IN THE AGE OF BUSH AND ASCHCROFT a woman draws on her Louisiana roots to help raise her pre-adolescent daughter in a post 9/11 world in Mothers Little Helper. Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St., Feb. 6-22. 212-868-4444.
SUITCASE AT SOHO REP Playwright Melissa James Gibsons new play revolves around Jen and Sallie who spend their time not finishing their dissertations and not letting their boyfriends into their apartments. (Pictured above are Christina Kirk (background) and Thomas Jay Ryan.) Thru Feb. 14. Wed-Sat at 7:30; $15, 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
KLUB KA, THE BLUES LEGEND at La MaMa. A play with classic Delta blues. A mythical journey into the Underworld by a teenage girl who deals with the demon of sexual abuse and longs to be a poet. Feb. 5-15; Th-Sat at 10; Sun at 5:30; $15, 212-475-7710; www.lamama.org
GIVE US YOUR CHILDREN at the Flea Theater. The Flea Family Festival of Theater, Music, Dance and Stories. Pictured above is a dancer from the The Orchid Show, a whimsical swamp where beings and insects come to life alongside people. Festival runs Jan. 21-Feb. 22. 41 White St. Tickets: $10-20; 212-352-3101 www.theatermania.com
MAO ON LINE ONE A play that examines how to find the air pockets in the never ending torrent of our everyday lives. Presented by DownTown Theatre Company, at CenterStage, 48 West 21st St., 4th Floor. Jan 16-Feb. 1; 212-696-6655, $15, $12. 212-696-6655.
SWEDENS EUGENE ONEILL Last Supper, a play by Lars Noren is the story of two brothers crumbling marriages on the evening after their mothers funeral. The play opened in 1985 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm for a successful run. It will be the debut production of Actors without Borders a new resident company of La Ma Ma. Pictured left to right, Raina von Waldenburg, Olle Agelii, Tullan Holmqvist, Dan Illian. La MaMa, 74A East Fourth Street. Jan. 22-Feb. 1, Th-Sat. at 10 pm, Sun, 5:30. $15 212-475-7710 or www.lamama.org
THE MESMERIST A re-edited film by director Bill Morrison from a deteriorated nitrate print of James Youngs The Bells (1926). Features Lionel Barrymore who, in a dream, is exposed as a murderer by the Mesmerist played by Boris Karloff. Part of World Financial Centers Silent Film Series. The Bill Frisell Trio will perform an original score to accompany the film. Winter Garden. One of three films to be shown, Wed. Jan. 14 & Thurs. Jan.15 beginning at 7.
A STOOP ON ORCHARD STREET at the Mazer Theater. Inspired by the playwrights visit to the Tenement Museum, this musical brings to life the colorful and trying world of the Lower East Side circa 1910. 197 East Broadway. Tues-Sat, 8; Wed., Thurs, Sat. at 2; Sun, 1 & 5. 212-239-6200. $45 adults, $25 kids 12 and under.
YOURE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at the Lucille Lortel Theater. Inside Broadway, one of NYCs leading educational theater companies for children and families, will present this musical as part of their weekend family series. Show is 50 minutes and appropriate for all ages.
121 Christopher St., 212-239-6200, Sat.& Sun, Jan. 10, 11; Jan 17, 18; Jan 31, Feb. 1 at 10:45 am. $15
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.
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.