THEATER AT THE CENTER Excerpts features 8 short plays examining the diverse issues of today created by the Village Playwright, a group of gay writers affiliated with the LGBT Center. Sat. & Sun., March 30 & 31 at 8pm. LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, 208 W. 13th St. $15. 718-381-1487. Pictured above are Mark Becker and Tom Simonetti in the farcical Marriage, the Gay Way.
THE EXILES A new adaptation of the Orestes and Electra myth by Theodora Skipitares about a brother and sister who avenge the murder of their father and become outcasts in their own city. LA MAMA ANNEX, 74A E. 4th St. March 22-April 8; Thurs.-Sun. at 7:30pm & Sun. at 2:30pm. $18. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org.
American Family Project, Recounts, mostly in their own words, the comings of age of an adopted Korean American woman, two Black women of mixed ethnicities, a bi-racial Korean American woman who is the child of divorced parents, and an African-American man raised by his mother. Thru March 12. Week 1: Thurs. - Sat. at 8pm; Sat. & Sun. at 2pm. Week 2: Tues. - Sat. at 8pm; Sat. & Sun. at 2pm. TEATRO LA TEA, Clemente Soto Velez Community Center, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd floor. $18. 212-868-4444.
Bad Plays Festival, NY Artists Unlimited is now accepting submissions for the 2nd annual Bad Plays Festival (naughty, satirical, politically incorrect, political satire). Scripts under 45-minutes running time are preferred. To apply, submit application, resume, cover letter, sufficient copies of script for readers, bios of any other artists involved, and $15 application fee (through April 30; $25 through May). Check or money order made out to NY Artists Unlimited, Inc. Mail to: Melba LaRose, Artistic Director, NY Artists Unlimited, 212 W. 14 St., #2A, NYC 10011. The festival will be presented for 3 weeks in September. www.NYartists.org. Nyartunltd@aol.com.
BFF, The story of Lauren and her best friend forever Eliza. Lauren is a New Yorker, who is split in two by time, living in the past and the present. When she accidentally tells a lie, she is forced to complete a story that, until now, has remained cruelly unfinished. Thru March 17; Mon. Sat. at 8pm. DR2, 103 E. 15 th St., bet Union Square East & Irving Place. $25-35. 212-239-6200. www.wetweb.org.
The Devil and Billy Markham, You know Shel Silverstein from the childrens classics The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, but wait until you see The Devil and Billy Markham, which tells the story of Billy Markham who never met a bet he didnt take, including that of his own soul. D-LOUNGE, 101 E. 15th St. March 9-April 14; Fri. & Sat. at 8pm. $20, $12 students. 212-868-4444.
Frigid New York, An open and uncensored theater festival. March 7-18; Mon. - Fri. from 6pm - midnight; Sat. & Sun. from 1pm - 1am. $5-15. 212-868-4444. www.FRIGIDnewyork.info. Takes places at THE KRAINE THEATER & THE RED ROOM, 85 E. 4th St. and UNDER ST. MARKS, 94 St. Marks Place.
Goodness, What does it mean to tell, or even know, the truth? And who is able to tell the truth to another? Thru March 11; Tues. - Fri. at 8pm; Sat. at 3 & 8pm; Sun. at 3pm. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122, 150 1st Ave. at E. 9th St. $25. 212-352-3101.
The Honeymoon Period is Officially Over, Gemma Wilcox portrays 20 characters in her award winning one woman show. She transforms from male to female, and from frisky feline to mysterious fowl. March 9-18. THE KRAINE THEATER, 85 E. 4th St. $14, Opening night 2 for 1 tickets with discount code 241TIX. 212-868-4444. www.SmartTix.com.
Janyl, An ancient epic about a woman archer with a skill so refined that she never misses. March 9-11; Fri. - Sun. at 8pm & Sun. at 3pm. Also March 15-25; Thurs. - Sat. at 9pm & Sun. at 3 & 8pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710.
Mary Rose, A little-known play by the author of Peter Pan. Its the haunting, lyrical tale of a young womans disappearance and her mysterious return to her family. Continues thru March 11. Tues. - Sat. at 8pm and Sat. & Sun. at 3pm. THE VINEYARD THEATRE, 108 E. 15th St. $60. 212-353-0303. www.vineyardtheatre.org.
Murder Uncensored, About the secret life and unsolved murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor. March 12 - April 8; Fri., Sat. & Mon. at 8pm & Sun. at 3:30pm. $20, $16 students & seniors. WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St. 212-627-2961.
My Trip to Al-Qaeda, Lawrence Wright brings his acclaimed book to the stage, weaving facts, figures and Powerpoint into a compelling and timely story. Thru April 14. CULTURE PROJECT, 55 Mercer St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com.
Oklahoma, The American classic by Rodgers & Hammerstein presented by The Village Light Opera Group. It is a story of courtship & dreams in a faraway place where work was hard and pleasures were simple. Sat., April 21 at 8pm; Sun., April 22 at 2pm; Fri., April 27 at 8pm; Sat., April 28 & Sun., April 29 at 2pm. HAFT AUDITORIUM, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W. 27th St., bet 7th & 8th Aves. $20-40. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com.