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Volume 73, Number 29 | November 19 - 25, 2003



CORRUPTION IN A RELIGIOUS GROUP is the subject of a new musical at La MaMa. Based on the true story of the Rawe family in rural Washington state, “The Good Faith, 1940-1990” by Harold Dean James, describes the false allegations waged against a Jevovah Witness couple. They are leveled by a corrupt faction of rival ministers. Nov. 20 thru Dec. 7, at La MaMa, 74A East Fourth St., Thurs. thru Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $15/tdf 212-475-7710 or

Bernadette & the butcher of broadway, professional rivalry turns very ugly when a bet between a gossip columnist and a theater critic degenerates into a no-holds barred war for control over public opinion, THE DUPLEX CABARET THEATER, 61 Christopher St., 2nd fl., Nov. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 7 p.m., $10, 2 drink min., 212-255-5438.

Blood wedding, a contemporary version of Lorca’s classic tale of love & revenge, exploring the unicultural conflict between traditional society and individual desire, CLEMTE SOTO VELEZ CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, 107 Suffolk St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., Sun., 7 p.m., through Nov. 16, $15, 212-502-3590.

BlUE MAN GROUP: TUBES, a multi-faceted and unique performance by silent and blue-faced iconoclasts and actors/ dancers/musicians, ASTOR PL. THEATER, 434 Lafayette St., open-ended run, Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m., Fri., 7 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., $55-$65, 254-4370.

Blurring the lines, a sado-masochistic noir thriller for the poetic set, when a man’s tortured body dissapears under bizarre circumstances the only person connected is a seemingly innocent child-like woman, LA TEA, 107 Suffolk St., Mon., 7 p.m., through Nov. 17, $10, 212-501-2282.

The cat and the moon, a blind man and a lame man set out on a quest to be cured, chronicling their search for the Holy Well: that mythical place where all things are possible, if you simply have them, 13TH STREET REPERTORY THEATER, 50 W. 13th St., Thu.-Sat., 7 p.m., through Nov. 16, $10-$15, 212-675-6677.

Catholic school girls, a satirical memory play that humorously & poignantly explores what it means to have come of age Catholic & female during the turbulent and liberating 1960s, CENTER STAGE NY, 48 W. 21st St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., through Nov. 15, Sun., 2 p.m., Nov. 9 & 16, $15, 212-841-0326.

Chang in a void moon, three more epsodes of the living film serial play, #53-55, about the exploits of a businessman and his schemes to defraud a wealthy family, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74A E. Fourth St., through Nov. 16, call for episode performance schedule, $15, 212-475-7710.

The colleen bawn, two beautiful Irish colleens-one fair, one dark-inhabit a wild melodrama set in the lush mountains of Country Kerry, complete with live fiddling, THE IRISH REPERTORY THEATER, 132 W. 22nd St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Wed., 2 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through Nov. 30, $40-$45, 212-727-2737.

De la guarda, the off Boradway, death defying sensation where gravity is not an option continues its succesful run, DARYL ROTH THEATER, 20 Union Square East, at 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 7 p.m., Sat., 10 p.m., open ended, $20-$55, 212-239-6200.

Diss diss and diss dat, a new hip-hop musical about the expriences of an original Harlem rap group, the Funke Natives, during the late 1980s and early 1990s, based on the real lifespan of this group, HARRY DU JUR PLAYHOUSE, 466 Grand St., Wed.-Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 3 p.m., through Nov. 30, $30, 212-279-4200.

Farmanimalfarm, presented in celebration of the Centenial anniversary of Orwell’s birth, this is a contemporary adaptation of his classic political satire novel “Animal Farm,” LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 A E. Fourth St., Thur.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m., through Nov. 16, $15. 212-475-7710.

First flight, a series of play reading of new works that run the gamut from the dramatic to the fantastic in thier rawest form, CENTERSTAGE, 48 W. 21st St., call for specific schedule, through Nov. 25, free, 212-501-4069.

Foreign aids, a one-man performance by Pieter-Dirk Uys, a personal comment on the state of a special nation-South Africa, LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 A E. Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m., Sun., 5:30 p.m., through Nov. 9, $12-$15, 212-475-7710.

I can only come so far, a speedy mix of Mike Albo’s monoloues, vignettes, dances and rants about our hyper-commercial, over-designed, over-marketed lives, TEATRO LA TEA, 107 Suffolk St., Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 8:30 p.m., $15, 212-539-3197.

Il travatore, a new production of Verdi’s fiery, melodic drama, setting brother against brother in the quest for a maiden’s hand, AMATO OPERA, 319 Bowery, Nov. 8, 14-15, 21-22, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9. 16 & 23, 2:30 p.m., $30, 212-228-8200.

KIKI & herb: coup de theatre, the drag singer & her semi-mute piano playing accomplice continue their smashing show that uses thier trademarked mix of contemporary pop songs smashed into cabaret madness, THE CHERRY LANE THEATER, 38 Commerce St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., open-ended, $20-$55, 212-239-6200.

Like i say, a peculiar group of travelers try to make sense of life and get a hold of some ready cash at a seaside hotel, THE FLEA THEATER, 41 White St., Wed.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Nov. 22, $15-$20, 212-226-2407.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED, actors Peter Ackerman, Jeremy Shamos & David Turner take on 75 of Shakespeare’s characters in this contemporary and shamelessly abridged adaptation of the collected works of the bard; dir. by Jeremy Dobrish, CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 11 E. 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., ongoing, $29-$59, 239- 6200.

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the American film porn classic, this is the story of a girl from a small town with stars in her eyes who dreamed about growing up & making it big in the city, JANE STREET THEATER, 113 Jane St., Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., ongoing, $25-$45, 302-7000.

THE DONKEY SHOW, the audience participates in this bawdy, disco-infused adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” THE CLUB EL FLAMINGO, 547 W. 21st St., Wed. & Thur., 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., ongoing, $25-$39 plus drinks, 307-4100.

Edge, an extraordinary look at one of the 20th Century’s most influential figures, revealing the true Sylvia Plath not only as a poet, but also as a child, woman, wife & mother, DR2 THEATER, 103 E. 15th St., Mon.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Sep. 20, $40, 212-239-6200.

GOLDEN LADDER, a comedy about growing up in a mixed-religion household and a daughter’s attempt to remedy her parents’ religious conflicts, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., ongoing, $50-$55, 239-6200.

Make love, the tragicomic life of Liza Minelli is the backdrop of this show as one New Yorker tries to make sense of the current chaos of our nation, FEZ, Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St., Sun., 8 p.m., July 13-Aug. 10, $20, 212-533-2680.

MONO, set in a Lower East Side bar, an exploration of the microcosms of Lower Manhattan, SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., open-ended, $15, 358-3447.

NAKED BOYS SINGING, a nude musical extravaganza, THE ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE, 100 Seventh Ave. S., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., open-ended, $35-$50, 239-6200.

ROCK STARS NYC, stage dive into the intensified rock concert experience combining dance & live rock & roll music where the audience can dress, sing, dance & party like a rick star all night long, POLLY ESTHER’S, 186 W. Fourth St., Fri., 8 p.m., open-ended, $35-$55, 212-714-ROCK.

VINCENT, a new musical by Robert Mitchell about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Judith Fredericks, WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St., Thru.-Sat., Mon., 8 p.m., Sun., 3:30 p.m., open ended, $19, 627-2961.

All about the family, three tales about life, its beginnings & its end, in all its beauty, gloy & ugliness. The journey is not always easy, but its one definetely worth taking, CENTER STAGE NY, 48 W. 21st St., call for specific details & performance schedules, Sep. 3-21, $19 per show, 212-501-4069.

Anna bella eema, the tale of a poor woman and her daughter fighting eviction from thier trailor, a spoken & sung three character story with werewolves, police chases, and little girls giggling underneath the house, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., call for specific performance schedule, Sep. 6-Oct. 4, $15, 212-868-4444.

Belly: Three shorts, a trilogy of related shorts about the inner lives of womenin the past, present & next millenium, in which acts of violence are juxtaposed against the act of giving birth, addressing social issues in a non-realistic manner, HERE ARTS CENTER, 145 Sixth Ave., call for specific performance schedule, Sep. 6-Oct. 4, $15, 212-868-4444.

B.F.D., a seventy minute monologue journey into the mind of Manhattan’s most neurotic, most Jewish, and most explicitly gay performance artist, Andy Horowitz, THE GROUND FLOOR THEATER, 312 W. 11th St., Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sep. 12-Oct. 4, $15-$25, 212-978-3758.


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