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Volume 77, Number 15 | August 15 - 25, 2007


WILLIAMSBURG! THE MUSICAL A hilarious pop/rock parody of Brooklyn’s over-hyped hipster ’hood. Will the unlikely heroes of Williamsburg band together to save the sub-borough? Or will gentrification reign? Part of the 11th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Aug. 11-24. THE VILLAGE THEATRE, 158 Bleecker St. at Thompson St. 212-279-4488. www.FringeNYC.org. $15. Pictured above are Evan Shyer and Allison Guinn.

BOMBS IN YOUR MOUTH Play was developed in the former apartment of Jimi Hendrix. It centers around estranged half-siblings Danny and Lilly. While Lilly pursued an advertising career in Manhattan, Danny took care of their abusive, insane father in Minnesota, building up resentment in the process. Part of the 11th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Aug. 10-24. CHERRY LANE STUDIO THEATRE, 38 Commerce St., bet Barrow & Bedford. 212-279-4488. www.FringeNYC.org. $15. Pictured above are Cass Buggé and Corey Patrick.

7 Plays/7 Days/7 WaysSeven different versions of “365 Days/365 Plays.” In November 2002, Pulitzer prizewinner Suzan-Lori Parks sat down and committed to writing a play a day for the next 365 days. Thru July 29. JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH, 55 Washington Square South.

Accomplice: The VillagePart 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.

Addicted to ChristmasThis darkly cheerful new comedy by David Patrick Stearns about a dangerous addiction to the yuletide holiday. July 22 at 1:30pm, July 28 at 6pm, and Aug 3 at 4pm.

Angry Young Women in Low-Rise Jeans with High-Class IssuesA light-to-serious look at the psychology of nervous urban goddesses. Open run. Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. PLAYERS THEATER, 115 Macdougal St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. www.angryyoungwomen.net. $45.

Buckle My Shoe, or Terror FirmaA musical presented by Theater for the New City’s Street Theater. It will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs and confront complex social issues through children’s allegories with children as the heroes. Aug. 4 – Sept. 16; Sat. & Sun. at 2pm plus Fri., Aug. 17 at 8pm. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net. Free.

BurnA chilling ghost story for adults sown from the darkest hours of America’s past. Part of the 11th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Sat., Aug. 11 at 9:45pm; Thurs., Aug. 16 at 4pm; Sun., Aug. 19 at 5:45pm; Wed., Aug. 22 at 9:30pm; Sun., Aug. 26 at 4:30pm. THE LAFAYETTE STREET THEATRE, 45 Bleecker St. at Lafayette St. www.FringeNYC.org. 212-279-4488. $15.

DirtThe play centers on Sad, an illegal immigrant from Iraq, who sells roses on the streets to make ends meet. It is a telling story about racism and the havoc it wreaks on the human spirit. Fri., Aug.10 at 10:45pm, Sat., Aug. 11 at 3:15pm, Fri., Aug. 17 at 8pm, Sat., Aug. 18 at 8:45pm, Sun., Aug. 19 at 5pm, Tues., Aug. 21 at 4:30pm & Wed., Aug. 22 at 8pm. THE PLAYERS THEATRE, Loft Space, 115 Macdougal St., bet W. 3rd St. & Minetta Lane. Part of the 11th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. www.FringeNYC.org. 212-279-4488. $15.

Double VisionA look at city life and the twisted relationships it inspires. Part of the 11th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. Fri., Aug. 10 at 9:30pm; Sat., Aug. 11 at 2:15pm; Fri., Aug. 17 at 3pm; Wed., Aug. 22 at 8:45pm & Fri., Aug. 24 at 5pm. THE LINHART THEATER, 440 Lafayette St., 3rd floor, bet. Astor Place and E. 4th St. www.FringeNYC.org. 212-279-4488. $15.

Escape from BellevueThe true story of one of New York’s most infamous rockers as told by the escapee himself, Chris Campion. Features the indie rock of the Knockout Drops. Thurs. & Fri. at 8pm and Sat. at 8 & 11pm. THE VILLAGE THEATRE, 158 Bleecker St. 212-307-7171. www.ticketmaster.com. www.escapefrombellevue.com. $30. Cash bar at all shows.

The Greenwich Village FolliesA high-energy musical tour of New York’s landmark neighborhood. From Peter Stuyvesant to the Stonewall Girls, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to NYU, this new musical revue brings Greenwich Village’s storied 400-year history to life. Thru July 28; Fri. & Sat. at 8pm. MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE, 177 MacDougal St., bet Waverly Place & W. 8th St. www.theatermania.com. 212-260-4698. $18.

Iowa 08Once every four years, Americans turn to Iowa and its people for the earliest indication of who the presidential nominees will be. But who are these people who have so much influence on the presidential nomination process? Thru July 29; Wed. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. DIMSON THEATRE, 108 E. 15th St. 212-352-3101. www.nycollective.org/Iowa08. $18.

Never the SinnerDepicts the story of Leopold and Loeb, two young millionaire lovers who in 1924, while attending University of Chicago, murdered a fourteen-year-old boy simply for the “thrill of it.” Thru July 28. FLAMBOYAN THEATER, inside the CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St., bet Rivington & Delancy. 212-260-4080.

The Magic of Mrs. CrowlingTwelve-year-old Kicken Petchio is not long for this world. Dying of “undisclosed cancer,” his only escape is into the wizardly world of his favorite books: the Henry Shield adventures. When his father arranges for him to meet his favorite author through Last Ditch Wish, Kicken gets more than he bargained for. Thru July 29 & July 31-Aug. 5. Tues.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm. KRAINE THEATER, 85 E. 4th St. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. www.MrsCrowling.com. $18, $12 students & seniors.

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