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This Week's Off-Broadway Openings: October 4th-October 10th

October 4, 2010 - by City Guide News Desk
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The Boys - An adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, this powerful production is in the best tradition of Russian theater and is performed in Russian with English titles. It is the winner of the Crystal Turandot Moscow Theater Award for directing.

Friends - Ruth Appfelbaum and Max Horowitz, both in their seventies, meet on a bench in Central Park. Max, a widower and intellectual who used to create crossword puzzles for a living, is existing on the edge because of his limited finances. Ruth is a dreamer who never experienced true love. Their chance encounter gets off to a rocky start and as certain revelations are disclosed, one can only wonder whether this relationship will survive.

I Remember Mama - Inspired by Kathryn Forbes' book, Mama's Bank Account, this classic play asks audiences to journey back to turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco to join the Hansen family -- a tight-knit group of  Norwegian immigrants, as they make their way through an unfamiliar time and place with a little bit of luck, some laughs and a lot of love.

Middletown - Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno’s moving and funny new play exploring the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between a longtime resident and a new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and compelling ways.

Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage - Based on Abigail Grotke's popular book -- the comedy's namesake -- that promises "classic advice for contemporary dilemmas." Miss Abigail (played by Eve Plumb (Jan on the now-cult sitcom The Brady Bunch) takes you back to a simpler time, before booty calls and speed-dating, back when the divorce rate wasn't 50 percent and "Fidelity" was more than an investment firm.

Perfect Harmony - Perfect Harmony exposes the cut-throat competition of glee clubs and the even more cut-throat competition of high school, spotlighting the conflict between The Acafellas, seventeen-time national champions, and The Ladies in Red, the perennial runners-up. Through song and story, these students grapple with the weighty issues of truth, love, appropriate choreography for the National Championships and, ultimately, the true nature of harmony.

Spirit Control - Adam Wyatt has the perfect family and a perfect record as an air traffic controller. But when the pilot of a small plane suffers a heart attack, Adam must talk a terrified passenger through an emergency landing.

Three Women - In Sylvia Plath's only play, three diverse women reveal what every woman knows about having a child, seeking a greater universal truth about the human condition. Three Women was originally written as a radio play, which Plath wrote one year before her death.

Wings - Arthur Kopit's 1978 Tony-nominated play is a journey through the eye of Emily Stilson, a 1920s wingwalker who discovers her life's journey is a series of courageous adventures, proving that even when her mental self fails her, her daredevil spirit proves unflappable.

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