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Volume 77, Number 23 | November. 07 -,13 2007

Villager Theater Guide
A Villager Special Supplement

Villager Theater Guide

Big BrotherInspired by true-life stories of Chinese-Americans who were interrogated for alleged espionage. Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm and Sun., Nov. 11 & 18 at 2:30pm. LA MAMA ETC, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $20, $15 students & seniors.

The Consuming Passions of Lydia Pinkham and Rev Sylvester GrahamA turn-of-the-last-century musical revue about food starring Margery Cohen and Joseph Neal with Musical Director Woody Regan on the piano. Presented in association with MTP-Montauk Theatre Productions. Wed., Nov. 7 & 14 at 7:30pm. SPACE GALLERY, South Street Seaport, 207a Front St., corner of Beekman. 212-964-8465. $10 suggested donation.

Drum of the Waves of HorikawaTraditional elements of Japanese performance are combined with live music in this interpretation of the 18th century Chikamatsu classic “Drum of the Waves of Horikawa.” Thru Nov. 17; Thurs. – Sat. at 8:30pm & Sun. at 4pm. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave., one block below Spring St. 212-352-3101. www.here.org. $20, $15 students.

FuerzabrutaShow focuses on movement and includes a man running through a series of moving walls, individuals racing to connect from opposite sides of a whirling sail, and performers interacting in a watery world suspended just above the audience. Thru Feb. 17. THE DARYL ROTH THEATRE, 20 Union Square East. 212-352-3101. $35-$70.

A Glance at New YorkFollow a firefighter named Big Mose, known as the toughest man in the nation’s toughest city, during a dangerous period in New York City history. The original production of this vaudeville play was the biggest theatrical sensation of 1848. Continues thru Nov. 17, Fri. – Sat. at 8pm. AXIS THEATRE, 1 Sheridan Square, just off 7th Ave. 212-352-3101. www.axiscompany.org. $20.

Minimum WageAn acappella musical in which five staffers of a Big Brother-type fast food chain attempt to initiate new trainees into the wonders of Hamburgerology. Open run. THE THEATRES AT 45 BLEECKER STREET, The Green Room, 45 Bleecker St., bet Lafayette & Mott Sts. 212-239-6200. $45.

Moments of Mercy: The Secret of Making PeaceStoryteller Laura Simms presents an imaginative and moving fairytale from northern Romania about the importance of the quest to bring joy to the world. Sun., Nov. 11 from 3-4pm. THE PROVINCETOWN PLAYHOUSE, 133 MacDougal St., just south of Washington Square Park. 212-998-5867. $5, children are free. Recommended for ages 5+.

Musical Memories of Old New YorkA song and dance celebration of the early days of theatre and vaudeville originating in the music halls of Lower Manhattan. Presented in association with MTP-Montauk Theatre Productions. Sat., Nov. 10 & 17 at 8pm. and Sun., Nov. 11 & 18 at 5pm. SPACE GALLERY, 207a Front St., corner of Beekman. 212-964-8465. $10 suggested donation.

None of the AboveA comedy about privilege, transcending stereotypes, and getting into Princeton. Thru Nov. 25. THE LION, 66 Wooster St. 212-279-4200. $45.

Night of the Living DeadWhen a strange meteor smashes into a ship en route to Illyria, the bodies pile up as fast as the romantic complications. Will true love prevail? Can a zombie be made to understand the affairs of the heart without eating it? Thru Nov. 10; Thurs. & Fri. at 8pm and Sat. at 7 & 9:30pm. Also Wed., Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 at 8pm. LA TEA THEATER, 107 Suffolk St., bet Rivington & Delancey. 800-838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/21674. $18.

The Piano TeacherMrs. K lives in a twilight world where she serves cookies and enjoys memories of students past, but the ghosts who haunt this lonely woman stand on the brink of making their way to light. Thru Dec. 9. VINEYARD THEATRE, 108 E. 15th St. 212-353-0303. $55.

The Pied Pipers of the Lower EastsideBilly, Dawn, Dear and Wyatt are an extended sexual family living tribally in NYC. Watch as they battle through their fears and addictions. Thru Nov. 25; Thurs. – Mon. at 8pm, Sun. at 2pm. THE GENE FRANKEL THEATER, 24 Bond St., corner of Lafayette. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. www.theamoralists.com. $18 in advance, $20 at the door.

Project ShawView one play by George Bernard Shaw each month. Mondays at 7pm. Nov. 19: Widowers Houses. Dec. 17: Pygmalion. THE PLAYERS, 16 Gramercy Park South. 212-352-3101. www.projectshaw.com. $15.

The Round of PleasureA modernist retelling of Schnitzler’s “La Ronde.” It is a tale of serial seduction with ten alienated, materialistic characters. CLEMENTE SOTO VELEZ, 107 Sufflok St., bet Rivington & Delancey. Nov. 10 – Dec. 16, Wed. – Sat., at 8pm and Sun. at 5pm. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. $25, $20 students & seniors, TDF.

Ryuji Sawa: The ReturnA blend of Kabuki dance, Taiko drumming, sword fighting and martial arts. Thru Nov. 11; Tues. - Fri. at 8pm; Sat. at 2 & 8pm and Sun. at 2 & 6pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Ave., bet 9th & 10th Sts. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $30 in advance, $35 at door.

The Silver GlobeVisual artist Aida Ruilova mixes video imagery with live music and movement in this commissioned performance inspired by Andrzej Zulawski’s film The Silver Globe, a Polish science fiction movie from the 1970s about a failed mission to the moon that creates a new primitive society. Nov. 16 & 17. THE KITCHEN, 512 W. 19th St. 212-255-5793. $10.

SpainReeling from a divorce, Barbara finds solace in her overactive imagination. After conjuring her dream lover, the two embark on a fantastical journey, which prompts her to give in to her darkest desires. Thru Nov. 14. LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE, 121 Christopher St. 212-279-4200. $60.

The Turn of the ScrewIn this tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, a young governess begins a new job at a lonely English manor house plagued by supernatural powers. The two orphaned children in her care appear to be controlled by evil powers, but only the governess is able to see the ghosts around them. Thru Nov. 17; Wed.-Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm. BANK STREET THEATRE, 155 Bank St., bet Washington St. & the West Side Highway. 212-352-3101. www.TheaterMania.com. $18, $10 for students with ID.

Two Adaptations of Dante’s Divine Comedy“The Divine Reality Comedy” is a new translation of Dante’s Divina Commedia for adults. It runs Nov. 29 – Dec. 16; Thurs. - Sun. at 8pm during the first week of performances; Wed. – Sun. at 8pm the following weeks. “The Divine Reality Comedy Circus” is for kids of all ages and runs Sat. & Sun. at 3pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, Johnson Theater, 155 1st Ave. at E. 10th St. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net. $12.

Two for the RoadView two shows, Going on Faith & Dreaming Wide Awake, featuring entertaining story telling, pop tunes and Broadway classics. All proceeds donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Thru Nov. 11. THE DUPLEX, 61 Christopher St. 212-255-5438. $10 donation.

Voice 4 Vision Puppet FestivalCelebrate the work of a unique group of New York artists who have been creating dynamic puppet theater for many years. Nov. 29 – Dec. 9; Thurs. - Sat. at 8 & 9:30pm; Sun. at 3, 4:30 & 8pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Ave. at E. 10th St. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net. www.voice4vision.org. Plays are $15. Puppet Art Attacks & Puppets on Film are $8.

Wake UpAn evening of two thematically related companion pieces: “The Dreams of Laura Bush” and “The Passion of Terri Schiavo.” Thru Nov. 18; Sundays at 7pm. THE GREEN ROOM, 45 Bleecker St. at Lafayette St. 212-239-6200. www.TeleCharge.com. $22.


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