Volume 16 Issue 35 | January 30 - February 05, 2004
KLUB KA, THE BLUES LEGEND at La MaMa. A play with classic Delta blues. A mythical journey into the Underworld by a teenage girl who deals with the demon of sexual abuse and longs to be a poet. Feb. 5-15; Th-Sat at 10; Sun at 5:30; $15, 212-475-7710; www.lamama.org
SUITCASE AT SOHO REP Playwright Melissa James Gibsons new play revolves around Jen and Sallie who spend their time not finishing their dissertations and not letting their boyfriends into their apartments. (Pictured above are Christina Kirk (background) and Thomas Jay Ryan.) Thru Feb. 14. Wed-Sat at 7:30; $15, 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
GIVE US YOUR CHILDREN at the Flea Theater. The Flea Family Festival of Theater, Music, Dance and Stories. Pictured above is a dancer from the The Orchid Show, a whimsical swamp where beings and insects come to life alongside people. Festival runs Jan. 21-Feb. 22. 41 White St. Tickets: $10-20; 212-352-3101 www.theatermania.com
SWEDENS EUGENE ONEILL Last Supper, a play by Lars Noren is the story of two brothers crumbling marriages on the evening after their mothers funeral. The play opened in 1985 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm for a successful run. It will be the debut production of Actors without Borders a new resident company of La Ma Ma. Pictured left to right, Raina von Waldenburg, Olle Agelii, Tullan Holmqvist, Dan Illian. La MaMa, 74A East Fourth Street. Jan. 22-Feb. 1, Th-Sat. at 10 pm, Sun, 5:30. $15 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org
MAO ON LINE ONE A play that examines how to find the air pockets in the never ending torrent of our everyday lives. Presented by DownTown Theatre Company, at CenterStage, 48 West 21st St., 4th Floor. Jan 16-Feb. 1; 212-696-6655, $15, $12. 212-696-6655.
The architecture of loss, a mans unexpected return to Tuscon reveals his young sons dissapearance through the conflicting memories of his wife & daughter, showing promises of hope in the face of incalculable loss, NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP, 83 E. Fourth St., Tue.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 1:30 p.m., through Jan., $20, 212-460-5475.
The brothers karamazov part II, the conclusion of a seven-year collaboration of different directors with an interest in Dostoyevsky to bring the famous novel to the stage, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 2:30 p.m., $15, 212-475-7710.
Demon baby, an American couple, Art & Wren, move to London where he has work and she knows few people. While Art is away, Wren is visited & spurred on by the devilish advice of her Anxiety, which shows up as a character to interact with her, THE OHIO THEATER, 66 Wooster St., Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m., Jan. 9-31, Jan. 19 & 26, 8 p.m., $10-$15, 212-868-4444.
Bombshell Bride a 1935 Japanese comedy by Keisuke Sasaki in its first US screening. Recounts the struggle of two men, one rich and one poor, for the lovely maidens affection. Score performed by Bill Frisell. Part of World Financial Centers Silent Film Series. Winter Garden. One of three films to be shown Wed. Jan. 14 & Thurs. Jan. 15 beginning at 7.
YOURE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Inside Broadway, one of NYCs leading educational theater companies for children and families, will present this musical as part of their weekend family series. Show is 50 minutes and appropriate for all ages.
121 Christopher St., 212-239-6200, Sat.& Sun, Jan. 10, 11; Jan 17, 18; Jan 31, Feb. 1 at 10:45 am. $15
GIVE US YOUR CHILDREN The play, The Parrot is the centerpiece of the Flea Theaters winter festival Give Us Your Children. With books and lyrics by Paul Zimet (pictured above) the new musical is inspired by an old Italian folktale. The play centers on a teenage girl who falls under the spell of the Parrot, who turns her world into something magic. With hand held puppets and headdresses. The Flea, 41 White St., 212-226-0051. Opens Jan. 21, $15.
POLISH PLAYWRIGHT AT La MaMa Two one-act plays by Slawomir Mrozek, Out At Sea and Striptease provide hilarious and thought-provoking looks at power and corruption, politics, patriotism and freedom. La MaMa, 74A E. 4th St., 212-475-7710. Jan. 2-18. Pictured above are Troy Lavelle, left, and Cornel Gebara in Striptease.
CORRUPTION IN A RELIGIOUS GROUP is the subject of a new musical at La MaMa. Based on the true story of the Rawe family in rural Washington state, The Good Faith, 1940-1990 by Harold Dean James, describes the false allegations waged against a Jevovah Witness couple. They are leveled by a corrupt faction of rival ministers. Nov. 20 thru Dec. 7, at La MaMa, 74A East Fourth St., Thurs. thru Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15/tdf 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org
Bernadette & the butcher of broadway, professional rivalry turns very ugly when a bet between a gossip columnist and a theater critic degenerates into a no-holds barred war for control over public opinion, THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATER, 61 Christopher St., 2nd fl., Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 7 p.m., $10, 2 drink min., 212-255-5438.
Blood wedding, a contemporary version of Lorcas classic tale of love & revenge, exploring the unicultural conflict between traditional society and individual desire, CLEMTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 107 Suffolk St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., through Nov. 16, $15, 212-502-3590.
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.
Blurring the lines, a sado-masochistic noir thriller for the poetic set, when a mans tortured body dissapears under bizarre circumstances the only person connected is a seemingly innocent child-like woman, LA TEA, 107 Suffolk St., Mon., 7 p.m., through Nov. 17, $10, 212-501-2282.
The cat and the moon, a blind man and a lame man set out on a quest to be cured, chronicling their search for the Holy Well: that mythical place where all things are possible, if you simply have them, 13TH STREET REPERTORY THEATER, 50 W. 13th St., Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m., through Nov. 16, $10-$15, 212-675-6677.
Catholic school girls, a satirical memory play that humorously & poignantly explores what it means to have come of age Catholic & female during the turbulent and liberating 1960s, CENTER STAGE NY, 48 W. 21st St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., through Nov. 15, Sun., 2 p.m., Nov. 9 & 16, $15, 212-841-0326.
Chang in a void moon, three more epsodes of the living film serial play, #53-55, about the exploits of a businessman and his schemes to defraud a wealthy family, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. Fourth St., through Nov. 16, call for episode performance schedule, $15, 212-475-7710.
The colleen bawn, two beautiful Irish colleens-one fair, one dark-inhabit a wild melodrama set in the lush mountains of Country Kerry, complete with live fiddling, THE IRISH REPERTORY THEATER, 132 W. 22nd St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Wed., 2 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through Nov. 30, $40-$45, 212-727-2737.
De la guarda, the off Boradway, death defying sensation where gravity is not an option continues its succesful run, DARYL ROTH THEATER, 20 Union Square East, at 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 7 p.m., Sat., 10 p.m., open ended, $20-$55, 212-239-6200.
Diss diss and diss dat, a new hip-hop musical about the expriences of an original Harlem rap group, the Funke Natives, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, based on the real lifespan of this group, HARRY DU JUR PLAYHOUSE, 466 Grand St., Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through Nov. 30, $30, 212-279-4200.
Farmanimalfarm, presented in celebration of the Centenial anniversary of Orwells birth, this is a contemporary adaptation of his classic political satire novel Animal Farm, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 A E. Fourth St., Thur.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., through Nov. 16, $15. 212-475-7710.
First flight, a series of play reading of new works that run the gamut from the dramatic to the fantastic in thier rawest form, CENTERSTAGE, 48 W. 21st St., call for specific schedule, through Nov. 25, free, 212-501-4069.
Foreign aids, a one-man performance by Pieter-Dirk Uys, a personal comment on the state of a special nation-South Africa, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 A E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m., Sun., 5:30 p.m., through Nov. 9, $12-$15, 212-475-7710.
I can only come so far, a speedy mix of Mike Albos monoloues, vignettes, dances and rants about our hyper-commercial, over-designed, over-marketed lives, TEATRO LA TEA, 107 Suffolk St., Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 8:30 p.m., $15, 212-539-3197.
Il travatore, a new production of Verdis fiery, melodic drama, setting brother against brother in the quest for a maidens hand, AMATO OPERA, 319 Bowery, Nov. 8, 14-15, 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9. 16 & 23, 2:30 p.m., $30, 212-228-8200.
KIKI & herb: coup de theatre, the drag singer & her semi-mute piano playing accomplice continue their smashing show that uses thier trademarked mix of contemporary pop songs smashed into cabaret madness, THE CHERRY LANE THEATER, 38 Commerce St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., open-ended, $20-$55, 212-239-6200.
Like i say, a peculiar group of travelers try to make sense of life and get a hold of some ready cash at a seaside hotel, THE FLEA THEATER, 41 White St., Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Nov. 22, $15-$20, 212-226-2407.
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