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This Week's Off-Broadway Openings: June 14th-June 20th

June 14, 2010 - by City Guide News Desk
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Family Dinner - 1963: Maggie Wells' family sits down together for dinner every night. 2002: Maggie Wells Barton's family never sits down together Times change, but can we? A searing new play by Michele Willens about one family, several generations, modes of communications, and the repercussions of finally telling the truth.

Ideal - Ayn Rand’s play written in 1934 recieves its NYC premiere at Americas Off Broadway. The world's most famous actress is accused of murder. Six devoted fans are challenged to stand by their idol in her time of greatest need. How much will they sacrifice to protect the ideal they profess to love?

Naked in a Fishbowl - An improvised play that eavesdrops on the lives of four women in New York City. Audiences watch a new story unfold every night as the actresses begin with a new location and scenario and then fully improvise the evening's performance. Full of raw humor, startling honesty, and infectious comedy.

On the Levee - The story of two fathers and sons -- a white cotton farmer and his poet son, and an African-American bootblack and his offspring. Inspired by the Great Flood of 1927 in Greenville, Mississippi when 5,000 laborers were left stranded on a levee.

Platanos & Collard Greens @ BPAC - Two college students from different cultures are attracted at first sight -- until Mom finds out and has a heart attack. This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season.  If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy.

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