical that charms young and old audiences alike - a truly original family musical. Book by Michael Blevins, Lyrics by Michael Blevins & Beth Clary. Music by Michael Blevins, Scott Knipe, Bruce Sacks & David Wollenberger. From the pen of 'Vic...
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ExcesSecret Circus: “¿Guess What ‘It’s’ About?”

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  2/28/2008 to 3/8/2008

Olga and Björn host this entirely unpredictable (yet lovingly delightful) production that features audience tampering, two wildly comic ExcessoMimes (Gluttony and Lust), an outlandish game of Operation (you're the doctor!™), video and audio montage, tap dancing, outrageous fun and mild-nudity....
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Preparation Hex

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/28/2008 to 3/9/2008

“Who would put a hex on me?” is the question Bob Brader tries to answer in his new dark comedic monologue from the creative team who brought you “Spitting In The Face Of The Devil”. It’s about hemorrhoids, fear of death and finding the love of your life....
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Sporknotes

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  2/28/2008 to 3/7/2008

Graphic by Jason Tyne

Sporknotes is a 45 Minute set of Intellectual mockery and Literary blasphemy, set in motion by audience suggestions of both Classic & Obscure Literature, the troupe of improvisers and actors bring the stories to life with little to no knowledge of the story line, guided only by online student s...
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Subway Series

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  2/28/2008 to 3/7/2008

Subway Series is an experimental improvised play that explores the levels of connection between expression and individuality, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of communication and the imagination....
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Whence Came Ye Scarlett O'Hara O'Hanrahan?

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  2/27/2008 to 3/7/2008

When Scarlett ran away from her Irish home in search of her roots, she never thought she'd discover America: Badonkadonks! Popsuperstar-divas!! Political Correctness!!! Will this African-American-Irish-African-American lassie thrive or will NYC eat her alive? Written/Performed by Melle Powers ...
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XY(T)

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  2/28/2008 to 3/9/2008

Do you have the balls to become a man? XY(T) brings to life a series of questions, contradictions, and characters around the theme of testosterone. Veering between playful, poignant, hilarious, and disconcerting, transgender butch Kestryl Lowrey strips away layers of gender and self in pursui...
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Hap Scotch

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/27/2008 to 3/5/2008

A tour of lives in transition. Before one settles on a lifestyle, career, religion, or partner, if one ever does, hosts of adventures, personalities and (pre)occupations influence the unmanageable tug of war between vocation and diversion. Comical characters recount life's best and worst bouts a...
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Rebel Without a Niche

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/27/2008 to 3/8/2008

The most awkward dead-end jobs anyone's ever worked, injected with a high-octane cocktail of drollness! We’ve all been there. We’ve met waves of creepy/doldrums/smiles-too-much types of people. Kurt roasts them all in an hour, along with a killer bit with a jelly donut."Kurt Fitzpatrick is one...
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Echo Lake

ArcLight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street  3/6/2008 to 3/16/2008

The Premier of a new play by Patrick Hogan and Rob O'Neill. Directed by Rosemary Quinn. Friends build. Brothers struggle. Angels reveal. This two-person play weaves movement and narrative to uncover the fractured past of reunited brothers. As memories play out and fears are confronted, a mysterious ...
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How to be a Doll

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor  3/13/2008 to 3/23/2008

What kind of life would you live if everything made sense?

a mixture of dance, movement, and spoken word poetry created in collaboration with eight female performers from all walks of life. It is centered on the issues of young women, particularly issues of self. ...
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A Rope in the Abyss

Blackbird Theatre, 347 W. 36th St, 13th floor  4/3/2008 to 4/19/2008
A Rope in the Abyss deals with questions of identity through the lens of neuroscience. There are four main plots, each focusing on an individual who faces a brain disorder. Each individual must deal with how this disorder affects his or her sense of self, while those around him or her must confront ...
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Euphoric Tendencies

Access Theater Black Box, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor  3/6/2008 to 3/22/2008

Euphoric Tendencies

Euphoric Tendencies is a romantic comedy about a young writer whose rocky path to creative fulfillment leads her through the world of erotic spanking, bi-sexuality and, eventually, to happiness and success...
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The Baby Dance

The Directors Company, 311 W. 43 St., Ste. 409  3/27/2008 to 4/6/2008
Rachel and Richard fight to exert their rightful place in the life of Wanda's and Al's unborn child, who will be given up for adoption. On the day she is born, when faced with the reality of having the baby, both couples must finally decide how she fits into their lives. ...
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Imminence

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  2/15/2008 to 3/2/2008

La MaMa ETC present the Talking Band

IMMINENCE follows three generations of a family in an exploration of time, and how it shapes our lives from the smallest human instant to the massive geotectonic cycles of the earth. Following the death of her mother, Simone takes her twenty year old daughter, on a cross-country car trip to visit h...
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BRIDE

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue  3/17/2008 to 3/30/2008

The One True (lonely) God

Interdisciplinary work with puppets on the bloody and tragic separation between God the Father and the Mother Goddess....
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The Optimist

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  3/20/2008 to 4/12/2008

The Optimist

Previously workshopped at MCC, Ars Nova, and Naked Angels, The Optimist follows three intelligent and passionate young characters as they confront themselves and their place in the world over the course of a single, astonishing weekend....
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(RUS)H

3ld Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street  2/27/2008 to 3/22/2008

Luis Vega and Lathrop Walker in (RUS)H.

The intimate, psychosexual mystery of one man, his wife, and another -- each yearning to feel something they can't feel anymore -- drawn together towards a final fall. Piece together a fragmented memory trail that revealsan underworld of extreme pleasure, set to throbbing Latin beats....
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booble

100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)
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parts is parts

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/25/2008 to 3/10/2008

how does it all fit together?

blood, baked goods, power tools, and tom jones all conspire to ask the terrifying question: how does it all fit together? original music and bizarre shenanigans spiral together to create a stunningly heart-wrenching and heartwarmingly unique melding of theatre and performance art that is not to be m...
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The Cherry Orchard Sequel

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  2/21/2008 to 3/9/2008
It is eighteen years after Chekhov’s “Cherry Orchard” and his characters are struggling with the rain, the mud, and the grand innovating ideologies of the Russian Revolution. In this production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD SEQUEL everything is lost in a turmoil of booze and blizzard. Nic Ularu’s plays ...
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Questa

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  2/29/2008 to 3/22/2008

Questa Poster - Photo: PeterLauPhotography.com

A drama about a gay-bashing gone wrong -- and a young man's search for redemption....
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Crosstown Playwrights Spring Forward -- Show A

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  3/20/2008 to 3/29/2008
Eight new short plays by eight emerging playwrights....
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Dirt--

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  4/2/2008 to 4/26/2008

by jordan craven

"I start with the premise that the war was important. Even necessary. When one compares the pictures of the great American cities with the pictures of our cities. The pictures of the beautiful people with pale skin. Then the war has meaning. That's the premise I start with." - Dirt excerpt ---- ...
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100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)

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Flyin' High

Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street  3/27/2008 to 3/31/2008
Flyin' High is a Hybrid one-man show by shaneca Adams a veteran performer of BLUE MAN GROUP, STOMP, and DE LA GUARDA...
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Seven Days

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/13/2008 to 3/30/2008
"Seven Days" by Israeli playwright Shlomi Moskovitz, translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris, tells the story of an Israeli family saving itself as an analogy to a Kabalistic version of the biblical creation story. Emmanuel, an esteemed poet, appears at the home of his former lover Tamar, wh...
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Medea

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  3/13/2008 to 3/30/2008

Chorus puppet heads from

Designed, directed and adapted by Skipitares, MEDEA is the latest in her series of plays based on Greek classics. Building on Euripides' iconic story of a spurned woman who kills her competition as well as her own children, Ms. Skipitares' MEDEA begins many years before: Medea is a child who lives a...
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STILL LIVES

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   4/4/2008 to 4/19/2008

Still Lives is a sexually charged story exploring the sometimes desperate longings of individuals trying to connect. Patrick, a visual artist, is haunted by his past. Sondra, looking for extra cash and a new place to live, has convinced him to use her as his model. Sondra quickly realizes that Patr...
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HOSTAGE SONG the new indie-rock musical

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  4/3/2008 to 4/26/2008

Paul Thureen, photo by Jeffrey Weiss

Bound and blindfolded in a war-torn country, two hostages take refuge in music, memory and each other in this new indie-rock musical. ...
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Thirty Seven Stones

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  4/10/2008 to 4/26/2008
Nathan has a problem with women and sex. Edna, his Jewish mother, cannot face either his growing up or his eventually leaving home. She may hate his father and most of the men in her life, but she hates the idea of Nathan with another woman more. Doing everything in her power to keep Nathan close to...
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My Dead Mother Is Funnier Than You

ArcLight Theatre, 152 West 71st Street  4/3/2008 to 4/13/2008
A dark comedy of one womans heartbreaking and hilarious tale of lust, love, and loss....
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Crosstown Playwrights Spring Forward ---- Evening B

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  3/21/2008 to 3/30/2008
Eight short plays by eight emerging playwrights....
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Me

Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street  5/3/2008 to 5/24/2008
Me is the story of life in the womb told from the perspective of a group of actors who think they are fish in order to properly recognize and learn from the extinction of the white river dolphin of the Yangtze and hopefully prevent any more such tragedies. 11 actors, 12 songs, many stories....
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The Secret Rapture

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  4/3/2008 to 4/27/2008
Altruistic Isobel Glass is a small business owner. Her sister Marion is a self-centered, rising conservative politician. When their father dies, Isobel assumes responsibility for their young, reckless, alcoholic stepmother. Shifting alliances and misplaced loyalty saturate the world of THE SECRET RA...
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The Hey You Monster: Poking the Bears in a Zoo (Part One)

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  4/25/2008 to 6/1/2008

The Hey You Monster

The Hey You Monster The Hey You Monster is a brutal dissection of mothers and daughter, fathers and sons, and the aftermath of murder. It is a tapestry of interwoven themes and revelations, independent of its separate characters and plots. Welcome to The Hey You Monster. Part One: Pokin the...
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The Hey You Monster: Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter (Part Two)

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  4/26/2008 to 5/31/2008

The Hey You Monster

The Hey You Monster The Hey You Monster is a brutal dissection of mothers and daughter, fathers and sons, and the aftermath of murder. It is a tapestry of interwoven themes and revelations, independent of its separate characters and plots. Welcome to The Hey You Monster. Part Two: Bring Us t...
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We Call Her Benny

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  4/3/2008 to 4/28/2008

Photo by Scott Wyn

We Call Her Benny features a dynamic 10-actor ensemble and bold theatrical techniques to create a visceral, exhilarating and kaleidoscopic portrait of one adopted woman’s struggle for identity and intimacy. Themes of replacement and betrayal saturate the play, which explores family, identity, illnes...
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Man of La Mancha

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  4/26/2008 to 5/18/2008
One of the most beloved musicals of Broadway’s Golden Age, Man of La Mancha made its Broadway debut in 1965 starring Richard Kiley. Based on the CBS Dupont Show of the Month original drama, I, Don Quixote, with Lee J. Cobb, the show quickly gained acclaim, containing some of the most beautiful music...
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SIX

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   3/4/2008 to 3/29/2008

(l to r) Jason Liebman, Paul Juhn, and Steven Sanpietro in Michael Lew's Moustache Guys

Second Generation presents SIX new one-act plays by today's hottest APA playwrights. Featuring: Round And Round by Julia Cho directed by Kate Whoriskey** | starring Joel de la Fuente*, Jennifer Ikeda* George is a linguist. He speaks many, many languages. But when his marriage starts to unravel...
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TBA

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   3/11/2008 to 4/5/2008

Lloyd Suh in Carla Ching's TBA

When Silas Park’s girlfriend leaves him, he becomes a shut-in, pumping out blistering autobiographical writings in his little East Village apartment. Just as Silas finds himself unexpectedly on the verge of literary stardom as the next Asian American wunderkind, his brother Finn shows up on his door...
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Sunrise at the Quarry

Payan Theater, 300 W 43 St Room 506  4/24/2008 to 5/11/2008

Postcard created by Jason Stanger

Former high school friends return home as part of a promise made years ago just before graduation. The perception of memory is explored in this original production that juxtaposes youth and adulthood with interlacing scenes of past and present. ...
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A Grand Night for Singing

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  4/25/2008 to 5/25/2008
A Grand Night for Singing opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices and a Tony nomination for Best Musical. With a cast of two men and three women, this revue explores romance and relationships using more than thirty Rogers and Hammerstein son...
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Spring 2008 EATfest, Series A

Roy Arias Off Broadway Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street  4/15/2008 to 5/4/2008

New short plays by emerging writers -- Series A: What happens when you combine women and food?...
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Spring 2008 EATfest, Series B

Roy Arias Off Broadway Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street  4/16/2008 to 5/4/2008

Four new short plays by emerging writers...
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Spring 2008 EATfest, Series C

Roy Arias Off Broadway Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street  4/17/2008 to 5/4/2008

Five new short plays by emerging writers....
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A Muse in Manhattan

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street  4/30/2008 to 5/18/2008

The Muse asks

A Muse in Manhattan a comedy Written & Directed by Terence Patrick Hughes Did James Frey deserve to fry? Did William Shakespeare really write all of those plays? In a restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a celebrated novelist confesses to plagiarism and his publisher urges him to...
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Trumph of Love

Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Rd  4/25/2008 to 5/11/2008

Love can make a woman do strange things. Like lie about her past. Or give up her career for the man she loves. Or throw off her princessly raiment and disguise herself as a young man in order to infiltrate the guarded “men-only” palace compound of an exiled prince she’s admired from afar, who is sec...
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The Man Who Appear**ed

Living Theatre, 21 Clinton Street  4/3/2008 to 4/6/2008

Filming on the set of 'The Man Who Appear**ed.' photo credit: chantel cherisse lucier

A woman experiences the emotions of a war veteran....
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After the Rain

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  4/4/2008 to 4/20/2008

After the Rain - Yara Arts Group

"After the Rain" by Yara Arts Group is an original theatre piece based on short stories written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan’s best short story writer and most profound novelist of the Taisho period. During his short life (1892-1927, he committed suicide at the age of 35) Akutagawa wrote more than ...
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Vengeance Can Wait

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue  4/25/2008 to 5/4/2008
Vengeance Can Wait is a comedy about love, submission and sweet sweet revenge by one of Japan’s most intriguing new literary voices. Hidenori Yamane and Nanase Ogawa have the perfect domestic arrangement: Yamane (Paul Juhn) spends his days planning the perfect revenge, while Nanase (Jennifer Lim) a...
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Cherry Docs

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   4/24/2008 to 5/18/2008
A Neo-Nazi Skinhead is on trial for a racially motivated murder and is being defended by a court appointed liberal Jewish lawyer. Over the course of the trial each man finds his belief system challenged as he is forced to delve into his own conscience and to reluctantly examine the limits of his own...
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A Year in the Life of Twenty-Five Strangers Living in a City by the Lake

Algonquin (Parker Theater), 123 East 24th Street  5/2/2008 to 5/18/2008

Photos by Justin Bacolo

Set over the course of a year, these twelve vignettes explore the lives of everyday strangers. The audience is invited to be a “fly on the wall” from one month to the next, from sharing Valentine’s Day with a married friend, to brothers needling each other about a dead cousin they don’t remember, du...
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Green Room at 45 Bleecker St, 45 Bleecker St  4/26/2008 to 5/11/2008

Hipgnosis' Chalk Circle Postcard

The Caucasian Chalk Circle explores the complexities of wealth , ownership and justice. Through clever inversions and reversals, broad comedy and plenty of music and song, Brecht questions commonly accepted social mores and offers a hopeful alternative for a healthy society....
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Armor of Wills

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  5/1/2008 to 5/17/2008

Armor of Wills

Kalib is bleeding to death. But before he dies, a few people want to talk to him. Armor of Wills is a breathtaking story of reflection and reconciliation. A fast paced adventure set to live music and full of mystery....
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100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)

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Cinderella

The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street  7/19/2008 to 7/27/2008

Youth on Target presents Cinderella

There are no dancing mice or transforming pumpkins in this Cinderella. Rather than scrubbing floors and feeding chickens, our would-be heroine spends her days mourning the death of her father, while avoiding her mother and her ridiculous sisters. She hides in her room, reading and imagining what her...
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The Actors Nightmare / The Real Inspector Hound

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  5/16/2008 to 6/15/2008

One man’s dream is another man’s Nightmare….and in The Actor’s Nightmare, George Spelvin certainly gets the wrong end of that bargain. Playwright Christopher Durang thrusts his anxious accountant on the stage to replace an ailing actor, but George has no knowledge of the lines or even the name of th...
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Mill Fire

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  5/7/2008 to 5/24/2008

Lauren Kelston as Marlene and Mike Mihm as Champ in MILL FIRE. Photo by Kristen Vaughan.

When an explosion at the local mill takes the lives of several of the town’s men, Marlene, one of the widows, refuses to grieve in the conventional, quiet mode thought proper for 1978. Mill Fire masterfully weaves the past and present to create a collage of time and sensation. It delves into the shi...
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A Piece of My Heart

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  5/1/2008 to 5/13/2008

Artwork by Alexandra Williams

Based on true stories related in the book of the same name by Keith Walker, A Piece of My Heart centers on a group of young military and civilian women who go to the Vietnam War. Spanning twenty years, their true stories, songs and music call up a tumultuous era that changed them and America foreve...
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The Accidental Patriot: The Lamentable Tragedy of the Pirate Desmond Connelly, Irish by Birth, English by Blood, and American by Inclination

Milagro Theatre -- CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  4/25/2008 to 5/17/2008

Postcard by Deborah Gorman

The Accidental Patriot is the third installment of Stolen Chair's CineTheatre Tetralogy, an original 1930s-style swashbuckler (as Sophocles might have written it if he’d been under contract to Warner Brothers), set against the tumultuous backdrop of the American Revolution. This mash-up of Greek tr...
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BritBits

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  4/14/2008 to 4/26/2008

Camilla Maxwell & Fiona Choi in a scene from BritBits. photo by Gillian Crosson

An ongoing festival of shorts by, for or about The British featuring our in-house Anglo-American Rep Co of actors...
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Cherry Docs

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   4/24/2008 to 5/18/2008
A Neo-Nazi Skinhead is on trial for a racially motivated murder and is being defended by a court appointed liberal Jewish lawyer. Over the course of the trial each man finds his belief system challenged as he is forced to delve into his own conscience and to reluctantly examine the limits of his own...
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Van Driver!

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street  5/9/2008 to 6/7/2008

Photo: Jonathon Stearns

Take a magic carpet ride with Van Driver! Wordsmith, World-explorer, Mind-tripper and Revolutionary. Waldo "Van" Driver and friends thrill audiences with their multimedia circus of the wild, weird and wonderful. Regarded by some as a prophet and others as a madman, Van's often outlandish, but eerily...
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Mary Trilogy

Access Theater Black Box, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor  5/15/2008 to 5/25/2008

© Alden Ford

"Mary Trilogy" explores stories from various Greek tragedies in three American parts. A mother kills her children, a girl with a hatchet fights while another dies, and somewhere out there a monster waits. Containing three parts "La Madia Cycle," "Like Meat Love Salt," and "Heart of the Dark Deep" is...
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Honor

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  4/19/2008 to 5/18/2008

As You Like It is transplanted to feudal Japan in this passionate tale of romance and the redemption of family honor, told through action-packed martial arts choreography, elegant lyrics, and an intricate score. In the tradition of Illyria, Prospect's resident writers once again forge an accessible ...
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HERO

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  4/17/2008 to 4/27/2008
a collection of ten short commissioned new works around the common theme of HERO - something we're all looking for in a Presidential year....
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Bordertown

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  4/24/2008 to 5/11/2008
In a remote and run-down café, Fate brings nine disparate characters together as a tornado thunders in. But appearances are deceiving, and there is always something stranger hidden beneath. Gangsters, gamblers, waitresses, cops, the damnable and the Damned and maybe even God Himself meet in a dusty ...
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Running

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  5/2/2008 to 5/17/2008

The Milk Can Theatre Company

Three gay men, a widow, and a funeral set the stage to answer the questions - can we escape our past? What happens when we have to confront the lies we tell ourselves? Running not only tackles the issue of coming out about ones sexuality, but also what everyone must face when confronting the truth a...
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The 5 Borough Plays

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street

The Milk Can Theatre Company

A showcase of five original short plays inspired by the five boroughs of New York City. Five playwrights randomly drew a borough from a hat: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens. The resulting work is The 5 Borough Plays, a marathon evening of theatre through the five boroughs of...
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The 5 Borough Plays

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  5/3/2008 to 5/18/2008

The Milk Can Theatre Company

A showcase of five original short plays inspired by the five boroughs of New York City. Five playwrights randomly drew a borough from a hat: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens. The resulting work is The 5 Borough Plays, a marathon evening of theatre through the five boroughs of...
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Stomp and Shout (an' Work it All Out)

45th Street Theatre – Upstairs, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.
From 1963 to 1965, the F.B.I. undertook a national investigation into the lyrics of the popular song, "Louie, Louie."* Stomp and Shout finally reveals this quintessentially American story. As the nation stumbles into the heart of the 60s, two dedicated agents probe the mystery of the incomprehen...
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Stomp and Shout (an' Work it All Out)

45th Street Theatre – Upstairs, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.  5/29/2008 to 6/21/2008
From 1963 to 1965, the F.B.I. undertook a national investigation into the lyrics of the popular song, "Louie, Louie."* Stomp and Shout finally reveals this quintessentially American story. As the nation stumbles into the heart of the 60s, two dedicated agents probe the mystery of the incomprehen...
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Zen and The Art of Doing Nothing

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  5/28/2008 to 6/8/2008
Descend into the infinite depths of an actor's pysche, moments before he goes onstage, as he searches for some sense of why on earth he does this shit, in "Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing."...
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No More Waiting

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street  5/23/2008 to 6/29/2008

No More Waiting, a new musical comedy, follows five actors at their day jobs--waiting tables at a sleazy cabaret. Tired of waiting for someone else to discover their talent, they throw down their aprons and take over the stag, creating a world of romance, laughter, and dreams fulfilled!...
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The Ghost Dancers

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  5/8/2008 to 5/24/2008

artwork by Chris Soria

South Dakota, 1890. South Dakota, 1973. For the Lakota Sioux, time has stood still in a standoff for the earth at Wounded Knee. What happens when progress engages the past and forces the inhabitants of Wounded Knee to redefine borders and cross bloodlines? The Ghost Dancers brings the audiences to t...
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Colorful World

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  5/8/2008 to 5/31/2008
It’s 2005. A superhero walks the earth. The Twin Towers are still standing. The Iraq War is almost over. Can the world get any worse? ...
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the cowboy is dying

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  5/15/2008 to 5/24/2008

Donnetta Lavinia Grays: the cowboy is dying

the cowboy is dying by Donnetta Lavinia Grays fuses storytelling about her Southern upbringing and original music in a semi-autobiographical tale of self-discovery. 'cowboy' is a queer comedic look at God, romance, and the wondrous limitations of childhood expectations....
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Spoiled Bea

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  5/15/2008 to 5/24/2008

Jeanne LaSala as Beatrice, photo by Martin Swoverland

Spoiled Bea deals with isolation as it forces its way into the life of a dancer who, due to a tragic accident, is no longer able to communicate with the outside world. Rather than succumbing to the horror of her situation, Beatrice finds humorous, poignant and creative ways to connect with the chara...
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Standing Clear

Access Theater Black Box, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor  5/29/2008 to 6/21/2008

Cast of STANDING CLEAR

a comedy about the distance we put between us on the train...
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Stella by Starlight

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  5/16/2008 to 5/25/2008

Heidi Tokheim (photo by Ryan Jensen)

This solo jazz comedy follows the journey of Stella, an aspiring jazz piano player who is female, white and can't swing. What chance does she have? One fateful night, she meets Herbie Hancock who teaches her how to groove...which changes everything. ...
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FEVER

Dionysus Theatre's L'il Peach, 270 West 36th Street (at 8th Ave.)  5/21/2008 to 7/5/2008

Rick Lattimer and Miguel Belmonte in FEVER

FEVER is set on a scorching desert landscape. Under a relentless sun, two great warriors and mortal enemies, Atrox and Bonitas, have momentarily retired to their corners. Atrox enlists a handsome young soldier to his cause, the seduction and capture of Bonitas. FEVER is about the battle between...
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This Is a Cowboy Poem My Daddy Taught Me

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  5/22/2008 to 6/15/2008

Set in Marfa Texas, the play follows the interweaving lives of four people; a young woman looking for her mother, two children abandoned on the outskirts of town, and the sculptor Donald Judd who changed their lives forever. ...
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Cinephilia

The Studio Theater @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street  5/31/2008 to 6/15/2008

If you could live in any movie what would it be?

Set in a small apartment in Williamsburg, CINEPHILIA examines the lives of two lost and loney twenty-somethings, Johnny & Arden. The two cinephiles cling to their obsessions with sex and film as a way to validate their relationship, even their existence. As we all know, loving movies is easy...lov...
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Still the River Runs

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  6/19/2008 to 7/6/2008

Steve French and Jaron Farnham

"Ain’t no one alive knows what dead feels like," reasons Jesse. Will that stop him and his brother Wyatt from stealing their dead Paw Paw’s body right from under their family’s nose? Will Paw Paw’s spirit be more at peace buried in the land of his old Florida hunting grounds? Will Wyatt, on leave fr...
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The Framer

Michael Weller Theatre, 311 W43rd Street  5/31/2008 to 6/22/2008

Craig Bockhorn and Matt Walton in The Framer

Edward Allan Baker returns to Broken Watch to bring you a tragic-comedy set in a picture frame-shop in a New England mill town from which a dying man ceaselessly toils in order to leave his once-abused wife some security while retracting the emotional brutality of his past but he's side-tracked due ...
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No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  7/9/2008 to 7/27/2008
THE STORY: Halifax, North Carolina is where the Cheeks family, Rawl and his wife, Mattie, and their two daughters, makes its home. The year is 1949, and the title refers to signs commonly posted in the region in that era. The Cheeks are visited by Yaveni, a Jewish scholar from Cleveland, who is rese...
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Don't Pet the Zookeeper

Seventh Street Small Stage, 41-43 East 7th Street  7/23/2008 to 7/31/2008

A job interview under highly unusual circumstances flips itself into a power struggle of animal like proportions....
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The Witlings

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  5/16/2008 to 6/1/2008

O how little does the world suspect the secret labours of a belle esprit!

Censored in its own time, Frances Burney's 1779 Restoration Comedy makes its long-awaited professional New York debut. Frances Burney's witty and salient words are brought to life by this actor-driven company in a vibrant production that matches her 18th Century wit with dynamic portrayals of famili...
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Everyman

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  5/8/2008 to 6/1/2008

“Oh Death, thou comest when I had thee least in mind.” The Looking Glass Theatre proudly presents EVERYMAN, the timeless morality play, directed by Shari Johnson. Knock, Knock! Death is at Every’s door and she is not prepared. A Reckoning is the last thing she reckoned on. She’s been living ...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

West End Theater, 263 West 86th  6/5/2008 to 6/22/2008

Nitya Vidyasagar as Puck. Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Flux Theatre Ensemble's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream explores this classic through the prism of Bottom and Titania's sublimely comic and deeply unsettling union. Flux uses actor-driven magic to set a fairy world of limitless possibility against a mortal world fraught with change and loss....
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Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street

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You Got Questions? I Got Answers!

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  5/16/2008 to 5/25/2008

Andrea Caban: You Got Questions? I Got Answers!

Playwright/performer Andrea Caban draws from interviews and original source materials to create a theatrical exploration of loneliness, existential isolation, and life in New York City, which suggests that, maybe, we’re all in this together after all....
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Radiotheatre Presents KING KONG

Players Theatre & Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  6/3/2008 to 7/29/2008

Mike Borak, Serrah McCall, Zach Lombardo

The only live stage production of KING KONG in the history of Theatre...75th Anniversary...endorsed by the Merrian C.Cooper Estate....
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Thérèse Raquin Desire

Stage Left Studios, 214 W 30th Street, 6th floor  6/13/2008 to 7/10/2008

Thérèse Raquin Desire

An Original One Woman Show based on Emile Zola's novel. Thérèse Raquin Desire unlocks the nightmarish world of a woman caught in the trap of her race, her sex, and her society. With Original Video, Choreography, and Sound....
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Thérèse Raquin Desire

Stage Left Studios, 214 W 30th Street, 6th floor

Thérèse Raquin Desire

An Original One Woman Show based on Emile Zola's novel. Thérèse Raquin Desire unlocks the nightmarish world of a woman caught in the trap of her race, her sex, and her society. With Original Video, Choreography, and Sound....
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Seven.11 Convenience Theatre

Richmond Shepard Theatre, 309 E. 26th St.

Seven, 11-minute plays, all set in a convenience store, weaved together for a night of entertainment....
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test

Ars Nova, 511 West 54th Street  5/1/2008 to 5/1/2008

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The Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  6/7/2008 to 6/21/2008
PLEASE NOTE THAT FINAL THREE PERFS (JUNE 17-21) ARE AT MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE **NOT** AT THE GALLERY PLAYERS. See websites for details. The Reckoning of Kit & Little Boots is a fiery, impassioned, hallucinatory, comedic, and ultimately poignant exploration of the art of writing, what it is that c...
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100 Grand Dance, 100 Grand Street (between Mercer and Greene)

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Vampire Lesbians of Sodom & Sleeping Beauty or Coma

Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd St.  6/18/2008 to 6/29/2008

The fabulous vampiress, Madelene Astarte (Michael Miller) and her "boys."

One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry as bloodsuckers - but more importantly, as actresses - endures for two thousand years with stops al...
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All Kinds of Shifty Villains

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  6/12/2008 to 6/28/2008

ALL KINDS OF SHIFTY VILLAINS is carnival noir, combining elements of circus with 1930s crime fiction. The result is a hilarious hallucination of a new play. ALL KINDS OF SHIFTY VILLAINS follows private detective, Max Quarterhorse, as he winds his way through an underworld filled with beautiful wom...
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Seven.11 Convenience Theatre

Richmond Shepard Theatre, 309 E. 26th St.  6/4/2008 to 6/22/2008
Seven, 11-minute plays all set in a convenience store and weaved together for a night of entertainment...
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Suspicious Package: an interactive noir

The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave  6/7/2008 to 7/27/2008

In this Brooklyn Noir, you are the Detective, the Starlet, the Heiress, or the Producer in the mean streets of Williamsburg, where technology, reality, theater and film meet. Are you a victim of circumstance or the guilty party? Personal video players accompany you through the mystery and prompt yo...
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The Apple Sisters

The PIT, 154 W. 29th Street  6/12/2008 to 8/14/2008

Hey there Puddin'! photo by Keith Huang

Live from the Big Apple, it’s The Apple Sisters—Candy, Cora, and Seedy! The award-winning, WWII-era radio show, The Apple Sisters ironed their dresses, tuned their three-part harmonies, saved their food rations, and made a BIG BIG MUSICAL! FDR is coming to the studio to give his fireside chat on t...
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Gerald's Method

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  5/28/2008 to 6/7/2008
A once great broadway star leads two young actors through a twisted tutorial...
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The Rarest of Birds

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  5/1/2008 to 7/4/2008
One Man show based on Montgomery Clift...
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WASHING MACHINE

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  6/20/2008 to 7/19/2008

Photo by Michelle Enfield

WASHING MACHINE is a tragicomic solo performance about the mysterious death of a five year old girl who drowned inside a laundromat washing machine. Inspired by a June 2005 Washington Post article, the play is a bracing re-imagining of the five year old girl's final moments of breath as she and the ...
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Carpe Tunnel

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  6/3/2008 to 6/10/2008
In an effort to explore humanity, life and the struggle therein, Counting Squares Theatre presents a series of new works being examined for their 2008-2009 Season. From a new piece by Stephen Belber to a new adaptation of Buchner’s Woyzeck, the celebration of life is captured through the eyes and t...
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Dog Day Afternoon

Studio Theater @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street   7/16/2008 to 8/16/2008

A new play based on the fouled-up 1972 Brooklyn bank heist that became a media circus side show and made history on live T.V. and inspired the academy award winning film...
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Oph3lia

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  6/11/2008 to 7/2/2008
Three disparate stories of displacement, inspired by Shakespeare's character, are interwoven in this haunting and playful exploration of identity in a globalized world....
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Miss America

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  6/12/2008 to 6/29/2008

l to r: Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver

In their newest duet, MISS AMERICA, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver turn their unapologetic critique and riotous humor loose on the dissolution of the American Dream. A beauty pageant on a landfill full of too much information in the midst of a giant storm, MISS AMERICA exposes what is lost in a society ...
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The Raven

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  6/12/2008 to 6/29/2008

Photo by Leonieke Toering

Adapted, composed, and directed by the legendary Ellen Stewart, THE RAVEN tells the story of King Milo who shoots a raven during a hunting expedition, then is placed under a horrific curse by the bird's owner. To be delivered from that curse he must find a woman who possesses special qualities. E...
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The Wedding Play

14th Street Y, The, 344 E. 14th Street  7/9/2008 to 7/27/2008
You are cordially invited to join the Desario family and guests for the wedding of their daughter, Miss Sarah Desario.... except that the groom hasn't arrived yet. And the flowers aren't ready. There's been a huge cake mistake. Her identical twin sisters/maids-of-honor are lusting after the guests....
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Perceptions, An Evening of One Acts

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  7/10/2008 to 7/20/2008

Founding Artistic Director, Akia has selected the work of 3 promising playwrights as part of their “Aspire to Inspire” Series, one of RSP’s many programs created to support the work of emerging and established NYC theatre artists. Two of the pieces are making their stage debut, and the other scripts...
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The Artistical Process of Mark and Andy

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  7/24/2008 to 8/9/2008
The Artistical Process of Mark and Andy is a comedy that explores the journey of two friends who, with moth-like tenacity, attempt to create their dream video project; bravely leaving behind the clichéd artistic notions of attention-span, humility, the desire to learn, and talent....
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Much Ado About Nothing

North Patio of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, w,89th and Riverside Drive  7/10/2008 to 8/3/2008
Victory feels empty, and lovers and liars find themselves at war in peacetime Messina. In 1930s Italy, loose lips may sink a lover's wish and passions will pitch to extremes, even in the quieter confines of the countryside. Hudson Warehouse returns for its fifth season of free classics on the Nort...
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Collected Stories

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  7/16/2008 to 7/26/2008


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Fragments

The Matthew Corozine Studio Theater, 300 W. 43rd Street 5th floor  7/13/2008 to 7/20/2008

Fragments by Michael Weems

Fragments depicts six friends amidst their tumultuous senior year of college. Between Tiffany's 'loving' emasculation of any man nearby, Jay's rampant paranoia that the sexiest girl ever, Melissa, will make him her bitch, and Troy's maniac nightmares of his castrating fiancé, these roommates and th...
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Six Husbands of Elizabeth the Queen

Algonquin (Parker Theater), 123 East 24th Street  7/5/2008 to 7/19/2008
World premiere of Robert Gulack's SIX HUSBANDS OF ELIZABETH THE QUEEN, written in verse, is a lively exploration of an alternate universe in which the woman we know as the Virgin Queen experiences motherhood and romance with a series of English history's notables during a Golden--and dangerous--Age....
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Songs For A New World

Chernuchin Theater, 319 West 54th Street  10/5/2008 to 10/25/2008
A new look at a modern classic told through movement...
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Make It So

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   6/26/2008 to 7/13/2008

Beverly Bonner and Kelly Jo Reid

A wayward son returns to his old hometown to find his closest relatives dropping like flies. As if this weren't enough of a distraction, he soon encounters the stepmother from hell. She's intent on causing him and all those around him as much grief and misery as possible. Mending fences and healing ...
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Anna Christie

Bullet Space , 292 East Thirds St.  7/9/2008 to 8/2/2008
This classic play is Eugene O’Neill’s gritty tale of a desperate woman clawing her way through a rough and tumble man’s world. It seems even more powerful and apt today than when it was written 86 years ago....
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What To Do When You Hate All Your Friends

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  7/19/2008 to 8/23/2008

Carrie Keranen and Todd D'Amour have different ideas for a night out in Larry Kunofsky's anti-social comedy What To Do When You Hate All Your Friends.

What To Do When You Hate All Your Friends is a play about impossible people trying to make impossible friendships possible. Matt is a guy who hates all his friends. Celia is a woman at the center of The Friends, a secret group that has perfected friendship through specific rules and a rigid rank...
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7 Stories

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  8/7/2008 to 8/24/2008

An absurdist ensemble play about a man perched on the ledge of a building whose suicide attempts are continually interrupted by the mad-cap zoo of the building's residents. ...
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Scenes from an Execution

Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St  7/3/2008 to 7/26/2008

JAN MAXWELL as Galactia in SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION

Set in Renaissance Venice, SCENES depicts the conflict between the artist and the state when a provocative painter paints "the greatest triumph of Venetian history..."...
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Crave and Somewhere in the Pacific

Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St  7/1/2008 to 7/20/2008
Crave is a fugue for four voices...Pacific boards a troop ship in the waning days of WWII in an atmosphere of sex and death...
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The King is Dead

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  8/7/2008 to 8/17/2008
Five teenagers, a pair of twins, a culturally-enlightening trip to Graceland and a few too many supernatural occurences throw social norms and lifelong bonds into upheaval. How do you cope when you can no longer trust the one person you thought would always be there?...
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Cake and Plays...But Without the Cake

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  8/6/2008 to 8/24/2008
Cake and Plays is a ridiculous night of theatre where everyone says what they mean, but nothing is what it seems. Who is really responsible for Shakespeare's genius? Is it ok to make fun of Down's Syndrome on a first date? Is true love closer than you think? Cake and Plays answers all of these quest...
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Macbeth

Theater 3, 311 W. 43 St., 3rd fl.  11/13/2008 to 12/6/2008
Shakespeare's most popular play receives the Roust treatment. This bloody, unrelenting drama, which looks so deeply at the tortured human psyche, will be an intense and visceral R-rated ride from start to finish, containing violence, nudity and strong sexual content....
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The Meaning of Life...and other useless pieces on information

45th Street Theatre, 354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl  7/11/2008 to 7/19/2008
A genuine slice of life, THE MEANING OF LIFE… tells the story of a small group of twenty-somethings as they look for love in New York City. It is a humorous and touching exploration of what happens once academia vanishes and the real world appears. The play follows six friends in New York City as ...
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Harry In Love: A Manic Vaudeville

The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave  7/31/2008 to 8/24/2008
Harry Rosenfeld is a big, neurotic, unnerved and unnerving man who believes his wife, Hilda, is planning to cheat on him (and he seems to be right). His response: drug her coffee and keep her knocked out until her paramour goes away. The plan works about as well as should be expected and, over sever...
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Spell

The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave  8/1/2008 to 8/24/2008
An American woman who considers herself a patriot has committed a horrible, murderous, terrorist act on US soil as an act of protest and, she hopes, revolution against the United States Government, which she believes no longer represents the law, people, and Constitution of the USA. She finds hersel...
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Everything Must Go (Invisible Republic #2)

The Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave  8/6/2008 to 8/23/2008
A play in dance and fragmented businesspeak. A day in the life of 11 people working in an advertising agency as they toil on a major new automobile account, interspersed with backbiting, backstabbing, coffee breaks, office romances, motivational lectures, afternoon slumps, and a Mephistophelian boss...
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All the Rage

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  7/30/2008 to 8/23/2008

All the Rage

All the Rage is a darkly comic Jacobean Revenge Tragedy with shades of Robert Altman and Quentin Tarantino. When Warren shoots and kills a burglar, he sets in motion a chain of violent events that deeply affects ten interconnected lives. As the labyrinthine tale unfolds in an unnamed city, no one ...
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The Underpants

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  9/13/2008 to 9/28/2008
Steve Martin, the renowned comic actor and author provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost...
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Summer and Smoke

Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  8/20/2008 to 8/31/2008
Tennessee Williams' classic play about a preacher's daughter and a reckless young doctor....
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SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   9/19/2008 to 10/5/2008

Set in a seaside bar on the coast of Southern California in the early 1970s, "Small Craft Warnings" (by Tennessee Williams) offers a glimpse into the lives of the “regulars” who inhabit the bar as refuge from the storm of life. Impassioned by the anniversary of her “angelic” brother’s death, Leona (...
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THE AMISH PROJECT

Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  8/8/2008 to 8/22/2008
One woman show about the Amish schoolhouse shooting in 2006....
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  8/14/2008 to 8/30/2008
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, "...Shakespeare Abridged" is a hilarious, fast-paced, Monty Python-type romp through Shakespeare's plays. Three male actors take audiences through 37 plays, which are condensed down to a 90-minute free-for-all, making mincemeat of the Bard. Impr...
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There or Here

14th Street Theatre, 344 E. 14th Street  9/7/2008 to 9/28/2008
A dark comedy about a couple who outsource their baby-making surrogacy to India. ...
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, w.89th and Riverside Drive  8/7/2008 to 8/31/2008
Originally set in ancient Greece and its environs, Pericles is the story of a man who refuses to stand up to a tyrant, choosing instead to run away. The consequences of his non-action lead him on a near twenty year journey through the Mediterranean, encompassing five city-states, and involving storm...
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The Taming of the Shrew

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  8/21/2008 to 9/4/2008
The Taming of the Shrew. Right now. We have a theatre. We have 8 actors. We have some stuff we found in our apartments. And we have an old play that we've all seen before. This production reveals its own story of creation while retelling Shakespeare's classic story of lording it and playing th...
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  8/1/2008 to 6/6/2009
Totally new show EVERY Friday & Saturday Night @ the Kraine, open-ended run, Award-winning, ever-changing attempt to perform 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Embracing chance, change and some chaos, each show is unique as the audience chooses the order of 30 original short plays, and the energetic ensemble o...
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The Things I Wish My Mother Would Have Told Me

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  10/22/2008 to 11/2/2008
Running backwards through her memories, a girl, on a journey to find the one missing piece in the jigsaw of her life. Is it hidden between the fumes of a Colombian shamanic ritual? Or in the last words her mother never said?.......
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The Chalk Boy

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place

Ouija boards, pentagrams, high school, and teenage love in The Chalk Boy

The Chalk Boy is a deathly black comedy about measuring your own worth by comparing it to everyone else’s. Beneath its boring façade a Northwest town hides a nasty secret, and the girls from the local high school’s Christian Athletes Club are here to tell you all about it. Murder, the occult, Alge...
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The Chalk Boy

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  9/4/2008 to 9/20/2008

Ouija boards, pentagrams, high school, and teenage love in The Chalk Boy

The Chalk Boy is a deathly black comedy about measuring your own worth by comparing it to everyone else’s. Beneath its boring façade a Northwest town hides a nasty secret, and the girls from the local high school’s Christian Athletes Club are here to tell you all about it. Murder, the occult, Alge...
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The Rape of the Lock

The DUO Theater, 62 East 4th Street  9/11/2008 to 9/28/2008

Photo Credit: Aaron Diehl

In this theatricalization of his classic 18th Century mock-epic poem, Alexander Pope is portrayed as the crankiest playwright ever, as five actors alternately suffer under and subvert his tyrannical direction. Judith Shakespeare Company's signature "gender-reverse" casting comes into brilliant cont...
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When It Stands Still

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  8/30/2008 to 9/18/2008
In a time-twisted riff on the nature of obsession and old-testament sacrifice, Soren Kierkegaard needs to get into the mind of Abraham at that moment on the mountain with the boy and the knife. And then there's a fiancée to repel, a father to satisfy, and 20th-century philosophy to invent....
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The Selfish Giant

Players Theatre & Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  9/6/2008 to 10/26/2008
Can the laughter of a child melt the cold heart of a selfish giant? Yes it can! This adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beautiful fairytale will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Step into Wilde's imagination as the story unfold through music, dance, storytelling and puppetry....
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The Spitfire Grill

Sage Theater, 711 7th Ave  9/4/2008 to 9/13/2008
A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she...
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Twelfth Night, or What You Will

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  10/9/2008 to 11/23/2008

Shipwrecked on a strange shore. Lost your twin brother in the storm. A woman in a man’s world. What do you do? Why, put on your brother’s clothes, cut your hair, fall in love with the local Duke, woo his lady, and win her heart, of course! Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a fun-filled frolic filled wi...
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Almost, Maine

Access Theater, 380 Broadway  8/14/2008 to 8/31/2008
A collection of quirky vignettes introduces a series of lovelorn and love-primed eccentrics taking a shot at the big moose of romance. This production utilizes a larger cast than the original production, allowing each character to come even more vividly to life with unique actors....
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A Great Place to Be From

Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street  9/4/2008 to 9/27/2008
In heat like this, the world gets louder and rules don't apply. You can't trust anyone and sometimes, suddenly, everything becomes clear. The Midwest is struck by a monstrous heat wave -- the kind that makes cows keel over and chickens explode. In A Great Place to Be From, four people tell the ...
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Southern Promises

P.S. 122, 150 First Avenue  9/6/2008 to 9/27/2008
Playwright provocateur Thomas Bradshaw ignites the stage yet again in his signature inflammatory style. Following sold out and controversial runs at Performance Space 122, including Prophet and Purity, and elsewhere, including Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist and Cleansed, Bradshaw teams with acclaim...
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A Grave for Sister Agatha

American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, 4th Floor  9/10/2008 to 9/21/2008

Shira Gregory

A new character comedy about drinking and magic....
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The Pearl Merchant

The Space, 300 W. 43rd St, Suite 402  9/23/2008 to 10/4/2008
Hannah is a painter and teacher whose desire to adopt a boy from her preschool classroom forces her to confront her assumptions about God, marriage, and race. Thoughtful, poetic, and layered, The Pearl Merchant brings the audience deep questions and glimpses of great hope....
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The Redheaded Man

The Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St
Darkly funny new play takes you on a multimedia journey through the mind of a man with a unique mental illness. Brian is a gifted young architect plagued by visions that inspire his designs, yet render him a walking social disaster....
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The Redheaded Man

The Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St  8/13/2008 to 9/13/2008

Halley Bondy and David Jenkins in "The Redheaded Man" photo by Jesse Garrison

Darkly funny new play takes you on a multimedia journey through the mind of a man with a unique mental illness. Brian is a gifted young architect plagued by visions that inspire his designs, yet render him a walking social disaster....
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Big Thick Rod

Access Theater, 380 Broadway  8/10/2008 to 9/21/2008

Cricket and her new husband, Elmer. The honeymoon is over.

BIG THICK ROD is a neo-realist fairy tale that follows a wood nymph named Cricket who leaves the forest to marry a lawyer, only to discover that he never wants to have sex. Since sex is an essential part of her magical nature, she hires a simple handyman named Rod to “make up the difference”, and a...
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The Chalk Boy

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place

A tale about measuring your own worth by comparing it to everyone else's. Beneath its boring facade a Northwest town hides a nasty secret, and the girls from the local high school's Christian Athletes Club are here to tell you all about it. Murder, the occult, Algebra... this is a deathly black come...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged

Times Square Arts Center, 669 8th Avenue  9/9/2008 to 10/2/2008

Our postcard

Come watch the valiant efforts of three Shakespeare enthusiasts, who will perform all 37 of his plays in 90 minutes. A feat even the Bard himself would be proud of!...
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Tune Up, Faulty Piston!

Access Theater Black Box, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor  8/9/2008 to 9/7/2008

Daniel Wood as Faulty Piston

Tune Up, Faulty Piston! is an exploration that challenges ones ability to maintain individuality in an increasingly automated world. Set in the not-too-distant future, Faulty Piston is a man who works in a baby factory with his wife. Constantly distracted and out-of-sync, he escapes from this overly...
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The Women of the Mahabharata

Roy Arias Theatre 2, 616 Ninth Ave  10/9/2008 to 10/26/2008

"Those who are wise lament for neither the living, nor the dead"

A fantastical telling of a mythological 5,000 year old war, fought between 2 sets of cousins for a kingdom and a beautiful woman. In this play, actresses live the story, modern and South Asian dancers add to the emotions, and multi-media sets the atmosphere. ...
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Kite Cut Loose in the Middle of the Sky

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  10/8/2008 to 10/26/2008
Rosie is a quadriplegic who is debating on whether she wants to continue living. All her friends also are dealing with living with an assortment of different abilities…there is Brandon the drug dealer with cerebral palsy and Soiree a burn and stroke victim. We also get to know Leonard a war vet para...
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Woyzeck

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  9/23/2008 to 10/29/2008
In this new and gripping adaptation, we will take a poignant look at the effects of wartime on young men. After seeing war and bloodshed, Franz Woyzeck returns home to his lover and child. Unable to reintegrate into society, perform sexually, or relate to those around, he is thrust into a world of c...
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Room To Panic

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  10/3/2008 to 10/19/2008

Photo by Gian Marco Lo Forte

"Room to Panic" is a new work by LOCO7 (www.loco7.org) depicting, in movement and visual theater, the struggles of the immigrant's mind on the path toward assimilation. The piece is conceived and created by Federico Restrepo and Denise Greber with music composed by Elizabeth Swados. It brings toget...
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Calling: An Opera of Forgiveness

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  9/12/2008 to 9/28/2008

Calling poster image

Calling: An Opera of Forgiveness is conceived and directed by Wickham Boyle from her book, A Mother’s Essays from Ground Zero, with an electro-acoustic score by award-winning composer Douglas Geers. Calling follows the up-close experience of one TriBeCa family on September 11, 2001, and the month i...
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Atomic City

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  9/11/2008 to 9/28/2008

Living surrounded by secrets is a weird existence. Ask any resident of Oak Ridge, TN, the city established in 1942 as a base for the Manhattan Project: Over 70,000 workers, scientists and their families moved there, most unaware of their actual goal. The town grew in a culture of secrecy that was nu...
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Life After Bush

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  10/17/2008 to 11/2/2008

It's the end of an error! Against the backdrop of this historic election, an exuberant cast paints a musical and comedic portrait of the American political scene – a satire so sharp that within a few months, Bush and Cheney will have no choice but to leave office....
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A HUMAN SHIELD

13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, 50 West 13th Street  10/3/2008 to 11/2/2008
A wonderfully written family drama focusing on how differing political views affect the Grant family when twin daughters are on opposing sides. One following in her father's footsteps, has joined the army, while the other, a determined anti-war activist becomes part of a human shield. Opens 10/3 - ...
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Dead Lawyers

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  10/10/2008 to 11/2/2008

Design by James Neggie

'Dead Lawyers' makes its New York debut this October with Endtimes Productions. Playwright George Larkin elevates the "whodunit spoof to new levels of hilarity" (LA Weekly), embroidering with skeins of black comedy and farce to render this classic motif in the present day. Two lawyers and a social...
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Red Light Winter

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  9/18/2008 to 9/28/2008
Knife Edge Productions presents a bold new staging of Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter. For mature audiences only....
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McReele

Richmond Shepard Theatre, 309 E. 26th St.  10/10/2008 to 10/25/2008

Stephen Belber’s sharp script follows world-weary Delaware journalist Rick Dayne as he rediscovers his zeal, working for the exoneration of death row inmate Darius McReele from a sixteen-year murder conviction. Darius’ magnetic personality makes him a darling of the lecture circuit, leading to natio...
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Cymbeline

78th Street Theatre Lab, The, 236 W. 78th Street  10/9/2008 to 11/2/2008

The cast of Cymbeline

A crack team of six actors tackles Shakespeare's epic romance, using only their wits, their skills, their long experience with Shakespeare, and maybe the occasional funny hat....
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Blue Before Morning

DR2, 103 East 15th Street  10/17/2008 to 11/8/2008
At dawn, a New York cabbie picks up a teenage girl headed for the bus station. Before long, they’re driving to South Carolina, accompanied by a very pregnant, foul-mouthed hitchhiker. The three strangers hit I-95 and find themselves on a journey of unusual coincidences and second chances that stradd...
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Sunset Motel

Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. (22nd-23rd St.)  10/9/2008 to 10/25/2008

Sunset Motel is a night of two original one-act plays, both set in an off-the-map motel in Joplin, Missouri. Spend the night with us and watch a bumbling salesman hook up with a former child star, and a road weary folk singer bond with a lonely groupie. Will they check out or will they sleep in...? ...
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Ko'olau: a true story of Kaua'i

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  9/18/2008 to 10/5/2008

Yoko Myoi & Pilani puppet (Photo by David Soll)

"Ko'olau," designed and directed by Tom Lee (www.tomleeprojects.com), is an intimate and inventive puppet performance based on a now-legendary story of Hawai'i in the 1890s. The title character, Kaluaiko'olau (hereafter Ko'olau), hides with his wife and son in the Kalalau Valley of Kauai as he tries...
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Doruntine

Interart Annex, 500 West 52nd Street  10/10/2008 to 10/26/2008
A collaboration with Teatri Oda of Kosova. A marriage that spurns tradition, an impossible journey on horseback, a brother who defies the grave. Inspired by the Albanian legend as written by Ismail Kadare, DORUNTINE is the mythical tale of a forbidden love and the danger of a promise that can never...
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Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry

The Barrow Group Theatre, 312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor  10/30/2008 to 11/22/2008

Missa Solemnis or The Play About Henry

On the morning of February 25, 2000, a young man named Henry Stuart Matis drove to the Mormon Ward House in Los Altos, California, placed a gun to his head, and ended his life. This provocative drama is based on the actual events of gay Mormon Henry Stuart Matis, who had engaged his life in a false ...
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The Tempest

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  10/17/2008 to 11/16/2008
One of the great romantic comedy plays by William Shakespeare. When at sea, Queen Alonsa of Naples and her entourage encounter a violent storm, or Tempest, they are all washed ashore on a strange island inhabited by the powerful magician Prospero who has deliberately conjured up the storm. Prospero ...
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Three Movements

The Studio Theater @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street  10/17/2008 to 10/26/2008
Based on the life of the famed ballet choreographer George Balanchine, Three Movements follows a fictional choreographer as he nurses his wife, his greatest dancer, through polio. Unable to face the reality that she will never dance again, he convinces himself he can save his muse. Soon frustrated w...
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Most Damaging Wound

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  11/7/2008 to 11/29/2008

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Something Weird...in the Red Room

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street

Photos by Lisa Soverino. Graphic Art by Tony Patryn.

A double feature of horror plays that fuse together elements of dance and movement theater with the Twilight Zone and David Lynch....
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Something Weird...in the Red Room

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  10/7/2008 to 10/31/2008

Photos by Lisa Soverino. Graphic Art by Tony Patryn.

A double feature of horror plays that fuse together elements of dance and movement theater with the Twilight Zone and David Lynch....
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The Philanderer

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  2/13/2009 to 3/15/2009
Prolific playwright G. B. Shaw (1856-1950) authored more than sixty plays. Nearly all of his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but are leavened by a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. An ardent socialist, he became an accomplished orator in the furtherance...
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Ruddigore, or The Witches Curse

Theater Ten Ten, 1010 Park Avenue  4/24/2009 to 5/24/2009
You loved Theater Ten Ten’s productions of The Singapore Mikado, Iolanthe…unplugged, and The Nova Scotia Pirates of Penzance. Our unique productions of G&S musicals have resulted in multiple nominations and an OOBR & Innovative Theater Award! Join our wonderfully inventive director David Fuller for ...
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Memoirs Of Madness

Players Theatre & Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  10/30/2008 to 11/23/2008

Memoirs of Madness

My Fair Heathen Productions continues their foray into the dark and irreverent with the fall show, "Memoirs of Madness". Opening Halloween weekend, this horror double feature adapts two classic diaries of diseased psyches! Charlotte Perkins Gilman's, "The Yellow Wallpaper" is an indictment of the pa...
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Lee/gendary

HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue  10/14/2008 to 10/30/2008

Soomi Kim as Bruce Lee in Lee/gendary from the First National Asian American Theater Festival (photo by Steven Schreiber)

Set in the inner landscape of Bruce Lee's mind the moment before he died in 1973, LEE/GENDARY is a spiritual and psychological examination of Lee's life from birth to death. This unique gender bending theater performance integrates text, original music, video and an explosive hybrid of martial arts ...
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Affair in 22B

Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street  10/13/2008 to 10/26/2008

Can a relationship survive success?

Written by Jay Christopher (aka Jack Kelly) in 1984, the play revolves around the relationship of the two main characters, Abbey and Paul, who share their lives in a run-down New York apartment, and who are looking to build a successful and meaningful relationship, though Paul’s eagerness towards ...
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Adventures of the Puppet Princess

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  10/18/2008 to 11/23/2008

ADVENTURES OF THE PUPPET PRINCESS is a Balinese fairytale with music which follows Putu, a troublesome tomboy, and Nyoman, the neighbor boy that her father, a master puppeteer (dalang), is teaching about the art of puppets. Putu loves to play with the puppets and make up stories, but in Bali girls c...
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The Spanish Wives:

Looking Glass Theatre, 422 W. 57th St.  10/30/2008 to 11/23/2008
This groovy new adaptation of Mary Griffith Pix’ restoration piece, THE SPANISH WIVES, has been completely reinvented and transplanted to the hippie streets of San Francisco, where the characters find themselves exploring their options in this quickly changing world. The Governor of Barcelona is now...
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Like You Like It

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  10/18/2008 to 11/2/2008
All the world's a mall in this totally awesome mix of Shakespeare and John Hughes. It's 1985 and the brand new Arden Mall is hosting a high school dance. Bookworm babe Rosalind wants to go with varsity wrestler Orlando, but she's never had the guts to talk to him. Rosalind disguises herself as a fr...
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Phedre

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor

Celebrity=Royalty

Sexy and classically poised, the cast of Phedre brings a modern tabloid twist to the 17th century Jean Racine's Phedre. The myth of Phedra is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. Left alone by her husband Theseus, Phedre grows ill out of her desire for Hippolytus. Tortured, Phé...
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Phedre

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor  11/6/2008 to 11/23/2008
Sexy and classically poised, the cast of Phedre brings a modern tabloid twist to the 17th century Jean Racine's Phedre. The myth of Phedra is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. Left alone by her husband Theseus, Phedre grows ill out of her desire for Hippolytus. Tortured, Phé...
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Peep Show Male

Dionysus Theatre's L'il Peach, 270 West 36th Street (at 8th Ave.)  10/8/2008 to 11/15/2008

Peep Show Male, A New Dirty, Filthy Musical Comedy by Dave McCracken. At “Lip Service,” A Gay Bar With Go-Go Boys And Back Rooms, A Group of Lovable Regulars Meet Nightly To Pump Each Other Up And Tear Each Other Down Along With Any New Faces That Dare To Enter And Play. “How weird is tonight...
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The Blood Brothers present... The Master of Horror

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  10/9/2008 to 11/1/2008

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The Tender Trap

Spoon Theatre, 38 West 38th St, 5th fl.  11/6/2008 to 11/22/2008

The Tender Trap by Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith

For Charlie, life in early 50s New York City sure is swell, at least, that is how his old friend Joe sees it when he comes to visit. Charlie has a swinging bachelor pad, a good job, and more girls than he can handle. Before long at least one of those girls finds herself in a tug-of-war, and jealousy...
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Amerissiah

Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street  11/13/2008 to 12/7/2008
Barry Ricewater is a dying man who is convinced he’s God. His degenerate family thinks he’s crazy… until an unlikely disciple walks through the door. Barry knows that only through his own divine intervention can the crooked Ricewater clan be saved. Prepare yourself for, 'Amerissiah', a new come...
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To Barcelona!

Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street   10/11/2008 to 10/26/2008
A mile from the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, three New Yorkers indulge in their final night of drunken revelry before they kill, and possibly die, for their ideals. By morning they will know just how much they are willing to sacrifice for their utopia. Set at the high water mark of American...
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An Ideal Husband

Times Square Arts Center, 669 8th Avenue  10/30/2008 to 11/16/2008

What do the Keating Five, the Savings & Loan Scandal, drilling for oil in Alaska, and Oscar Wilde have in common? The RFTC’s modern adaptation of An Ideal Husband! On the verge of our historic Presidential election, this production is a Wilde and witty look at how one politician's secrets threaten...
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YELLOW FACE

Queens Theatre in the Park, P.O.Box 520069  11/13/2008 to 11/23/2008
A comedy about racial identity, done as a mock documentary...
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Lord Oxford Brings You the Second American Revolution, Live!

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  10/23/2008 to 11/22/2008

Dangerous Entertainment in the form of Lord Oxford's Oxfordettes!

A new musical that’s "Democracy in America" meets "Alice in Wonderland" meets "Cabaret." "Lord Oxford..." wonders what it might be like if the first American Revolution hadn't suceeded and explores a world in which everything you know about race, power, and politics is turned on its head. Bawdy, tun...
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Angel Eaters

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  11/3/2008 to 11/22/2008

Credit: Isaiah Tanenbaum

First play in The Angel Eaters Trilogy (see Rattlers and 8 Little Antichrists). Joann, a slow girl growing up poor in 1930's Oklahoma, claims to talk to angels and raise animals from the dead. But when her father dies, the angel's message takes a darker turn. As her mother hires a pair of carnies to...
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Rattlers

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  11/4/2008 to 11/22/2008

Credit: Isaiah Tanenbaum

The second play in The Angel Eaters Trilogy: set in the 1980’s, follows the children of the survivors of ANGEL EATERS. Unwilling to accept her sister Kate's death, Ernelle kidnaps Osley, her ex-lover and uses dark methods of persuasion to convince him to raise Kate from the dead. Meanwhile, Kate and...
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8 Little Antichrists

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  11/5/2008 to 11/22/2008

Credit: Isaiah Tanenbaum

The final play of The Angel Eaters Trilogy: set 20 years in the future, 8 LITTLE ANTICHRISTS imagines a dystopia where Disney Corporation runs jails and SONY clones workers. Skipping ahead two generations, this play follows Osley’s (from RATTLERS) grandchildren—Jeremy and Melanie—in their quest to ...
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Eatfest Fall 2008: Series A

Roy Arias Off Broadway Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street  11/4/2008 to 11/16/2008
Emerging Arists' biannual premiere of short plays by emerging playwrights...
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Eatfest Fall 2008: Series B

Roy Arias Off Broadway Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street  11/6/2008 to 11/16/2008
Emerging Artists' biannual premiere of new short plays by emerging artists...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

Off-Off-Broadway Playhouse at Roy Arias Theaters, 300 W. 43rd St.  11/5/2008 to 11/16/2008

Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief are both busy leading double lives in the highest of style: creating false identities, avoiding family obligations, wooing well-bred young ladies, visiting imaginary invalids and (equally imaginary) wayward brothers. As their respective alternate lives collide, th...
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The Granduncle Quadrilogy: Tales from the Land of Ice

Brick Theater, 579 Metropolitan Ave.  12/4/2008 to 12/20/2008

Granduncle's Land (image by Jeff Lewonczyk)

A frozen northern country. Mammoths and walruses. The legendary death of a saintly child. A twisted winter celebration. The Granduncle Quadrilogy is a holiday special for a made-up holiday. Listen to Granduncle, ancient storyteller and veteran of an endless war, as he and his fellow citizens mix fol...
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As We Speak

14th Street Theatre, 344 E. 14th Street  11/7/2008 to 11/23/2008
“This is not the time to question authority. You are either with America, or you are not.” In a post-9/11, post-Katrina world full of the politics of fear and doctrines of intolerance and hate, what are we willing to sacrifice for our own sense of security? What liberties are we willing to give up ...
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Oh, Those Beautiful Weimar Girls!

Flamboyan Theatre - CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  11/19/2008 to 12/21/2008

This play is conceived and directed by Ildiko Nemeth. With original and classical music, dance and striking stage design, the production will recreate Anita Berber's life in a series of cabaret-styled performances, including much of her "repertoire of the damned." This play occurs 80 years after he...
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Love Dr. Mueller

Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street  11/8/2008 to 11/24/2008

Writer, actress, mother, outlaw, fashion designer, go-go dancer, Dreamlander, witch-doctor... Cookie Mueller was a force of nature who blazed a trendsetting trail through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, only to have her life cut short by AIDS. Love Dr. Mueller is the first-ever play to tell Cookie's amazing ...
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RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS DRACULA

Players Theatre & Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.

Brides of Dracula!

Once again, the award-winning RADIOTHEATRE presents an environmental sound spectacular with an original orchestral score, a talented cast of storytellers and a plethora of sound effects! Join them as they present the classic tale of everyone's favorite vampire, DRACULA...but, be warned, this isn't ...
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RADIOTHEATRE PRESENTS DRACULA

Players Theatre & Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  11/11/2008 to 12/30/2008

Brides Of Dracula!

Once again, the award-winning RADIOTHEATRE presents an environmental sound spectacular with an original orchestral score, a talented cast of storytellers and a plethora of sound effects! Join them as they present the classic tale of everyone's favorite vampire, DRACULA...but, be warned, this isn't ...
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Beauty and the Beast

Players Theatre & Players Loft, 115 MacDougal St.  11/15/2008 to 12/30/2008

Beauty and the Beast

An original musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale....
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Funny as a Crutch

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  11/1/2008 to 11/23/2008

a hilarious new comedy by Rich Orloff exploring the concept of disability, featuring an ensemble of versatile comedic actors with disabilities. Mary Theresa Archbold, Shannon DeVido, Stephen Jutras, Gregg Mozgala and Frank Senger star in a collection of nine shorts skewering icons, stereotypes and ...
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Summer & Smoke

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  11/13/2008 to 12/14/2008

Summer & Smoke


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Native Speech

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  11/20/2008 to 12/21/2008

In a futuristic city, one man tells it like he sees it-The Hungry Mother! He's the DJ with a strong pulse but a weak signal. He riffs on the truth with verbal virtuosity, with primal passion, with ambidextrous dexterity, with a sexy scream...but when his visions begin to manifest themselves in sinis...
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Parking Lot Lonely Heart

Center Stage, NY, 48 West 21st Street, 4th floor  11/15/2008 to 12/20/2008


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Ragtime

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St  2/5/2009 to 2/22/2009

D. William Hughes* (Coalhouse) & Janine Ayn Romano (Sarah)

This epic musical by the award-winning composer/lyricist team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, Seussical) paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn of the century America. Based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime intert...
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The Funeralogues

All Souls Chapel, 1157 Lexington Ave.  11/7/2008 to 12/13/2008

Illustration by Anwar Ghazal

a site-specific look at the words and the lives behind the eulogies. Starring Stacy Mayer....
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(Not) Just A Day Like Any Other

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  11/6/2008 to 11/22/2008
The New York Neos bring you a very cool, autobiographical, full-length, multi-media theatre experience. Using video, comedy, puppetry and music, 4 actor/writers weave together compelling real-life stories documenting a day that altered the course of their lives: a wedding, a death, a reunion and a ...
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Call Me Anne

Access Theater Black Box, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor  12/2/2008 to 12/21/2008

To come.

One-man show based on the life of actress Anne Heche....
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Lysistrata's Children

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   11/14/2008 to 11/23/2008
A group of teens decide to put an end to war by withholding their love from their parents....
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THE ANASTASIA TRIALS IN THE COURT OF WOMEN

Off-Off-Broadway Playhouse at Roy Arias Theaters, 300 W. 43rd St.  12/3/2008 to 12/14/2008

The Emma Goldman Theatre Brigade, a radical feminist theatre group, is at it again - implementing their innovative lottery system to insure theatrical equality. They each draw the role they will play out of a hat each night before the show, but tonight there's a critic in the audience and t he siste...
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Pig Tale

Wings Theatre, 154 Christopher St  12/5/2008 to 1/3/2009

Pig Tale by Chris Weikel

Johnny and Dave have been dating casually until one night Dave turns into a pig—literally. Does this mean it’s over? ...
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Uncle Vanya

The Space, 300 W. 43rd St, Suite 402  12/4/2008 to 12/20/2008

An elderly professor and his beautiful young wife retire to a remote country estate left by his deceased first wife to find themselves confronting the brooding figure of the professor's brother-in-law and estate manager, Uncle Vanya. In a desperate attempt to allay their upper-class ennui, the large...
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An Experiment With An Air Pump

Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road  11/28/2008 to 12/6/2008
Queens revival of Shelagh Stephenson's award-winning darkly humorous drama...
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The Frankophile

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  12/11/2008 to 12/21/2008

Alceste, the infamous misanthrope, left his place in Moliére’s play in search of a world up to his standards. After four centuries of refusing change and running from play to play, he is confronted by Moliére, returned from the dead and hell-bent on rewriting him entirely. Faced with the deadline of...
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Lillian Yuralia

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  11/13/2008 to 11/30/2008

l-r: Barbara Eda Young, Ben Hammer, John Magaro

The play, a finalist at the Humana Festival and winner of a 2001 Berrilla Kerr Grant, is set on the Lower East Side in 1930. Lillian, a former star of the Yiddish Theater (or so she says) has lived for many years with her lover Jake in a top floor flat of a brownstone. Across the hall, Levy, a refug...
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3 Sisters

Abingdon Theatre Complex, 312 West 36 Street  12/4/2008 to 12/21/2008
With only six actors playing all the roles, Theatre of the Expendable will be presenting Chekhov’s original story – the story of how we wish for what we won’t get, of how we haggle over an unknown future, and of how time ruins us all – in a new way. Presented true to the original script and staged i...
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Anna Christie

Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E 4th Street  11/21/2008 to 12/14/2008

Sam Tsoutsouvas and Jenne Vath. photo by Steven Lemark

O'Neill's tenderest tale of fallen angels looking for land. Anna has left a life in the streets to find her estranged father working a coal barge, and to fall in love with a bold and brazen man who cannot accept her past. Three hard headed lovers of the sea are tossed in a storm of their own desire...
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Plucking Failures like Ripe Fruit

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  11/20/2008 to 12/6/2008

Jeremy Mather contemplates suicide as Brooke Eddey looks on, also contemplating suicide, in Breaking Even by Dan Dietz, one of the short plays in Plucking Failures like Ripe Fruit. Photo by D. Robert Wolcheck.

A collection of small works by big playwrights, all of which are about failing at love. Before each show, the audience will draw 6 of the short romantic tragedies from a collection of more than 10, so every night will be a different mix of failure. Playwrights include Christopher Durang, John Guare,...
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Ecstasy

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  1/9/2009 to 1/25/2009

Photo Design by Jason Stanger

Mike Leigh's 1979 play set in London. Jean, Dawn, Mick, Len, Roy and Val - the six characters in Ecstasy - are as different as any people can be. But what they all have in common is an instinctive need for survival and sustenance. In sharing the burdens of their world and socio-economic climate, ...
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The Very Sad Story of Ethel & Julius, Lovers and Spyes and about Their Untymelie End while Sitting in a Small Room at the Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y.

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue   11/28/2008 to 12/14/2008

Julius and Ethel. photo by Tom Lee

A show that explores the myths surrounding the Rosenbergs’ purported betrayal of the atomic bomb secret to the Soviet Union....
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THE SCANDAL!

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  12/4/2008 to 12/21/2008
One-woman show: A small town gal, Pink, has devised the perfect, poetic suicide plan. Her journey is complicated by a distant mother, a judgmental entourage, the ghost of her father, and a mysterious newcomer. In a world so small, everyone is hungry for a scandal....
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Dammerung

Lion Theatre, 410 Wesdt 42 Street  1/8/2009 to 1/25/2009
Play about what happens in those final moments between falsehood and truth, between darkness and light, between day and night......
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Gang of Seven

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  12/4/2008 to 12/21/2008

l-r: Mary Shultz, Jim Neu, Byron Thomas

"Gang of Seven," a new comedy by Jim Neu, rips the lid off the dynamics, delusions, and dangers of the focus group movement sweeping across America. The play cunningly anticipates what will happen when ordinary gatherings for market research get infected with the human potential movement. Alone, thi...
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The Judgment of Paris

The DUO Theater, 62 East 4th Street  1/8/2009 to 2/1/2009

Photo by Steven Schreiber

-a dramatic entertainment-...
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The Mystery of Claywoman

Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street  12/4/2008 to 12/14/2008

The Mystery of Claywoman

Michael Cavadias performs in his own hybrid documentary-cum-lecture live-art piece that dares to delve into a myth entirely of his own devising. Rob Roth directs a multimedia production that includes onscreen cameos from Justin Bond, Alan Cumming, Deborah Harry, Amy Poehler and Ruth Maleczech. ...
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The Blue Bird

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center,   1/7/2009 to 1/24/2009

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird is a dance theater piece that pinballs from absurdist comedy to poetic beauty. Its about birds, scientists, bears, wild cats, stuffed dogs, crossbreeding humans with insects, technology, the dangers of leaving your mouth hanging open, and maybe losing the ability to look up at the sky....
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Shadow of Himself

Access Theater, 380 Broadway  1/8/2009 to 1/31/2009

Inspired by one of the masterpieces of world literature (The Epic of Gilgamesh) and interviews with men from all walks of life about fear, Shadow of Himself is a modern epic about man's struggle for immortality. Bell uses contemporary attitudes about masculinity, power, and mortality to tell the sto...
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Homeward Bound

Shetler Studio 54, 244 West 54th St., 12th Floor  4/10/2009 to 4/25/2009

Homeward Bound is the story of three GI's wounded in the Iraqi War, stuck in a hospital in Germany, waiting to go home. When two wounded Iraqi civilians are temporarily housed in the same ward, they all share the same nightmare. They have been irredeemably changed by their wounds and experiences, an...
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Any Day Now

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  1/6/2009 to 1/30/2009
The Colby family is facing its share of problems. Jackie is doing poorly at school, Josh is drinking too much, Beverly is far too controlling, Pen is slipping into senility ... but that's nothing compared to the difficulties to come. One of their own is found wandering in the backyard, days after he...
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Retrospective

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  1/20/2009 to 2/7/2009
It's three am. Georgia O'Keeffe has been invited to write an essay for her late husband, Alfred Stieglitz, 1978 Retrospective at the Met. During her "wee hour" review of erotic photographs Stieglitz did of her when they met, Stieglitz shows up. Past and present collide. Fact, fiction, intimacy, ambi...
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23 KNIVES

Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  1/13/2009 to 2/7/2009

23 KNIVES Logo by S. Kim Glassman

In 44 B.C., the fate of the Roman Republic hangs in the balance. The most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, lies dead in the Theatre of Pompey, as politicians and military men ambitiously move to fill the void of power. Marcus Antonius summons the physician Antistius to uncover the truth a...
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CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA

Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  1/14/2009 to 2/7/2009

CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA Logo by S. Kim Glassman

Four years before Julius Caesar sailed to Rome to meet his untimely end, the great leader sought to conquer the outer reaches of the land, always questing for a kindred spirit to rival his own. What he finds, sitting on top of an ancient Egyptian Sphinx, is a young Queen Cleopatra, who beguiles him...
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Twelfth Night, Or What You Will

The Kirk @ Theatre Row Studios, 410 West 42nd Street  1/8/2009 to 1/24/2009

Feste sings "O Mistress Mine!" with the band

NYNEO's Twelfth Night reflects the joy and doubt of a young generation facing a world of uncertainty. Shakespeare's comedy about the lengths we go to reach those we love is combined with a live band, playing a fresh indie rock score that sounds like it was downloaded from iTunes this morning....
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HOLLOW LOG

Roy Arias Off Broadway Theatre, 300 West 43rd Street  1/16/2009 to 2/8/2009
A millionaire, a stoner, a russian, an actor, and a big bag of drugs. Find them all in HOLLOW LOG. A thriller in two acts....
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When in Disgrace

Theater st St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street  1/23/2009 to 2/8/2009

It's not too late to make this right . . .

Inspired by a true story, WHEN IN DISGRACE weaves a tale of shattered hope and personal destruction as three close friends are torn apart by jealousy, neglect, guilt, and ultimately, love. Fusing rock music, iambic verse, and video games, WHEN IN DISGRACE explores what drives youngsters to extreme a...
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Likeness

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  1/9/2009 to 1/25/2009
In Colonial Boston, an idealistic young painter scores a career-making gig: the portrait of a wealthy landowner's spoiled daughter. But there is more to the assignment than meets the eye. Artistic integrity battles ambition, and subject defies artist, as the first rumblings of revolution rattle the ...
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Raised in Captivity

The Turtle's Shell Studio, 300 W 43rd ST.  1/29/2009 to 2/15/2009
A dark comedy about twin siblings who deal with guilt, redemption, self punishment, and revealed secrets following their mother’s untimely death....
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Theatre Is Dead and So Are You

Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St  1/9/2009 to 1/31/2009

Photo by Carrie Leonard

Theatre is Dead and So Are You is an irreverent funeral for the stage. A ragtag bunch of variety hacks are laying their sometimes beloved MC to rest, performing his funeral live, travelling from city to city, until such time as his body is too decomposed to make the proceedings pleasant. Their "eulo...
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The Real Thing

T. Schreiber Studio, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl. (between 6th and 7th)  2/19/2009 to 3/29/2009

A dazzling romantic comedy that cleverly employs a play within a play to explore adultery and fidelity between a playwright and his theatrical coterie. Stoppard masterfully interweaves the realities of pain and betrayal as the characters confront the true nature of their relationships in this witt...
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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Gallery Players of Park Slope, 199 14th Street (btw 4th & 5th)  1/31/2009 to 2/22/2009
A revival of the 2002 Tony Award winner for Best Musical....
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FUCT: Show Me on the Doll

The Cherry Pit, 155 Bank Street  2/5/2009 to 2/28/2009

The FUCT Angel

FUCT is a sketch comedy troupe that incorporates music and dance, nudity and pain, misdirection and audience participation. A circus of humor that is truly, FUCT....
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Yanagai! Yanagai!

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/8/2009 to 1/25/2009

La MaMa E.T.C. in association with the Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative presents Yanagai! Yanagai! by Andrea James (Yorta Yorta) Yanagai! Yanagai! evokes a place where past, present and future exist as one. On the banks of "Dhungula" sacred trees, familiar fishing holes, cheeky dingoes, min...
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Sunday On The Rocks

The Theater At 30th St, 259 West 30th St  1/27/2009 to 2/8/2009

This comedy finds female housemates having scotch for breakfast. Over the course of one day inhibitions disappear, secrets are revealed and the women soon find their lives on the rocks....
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ZOMBIE

The Studio Theater @ Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street  2/18/2009 to 3/29/2009

The serial killer next door.

A Jeffrey Dahmer-esque serial killer confesses his crimes. A mild "everyman' turns out to be your worst nightmare. A new play about a "monster", and the potential monsters that may lurk within ourselves....
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Much Ado About Nothing

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  2/12/2009 to 2/28/2009

Much Ado About Nothing - artwork by Mike Marwit

Benedick and Beatrice have vowed to remain single and appear to enjoy their battle of wits too much to ever call a truce. Young lovers Hero and Claudio conspire to change their minds. A romantic comedy about winning the one you didn’t know you wanted most....
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American Rapture

Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street  2/14/2009 to 3/1/2009

American Rapture - artwork by Mike Marwit

An evening of one-act plays, some humorous, some tragic, all exploring the unique mixture of loneliness and hope which make up the American Experience. Playwright/director Alexander Dinelaris weaves his way through modern relationships, religious hypocrisy, love, loss and the endless cycle of viole...
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habeas corpus

Under St Marks, 94 St Marks Place  2/27/2009 to 3/8/2009
habeas corpus is year-long project on the topic of "what would you like to get rid of?" a performance art melange of original music, dance, and theatre fueled by responses to this question received anonymously via email, voicemail, and post and also live during the show! ...
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Rooftops

Milagro Theatre -- CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street  3/5/2009 to 3/28/2009

Benjamin Spradley, Mika Porro, and Dechelle Damien

Rooftops comments on the economic divide present in American society and magnifies it to drastic proportions. Written by Wreckio co-Artistic Director Karly Maurer , the play begins as the protagonist, Crane, is ripped from her world of comfort and convenience and is catapulted on to “the Tops”. She ...
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Elephants on Parade 2009

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street

designed by Montgomery Sutton

Elephants on Parade 2009 is a continuation of the one act festival which launched EBE Ensemble in 2006. The five plays in this year’s festival, three of which are world-premieres, were chosen from nearly three-hundred submissions from across the country. In John Aldous’ Presidential Roulette, direct...
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Elephants on Parade 2009

Red Room, 85 East Fourth Street  2/5/2009 to 2/14/2009

designed by Montgomery Sutton

Elephants on Parade 2009 is a continuation of the one act festival which launched EBE Ensemble in 2006. The five plays in this year’s festival, three of which are world-premieres, were chosen from nearly three-hundred submissions from across the country. In John Aldous’ Presidential Roulette, direct...
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The Wendigo

Medicine Show Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street, 3rd Floor  2/5/2009 to 2/28/2009

The Wendigo (artwork by Gino Barzizza)

Lost in the wilderness, four hunters venture deep into a world they were never meant to see in this adaptation of Algernon Blackwood's classic tale of supernatural horror. ...
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Universal Robots

Manhattantheatresource, 177 McDougal Street  2/12/2009 to 3/7/2009

Universal Robots image by Wade Dansby 3

The Great War has just ended. The fledgling Republic of Czechoslovakia, under its first elected President, boasts a thriving artistic and intellectual community. At the center of that community is Karel Capek, a celebrated playwright and a passionate advocate for all his newborn nation can achieve. ...
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KING LEAR

National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue  2/20/2009 to 3/1/2009

artwork © John Pirtel 2009 | graphic by dabgrafix

Three daughters. Two Liars. And a King grown old but not wise. KING LEAR directed by Shakespearean actor and director Timothy D. Stickney tells a poignant tale of tragedy, murder, greed, power, madness, and ungrateful children! Can a man of power, give away that which makes him powerful, and ...
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WICKETS

3ld Art and Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street  1/5/2009 to 1/25/2009

Emma's Entrance

WICKETS is Fefu and Her Friends at 30,000 feet. Set inside an airplane, the entire theater becomes the stage with high flying action that takes place all around the audience,--in the aisles, galleys and lavatories of a trans-Atlantic flight. Immersed in an identity crisis, eight 1970's stewardesses ...
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Let's Go

Access Gallery, 380 Broadway, 4th floor  2/21/2009 to 3/8/2009

Um...let's make a play? Yes! About what? About Waiting for Godot. Except not about Waiting for Godot. Okay! How should we make it? Ooooh, I know, I know! Oh wait?I don't know. Well if it's about that play but also not about that play, then what is it about? Memory. Friends. Leaving, coming, going....
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Room For Cream - Season One: The Box Set!

La MaMa Experimental Theatre, 74A East 4th St  1/22/2009 to 2/8/2009

Cast of "Room For Cream"

Directed by Brooke O'Harra, with episodes written by Jess Barbagallo, Laryssa Husiak, Brooke O'Harra, Brendan Connelly and Laura Berlin Stinger, the live lesbian soap opera was originally mounted over the first half of 2008. (Theatre of the Two-Headed Calf had previously been noted for intrepid ada...
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