Volume 76, Number 50 | May 9 -15, 2007

THEATER

GLOBAL TROUBADOUR PERFORMS Guy Mendilow, pictured above, is a citizen of Israel, Britain and the United States and has traveled much of the world. He creates modern folk music reflective of his world travels. Thurs., May 17 at 8pm.TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St. $25. 212-220-1460. www.tribecapac.org.

AN OCTOPUS LOVE STORY What if falling in love with the wrong person was the best thing you’ve ever done? Jane and Danny, two drifting New Yorkers, identify themselves as gay, until their friendship catches their hearts off guard. A political protest against the ban on same-sex marriage ignites an unlikely and heartbreaking romance.CENTER STAGE THEATER, 48 W. 21st. St., bet  5th & 6th Aves. Previews begin May 2. Opens May 5. Wed.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 3pm. $18, $10 in previews. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. Ages 14 and up. Pictured above are Josh Tyson, left, and Kelli Holsopple.

Accomplice: The Village, A new show from the producers of Accomplice: New York that is part interactive theater and part game that sends participants on a mission along the streets of the West Village. Performances run every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-3pm and meet at a location TBA. $55. www.accomplicethevillage.com. 212-209-3370.

Arts Nouveaux - Une Celebration 1890-1914, Plays by Sarah Bernhardt and others, dances by Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller, music by Debussy and others and set & costume designs replicating the Paris Art Nouveau style. Sat., April 21 at 3 & 8pm. WINGS THEATRE, 154 Christopher St.

Before there was God, Explores the origin of patriarchal monotheistic religious fanaticism, war, intolerance, greed and the divine right of kings. Written & Directed by Lissa Moira. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 First Ave. bet 9th and 10th Sts. Thru April 22; Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 3pm. $10/TDF. 212-254-1109.

James Baldwin—Down from the Mountaintop, Celebrate the life and work of James Baldwin, American author and civil rights activist, on the 20th anniversary of his death. Proceeds from this play about his life benefit the James Baldwin Expeditionary Learning High School. Thurs., April 26 at 7pm. THE JAMES BALDWIN SCHOOL, 351 W. 18th St., bet 8th & 9th Aves. $35 or $50 to sponsor a student. For tickets, call 800-432-7250. For more information, visit www.jamesbaldwinplay.com or call 212-627-9716.

Miracle in Rwanda, Leslie Lewis Sword brilliantly transforms herself into a cast of characters to tell the incredible story of Rwandan Genocide Survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza. OHIO THEATRE, 66 Wooster St., bet Spring & Broome Sts. Thru April 29; Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. $35. www.SmartTix.com. 212-868-4444.

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.

Random Acts!, Features one-act plays by the best of The New School for Drama’s up-and-coming actors, directors and playwrights. Thru April 28; Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sat. at 3pm. THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DRAMA, 151 Bank St., 3 rd floor. Free. Reservations recommended. 212-279-4200. www.ticketcentral.com. www.drama.newschool.edu.

Short Rides On The Local, New one act plays with the City as subtext. Thru April 21. JEFFERSON MARKET BRANCH LIBRARY, 425 6th Ave. at 10th St. Free.

Trophy Wife, A new musical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story “Anna on the Neck.” thru April 22, Thurs. - Sun. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 2:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 E. 4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. $18. 212-475-7710. www.LaMaMa.org.

Waxing West, A new play by a Romanian playwright that explores the tragic-comic journeys of her compatriots caught up in the cultural and economic dislocations of post-Iron Curtain Eastern Europe. Thru April 22, Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2:30 & 7:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th St. $18, $13 seniors & students. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org.


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