SOMETHING STRANGE IS COOKING IN THE KITCHEN The Unexpected, a new play at the Here Arts Center June 6-8, follows the story of a woman cooking in her kitchen as a car abruptly rams into her house. The impact sends her mind reeling through memories, desires, fears and longings, to the accompaniment of Johnny Mathis, Chopin, and Rosemarry Clooney, as she grapples with the meaning of this seemingly pointless intrusion. Here is located at 145 Avenue of the Americas and can be reached by calling (212) 647-0202. The show is performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12.
Dear abigail, a 20 minute dramatic satire about what happens when you sacrifice your sexuality to pursue a career as a writer, also with another short work, THE MILLENIUM WORKSHOP, 66 E. Fourth St., June 11, 8 p.m., free, 212-502-0316.
DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the American film porn classic, this is the story of a girl from a small town with stars in her eyes who dreamed about growing up & making it big in the city, JANE STREET THEATER, 113 Jane St., Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., ongoing, $25-$45, 302-7000.
THE DONKEY SHOW, the audience participates in this bawdy, disco-infused adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream, THE CLUB EL FLAMINGO, 547 W. 21st St., Wed. & Thur., 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., ongoing, $25-$39 plus drinks, 307-4100.
Emily, play follows the life of a young professional woman on Wall Street over six months through her lifes trials & tribulations, set in the 80s, THE SANFORD MEISNER THEATER, 164 11th Ave., June 4-7, 8 p.m., June 8, 2 p.m., $15, 212-560-5651.
Explosion of a memory/description of a picture, Fred Newmans avant-garde musical version of Heiner Mullers dark 10 page, one sentence play, CASTILLO THEATER, 500 Greenwich Street, Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., through June 15, $25-$40, 212-941-1234.
Fairy tales of the absurd, a collection of three short plays that run the gamut of strangeness, suitable for children, THEATER 80, 80 St. Marks Place, Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., Mon., Wed., 7 p.m., June 6-29, $20-$35, 212-387-2053.
GOLDEN LADDER, a comedy about growing up in a mixed-religion household and a daughters attempt to remedy her parents religious conflicts, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., ongoing, $50-$55, 239-6200.
Grasmere, a new play about the passions & pursuits of 19th century English poets William Woodsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, CHERRY LANE STUDIO, 38 Commerce St., Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., June 6-15, $15, 212-279-4200.
Icarus & aria, a Latino superstar quarterback from a mafia-type family falls in love with the daughter of his teams owner, CLUB CHEETAH, 12 W. 21st St., Sat., 4 p.m., Sun.-Mon., 7:30 p.m., through June, $20, 212-581-NADA.
LINE, comedy by Israel Horovitz that is the longest-running off-off Broadway show, THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY, 50 W. 13th St., open-ended, Wed. & Thur., 7 p.m., Sat., 9:30 p.m., $10-$12.50, 675-6677.
LOVE & SEX, tales of relationships in the streets & townships of New York City, THE BARRIO, 99 Stanton St., Sun., 8 p.m., open ended, $12, 887-0951.
Mollys dream, set in a saloon in the middle of nowhere, a waitress has a brief encounter with a passing stranger who triggers a fantastic dream, SOHO REP., 46 Walker St., June 4-7, 7:30 p.m., $15, 212-868-4444.
MONDO DRAMA, just like those fabulous 60s shock-u-mentary Mondo movies, this play takes you on a whirlwind tour of the seedy, the sexy & the sylish, GREENWICH HOUSE THEATER, 27 Barrow St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., through June 14, June 2 & 9, 8 p.m., $35-$40, 212-239-6200.
MONO, set in a Lower East Side bar, an exploration of the microcosms of Lower Manhattan, SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., open-ended, $15, 358-3447.
The most famous man in america, an explosive one-man, one act play about the tradgedy of John Wilkes Booth, who has not tred the boards of a stage since fleeing Fords Theater, THE JIM BONNEY THEATER, 134 W. 26th St., 6th fl., Sun., 7 p.m., through June 1, $15, 212-875-7199.
NAKED BOYS SINGING, a nude musical extravaganza, THE ACTORS PLAYHOUSE, 100 Seventh Ave. S., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., open-ended, $35-$50, 239-6200.
The new york city hip-hop theater festival, 10 days of the latest in Hip-Hop theater, call for more information on assorted shows, P.S. 122 & THE NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP, 150 First Ave. & 79 E. Fourth St., call for schedule, June 3-14, $10-$25, 212-477-5288.
Peg o my heart, the tale of a pretty Irish colleen who leaves New York for a stately home in England where she will recieve lessons in grooming & behaviour from her snobbish cousins & very proper aunt, THE IRISH REPERTORY THEATER, 132 W. 22nd St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through July 6, $35-$40, 212-727-2737.
The persians, a new version of the earliest surviving play in Western literature by Aeschylus about Greek & Persian conflict, MICHAEL SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Spruce St. between Park Row & Gold St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., Sun., 6:30 p.m., through June 22, $12-$15., 212-239-6280.
THE PORNO JIM SHOW, a humorous & educational exploration of modern pornography presented in Porn 101 format because Porno Jim believes America needs better porn, COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m., through June 28. $12-$15, 212-352-3101.
Portrait (with horse & others), the story of a disparate group of people who are the lone survifors of a war ravaged village, exploring the spirit & strength of these characters through their passion, hunor & vitality, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Mon., Wed.-Sat., 8:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., through June 7, $15-$17, 212-647-0202.
The queen of bingo, this show has conflict, confession, concern & a whole lot more in a sibling rivalry story that embraces the unique world of Bingo, THE SANFORD MEISNER THEATER, 164 Eleventh Ave., June 9-10, 15-17, 8 p.m., June 15, 3 p.m., $12-$15, 212-560-6567.
ROCK STARS NYC, stage dive into the intensified rock concert experience combining dance & live rock & roll music where the audience can dress, sing, dance & party like a rick star all night long, POLLY ESTHERS, 186 W. Fourth St., Fri., 8 p.m., open-ended, $35-$55, 212-714-ROCK.
Savannah bay, amidst the sand & rich salt air, a once famous actress meets the grandaughter she never really knew, CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY, 136 E. 13th St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through June 29, $35-$50, 212-677-4210.
A scrap of paper, a delightful screwball comedy where a pair of adversaries are destined to become lovers, when one long-lost love letter puts everyone in a tizzy, set in the 1930s, T. SCHREIBER STUDO, 151 W. 26th St., 7th fl., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through June 8, $40, 212-741-0265.
The siamese show, a comedy about two sets of unconventional twins who demonstrate what it really means to be attached to another person, in Spanish, THE GRAMERCY ARTS THEATER, 138 E. 27th St., assorted performance times, call for schedule, through June 8, $25-$40, 212-889-2850.
Spettacolo provolone, international trade developements cause conflict on a local Italian talk show due to the manipulation of dairy & beef product. A Young girl accuses a well known activist of kidnapping her, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 First Ave., June 5-7, 12-14, 8 p.m., June 8 & 15, call for time, $15, 212-529-8815.
Starf#@%ers, through a series of hilarious monologues, John Kuntz delves into the muck & mayhem of celebrity, showbiz & wounded psyches, OHIO THEATER, 66 Wooster St., June 4-29, assorted performance times, call for information, $30, 212-868-4444.
Street theater, focuses on a panorama of drags, dukes, leathermen, flower children, vice cops & cruisers; the innocent & not-so-innocent Christopher Street bystanders who would turn June 28th, 1969 into gay historys D-day, written by a participant in the riots, THE EAGLE NYC, 554 W. 28th St., Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., through June 7, $15, 212-330-7043.
The suburbanoids, a sci-fi in the suburbs adventure featuring the Bad Astronauts where Zygorn the space tyrant turns the world upside down when he forces people to be his soul-sucking henchmen, THE RED ROOM, 85 E. Fourth St., June 6, 10:30 p.m., June 8, 5 p.m., $7-$10, 212-868-4444.
Talking heads, a rotating repertory of the solo plays of Alan Bennett, presented in monologue format, THE MINETTA LANE THEATER, 18 Minetta Lane, Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through June 1, Mon.-Sat., 8 p.m., Wed. & Sat., 3 p.m., from June 2 onwards, $35-$65, 212-307-4100.
Territory, lust & longing emerge as characters struggle to fulfill the desires that have been unleashed after an uninvited guest arrives at a couples home after a night out, THE BOTTLE FACTORY THEATER, 195 E. Third St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., through June 21, $15. 212-868-4444.
The trial of klaus barbie, a dramatization of the French war trial of the Nazi War criminal Klaus Barbie, THE WORKSHOP, 312 W. 36th Street, Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., through June 14, $15, 212-695-4173.
Uncovering eden, an Indian Jone-style mystery, complete with supernatural elements, a psychological examination of two men who arer haunted by the past, in a world where nothing & no one is really what they appear, THE WOINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St., Mon., Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3:30 p.m., through June 21, $19, 212-627-2961.
UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, a librarian goes to the stage to reveal impressive evidence of an event of great historical significance, discovered after finding a book 123 years overdue, SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 Vandam St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 3 p.m., open-ended, $40, 239-6200.
The unexpected, opens with a woman baking cookies in her kitchen when, apropos of nothing, a car rams her house, an adventure in words, movement & music, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Ave. of the Americas, June 6-8, June 12-15, 7:30 p.m., $12, 212-647-0202.
VINCENT, a new musical by Robert Mitchell about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Judith Fredericks, WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St., Thru.-Sat., Mon., 8 p.m., Sun., 3:30 p.m., open ended, $19, 627-2961.
Writers block, two one-act comedies marking the theatrical directorial debut of Woody Allen, who also wrote both pieces, ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY, 336 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through June, $50, 212-239-6200.