CRUX AT ST MARKS Crux is a new play by Joseph Langham in response to the current world political climate, recent tragic events and our seemingly constant state of war. A voter registration drive will also take place. Thru Oct. 3. Shows at 8 & 4pm. Under St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Pl. between Ave A and 1st Ave. $12, $8 Students/Seniors. 212-868-4444.
The adams conglomerate high school drama club presents: tales of the 8th grade!!!, follow the fictional adventures of five teenage girls as they experience friendship, love, death, smoking, sex, shoplifiting, pedophilia, kidnapping, basketball...you know, high school stuff, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
Africa & plumbridge, troubled teen meets her fairy-godmother and becomes Cinderella in this life-affirming musical based on a true story, a cast of 16 sing a score featuring rock, opera, soul & soaring ballads in this musical fit for the whole family, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 29, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
All the help you need: the adventures of a hollywood handyman, a hilarious and frightening autobiographical one-man show by Tim Ryan, a NY actor hires himself out as a jack-of-all-trades in Hollywood, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, ACCESS THEATER, 380 Broadway, 4th fl., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
Alphabet city II, a new series of monologues based on East Village interviews that spotlight the vital history and present diversity of the Lower East Side, METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. Fourth St., Aug. 26-28, 8 p.m., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., $10-$20, 212-995-5302.
The awesome 80s prom, a new interactive theater piece in the style of Tony & Tinas Wedding & the Donkey Show, a unique experience that brings you back to the time when movies featured Molly Ringwald, where the audience picks the winners, WEBSTER HALL, 125 E. 11th St., Fri., 8 p.m., through Aug., $25 plus two drink min., 212-868-4444.
Black martian, a Haitian-American, in search of identity, trips over himself encountering psycho cooks, bible-toting street playas and knife-wielding Italian women, journey through 3 countries and 15 chracters in this coming-of-age one-man show based on a ture story, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE NEXT STAGE, 312 W. 11th St., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.