Marvin's Tip Sheet
December 1, 2013
The next two readings at the Red Bull are two Russian classics, The Tragedy of Mr. Morn by Vladimir Nabokov on December 9th and Two Clever by Half by Alexander Ostrovsky. Tix.$40-$60 each or $60 for both. 121 Christopher St. Tel. 212-352-3101.
Individual tix for this year’s Under the Radar Festival at the Public go on sale Dec. 2nd. The Festival runs Jan. 8th-19th and features sixteen cutting-edge productions from around the world. Tix $20 or 5 show pack for $75. Various locations. See www.undertheradarfestival.com for more information. Tel. 212-967-7555.
The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic, starring that performer and also featuring Willem Dafoe, directed by Robert Wilson, will be presented at the Park Avenue Armory Dec. 12th-21st. Tix $95 and $135. 643 Park Avenue. Tel. 212-616-3930.
Shakespeare and Elizabeth I: The Reality Show reveals that the Bard’s work was really created by Elizabeth and feminist circle. Thru Dec. 15th. Tix $15. Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue. Tel. 212-254-1109.
Indie-opera troupe Vertical Repertory is offering a revival of the comic opera The Dwarf, originally produced by this company in 2003. Dec. 5th and 7th. Tix $45. 222 East 46th St. Tel. 212-838-3006.
C.S. Lewis’ children’s classic, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, is being given a holiday revival at St. Luke’s on Saturday mornings at 11am thru Jan. 25th. Tix $35, discounted to $20 with code WWPLAY20. 308 West 46th St. Tel. 212-947-8844.
The Republic, or My Dinner with Socrates, a dramatization of Plato’s writings, sill be performed thru Dec. 15th by the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre at LaMama. Tix $18, students $13, 10 $10 rush tix sold before each performance. 74A East 4th Street. Tel. 866-811-4111.
Guts, presenting performances by Armanda Alfen, Brent Birnbaum and Nate Hill. All pushing the boundaries of their bodily presence both virtual and literal, will be presented Dec. 8th-16th at the Abrons Arts Center. 466 Grand St. Tel. 212-598-0400.
The Martin E. Segal Theate Center will present a free program December 2nd on the Legacy of the Squat Theatre of Budapest, with film screens at 3 p.m. and a conversaion at 6:30pm.
Something naughty and nice for the holiday season—an erotic dance-theatre Nutcracker, Nutcracker Rouge, will be offered at the Minetta lane thru Jan. 5th. Tix $69-$79, discounted to $45-$55 with code NRTIX. 18 Minetta Lane, Tel. 800-982-2187.
The Mobile Shakespeare’s production of Much Ado About Nothing is being presented at the Public Theatre after its three week tour around the city thru Dec. 15th with tix at $21.50. 425 Layfayette St. Tel. 212-967-7555.
Private Dancer, a one-woman show on the life and career of film star Rita Hayworth, created by Sage Snakechalmer, will be shown at the Lion theatre Dec. 1st to 21st. Tix $28. 410 West 42 St. Tel. 212-239-6200.
Circus with an African orientation can be seen at the New Victory’s holiday show, Mother Africa, featuring stilt walkers from Tanzania, jugglers from Ethiopia, contortionists from Kenya, and trans-African acrobats, dancers and musicians. Dec. 8th to Jan. 5th. Tix. $17-$44, discounted from $17-$55 with code TM4428. 209 West 42 St. Tel. 646-223-3010.