‘Wizard of Oz’ with a new twist


Although the New Acting Company lost its theater when the Children’s Aid Society abandoned its Sullivan St. home in the Village, the company has relocated to the Lower East Side with the same wonderful programing.

Now, the New Acting Company is presenting Frank L. Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Re-Imagined,” through May 11 at 21-A Clinton St. between Houston and Stanton Sts.

Produced and directed by Stephen Michael Rondel, it’s a never-before-seen adaptation of Baum’s 1912 book. Instead of Dorothy in Kansas, there’s Timothy, a young boy who lives in Brooklyn. Ruby red slippers are now silver high-tops, and winged monkeys become sultry cats.

Showtimes are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. For tickets, contact SmartTix at 212-868-4444 or on online at  www.SmartTix.com .

Advance sale: $20. General admission at the door: $25 (cash only). Recommended for ages 5 and up. No infants admitted! All children will be charged admission regardless of age.