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Volume 77 / Number 30 - Dec. 27 - Jan.2, 2007


All Aboard The Marriage HearseSean’s not against commitment, but he’s dogmatically against the institution of marriage, which he considers archaic and unnecessary. His assumptions will be tested by his girlfriend after she catches the bouquet at her friend’s wedding. Jan. 3-27; Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm ($20), Sun. at 3pm (pay what you can). THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st. Ave. at E. 10th St. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com.

C’est DuckieAn interactive nightclub performance experience from London. Dec. 20 – Jan. 19. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122, 150 1st Ave. 212-352-3101.

CulturemartFeaturing 11 new works that blur the lines between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry and visual art. Jan. 4-21 at 8:30pm. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave., entrance on Dominick St. 212-352-3101. www.here.org. $15, $10 donors.

Days of AntonioBased on a true story about a disabled boy who is locked in a roost to live with chickens. At the age of fifteen, he starts satisfying his natural instincts with the hens, but one day his parents catch him with a prostitute and decide to lock him in an insane asylum. Dec. 20-30; Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 2:30 & 8pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 1st Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $18, $13 students & seniors.

Frankenstein (Mortal Toys) A full-length miniature spectacle based on Mary Shelley’s novel and performed by puppets based on 18th-century American portrait paintings. Jan. 8-14; Tues. – Mon. at 7pm, Sat. & Sun. at 2pm also Jan. 16-19; Wed. – Sat. at 7pm, Sat. at 2pm. 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.

The Honor and Glory of WhalingThe second play in a trilogy of plays that deal with the issue of addiction and recovery in the commercial fishing industry. Post-show Q&A will follow select performances. Ages 14+. Dec. 28-Jan. 6; Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm & Sun. at 2:30 & 7:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $20, $15 seniors & students.

Man Is ManA new production of Bertolt Brecht’s classic story of a soldier named Galy Gay who loses his identity in a time of war. Thru Dec. 22; Mon. & Wed.-Sat. at 8:30pm & Sun. at 4pm & 8:30pm. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave., bet Spring & Broome Sts., enter on Dominick St. 212-352-3101. www.here.org. www.theelephantbrigade.com. $18, $15 students & seniors.

Maudie & JaneInspired by “The Diary of Jane Somers” by Doris Lessing. Two women of different ages & different classes encounter each other, an elderly, poor woman living in squalor, and a middle-aged fashion editor near the top of her career. Thru Feb. 10. THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com. $20, $10 students.

No DiceA four-hour version of the eleven-hour epic culled from over 100 hours of taped telephone conversations with actors, friends and family about their jobs, personal problems, aspirations and dreams. Thru Dec. 30; Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 7pm. SYDNEY’S PLAYGROUND, 66 White St., bet Broadway & Church Sts. 212-868-4444. www.smarttix.com. $25.

Piaf: Love Conquers AllThe life and loves of the legendary French singer who stood only 4’10” and created music that reaches through generations and across oceans. Ages 12+. Thru Jan. 20; Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 8pm. THE SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 Vandam St., bet 6th & Varick. 212-691-1555. www.sohoplayhouse.com. $45, $35 seniors, $25 students.

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