Volume 75, Number 8 | July 13- 20, 2005

Theater & Performance

Current and noteworthy:

FAMILY LIFE IN A TRAILER PARK Novelist John Dufresne’s comedy/drama entitled “Trailerville” is set in a mobile home park in Lousianna. Merdelle Harris cares for her husband Bobby who has Alzheimer’s and explores themes of “love and family, obligation and desire, hope and compassion.” Pictured above are Ann Hillary, top, and Ron Faber. Thru June 26. Wed. – Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 3pm. Blue Heron Theatre, 123 E. 24th St., bet. Park & Lexington. $19. Call SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or visit www.SmartTix.com.

MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” “Fools in Love” is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set to ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll classics. Pictured above are Antony Raymond, left, Matt Schuneman, Ryan Knowles and Erica Villalba. Thru Aug. 14. Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, 55 Mercer St. $40, $19 kids. 212-239-6200. www.telecharge.com.

the american living room festival, 16th annual arts festival supporting the developement of new, multidisciplinary works & artists in a setting that strives to make theater as much a part of everyday life as watching TV, this year there are 30 projects, a full schedule can be found on here.org or by calling, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., July 20-Aug. 21, $10-$15, 212-868-4444.

the argument, a play that is at once funny and heartbreaking, examines what happens when a couple find themselves at a critical divide in their relationship, THE VINEYARD, 108 E. 15th St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through June, $50, 212-353-0303.

the big, bad hour of fun, a monthly cabaret for clowns and eccentrics, sharing their new material on a monthly basis which will captivate you, tickle your funny bone, and know your theatrical socks off, CRS, 123 Fourth Ave., 2nd fl., June 25, 8 p.m., $7-$10, 212-352-3101.

the bigger man, an off-kilter love story about a former their and all-around screw up whose former girlfriend’s upcoming wedding is the catalyst for this strange story told in soggy hotel rooms, with paranoid wedding guests, an aggressiveli friendly host, and uncertain danger lurking at every turn, CENTER STAGE, 48 W. 21st St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., June 29-July 23, $10, 212-352-3101.

blitzkrieg, the Hassidic Professional wrestling musical, a delicious fable with and engaging story, hilarious dialogue and over-the-top music and dance, Mickey Blitzman, on a mission from God, must withstand all evil, trial and temptation in his quest for a championship of the WWF, an adult show, UNCLE MING’S, 225 Ave. B, Thu.-Fri., 8-10 p.m., through June 24, $15, 212-979-8506.

disposable men, pairing old-fashioned storytelling with innovative new technology, this solo work demonstrates the role of popular media in classifying African American men as “disposable,” HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., Mon., Thu.-Sun., 8:30 p.m., Sun., 5 p.m., through July 2, $20, 212-868-4444.

fireaters at antarctica, a monologue montage concerning five San Diego fire survivors, pet plastic surgery advocates, movie fans, shut ins, surfers & a salmagundi of strange souls, each peculiar persona seems to seek at least 15 micro-seconds of fame, RED ROOM THEATER, 85 E. Fourth St., Sun., 8 p.m., open ended, $15, 212-501-4381.

flight, follows famed American aviator Charles Lindburgh during fourteen critical years in his life: from his historic flight to Paris to the kidnapping of his son, to his obsession with science, to his sudden decision to move to Europe and the anti-Semitic remarks he made at the outbreak of WWII, this play is a deconstruction of an American icon and an exploration of the effects the media and fame have on our celebrities, LUCILLE LORTEL THEATER, 121 Christopher St., Mon., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., through June 19, $55, 212-279-4200.

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