BRINING FORTH THE INTERNATIONAL Swan, a new multimedia performance being presented through June 29 at La MaMa E.T.C., is based on a poem of the same name by Ukranian poet Oleh Lysheha. The performance, put together by Yara Arts Group, intends to reflect the commitment to cross cultural understanding by presenting an original piece that is based on masterpieces of art, literature and music from a culture little known in the West. The show is performed Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m.and Sunday at 3 p.m.at the theater located at 74 A East Fourth Street. Tickets are $10-$15 and can be purchased by calling (212) 475-7710.
TEARING APART THE TOWN Icarus & Aria, a new show featuring Jeanine Bartel, Dennis Dannel, Jr. and Jonathan Butler, above, is a new play by Kirk Wood Bromley at Club Cheetah. The premiere show for the theater venue, Icarus follows the life of Icarus Alarzo, the first Latino superstar quarterback, as he falls in love with a mafia boss daughter and turns the city of Phoenix upside down. The theater is located at 12 West 21st Street and can be contacted at (212) 581-6232. The show is performed weekly on Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays and Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Call for more information & for tickets which are $20 each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.