Volume 17 • Issue 32 • Dec. 31, 2004 - Jan. 6, 2005



Theater

ARCHIPELAGO A collection of pan-Asian and Asian American family stories told vaudeville-style for the whole family to enjoy. Presented by SLANT Performance Group. Nov. 18-21 and Dec. 2-5, Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 2:30 & 8pm. La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. $15. 212-475-7710.

PIECEWORK The story takes place on March 25, 1911 in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City and follows several fictional characters through the last day of their lives. Presented by Theater for the New City. Nov. 20 – Dec. 12, Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. Cino Theater, 155 1st Ave. $10. 212-254-1109.

CHEKHOV NOW FESTIVAL The fifth annual festival features new theatre works inspired by the plays and fictions of “beloved” Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. Pictured above is a scene from “The Bet,” an adaptation of a short story by the same name. Runs Oct. 27 – Nov. 21 at the Connelly Theatre, 220 E. 4th St. Tickets are $15, call TheatreMania at 212-352-3101.

PUPPETRY FESTIVAL Theater for the New City will present “The Voice 4 Vision Puppetry Festival” to celebrate the work of a unique group of New York artists who have been creating dynamic puppet theater for many years. Pictured above is Preston Foerder and puppets. Nov. 4-14. 155 First Ave. at E. 10th St. $15. 212-254-1109.

THE HOUSE OF YES A “dark comedy” presented by Strange Sister Theatre combining an “unhealthy obsession with the Kennedys, a hurricane, Thanksgiving with future in-laws, and a mentally unstable twin sister.” Wed, Oct. 20 – Sun., Oct. 24. Wed. – Sat. at 8pm with a Sat. and Sun. matinee at 2pm. Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. $15, $12 Students. 212-340-1013.

‘THE MOST FAMOUS CABAL OF ALL’ Theater for the New City’s annual costume ball: non-stop theater, costume competition and ballroom dancing. Sun, Oct 31. Free outdoor entertainment begins at 4 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm. Costume or formal dress required. 155 First Ave at E. 10th St., $20. 212-254-1109.

NEVERLAND: THE WORLD OF GAMES A play based on “Peter Pan” that explores the idea of Neverland as a place where people get to play all day, a world with no school, no work, and no responsibilities. Developed by White Bird’s Birdhouse Ensemble with Kathryn Dickinson. HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Ave. Oct. 15 – Oct. 31. Fri & Sat at 7pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm. $15. Call 212-868-4444 or visit www.here.org for tickets.

LAUGH AND CRY ON GREENWICH “Laugh and Cry featuring: Do You Mind If I Join You?” will be playing at the “Spotlight on Halloween Festival” at The Greenwich Street Theater. Written and directed by Cinti Laird. Pictured above are Jimmy Aquino and Mary Sheridan. 547 Greenwich St. Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 at 9:30 p.m., and Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Visit theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101.

NINE PARTS OF DESIRE American premiere. This play “lifts the veil on exactly what it means to be a woman in the war-zone known as Iraq.” Written and performed by Heather Raffo. Directed by Joanna Settle. Opens Oct. 9. Manhattan Ensemble Theater, 55 Mercer St. at Broome. $55 plus fees. For tickets, call 212-239-6200.

CRUX AT ST MARKS “Crux” is a new play by Joseph Langham in response to the “current world political climate, recent tragic events and our seemingly constant state of war.” A voter registration drive will also take place. Thru Oct. 3. Shows at 8 & 4pm. Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Pl. between Ave A and 1st Ave. $12, $8 Students/Seniors. 212-868-4444.

The adams conglomerate high school drama club presents: tales of the 8th grade!!!, follow the fictional adventures of five teenage girls as they experience friendship, love, death, smoking, sex, shoplifiting, pedophilia, kidnapping, basketball...you know, high school stuff, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE PLAYER’S THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.

Africa & plumbridge, troubled teen meets her fairy-godmother and becomes Cinderella in this life-affirming musical based on a true story, a cast of 16 sing a score featuring rock, opera, soul & soaring ballads in this musical fit for the whole family, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 29, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.

All the help you need: the adventures of a hollywood handyman, a hilarious and frightening autobiographical one-man show by Tim Ryan, a NY actor hires himself out as a jack-of-all-trades in Hollywood, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, ACCESS THEATER, 380 Broadway, 4th fl., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.

Alphabet city II, a new series of monologues based on East Village interviews that spotlight the vital history and present diversity of the Lower East Side, METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. Fourth St., Aug. 26-28, 8 p.m., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., $10-$20, 212-995-5302.

The awesome 80’s prom, a new interactive theater piece in the style of Tony & Tina’s Wedding & the Donkey Show, a unique experience that brings you back to the time when movies featured Molly Ringwald, where the audience picks the winners, WEBSTER HALL, 125 E. 11th St., Fri., 8 p.m., through Aug., $25 plus two drink min., 212-868-4444.

Black martian, a Haitian-American, in search of identity, trips over himself encountering psycho cooks, bible-toting street “playas” and knife-wielding Italian women, journey through 3 countries and 15 chracters in this coming-of-age one-man show based on a ture story, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE NEXT STAGE, 312 W. 11th St., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.



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