Friday, October 9, 2009

THEATER/ October 9 - 18

October  9 - 18 (Fri 8pm, Sat. 2pm & 8pm, Sun. 2pm, 6pm & 7pm) Tanguera - The Tango Musical. A story of unrequited love, set in early 20th century Buenos Aires, presented through a unique combination of song, music, and dance. At the New York City Center, 130West 56th Street. Tickets start at $45. For more information, call 212-581-1212.

October 12 (7pm) Passing Judgment. Play reading. The story of Derek Castillo, a young Nuyorican activist imprisoned for 20 years after an act of terrorism. Written by Jason Ramirez and directed by Sandie Luna. At IATI Theater, 64 East 4th Street. Free admission. Online reservations are appreciated; to RSVP, click here. For more information, call 646-552-0449.

October 14 - 18 (Wed. & Thu. 7pm, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2:30pm) Pantaleón y las Visitadoras. The Peruvian Army recruits Captain Pantaleón Pantoja, a model soldier, a man of integrity and a good husband, for an outlandish mission. Written by Mario Vargas Llosa and directed by Jorge Alí Triana. In Spanish with simultaneous English translation. Tickets start at $25. VIP seating is available. At Teatro Repertorio Español. 138 East 27th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues). For more information, call 212-225-9920.

October 15-16 (8pm & 6pm) El Sexo del Che. A monologue and journey of the imagination through a fictional play that is not about doing but about dreaming. By Néstor Lacorén, starring Fabian Zarta. At The Poet’s Den Theater, 309 East 108 Street. Tickets can be purchased on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 4pm at Avianca Express (2 West 46th Street, Suite 1109) or on Saturdays from 10 am to 12:30pm at RCN Radio (40-12 83 St. 3rd Fl. Elmhurst, NY). For more information, send e-mail to or call call 917-293-8073.

Also On Stage:

Through November 1. Mi mujer es el plomero (My Wife the Plumber). Nominated for Best Comedy of the Coast, this commedy by Hugo Marcos is brought to New York City for the first time by LasTablas company. Tickets start at $20. At the Poet’s Den Theater, 309 East 108th Street (between 1st. and 2nd. Avenues). For more information, call 347-626-3091.

Through November 6 (Tue. 7pm, Wed, Thu. & Fri. 8pm, Sat. 3pm & 8pm, Sun. 3pm) County of Kings. A Spike Lee production. Written and performed by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron. A tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. At The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call 212-539-8500.

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