Volume 16 • Issue 37 | February 13 - 19, 2004



RUMPLESTILSKIN ENCHANTS YOUNG AUDIENCES at the Manhattan Children’s Theater. With songs, fast pacing and hip costumes the modern day version of the fairy tale keeps youngsters riveted. The latest offering by Tribeca’s new children’s theater runs through Sun., Feb. 15. Pictured from top, clockwise: Robert Anton, Justin Misenhelder, Ellen Zolezzi, Leah Sprecher, Chris Alonzo and Joe Sevier. 380 Broadway, 212-226-4085.

‘IN THE AGE OF BUSH AND ASCHCROFT’ a woman draws on her Louisiana roots to help raise her pre-adolescent daughter in a post 9/11 world in “Mother’s Little Helper.” Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St., Feb. 6-22. 212-868-4444.

‘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 Gibson’s 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

SWEDEN’S EUGENE O’NEILL ‘Last Supper,’ a play by Lars Noren is the story of two brothers’ crumbling marriages on the evening after their mother’s 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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.


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