Villager Theater Guide

Antigone, Jean Anouilh’s version which updates the classic Greek myth to the World War II era, DR2 THEATRE, 103 East 15th St, through Nov. 22, $15.50, call for times and reservations, 212-239-6200.

The Beard of Avon, takes on the centuries-old debate of whether William Shakespeare really wrote all the plays and sonnets attributed to him in a witty, farcical and linguistically inventive play set during the period of Shakespeare’s rise to prominence, NYTW, 79 E. Fourth St., call for times and reservations, 212-460-5475.

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., $65, 212-239-6200.

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.

Bright Ideas, in the competitive world of coloring books and building blocks, some parents will kill to get their kid into the best school in town, literally, CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY, 136 E. 13th St., Tue., 7 p.m., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat. 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m., also Nov. 23, 30 8 p.m., $47.50, 212-279-4200.

The Cat and the Moon, a spiritual comedy about a blind man and a lame man who set out on a quest to be cured. Their quest chronicles the search for the Holy Well: the mythical place where all things are possible, 13TH STREET REPERTORY, 50 W. 13th St., Thur.-Sat., 7 p.m., $10-$15, 212-675-6677.

The Colleen Bawn, two beautiful Irish colleens – one fair, one dark – inhabit a wild melodrama set in the lush mountains of County Kerry, complete with live fiddling, IRISH REPERTORY THEATRE, 132 W. 22nd St., Wed., 2 & 8 p.m., Thur.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 & 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., through Nov. 30, $40-$45, 727-2737.

FLOW, follows the tale of seven storytellers in their quest for survival in a world of modern, urban pitfalls, and the search for a new language to make age-old lessons endure for a younger generation, NYTW, 79 E. Fourth St., call for times and reservations, 212-460-5475.

Julius Caesar, a contemporary telling of Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece about the power of politics and the power of the people the politicians mean to serve, multimedia, CONNELLY THEATER, 220 E. Fourth St., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 8 & 3 p.m., also Nov. 5, 3 p.m., through Nov. 23, $19, 212-868-4444.

Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre, the drag singer & her semi-mute piano playing accomplice continue their smashing show that uses their trademarked mix of contemporary pop songs smashed into cabaret madness, THE CHERRY LANE THEATER, 38 Commerce St., Tue.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 7 & 10 p.m., open-ended, $20-$55, 212-239-6200.

Last Chance, two one-act plays by J.B. Edwards, BLUE HERON ARTS CENTER, STUDIO, 123 E. 24th St., Thur.-Sun., 8 p.m., Sat., 3 & 8 p.m., through November 2, $20, 860-460-8843.

Last Resort or Farblondjet, shows the story of a young man as he looks for love amongst the ruins of a dying civilization, the Jewish Catskills, DR2 THEATRE, 103 East 15th St., through Nov. 19, $15.50, call for times and reservations, 212-239-6200.

Like I Say, a mysterious and comic story set at the seaside Hotel Splendide, where a peculiar group of travelers try to make sense of life and get some ready cash, THE FLEA THEATER, 41 White St., Wed.-Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 3 & 7 p.m., through Nov. 22, $20, 226-2407.

Line, comedy by Israel Horovitz that is the longest-runing off-off Broadway show, THIRTEENTH STREET REPERTORY, 50 W. 13th St., open-ended, Wed. & Thur., 7 p.m., Sat., 9:30 p.m., $10-$12.50, 675-6677.

Living in Virtual Paradise, the town of Paradise is the most wonderful place in the world to live, until their power-hungry leader warns them of a mysterious threat, turning friend against friend, multimedia show, THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 First Ave., Thur.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Nov. 6-23, $10, 212-254-1109.

Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s most controversial play explores the dynamics of prejudice, revenge, hypocrisy, and loyalty in all their masks and postures, THE PEARL THEATER COMPANY, 80 St. Marks Pl., Oct. 25-Dec. 7, call for performance times, $30-$40, 212-598-9802.

The Minotaur, the classic tale updated to include hip-hop, playstations and other elements of urban flavor, THE KRAINE THEATER, 85 East 4th Street, Fri.-Sat. nights 10:30 p.m., Nov. 14-Dec. 13, $15, 212-352-3101.

One Family One Child One Door, when Chang, a prosperous Chinese farmer, finds that his wife is pregnant with a second child, he must come up with an ingenious way to keep the baby, BANK STREET THEATER, 155 Bank St., Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., through Nov. 23, $10-$15, 212-868-4444.

The Rivals, a joyous show of great wit that pokes at love, marriage, class & wealth, where a budding heiress falls in love with a financially challenged soldier, THE PEARL THEATER COMPANY, 80 St. Marks Pl., various performance times, call for info., through Dec. 6, $30-$40, 212-598-9082.

Silver Nitrate, a new play by Cathy Caplan, BLUE HERON ARTS CENTER, MAINSTAGE 123 E. 24th St., Tues.-Sun. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m., through Nov. 16, $30, 212-868-4444.

Tatjana in Color, tells the story of Austrian Expressionist painter Egon Schiele, who was accused of rape in 1912, through the eyes of a 12 year-old girl, 45 BLEECKER, Mon., Wed.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 5 & 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m., opens Oct. 30, $35, 212-307-4100.

Tongues: a reading series, 7th annual program highlighting new works by the community of playwrights, CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce St., Tue.-Thur., 3 p.m., through November 26, $5 suggested donation at the door, 212-989-2020.

Two Cities, a workshop series of six concert-style readings of a new musical based on the famous Dickens novel, “A Tale of Two Cities”, BLUE HERON ARTS CENTER, MAINSTAGE, 123 E. 24th St., Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., Nov. 19-23, $15, 212-868-4444.