Theater for the New City
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Time Out says
Thu Jul 1 2010
Although the institution has been around in some incarnation since 1971, the sprawling cement complex was only converted from its former state as a WPA building in 1986, and its four stages have been chock-full of experimental, politically conscious theater ever since. Many of the shows—albeit offbeat—are appropriate for children.
Theater for the New City 155 First Ave
What's on at Theater for the New City
Writer-composer-performer Phoebe Legere stars as Elizabeth I in a saucy feminist romp that imagines the Virgin Queen and her circle as the secret authors of Shakespeare's plays. Director David Zen Mansley does double duty as the Bard.
Things to Do
- Critics' pick
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Comedy, Gay & lesbian
Andrea J. Fulton's queer comedy, directed by Leslie Dockery, spies on the sexual secrets of both members of an African-American couple.
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