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Marvin's Tip Sheet

September 29, 2014

Prepare for comprehensive exams cheaply and quickly!  The clown-puppet-mask company Theater Grottesco will present their Consider This on night only, October 30th at Irondale—a 60 minute romp through the history of Western theatre from the Greeks onward for only $15.  85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn.  Tel. 718-488-9233.

A new play by Sarah Ruhl, The Oldest Boy, will be presented at Lincoln Center , beginning Nov. 3rd with previews beginning Oct. 9th.  Tix $77 for previews, $87 afterward.  159 West 65 Street.  Tel. 212-239-6200.

Playdate, created by One-Legged Dog at the Fat Baby Night Club on the Lower East Side, claims to take immersive theatre “to horny, new heights.”  Guests move through bar, lounge and mezzanine, looking in on a variety of short scenes about love and dating. Running Sunday thru Wednesday evenings until Nov. 5th..  Tix $55, table reservations $75.  3LD offers a $20 discount with code 3LD, but it did not work when I tried it.  112 Rivington.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

A couple of interesting dance-flavored participatory theatre events are in the Crossing the Lind Festival by Ivana Muller.  In We are Still Watching,(Sept 30th, Oct. 1st and 3rd)  spectators create a community by reading a script together and in Partiituur (Oct. 4th and 5th afternoon and evening) audience members receive performance instructions through headphones which they may or may not follow.  Tix $20.  Children $10.  New York Live Arts, 219 West 19 St.  212-924-0077.

The incomparable shock comedienne Bridget Everett’s new show, Rock Bottom, plays at Joe’s Pub thru Oct. 16th.  Tix $33.  Public Theater, 425 Lafayette, Tel. 212-539-8778.

If you don’t get enough political sex scandals on CNN, relive your favorite moments with Tail!Spin! at the Lynn Redgrave, a documentary collage of the best emails, press releases, and other documentation of the last decade or so of such shenanigans.  Thru Nov. 30th.  Tix $25-$75.  45 Bleecker St. at Lafayette.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

William Luce’s one-woman 1976 play, The Belle of Amherst, based on the life of Emily Dickinson, is being revived at the Westside Theatre beginning October 7th.  Tix $79, discounted to $55 with code BADRM88.  407 West 43 St.  Tel. 212-947-8844.

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is now taking place on Theatre Row. It run thru Nov. 23rd and offers over 130 one-person shows from six continents.  The complete listing can be found at  Tix. $19.25 per performance. 410 West 42 St. Tel. 212-239-6200.

Master puppeteer Basil Twist offers his unique take on The Rite of Spring in this year’s White Light Festival at Lincoln Center.  Oct. 15th-18th at the Rose Theatre.  Tix. From $25.  Broadway at 60th.  Tel. 212-721-6500

Three interesting offerings will be at the theatre for a New City in October.  Gertrude Stein’s three-part prose poem, Tender Buttons will be presented by the Van Reipen collective:  Objects, Oct. 2nd-5th; Rooms Oct. 9th-12th; and Food Oct. 16th-19th.  Tix $15, students $12.  Karen Malpede’s ecp-drama Extreme Whether, will be offered Oct. 2nd-26th.  Tix $18, students $10.  Mario Fratti’s 6 Passionate Women, inspired by Fellini’s 8 1/2 , will be offered Oct. 9th-26th.  Tix $12, students $10.  155 First Ave.  Tel. 212-254-1109.

Frank Marcus’ Off-Broadway hit of 1964, The Killing of Sister George, is being revived by The Actors Company thru Nov. 1st.  Discount tix $39 and $49 with the code TRKSGTC.  The Beckett Theatre, 410 West 42 St.  Tel. 212-947=8844.

The 2014 EstroGenius festival runs Oct. 2nd thru Nov. 2nd.  Sixteen short plays, 11 solo performances and more.  Visit for complete schedule.  Tix. $18. Stage Left Studio.  214 West 30th St.  6th floor.

The Frog and Peach Theatre Company is presenting Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus at the West End Theatre, Oct. 9th-Nov. 2nd. Tix $18.  263 West 86 St.  Tel. 212-868-4444.

The ingenious Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar’s Big Dance Company are being presented as part of the Next Wave Festival at BAM  Sept. 30th thru Oct. 4th.  Tix. $20-$60.  Also at BAM, The Tanztheater Wuppertal revives Pina Bausch’e classic Kontakthof, first presented in New York at BAM 30 years ago.  Oct. 23rd-Nov. 2nd.  Tix $24 to $110.   30 Lafayette Ave.  Tel. 718-636-4100. 

The 1997 Broadway musical Side Show by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger is being given a Broadway revival at the St. James beginning October 28th.  Discount tix of $57 and $77 available to performances thru Nov. 23rd, then $57 and $89.  Use code SSBBX911,  Tel. 212-947-8844.  246 West 44 St. 

Three short plays from the classic horror theatre, the Grand Guignol of Paris, are being presented at the Flea Theatre under the title Gore thru Oct. 5th: Madhouse by Andre de Lorde and Alfred Binet, Tics by Rene Berton, and The Final Kiss by Marice Level.  Tix $15, $24, $35.  Lowest tix sold first.  41 White Street.  This is the first of four Grand Guignol evenings.  Upcoming are Cruelty plays (Oct. 14th-25th), Night Terror plays (Nov. 18th-Dec. 3rd) and Lust plays (Dec. 9th-22nd).   Tel. 212-965-1808.

Shades, the musical parody of the popular novel, Fifty shades of Grey, Is selling discount tix of $39 and $59 thru Nov. 2nd (normally $59 and $79) with the code SMRT916.  Elektra Theatre, 300 West 43 St.  Tel. 866-811-4111.

Christopher Marlowe’s epic Tamburlaine Parts I and II will be presented in a single four-hour performance by the Theatre for a New Audience Nov. 1st thru Dec. 21st.  262 Ashland Place (one block from BAM), Brooklyn.  Subscriber tix $49.  Tel. 718-290-2819, ext. 10.