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Open: 11/15/17- Close: 12/10/17 A Deal

Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese families, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan), until they realize she’s turning into a dangerous stranger. A DEAL is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family’s home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the RMB against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow. 

Venue:
Urban Stages Theatre : 259 West 30 Street
Open: 12/07/17- Close: 12/10/17 A MY NAME IS...
Choreographer Stefanie Nelson presents the NYC premiere of her work A MY NAME IS…, an exploration of memory and forgetting inspired by the choreographer’s personal encounter with a family member’s dementia. Employing a cast of four dancers and a multidisciplinary team of international collaborators, the work focuses on the phenomenon of gravity (both physical and metaphoric) as well as repetition and disappearance. Nelson builds a gestural vocabulary for the piece the same way as one’s language skills develop and disintegrate over time and uses it to reflect upon memory and forgetting, aging and loss. The special advisor for the project is David Shenk, a bestselling author of The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic.

Venue:
THEATERLAB : 357 W36th street
Open: 12/05/17- Close: 12/19/17 AMP
Goode Productions (with Associate Producer Meredith Packer) will present the World Premiere of AMP, a solo horror piece written and performed by Jody Christopherson, directed by Isaac Byrne (The Other Mozart; In Vestments) at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), December 5-19 with performances Tuesday, December 5 at 8:30pm, Wednesday, December 6 at 8:30pm, Thursday, December 7 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 8 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 9 at 8:30pm, Sunday, December 10 at 4pm, Wednesday, December 13 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 15 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 16 at 4pm, Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, and Tuesday, December 19 at 8:30pm.

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 11/29/17- Close: 12/20/17 GREENCARD WEDDING
Goode Productions (with Associate Producer Meredith Packer) will present the World Premiere of Greencard Wedding, an indie rock musical written by Jody Christopherson co-directed by Morgan Zipf-Meister at HERE (145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), November 29 -December 20 with performances Wednesday, November 29 at 8:30pm, Thursday, November 30 at 8:30pm, Friday, December 1 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 2 at 8:30pm, Sunday, December 3 at 4pm, Saturday, December 9 at 4pm, Tuesday, December 12 at 8:30pm, Thursday, December 14 at 8:30pm, Saturday, December 16 at 8:30pm, and Wednesday, December 20 at 8:30pm. Tickets ($35) are available in advance at www.here.

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas
Open: 12/03/17- Close: 12/20/17 HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Hang A Tale Theater Company (Producers Kim Martin-Cotten, Michael Arden Larson, and Jesse Liebman) will present a special engagement of Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths, a solo play inspired by the life of Gordon Hirabayashi, directed by Lisa Rothe (Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments at HERE), at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street at the corner of Elizabeth Street), December 3-20 with performances on Mon 12/4, Wed 12/6, Thu 12/7, Fri 12/8, Tue 12/12, Wed 12/13, Thu 12/14, Fri 12/15, Mon 12/18, Tue 12/19, and Wed 12/20 at 7:30pm; Sun 12/3, Sat 12/9, and Sat 12/16 at 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun 12/10 and Sun 12/17 at 2pm.

Venue:
Sheen Center : 18 Bleecker St
Open: 12/10/17- Close: 12/10/17 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION OF WOMAN'S POWER IN MUSIC AND DANCE
The International Human Rights Art Festival hosts an evening of music and dance to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are featuring an all-female evening, highlighting issues of concerns to women, to honor the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the drafting committee and spiritual advisor for and married to of four-term American president Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The evening features: 

Rachael Sage: New York singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist Rachael Sage was "indie" before it was in fashion. In 1996, inspired by such strong female artists as Indigo Girls and Loreena McKennitt, Sage forged her own indie label – the aptly named MPress Records – and has never

Venue:
The Playroom Theater : 151 W. 46th St.
Open: 11/25/17- Close: 11/27/17 LADY OF THE CASTLE - A GHOSTLY POST-HOLOCAUST CHAMBER OPERA
A ghostly post-Holocaust chamber opera based on a true story and an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg with music and lyrics by Mira J. Spektor. Lissa Moira directs a cast of four, including Darcy Dunn, Douglas McDonnell, Bennett Pologe, and Amanda Yachechak.

Relevant to today's anti-refugee, anti-semitic political climate, Lady of The Castle is set in 1947 after the Holocaust. Is there a young Jewish girl still hidden in the old castle? Based on a true story and Lea Goldberg’s Israeli play, Lady of the Castle is a chamber opera about illusion, reality, love, betrayal, death and hope.

Venue:
Scandinavia House - Victor Borge Hall : 58 Park Avenue
Open: 11/16/17- Close: 12/03/17 Rakugo
This November, the SoHo Playhouse will host celebrated comic storyteller, Katsura Sunshine, as he brings Rakugo (November 16- December 3), the 400 -year-old  art of Japanese comic storytelling, to New York  City. Tickets for Rakugo are $30 sand are available at www.sohoplayhouse.com.

Katsura Sunshine’s RAKUGO is hilarious, charming, traditional, universally funny and yet so very Japanese. Sunshine makes his highly-anticipated off-Broadway debut! Fresh off 10 smash-hit performances in London’s West End at the Leicester Square Theatre! RAKUGO is a

Venue:
Soho Playhouse : 15 Vandam Street
Open: 12/15/17- Close: 12/15/17 THE MOST WONDERFUL CRIME OF THE YEAR
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Venue:
Finley's American Grill : 7433 W Saginaw Hwy
Open: 12/14/17- Close: 12/14/17 THIS ISNT HELPING
How does a therapist whose been practicing for 20 years deal with a bad case of burn-out? Go to therapy. And there are so many different kinds of therapy and self-help to choose from. But in a world, that seems to be getting crazier, are they helping? This true account of Jude Treder-Wolff’s search for renewed hope introduces you to some of the fascinating characters who think they can help, including a wildly optimistic corporate trainer, an opinionated life coach, and mind/body therapist who was either the most relaxed, ethereal person or completely high.

Written by Jude Treder-Wolff

Original songs by Wells Hanley and Treder-Wolff

Developed with Kevin Allison

Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 pm 

Venue:
The Tank : 354 West 45th street
Open: 11/30/17- Close: 12/17/17 WHERE HAS TOMMY FLOWERS GONE?
Constructed as a series of vignettes, skits and brief incidents, the play portrays the life and attitude of one Tommy Flowers—irrepressible cut-up, determined freeloader and disenchanted rebel against society. In the course of his adventures he befriends a destitute old actor, acquires an oversized sheep dog (his best friend) and finds love with a beautiful music student (whom he meets in the ladies' room at Bloomingdale's). But as Tommy moves from scene to scene, his bright red shopping bag at the ready for pilfering, and his agile wit poised to hoodwink everyone in sight, we also glimpse the root causes of his alienation—his ailing, complaining mother back home; an unhappily married brother; a former girlfriend who has settled for a suffocating domesticity; and a venturing forth that has brought more rejection than acceptance.

Venue:
WorkShop Theatre : 312 W. 36th St.