Volume 76, Number 53 | May 30 - June 5, 2007


Accomplice: The VillageA 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. Also visit www.accomplicenewyork.com for events in other areas of NYC.

All Her Faces - A Portrait of Dusty SpringfieldFeatures some of the singer’s best and least known songs and goes beyond biography to look behind the stories and memories surrounding one of pop music’s great voices and personalities. June 1-3 and 8-10; Fri. & Sat. at 10pm and Sun. at 5:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., The Club, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $18.

Boys Just Wanna Have FunIn the late 1980s, NYPD detectives Ralph and Lauren, go undercover at a Staten Island gay bar to infiltrate an alleged drug ring. Instead, Ralph soon finds himself under the covers with Danny, the local heartthrob. Thru June 9; Fri. at 8pm and Sat. at 3 & 8pm. ACTORS PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, 100 7th Ave. South, bet Bleecker & Christopher Sts. 212-239-6200. www.BoysJustWanna.com. $55.50.

Buffalo Bill Combination: Exhibition #1In preparation for an Off-Broadway production in 2008, Axis Company is developing material concerning Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. One of the most successful events in theatrical history, Cody’s pageant became a large contributor to the beginnings of our national identity. Attend a free workshop presentation. Mon. – Wed., June 11 – 13 at 8pm. AXIS THEATRE, One Sheridan Square, just off 7th Ave. 212-807-9300. www.AxisCompany.org.

The Chronological Secrets of TimWhen the love of Tim’s life leaves him on his 30th birthday due to his bad boy behavior, he decides to end his life in dramatic fashion. First he must deal with two ex-girlfriends and revisit his outrageous and heartbreaking past. Will he finally come to his senses? Thru June 3; Thurs. – Sun. at 8pm. ACCESS THEATER, The Gallery Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor, bet Walker & White Sts. www.brownpapertickets.com. $18.

The Eaten HeartOn a hot summer evening the characters escape the monotony of their own lives by visiting a remote motel. Entering into a dream of hilarious, erotic and gory twists, they engage in steamy roadside intrigue before disappearing back onto the lonely highways. Thru June 9; Tues. & Thurs. – Sun. at 8pm. THE ONTOLOGICAL THEATER, St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St. at 2nd Ave. $17, $12 students. 212-352-3101. www.Ontological.com.

Escape From BellevueA music-driven multi-media rock ‘n’ roll production written and performed by Christopher John Campion with music by Knockout Drops. Opens Thurs., May 31 for an open run. THE VILLAGE THEATRE, 158 Bleecker St., bet Sullivan & Thompson Sts. $30 advance, $35 door for Thurs. at 8pm & Sat. at 11pm; and $35 advance, $40 door for Fri. & Sat. at 8pm. 212-307-7171. www.ticketmaster.com. www.KnockoutDrops.com.

Fate’s ImaginationLilah, desperate to reconnect with true love, believes she has found it in a chance sexual encounter with Brock, a man half her age. Brock’s mother, Susan Thomas, a senator from New York, is determined not to let a family scandal derail her bid for President. Tues.- Thurs., thru May 31 at 8pm. PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., bet W. 3rd St. & Minetta Lane. 212-352-3101. $35 - $65.

Fitz & Walloughs Get in the EndThis unique theatrical experience reunites the award winning team behind the 2004 hit The Only Thing Straight Is My Jacket. June 3 - July 8, Sundays at 8pm. ACE OF CLUBS, inside Acme, 9 Great Jones St. at Lafayette. 212-352-3101. www.SpinCycleNYC.com. $15.

God’s EarA full-length play with musical interludes. Mel and Ted have lost their young son. Now, wherever Ted goes, he meets people with dead sons and whatever Mel touches falls apart. The two try to continue through life guided by their young daughter, the Tooth Fairy and G.I. Joe. Thru June 2, Wed.- Mon. at 8pm. EAST 13TH STREET THEATER, 136 E. 13th St., bet 3rd & 4th Aves. $25, $18 students & seniors. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com.

Golondrina (Swallow)In a time of strong partisan division and massive street demonstrations for and against the government, two sisters are forced to take a profound look at their dying father and what he represents. June 7-24; Thurs.–Sun. at 8pm and Sun. at 2:30pm.  LA MAMA E.T.C, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $18.

Hysterical DementiaThe Monumental Misfits of Comedy present a character-driven variety show for the way-Off Broadway crowd featuring Rob Shapiro, Stephanie Sabelli, Bruce Smolanoff & Steve Bird. Tues., June 12 at 10pm. BOWERY POETRY CLUB, 308 Bowery, bet Bleecker & Houston. 212-614-0505. $5.

I Google MyselfThe unusual story of three very different men with the same name. One is a gay porn star with a dirty little secret. One is a stoner mechanic who blogs poetry and has anger management issues. And another is a wily stalker with a balloon fetish, desperate to make a connection. Their worlds collide when one man Googles his own name to find others who share his moniker. June 14 - July 7; Thurs. & Fri. at 8pm; Sat. at 8pm & 10:30pm. UNDER ST. MARKS, 94 St. Marks Place bet 1st Ave. & Ave. A. 212-352-3101. www.TheaterMania.com. $18.

King KongHorse Trade Productions presents Radiotheatre in the first live on stage performance of King Kong complete with a troupe of storytellers, an original orchestral score and sound effects. Thru June 10; Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 8pm and Sun., June 3 & 10 at 2pm. RED ROOM THEATER, 85 E.4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. $20. 212 868-4444. www.smarttix.com.

Maktub, It is WrittenA performance passage of poetry, paint & song (a fusion of folk, blues and Hip Hop) by Mahina Movement, Gabriella Callender & Erica R. DeLaRosa. Thru June 9; Thurs. – Sat. at 7pm. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ, 236 E. 3rd St., bet Aves. B & C. 212-505-8183. $15.

Love LettersA benefit performance of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters featuring Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels. The piece traces the lifelong correspondence between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the spirited and impulsive Melissa Gardner as they mature from childhood playmates into adulthood. Mon., June 4 at 7pm. FREDERICK LOEWE THEATER, New York University, 35 W. 4th St. at Greene St. 212-226-0051 x 110. $250.

MarisolAbrons Arts Center’s Urban Youth Theater presents Jose Rivera’s award-winning play about the harsh realities of a post apocalyptic world. A young professional from the Bronx finds herself in a New York City that is on the verge of a breakdown. Acid rain burns the skin, apples and coffee are extinct and the moon is on a steady course away from the earth. June 7-10; Thurs., Fri. & Sat. at 7:30pm and Sun. at 2pm. ABRONS ARTS CENTER, Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand St. at Pitt St. www.abronsartscenter.org. www.theatermania.com. 212-352-3101. $10, $5 kids.

Off Stage: the East Village FragmentsProduction travels the streets of the East Village with a company of 80 actors & 17 directors visiting over a dozen theatrical landmarks. Short scenes from Off-Off Broadway plays are acted out to reawaken the actual sites where they premiered. Begins at the traffic island in Astor Place (with “The Cube”) near E. 8th St. & 4th Ave. June 14 – 30; Thurs. – Sat. with four 2-hour tours each day at 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30pm.

The Quantum EyeAn amazing evening of intimate parlor mentalism brought into the 21st century as Sam Eaton performs a succession of impossibilities including: predictions, mind reading and fantastic revelations. June 15 – July 20; Fridays at 7pm. SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 Vandam St., bet 6th Ave. & Varick. 212-691-1555. www.sohoplayhouse.com. $45.

Romeo and JulietA new twist on Shakespeare’s beloved story. This dance opera version brings unusual elements to the story, setting it as a traveling road show attended by the Montagues and Capulets in Verona.  Thru June 17; Thurs. – Sun. at 7:30pm. LA MAMA ETC, Annex, 66 E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $25.

VampingGUTWorks, a multifaceted New York-based theatre & multimedia company, presents an original & dynamic multimedia piece as part of the soloNOVA Arts Festival. Wed. – Fri., May 30 & 31 at 8pm and June 2 at 1pm. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122, 150 1st Ave. at E. 9th St. 212-352-3101. www.ps122.org. $18, $15 students & seniors.

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