Volume 76, Number 7 | July 5 - 11, 2006

Theater

NEW YORK LONGING FOR NEW JERSEY “Food for Fish,” by Adam Szymkowicz, focuses on young Bobbie who drops another of life’s pages into the Hudson. He kisses random strangers on the street. He tells a story that’s increasingly real each time we look, once there was a world where men became women, and women became men. Three sisters mourned their father and faced the facts of life. Wed. – Sat., July 12-15, 19-22 and 27-29 at 8pm. Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. $17, $10 students. Ages 17+. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com.

ONE OF SHAKESPEARE’S GREATEST TRAGEDIES “King Lear” is based on the legend of King Leir, a king of pre-Roman Britain. This revival, by The Actors' Shakespeare Project of Boston, offers a stripped-down, intimate look into the work focusing on the actor and the text to give audiences a sense of the play's timeless relevance. Thru July 2, Mon. & Wed. – Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun. at 2pm. La MaMa ETC, 74A E. 4th St. $35. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. Pictured above is Alvin Epstein, center, as King Lear.

CLASSIC AMERICAN FARCE John Murray and Allen Boretz's "Room Service” is considered to be one of the funniest American plays of the 1930s. It centers on a theatrical producer trying to find support for his new show. He convinces the playwright to fake his own death and one of the country's wealthiest businessmen turns up with money to invest, until he discovers the hotel doctor bound and gagged in the bathroom. Previews begin July 6. Continues July 10 - Aug. 5, Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank St., bet Washington and West Sts. $20. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. Pictured above are Sterling Coyne, top, David Edwards, and Scott Evans.

THEATRICAL CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE STORY The comic sex farce, Bite, is the tale of two competing dentists, two dominatrixes and a Southern belle with the audience in control of the action all the way. Opens June 21 at 8pm. Continues thru Aug. 25, every Friday at 10:30pm. The Red Room, 85 E. 4th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. 212-868-4444. www.HorseTRADE.info. $20, $15 students and seniors.

THEATRICAL CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE STORY The comic sex farce, Bite, is the tale of two competing dentists, two dominatrixes and a Southern belle with the audience in control of the action all the way. Opens June 21 at 8pm. Continues thru Aug. 25, every Friday at 10:30pm. The Red Room, 85 E. 4th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. 212-868-4444. www.HorseTRADE.info. $20, $15 students and seniors.

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