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This Week's Off-Broadway Openings: February 7, 2011-February 13, 2011

Click on the show title for theater information, show times, and more.

The Body Politic - A new romantic comedy that reaches across the aisle with modern-day sex appeal. Mr. Right falls for Ms. Left – a political Odd Couple. In this look at love on the campaign trail, two opposing political operators find themselves falling in love behind party lines.

The Diary of a Madman - Geoffrey Rush comes spectacularly unglued as the lowly civil servant Poprischin, driven mad by bureaucracy in czarist St. Petersburg in Nikolai Gogol's darkly comic short story adapted for the stage by director Neil Armfield and Australia's adventurous Belvoir Theatre. Hallucinating a canine love affair, imagining himself well above his station, Poprischin conjures incredible and terrifying realms.

In the Time of the Butterflies - The tragic story of the Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic who confronted and plotted against General Rafael Trujiollo’s dictatorial and oppressive regime. Presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.

In Your Image - In a small town just outside Manchester, England, a man dies alone in his rubbish-strewn flat. His two sons, forced to pick of the remnants of his life, must confront the ghosts of their bond before they can lay him to rest.

Pinkalicious, The Musical - Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Thinner Than Water - Martin is debt ridden, gambling addicted, pissed as hell, and dying. Unfortunately his three estranged children couldn't care less. Instead they argue with each other and everyone around them in a desperate struggle to do the right thing and mend their rapidly deteriorating lives. As the world around them crumbles, they are each surprised to discover family in unexpected places.

For more Off-Broadway shows, click here. For Off-Off Broadway, click here.

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