Volume 75, Number 38 | February 8 - 14, 2006

Theater

CONFRONTING THE KLAN “Conversations with a Kleagle” was inspired by the life of civil rights leader, Walter White. At the height of a lynching epidemic in the late 1920s, a black writer, passing for white, travels to the deep South to interview a kleagle, a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan. When his true racial identity is discovered by the Klan, he escapes only to find that his rescuer’s family paid a dear price. Thirteenth Street Repertory Company, 50 W. 13th St. Feb. 16 - April 7, Wed. at 8:30pm, Thurs. & Fri. at 7pm. 212-352-3101. $15 adults; $12 students and seniors.

HIP HOP ADAPTATION OF A CLASSIC Aeschylus’s story “Seven Against Thebes” follows the struggles of the two sons of King Oedipus as they fight for the throne of Thebes. Writer and composer Will Power has taken this classical story of pre-destination versus choice and updated it with an urban idiom to explore modern themes including poverty, race and the abuse of power in “The Seven.” New York Theater Workshop, 79 E. 4th St. Tues. at 7pm, Wed.-Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 3pm & 8pm and Sunday at 2pm & 7pm. 212-239-6200. $15-$60. Photo by Sean Keepers.

AN INSPIRING TRUE STORY Steven Fales could have been the poster child for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, except for one thing. In Confessions of a Mormon Boy, an autobiographical one-man play, he tells the story of his failed attempt to overcome his “same-sex attraction” through “reparative therapy.” Jan. 27 - March 31, Mon. at 7pm, Wed. - Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2 & 8pm, Sun. at 3 & 7pm. Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. 212-691-1555. $50 - $55.

Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class Issues, Based on a series of character studies, the play explores what makes foxy women tick. 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.

Anton, A new play that uses actual events and scientific research in child development to tell the story of Anton Chekhov and the family tensions that inspired his work. Covering the last four years of Chekhov’s life as he moves from ecstatic lover to frustrated husband to disappointed

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