Volume 75, Number 32 | Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, 2005

Theater / Performances

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF URBAN GODDESSES Based on a series of character studies, “Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues” explores what makes foxy women tick. Pictured above, an actress, Jessica Durock, balks at her first career topless scene while her bolder girlfriend, Devon Pipers, tries to steer her through the experience. Jan 19 - Feb 12, Thurs at 7pm; Fri & Sat at 7 & 9:30pm and Sun at 3pm. The Duo Theatre, 62 E. 4th St, bet Bowery & 2nd Ave. 212-868-4444. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

CELEBRATE THREE KINGS DAY The light from a star will lead the Three Kings to Teatro SEA, New York’s Only Latino Children’s Theatre, to celebrate one of the most important Latin American holidays for children, El Día de los Tres Reyes Magos/Three Kings Day. The first one thousand kids to arrive will meet The Three Kings and receive a free gift. Teatro SEA, Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children’s Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Floor, bet. Delancey & Rivington Sts. Fri., Jan 6 from 3-6pm. Free. 212-529-1545.

SHAW MEETS KABUKI IN MAJOR BARBARA What happens when George Bernard Shaw, theater’s old-time renegade, meets Japanese Kabuki? Will it be a fight to the death or can these two disparate theatrical forms peacefully and productively co-exist in Major Barbara? Pictured above are Mike Mikos, left, Tom Lipinski, Bob Jaffe, Tina Shepard and Heidi Schreck. Jan. 12-29, Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun. at 2:30 & 7:30pm. La MaMa E.T.C., Annex Theater, 74A E. 4th St. $15. 212-475-7710. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

UNAUTHORIZED CHARLIE BROWN PARODY Set 10 years after the beloved comic strip, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” follows Charlie Brown, all grown up, in a modern tale of teenage angst. There is a pyromaniac ex-girlfriend, a homophobic quarterback and Snoopy has terminal rabies. Pictured above are Logan Marshall-Green and Ian Somerhalder. Century Center for the Performing Arts, 111 E. 15th St. Mon. Wed., & Thurs. at 8pm, Fri. at 7 & 10pm, Sat. at 4 & 8pm and Sun. at 7pm. $65, except for Fridays at 10pm are $25. 212-239-6200.

TWO WORKS BY NOBEL PRIZE WINNER Harold Pinter’s first play, The Room, and his most recent work, Celebration, complement each other in this riveting double-bill. Celebration opens on a wedding anniversary in an ultra-trendy restaurant, while The Room reveals a shabby one-room London flat and descends into a nightmare world of insecurity and uncertainty. Written 40 years apart, both plays touch on the human desperation to find safe haven in a threatening world. Tues. – Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2 & 8pm, Sun. at 3pm. Thru Jan. 8. Atlantic Theater Company, 336 W. 20th St. 212-645-8015. $50.

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