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Selected Current and Coming Events

Song of the Dragons Flying to Heaven
Who: Young Jean Lee, et al
Where:  HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Ave., Manhattan
When: Thu.-Sun., 8:30 pm; $?. Now thru Oct. 14.

The Kafka Series
Who: Black Moon Theatre Co.
Where: The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center’s Teatro La Tea, 107 Suffolk St., Manhattan
When: Wed.-Sun.,7:30pm (The Trial); Mon.-Tue.,7:30pm, Sat.-Sun, 2pm (The Metamorphosis); $20/$12. Now through Oct. 28.

The Brooklyn-based Black Moon puts their unique cinematic-theatrical hybrid spin on two Kafka classics. Tix: 212.352.3101. or www.theatermedia.com.
More info: www.blackmoontheatrecompany.org

You will Know From the Lines in My Skin
Who: Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann
Where: Chashama, 266 W. 37th St. Manhattan
When: Mon.-Fri., 11am-8pm (with Ms. Heinemann on site from 4pm); Sat-Sun.,4-10pm. Free! Oct. 1-15.

Using the “mytho-science of Chiromancy and the hyperbolic stage of durational performance,” installation artist Heinemann serves up the body as consumable commodity.
More info: www. chashama.org.

Death in a Vacant Lot!
Who: The South Wing
Where: LMCC Swing Space, 15 Nassau St., Manhattan
When: Wed.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 7 & 10pm. $20. Oct 4-14.

South Wing’s AD Kameron Steele adapts Terayama Shuji’s film, “Death in the Fields” for the stage. Tix: www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444. More Info: www.thesouthwing.org

The Last Emperor of Flushing
Who: Alvin Eng
Where: Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, 2nd floor, Manhattan
When: Thu., 8pm; $15/$10. Oct. 5 & 12.

A new memoir monologue from playwright-musician Alvin Eng. “Pére W: American Helpings” a new offbeat oratorio-in-progress by Eng and Margot Newkirk in the curtain raiser. Tix and more info: www.dixonplace.org or 212.219.0736.

The Thugs
Who: Adam Bock’s new play
Where: Soho rep, 46 Walker St., Manhattan
When: Tue.-Sat., 7:30pm.
             NOTE: no perfs Oct. 10 or 11; $15. Oct. 5-28.

A group of temps discover something sinister afoot on the 9th floor of a big law firm. Read more about it in this issue! Tix: www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444.
More Info: www.sohorep.org.

Vassa Zheleznova
Who: Horizon Theatre Rep
Where: Duo Theatre, 62 E. 4th st., Manhattan
When: Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $18. Oct. 5-29.

Horizon Theatre Rep unearths this rarely seen Gorky in anew translation about an unscrupulous matriarch with an iron will. Tix: www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444.

More Info: www.htronline.org.

Who: Carl Hancock Rux
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn!
When: Tue., Thu.-Sat., 7:30-m; $40/$20. Oct. 10, 12-14.

Rux puts his multimedia spin on this retelling of Jean Racine’s Hippolytus on the road of Mycenae. Tix and more infor: www.bam.org

Third Annual Voice 4 Vision Puppet Festival
Who: Voice 4 Vision
Where: Theater for the New city, 155 1st Ave., Manhattan
When: Thu.-Sat., 8 & 9:30pm; Sun., 3, 4:30 & 8pm.
NOTE: Programs vary; consult V4V website for specific days/shows. $15/$8. Oct. 12-22

TNC’s 3rd go-round with a unique group of NYC puppet artists, co-curated by Jane Catherine Shaw and Sarah Provost. Tix: www.theaterforthenewcity.net.
More info: www.voice4vision.org.

Modern Living
Who: Richard Scheinmel’s new play
Where: La MaMa ETC, 74 E. 4th St., Manhattan<
When: Fri.-Sat., 10pm;Sun., 5:30pm. $18. Oct. 13-29

A collection of interrelated stories by and about Mitchell, a NYC performance artist, including “better living through medication.” Tix and more info: www. lamama.org or 212.475.7710

Chekhov in a pub
Who: Phoenix Theatre Ensemble
Where: Ace of Clubs, great Jones St. at Lafayette, Manhattan
When: Tue. 7pm; Sat., 3pm; Sun., 3 & 7pm. $35 (but you get 2 drinks). Oct 14-Nov. 14.

Can’t get enough of them Russkies? The PTE serves up Michael Frayn’s “The Sneeze,” adapted from the some lesser-known Chekhovian short stories and vaudevilles. Tix and more info: www.phoenixtheatreeensemble.org

In Public
Who: theatre minima
Where: manhattantheatresource, 177 Macdougal st., Manhattan
When: Wed.-Sat., 8pm; $18. Oct. 18-28.

I saac Butler directs George Hunka’s new “adult comedy” about a long New York weekend with two married couples. Tix: www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444.

More info: www.theatreminima.org.

The Great Conjurer
Who: Fluid Motion Theater & Film
Where: Kirk Theater, 410 W. 42nd st., Manhattan
When: Tue.-Sun., 8pm; Sun., 3pm $18. Oct. 20-Nov.4.

Kafka’s back and Fluid Motion’s got him in this new play by Christine Simpson “loosely based” upon the life of the Franz man. Tix: www.ticketcentral.com or 212.279.4200.
More info: www.fluid-motion.org

Port Authority Throw Down
Who: The Working Theater
Where: 45 Below/The Culture Project, 45 Bleeker St. Manhattan
When: Tue.-Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 7pm. $25/$20. Oct. 20-Nov. 19.

Mike Batistick’s new play brings together two Pakistani brothers, a homeless alcoholic and a Christian missionary from Akron after one of the bros is taken away by “the authorities.” Tix: www.theatermania.com or 212.353.3101.
More info: www.theworkingtheater.org.


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OCT 2006

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