-1 (minus One), broadly based on the life of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, spolighting a poet named Leo Le Pard who has broken mainstream convention by marring a white woman during a period of heightened racial tensions, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 145 Sixth Ave., Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m., May 1-18, $10, 212-254-1109.
THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST, part fact, part fantasy, this irreverent perfromance imagines the ways in which one woman might make a difference on a planet that couldnt care less, CONNELLY THEATER, 220 E. Fourth St., Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., through May 14.
THE ALCHEMISTS, a new musical that explors the pursuits & romantic entanglements of a group of childhood friends, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 First Ave., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.., through May 18, $12-$15, 212-868-4444.
AS YOU LIKE IT, using only their own indefatigable imaginations and the infinite imagery of Shakespeares language, a young company of six actors takes on all 15 roles in this classic comedy, THE PUBLIC THEATER, 425 Lafayette St., through April, call for performance schedule, $45, 212-239-6200.
AVENUE Q, a new musical featuring puppets about 20-somethings fresh out of college struggling to find their way in the city, THE VINEYARD THEATER, 108 E. 15th St., Tue.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through April, $20- $55, 212-239-6200.
BLUE MAN GROUP: TUBES, a multi-faceted and unique performance by silent and blue-faced iconoclasts and actors/ dancers/musicians, ASTOR PL. THEATER, 434 Lafayette St., open-ended run, Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m., Fri., 7 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., $55-$65, 254-4370.
BLUES TRAIN, a six character, intergenerational two-act play with music about women and the men they choose to love, saluting African American relationships in the present and the past, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 First Ave., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through May 11, $10, 212-254-1109.
CAFE SOCIETY, a dark comedy about the bottomless cup of coffee, co-dependence, outrageous customer service, & a teenaged girl that wants more, much more, 13TH STREET REPERTORY COMPANY, 50 W. 13th St., Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m., through June 14, $10-$15, 212-675-6677.
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN, a new rock & roll musical that tells the story of The Mamas & the Papas, whose outrageous lifestyle & gorgeous harmonies captivated a generation & defined an era, THE VILLAGE THEATER, 158 Bleecker St., Mon., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 2:30 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through April, $65-$100, 212-307-4100.
CARA LUCIA, a theatrical exploration of the life of James Joyces only daughter, lucia, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Tue.-Sat., 8:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., through May 11, 212-647-0202.
CHICKEN, in a series of vignettes, Laura Meyers stars as chicken, a distinct persona who lives in a space slightly apart from the normal world, THE MARQUEE, 356 Bowery, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1 & 8, 5 p.m., $10, 212-219-0736.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED, actors Peter Ackerman, Jeremy Shamos & David Turner take on 75 of Shakespeares characters in this contemporary and shamelessly abridged adaptation of the collected works of the bard; dir. by Jeremy Dobrish, CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 11 E. 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., ongoing, $29-$59, 239- 6200.
DAISY MAYME, humorously & skillfully characterizes a middle-class familys struggle with issues of birthright, societal expectations & the true meaning of happiness, THEATER 80, 80 St. Marks Place, Tue., 7 p.m., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Wed., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., through May 11, $30-$40, 212-598-9802.
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.
DIPTERACON, OR SHORT LIVED S*%T EATERS, based on the "Oresteia," the story reveals the very timely themes of lust, blood, guilt & greed, a Greek tragedy rock musical, by Raine Bode, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 A E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m., Sun., 5:30 p.m., through May 27, $10-$15, 212-475-7710.
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.
FASHION OR LIFE IN NEW YORK, a parody of the American elites infatuation with European Styles, a mixture of farce, melodrama & satire that mocks uniquely American pretensions by asserting core American values, METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 A E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., through May 4, $12-$15, 212-995-5302.
A GIRL OF 16, a story about unfulfilled desires from a long ago love affair poisoning the lives that surrounded it, the terrible beauty of murder, & the indescribable experience of being a girl of sixteen, CELEMENTE SOTO VELEZ CENTER, 107 Suffolk St., Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through May 18, $15-$20, 212-206-1515.
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.
JOB, a hip-hop musical written & performed by Jerome Sabil & Eli Batalion presented by FDLT Productions, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Thu.-Sun., 7:30 p.m., through May 4, $15-$18, 212-647-0202.
JOURNEYS : A NEW MUSICAL, a cabaret showcasing the work of seven new musical theater composers, ROSES TURN, 55 Grove St., Sun.-Mon., 8:30 p.m., through May 4, $10 cover, 212-752-1972.
THE LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR, a sharply funny & wryly sympathetic show set behind the closed doors of New Yorks Hotel Marlow, where a skeleton is hung in every closet, BANK STREET THEATER, 155 Bank St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., May 2-25, $15, 212-561-9635.
THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE, a young gay couple intend to spend a quiet day inside during the NYC Gay Pride Parade, when it is interrupted by another friend sparking a chain of events that rocks the foundation of their relationship, THE CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 111 E. 15th St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., through April, $55, 212-239-6200.
LA TRAVIATA, Verdis opera about love & sacrifice brought to life by Amato Opera, AMATO OPERA HOUSE, 319 Bowery, through May 4, various performance times, call for schedule, $23-$28, 212-228-8200.
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.
THE MISCHIEF MAKERS, the worlds favorite trick sters, rascals & rogues from across three continents & but them together on a totem pole somewhere on the Pacific Northwest coast, PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE, 133 MacDougal St., May 1-3, 8 p.m., May 4, 3 p.m., free, 212-998-5867.
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.
NOBODY KNOWS IM A DOG, examines the lives of six people whose false personas & unrealized dreams are played out in the electronic world of usenet singles newsgroups, e-mail, & internet relay chat, THE RED ROOM, 85 E, Fourth St., Sun., 8 p.m., through May, $12-$15, 457-5498.
NOTHING OF ORIGINS, challenges the myth of every womans life to uncover the fundamental truths about the virgin, the mother, the wife & the whore, URBAN STAGES, 250 W. 30th St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., May 1-18, $12-$15, 212-352-3101.
THE NUCLEAR FAMILY, a fully improvised suburban saga, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Sat., 10:30 p.m., through May 10, $12, 212-647-0202.
THE ONTOLOGICAL DETECTIVE, a cerebral & spiritual mystery about a New York City police detective living on the edge of reality, where a common suicide investigation begins to torment the innerdemons of the main character, BLUE HERON ARTS CENTER, 123 E. 24th St., Mon., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., through May 11, Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., $15-$25, 212-868-2444.
OUR LADY OF 121st STREET, the funny & touching story of a group of friends who are reuinited after the death of a feared but beloved nun from their childhood, UNION SQUARE THEATER, 100 E. 17th St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through April, $30-$65, 212-505-0700.
PASSING PASSIONS, four men & four women locked in a constant battle of lustful desires, a round robin of couples lost in an endless chain of carnal pursuits, eight characters in eight scenes, KRAINE THEATER, 84 E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., through May 18, $15, 212-206-1515.
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.
THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW, a storytelling session delivered with the punk rock Kamikaze intensity of an artistic three-way between literature, theater & music, with Clay McLeod Chapman, THE RED ROOM, 85 E. Fourth St., 3rd fl., Fri.-Sat., 10:30 p.m., through May 3, $10-$15, 212-206-1515.
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., opens May 2, open-ended, $35-$55, 212-714-ROCK.
RHAPSODY IN SETH, tells of a young mans journey from humble beginnings as a showtune-belting adolescent in Nassau County, to being the cosmopolitan musical director & raconteur to Broadways most delectable divas, THE ACTORS PLAYHOUSE, 100 Seventh Ave., Fri., 10 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., Sun.-Mon., 8 p.m., through April 30, 212-239-6200.
SOMEWHERE SOMEPLACE ELSE, charts the self-discovery of a married mid-western woman who comes to visit her sister in New York City, in the smallest apartment in the world, and stays, part of the Springworks Festival, OHIO THEATER, 66 Wooster St., Fri.-Sun., 8 p.m., through May 3, $10-$15, 212-206-1515, call for more information about the festival.
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.