Volume 74, Number 30 | December 01 - 07, 2004



THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Inside Broadway’s hilarious 50-minute version of the play featuring modern dialogue and pop rock music. Part of the Weekend Family Theatre Series. All ages. Sat., Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11, & 18 at 10:30am. Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St. $15. 212-279-4200.

ARCHIPELAGO A collection of pan-Asian and Asian American family stories told vaudeville-style for the whole family to enjoy. Presented by SLANT Performance Group. Nov. 18-21 and Dec. 2-5, Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 2:30 & 8pm. La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. $15. 212-475-7710.

PIECEWORK The story takes place on March 25, 1911 in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City and follows several fictional characters through the last day of their lives. Presented by Theater for the New City. Nov. 20 – Dec. 12, Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. Cino Theater, 155 1st Ave. $10. 212-254-1109.

CHEKHOV NOW FESTIVAL The fifth annual festival features new theatre works inspired by the plays and fictions of “beloved” Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov. Pictured above is a scene from “The Bet,” an adaptation of a short story by the same name. Runs Oct. 27 – Nov. 21 at the Connelly Theatre, 220 E. 4th St. Tickets are $15, call TheatreMania at 212-352-3101.

PUPPETRY FESTIVAL Theater for the New City will present “The Voice 4 Vision Puppetry Festival” to celebrate the work of a unique group of New York artists who have been creating dynamic puppet theater for many years. Pictured above is Preston Foerder and puppets. Nov. 4-14. 155 First Ave. at E. 10th St. $15. 212-254-1109.

THE HOUSE OF YES A “dark comedy” presented by Strange Sister Theatre combining an “unhealthy obsession with the Kennedys, a hurricane, Thanksgiving with future in-laws, and a mentally unstable twin sister.” Wed, Oct. 20 – Sun., Oct. 24. Wed. – Sat. at 8pm with a Sat. and Sun. matinee at 2pm. Sanford Meisner Theater, 164 11th Ave. $15, $12 Students. 212-340-1013.

‘THE MOST FAMOUS CABAL OF ALL’ Theater for the New City’s annual costume ball: non-stop theater, costume competition and ballroom dancing. Sun, Oct 31. Free outdoor entertainment begins at 4 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm. Costume or formal dress required. 155 First Ave at E. 10th St., $20. 212-254-1109.

NINE PARTS OF DESIRE American premiere. This play “lifts the veil on exactly what it means to be a woman in the war-zone known as Iraq.” Written and performed by Heather Raffo. Directed by Joanna Settle. Opens Oct. 9. Manhattan Ensemble Theater, 55 Mercer St. at Broome. $55 plus fees. For tickets, call 212-239-6200.

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 PLAYER’S THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 28, 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.

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