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APARTHEID EXAMINED IN PLAY AT SEAPORT Linda Sithole starring in “Linda Means to Wait,” at Shooting Star Theatre at the South Street Seaport. Chronicles a South African family and its attempt to flee the oppressive Apartheid regime for the U.S. 40 Peck Slip, between Front and South Streets. Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. thru Nov. 22.

Beckett/albee, three short plays by the great Samuel Beckett & a one act work by Edward Albee, CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 111 E. 15th St., Tue.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., through Oct., $65, 212-239-6200.

Big red comedy festival, a festial that brings together the best of the best from the Cornell University sketch & improv world for one weekend of fun, celebrating comedians from the past and present, THE KRAINE THEATER, 85 E. Fourth St., Oct. 23, 8:30 p.m., Oct. 24-25, 7 & 8:30 p.m., $12 individual, $30 festival pass, 212-868-4444.

Bitter, Toby Blackwell’s unique brand of humor shine thorugh as he discusses many detours in life through video, stories & song, THE DUPLEX, 61 Christopher St., Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 7 p.m., $10 plus 2 drink min., 212-255-5438.

The city, a man, whose father has just passed away, moves his family to New York City with dreams of fame & fortune forbidden in their small hometown upstate, THE METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 East Fourth St., Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., through Oct., $15-$19, 212-885-5302.

Closet chronicles, a comedy that follows a family through three holidays as hilarious family secrets are exposed during a slew of “coming outs,” blowing the hinges off the family’s closet doors, THE GROUND FLOOR THEATER, 312 W. 11th St., between Greenwich & Houston, Thu.-Sun., 8 p.m., Oct. 10-Nov. 2, $15, 212-352-3101.

BLUE MAN GROUP: TUBES, a multi-faceted and unique performance by silent and blue-faced iconoclasts and actors/ dancers/musicians, ASTOR PL. THEATER, 434 Lafayette St., open-ended run, Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m., Fri., 7 & 10 p.m., Sat., 4, 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., $55-$65, 254-4370.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: ABRIDGED, actors Peter Ackerman, Jeremy Shamos & David Turner take on 75 of Shakespeare’s characters in this contemporary and shamelessly abridged adaptation of the collected works of the bard; dir. by Jeremy Dobrish, CENTURY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 11 E. 15th St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m., ongoing, $29-$59, 239- 6200.

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the American film porn classic, this is the story of a girl from a small town with stars in her eyes who dreamed about growing up & making it big in the city, JANE STREET THEATER, 113 Jane St., Mon.-Fri., 8 p.m., Fri., 10:30 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., ongoing, $25-$45, 302-7000.

THE DONKEY SHOW, the audience participates in this bawdy, disco-infused adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” THE CLUB EL FLAMINGO, 547 W. 21st St., Wed. & Thur., 8 p.m., Fri. & Sat., 8 & 10:30 p.m., ongoing, $25-$39 plus drinks, 307-4100.

Edge, an extraordinary look at one of the 20th Century’s most influential figures, revealing the true Sylvia Plath not only as a poet, but also as a child, woman, wife & mother, DR2 THEATER, 103 E. 15th St., Mon.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 p.m., through Sep. 20, $40, 212-239-6200.

GOLDEN LADDER, a comedy about growing up in a mixed-religion household and a daughter’s attempt to remedy her parents’ religious conflicts, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 4 & 8 p.m., ongoing, $50-$55, 239-6200.

Make love, the tragicomic life of Liza Minelli is the backdrop of this show as one New Yorker tries to make sense of the current chaos of our nation, FEZ, Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St., Sun., 8 p.m., July 13-Aug. 10, $20, 212-533-2680.

MONO, set in a Lower East Side bar, an exploration of the microcosms of Lower Manhattan, SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., open-ended, $15, 358-3447.

NAKED BOYS SINGING, a nude musical extravaganza, THE ACTORS’ PLAYHOUSE, 100 Seventh Ave. S., Mon., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., Sun., 3 & 7 p.m., open-ended, $35-$50, 239-6200.

ROCK STARS NYC, stage dive into the intensified rock concert experience combining dance & live rock & roll music where the audience can dress, sing, dance & party like a rick star all night long, POLLY ESTHER’S, 186 W. Fourth St., Fri., 8 p.m., open-ended, $35-$55, 212-714-ROCK.

VINCENT, a new musical by Robert Mitchell about the life of Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Judith Fredericks, WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St., Thru.-Sat., Mon., 8 p.m., Sun., 3:30 p.m., open ended, $19, 627-2961.