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Volume 77 / Number 27 - December 05 - 11, 2007

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Baby JanesCelebrate the holiday season with the Baby Janes on the quadruple trapeze. There will be aerial artists, dancers, live music and singing. Dec. 14 – 16 & 21 – 23; Fri. & Sat. at 10pm, Sun. at 5:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., The Club, 74A E. 4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $20.

Chekhov’s ChicksAnna Akimovna has a problem: she’s 26 and not married yet. What is she to do? Watch as the female characters from Chekhov’s major plays take turns telling Anna their stories of love, revealing the wit and humor of the master playwright. Nov. 29 – Dec. 15; Wed. - Sat. at 8pm. MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE, 177 MacDougal St., bet Waverly Pl. & W. 8th St. 212-352-3101. www.theatresource.org. $18.

Dramatic Benefit: Auden’s Christmas OratorioIn honor of W.H. Auden’s centenary, Affinity Company Theater and The Poetry Society of America will present a dramatic performance of “For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio.” Sun., Dec. 16 at 8pm. THE CHURCH OF ST. LUKE IN THE FIELDS, 487 Hudson St. 212-414-9419. www.stlukeinthefields.org, click on “Store.” Suggested donation of $25 to benefit St. Luke’s LGBTQ Youth Outreach Program.

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.

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.

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 PioneerAn evening of Eugene O’Neill’s one-acts woven together into one performance. Thru Dec. 9; Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm & Sun. at 2pm. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. 4th St. 212-995-5302. www.metropolitanplayhouse.org. $20, $15 seniors, $12 students, $10 children under 12.

Project ShawView one play by George Bernard Shaw each month. Mondays at 7pm. 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. Thru Dec. 16, Wed. – Sat., at 8pm and Sun. at 5pm. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. $25, $20 students & seniors, TDF.

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.

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.

West Bank, UKA world-premiere musical about an Israeli and a Palestinian living under the same roof. Nov. 29-Dec. 16; Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm; Sun. at 2:30 & 8pm. LA MAMA ETC, 74A E. 4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $18.

Win Win Power AuctionAn interactive performance by Uwe Mengel where the audience bids for actors’ performances. Mon., Dec 3. at 8pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15.

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