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November 13, 2016

After the “election of hate,” we all need some healing and looking forward, and who better to provide this than the Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir.  They will present for five Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from Nov. 20th thru Dec. 18th shows collectively titled GATHER! . . .after a year of living hate.  Each show will have an activist theme—the homeless, the environment, native Americans, pipeline activism etc. Tix $15.  425 Lafayette St.  Tel. 212-967-7555.


The new Ma-Yi Theater Company production, Among the Dead, is a dark comedy mixing characters from three time periods—1944, 1950, 1975—with a shape-shifting Jesus in a small hotel room in Korea.  Playing thru Nov. 26th at HERE.  Tix. $25.  145 Sixth Ave.  Tel. 212-352-3101.


Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography is being presented by the New Federal theatre thru Nov. 20th at the Castillo theatre.  Tix. $40, students $30. 543 West 42 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


On Monday, Nov. 21st, the Pig Iron company will be honored at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, with screenings of the company’s works 12 to 4 and a discussion at 9:30pm.  FREE.  365 Fifth Ave.


Israel Horovitz’ Man in Snow, written as a radio play and then reworked for staging, is having its NYC premiere at La Mama thru Nov. 27th.  Tix $25, students $20.  64a East 4th St.  Tel. 646-430-5374.


Discount tix are available for the new Broadway musical, A Bronx Tale, now in previews and opening Dec. 1st at the Longacre.  Tix $45 to $119 with code BXTHM810 (regularly $45 to $157).  220 West 48 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.


Party People, a revolutionary multimedia piece about the legacies of the Black Panthers and Young Lords is being presented by Universes at the Public thru Dec. 11th.  Tix $55 with code TOPPL55. 


The August Strindberg Repertory Theatre is presenting three Strindberg plays in rotating rep thru Dec. 3rd under the title Double Cross.  Two one-acts, Pariah and The Stronger will alternate with Abu Casem’s Slippers.  Tix $18, students $12.  Both evenings: $24.


The Alliance Francaise is offering an evening of authentic French Cabaret, Menu: Plaisirs the evening of Nov 16th at Florence Gould Hall.   Tix $20 to $100.  55 East 59 St.  Tel. 212-355-6100.


59 East 59th is offering thu Dec. 11th, The City that Cried Wolf, a film noir style detective story with nursery rhyme characters starring Jack B. Nimbel as the hardboiled private eye.  Tix $25.  59 East 59, Tel. 212-279-4200.


Hilary Bettis’ The Alligator Project from the New Georges is ground-breaking, the first of 12 off-Broadway productions of The Sol Project, dedicated to new Latina/o playwrights, and also the first play to open in the new A.R.T. theatres on the far West Side.  Tix $35.  Nov. 27th thru Dec. 18th.  502 West 53 St. (at 10th Ave. ). Tel. 646-3368077.


Discount tix for Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, presented at the Theatre for a New Audience Nov. 19th thru Dec. 3rd are $65 with discount code MANIA.  262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.  Tel. 866-811-4111.


Fireworks, a new play by Palestinian playwright Dalia Taha, first presented at the Royal Court in London, will be given a FREE reading by Noor Theatre on Tuesday Nov. 15th at 7:30pm.  Reserve seats at  83 East 4th St, 3rd floor.


Who better to do a burlesque Nutcracker than the flamboyant Company XIV, which will present Nutcracker Rouge in their converted cabaret space at Irondale Nov. 21st thru Jan. 7th.  Tix $35 to $525. 


Signature Theatre is offering an unusual theatre experience—“Theatre for One.”  Each day Nov. 16th, 17th, 19th and 20th, 5-minute shows for one actor and one audience member will be presented on a walk-up basis from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.  Then the same shows by reservation only will be offered from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Reservations available only 24 hours before each show.