All Aboard The Marriage HearseSeans not against commitment, but hes 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 friends wedding. Thru Jan. 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.
AmerindiansA cross-cultural performance exhibition told through dance, spoken word, body art and a sound/video installation. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Ave. Thurs., Jan. 17. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net.
Cest DuckieAn interactive nightclub performance experience from London. Thru Jan. 19. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122, 150 1st Ave. 212-352-3101.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaCreated in 1927, this performance combines live music and storytelling with films and animations. A series of comic vignettes will be shown with performers interacting with the animations. Jan. 9 27. PERFORMANCE SPACE 122, 150 1st Ave. at E. 9th St. 212-352-3101. www.thaeatermania.com. $25, $10 members.
CulturemartFeaturing 11 new works that blur the lines between dance, theatre, music, new media, puppetry and visual art. Thru Jan. 21 at 8:30pm. HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 6th Ave., entrance on Dominick St. 212-352-3101. www.here.org. $15, $10 donors.
Frankenstein (Mortal Toys) A full-length miniature spectacle based on Mary Shelleys novel and performed by puppets based on 18th-century American portrait paintings. Thru Jan. 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.
HawthornucopiaTwo weeks of new works inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne, including musical fantasies, dance recitals & full-length plays. Each evening will feature readings of Hawthornes works. Jan. 14 27. METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 East Fourth St. 212-995-5302. www.metropolitanplayhouse.org.
La RondePart of the Winter Classic Series. Set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, La Ronde explores the passion, deception and isolation of modern relationships. Thru Jan. 26; Wed.-Sat. at 8pm & Sat., Jan. 19 & 26 at 2pm. MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE, 177 MacDougal St. 212-352-3101. www.theatresource.org. $18.
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.
Morning, Afternoon and Good NightThree plays directed by Oleg Braude. A Corner of the Morning by Michael Locascio is the first original play performed at La MaMa. Other two plays are Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams and Good Night, I Love You by William M. Hoffman. Thru Jan. 13; Thurs. Sat. at 8pm, Sun at 2:30 & 8pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., First Floor Theatre, 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15.
NewLandA one woman show about the imaginary world a child creates when everything she knows changes forever. Jan. 17 27; Thurs. Sat. 9pm, Sun at 2:30 & 8pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15.
NorthA multi-media, multidisciplinary production about storytelling, love and distance featuring a wide array of music. Jan. 18 Feb. 2; Thurs.-Sat. at 10pm & Sun. at 5:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C, 74A E. 4th St. bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org. $15, $10 students & seniors.
Piaf: Love Conquers AllThe life and loves of the legendary French singer who stood only 410 and created music that reaches through generations and across oceans. Ages 12+. Thru Feb. 10; 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.