Written by David Stallings
Directed by Heather Cohn
Presented by Manhattan Theatre Works
The swampland of Louisiana is hit with the most massive oil spill known to history. Barnacle, an old sea turtle, fights against man’s destruction, nature’s wrath and her enemies of the wild to save her children trapped in the spill. Poetry, allegory, music, puppetry and movement create this magical world as the animals of Louisiana face the ultimate threat to their lives.
Thu–Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 E 14th St at First Ave
Tickets: $18 ($15 students/$12 seniors)
Take Me Back
Written by Emily Schwend
Directed by Jay Stull
Presented by Kindling Theatre Company
After a four-year stint in federal prison, Bill is back at home, living with his diabetic mom and looking for a way out of Oklahoma. But today’s America doesn’t give a guy like Bill many options. How far is he willing to go to change his fortune? With a dose of melancholic nostalgia infused with dark humor, Take Me Back examines the impossibility of the American dream when surrounded by nothing but minimum wage Big Box stores and chain restaurants.
Feb. 28–Mar. 22
Wed–Sat, 8pm; additional performances on Mar. 3 and Mar. 4 at 8pm
46 Walker St, b/w Broadway & Church
Tickets: $18, available via smarttix.com
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Zac Hoogendyk, Cristina Lundy, and Ross Williams
Presented by NY Shakespeare Exchange
A three-hour pub crawl featuring plenty of Bard to go with your beer (or wine, or cocktails). The crawl is divided between four bars, with a Shakespeare scene breaking out at each location. The actors are shoulder-to-shoulder with the audience, drawing them in and making this experience about as “up-close and personal” as Shakespeare gets.
Sat, Mar. 1
Sat, Mar. 8
Additional dates thru the spring & summer
Visit shakespeareexchange.org for tickets and more information.
Written and directed by Jordan Buck
Presented by The October People
Based on the life of a troubled artist who lived and tragically died in the subway tunnels of New York City. His chosen family struggles to come to terms with his sudden end, but through the depth of their collective grief, they rekindle his spirit and conjure the life of a complex and gifted man who faced many inhumane injustices, unnoticed over the roaring sounds of the trains.
Mar. 21–Apr. 5
Fri–Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm
Jan Hus Playhouse Theater
351 E 74th St, b/w First & Second Aves
Tickets: $18, available at theoctoberpeople.com
— Listings provided by Robert Gonyo and the Go See A Show! podcast.