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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 29


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, August 29, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 29. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

One Day Art Workshops - The Garden Art Studio
August 29, 2011 - Mineola

Create your own personal Mouse Pad. Design patterns on special circular mouse pad perfect for your computer. Limited seating. Pre-registration required.

Chemical Magic Workshop - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
August 29, 2011 - Upper Saddle River

Children ages 5-12 can have fun learning chemistry concepts in a fun and hands-on atmosphere. Participants make Flubber, Silly Putty(R) and more.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Library
August 29, 2011 - Haverstraw

Cool off at the air-conditioned library with a family-friendly movie.

Mommy & Me Class - Jill's Ceramics
August 29, 2011 - West Nyack

Aspiring artists, ages 2-5, are invited to make something special in advance of Grandparents Day in September. Jill will help kids use their unique hand print to design the perfect present. Choose from a large selection of mugs, plates, boxes, sports items, etc. Free Instruction included. Advance reservations are required.

Walk NYC - Prospect Park Bandshell
August 29, 2011 - Park Slope

Young, old, or inbetween, walking is great exercise. You and your child can get your heart rates going with the help of trained walking instructors who lead walks.

Pre-School Film - Rose Memorial Library
August 29, 2011 - Stony Point

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to view a film based on a children's book classic.

Library Bingo - Rose Memorial Library
August 29, 2011 - Stony Point

Children can win prizes for playing color, shape, alphabet, and number BINGO.

Mommy Mondays - The Voracious Reader
August 29, 2011 - Larchmont

New moms and babies gather for stories, songs, and book talk. For babies 18 months and under.

World Folk Dance! - White Plains Public Library
August 29, 2011 - White Plains

Listen to folk dance tunes from around the world, and follow the dance instructions. Kids will travel the globe with their dancing feet! No experience necessary. Refreshments and fun for all 3rd through 6th graders. Galaxy Hall.

TROVE Summer Film Festival - 'Babe: Pig in the City' (1998, G) - White Plains Public Library
August 29, 2011 - White Plains

Based on the book about a talking pig, by Dick King-Smith. A young piglet befriends and learns about all the other creatures on the farm. With the help of the sheep dogs, Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be. Galaxy Hall.

Otterly Amazing - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
August 29, 2011 - Stamford

The center's otter keepers introduce you to Bert and Edie, North American River Otters, through a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. At 1 pm, head to the observation deck to watch as the otters are fed lunch.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
August 29, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come for a story, a special craft and an animal encounter.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 29, 2011 - Garden City

Attend this unique workshop and design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint, and other exciting materials. Hang your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island's native feathered friends. This workshop runs through August 31.

Communicating with Children - Queens Library: Forest Hills Branch
August 29, 2011 - Forest Hills

Baby sign can be started as early as 6 months. Come practice with us. We'll cover some easy to use tips from parenting experts and psychologists. This event will be held in the Story Hour Room. No registration is required.

SInatra - Queens Library: Arverne Branch
August 29, 2011 - Arverne

Tom Smith recreates Sinatra's best known hits and shares some little known biographical facts that follow Ol' Blue Eyes from his humble origins in Hoboken to his incredible international success.

An Evening of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Queens Library: Seaside Branch
August 29, 2011 - Rockaway Park

Enjoy songs by one of the greatest partnerships among 20th century American composers/arrangers, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, with jazzy, swinging selections like "Take the A Train," "It Don't Mean a Thing," and more.

Job Information Services - Queens Library: Middle Village Branch
August 29, 2011 - Middle Village

Brush up on skills that will be important from now until retirement. Learn how to research job information on the Internet, prepare and email resumes, construct effective cover letters, and improve your interview skills. Preregistration is required. This class runs for an hour, and admission is free.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
August 29, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library Kensington branch
August 29, 2011 - Kensington

Children birth-5 hear read alouds, explore books, and share each other's company.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
August 29, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Children birth-5 play with toys and hear stories. Space is limited. Pick up a ticket at the Children's Reference Desk on the morning of the program.

TEEN DROP-IN BOOK DISCUSSION: No book reports - Westport Public Library
August 29, 2011 - Westport

Read whatever interests you then come to the library to talk about it. Middle school & up. Register online.

Storytime Fitness & Fun - City Treehouse
August 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Join Steve Ettinger, children's author and fitness expert, as he reads his new picture book, "Wallie Exercises." Kids can follow the lovable but lazy dog Wallie as he learns about staying active from an exercising elephant. After the reading, everyone will participate in the silly exercises from the story and speak about fun ways to stay fit and healthy.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Cocomama - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
August 29, 2011 - Manhattan

This lakeside performance features Cuban salsa music. A few chairs will be provided and guests are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the music from one of the nearby lawns.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 29, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

R.E.A.D. with Mudge - Mulberry Street Library
August 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Children read aloud to a registered therapy dog and licensed handler. Space is limited to three children and preregistration is required; sign up at the Children's Desk or call 212-966-3424 to reserve a 20-minute session for your child.

'The Choice' - Theater for the New City
Through August 29, 2011 - New York

"The Choice" (world premiere) by Riccardo Costa, directed by André Hereford - Cino Theater - Monday, August 15 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 7:00PM; Monday, August 22 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00PM; Monday, August 29 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 85 minutes | Tickets: $15 - Who will have a seat at the future's table? "The Choice," writer/filmmaker Riccardo Costa's debut full-length play, explores this and other Big Questions with a provocative mix of sharp-witted comedy, heartfelt drama and taut suspense. Trapped in an open house at the end of the world, one young man, forced to play God, must decide who lives or dies among a group of eight strangers confronting the apocalypse. Each clings to his or her own vision of the future, but "The Choice" is universal: What do you live for, and what compromises would you make to keep it? Directed by André Hereford, and featuring an ensemble cast, "The Choice" addresses division--based on religion or class or gender or politics--and makes a powerful argument for how much we are all the same, especially at a moment when the past ceases to matter, and we stand exposed to the end of everything. Riccardo Costa, born in Bologna, Italy, holds a Master in Media Studies and a certificate in Media Management and Leadership. He graduated with a BFA in Film & Television Production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He recently completed a Master Class Program at LAByrinth Theater. On the occasion of Luciano Pavarotti's summer 1998 benefit concert in Modena, Italy, Costa approached Spike Lee, who would direct the live taping of the concert, and asked to work as Lee's assistant at the event. He got the job and it led to assisting Spike again at the concert the following year. In New York, Costa has continued to work with Lee, first serving as videographer on "Summer of Sam," and now collaborating with Lee's company 40 Acres & A Mule to develop his feature film, "Memory of a Summer," directing from a script he co-wrote. His feature debut will be the film he co-wrote, "Queen of Harlem." While pursuing funding for Blitz's feature projects, Costa has continued to hone his talents--directing a staged reading of Pier Vittorio Tondelli's "Dinner Party" (starring Brian Dennehy), directing a staged reading of his script "Yes 4Ever" (starring Kerry Washington and Malcolm Gets) and completing his award-winning third short film, "Change the World," which screened in more than 30 festivals worldwide receiving important recognition. His fourth short film, "Crossing," starred Joe Morton, Hazelle Goodman and Anthony Mackie, playing in more than 40 festivals and won awards in several international film festivals and it has been broadcast in several TV Channels including CBS. Costa's American Express short film was chosen as Finalist by the Tribeca Film Festival and won a prestigious award. He was a playwright in residence at Philip Seymour Hoffman's LAByrinth Theater Company for summer '09.

Lectures In Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War: New York City and The Civil War - Mineola Public Library
August 29, 2011 - Mineola

Join Bud Livingston, author, lecturer, and past president of the Civil War Round Table of NY for these lectures.

Yoga on the Lawn or in The Pavilion - Boscobel
August 29, 2011 - Garrison

Spectacular views entice the senses as you stretch and pose overlooking the Hudson River from the lawn at Boscobel. Class is taught by experienced instructor Ellen Forman, and fits the needs of all levels, beginner to expert. Bring mat, water, and props (if needed). Check in at front desk upon arrival for each class. Children must be 13 or older to participate.

Sangria Tasting - SideBAR
August 29, 2011 - New York

Taste a selection of 5 red and white sangrias infused with seasonal fresh fruit at this informal tasting. You choose what time to start tasting! Print your ticket and redeem anytime on the dates you have purchased a ticket for. $40/person includes 5 full size sangrias Purchase tickets on SideBAR 118 East 15th Street (at Irving Place) 212-677-2900 If interested, please contact!

PORT CHUCK Featuring The Stars Of GENERAL HOSPITAL - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 29, 2011 - New York

Port Chuck is an innovative cover band made up of the most popular actors from ABC's TV show, General Hospital. The band is made up of Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash and Bradford Anderson. Also including four accompanying musicians to make it an absolutely amazing show. They first started touring in September of 2010, and have completed two tours successfully with the third on it's way, and many more. The music consists of mostly classic rock with a few surprises thrown in. Port Chuck started with the fans from the show and has now caught the eye of music lovers everywhere.

Open House - Mathnasium of Roslyn
August 29, 2011 - Roslyn Heights

Tour the facility, get giveaways and free math assessments for your children. Mathnasium is dedicated to teaching math in a way that makes sense to kids, resulting in better school performance.

Remember: The Music Of Michael Jackson - DUWENDE - MJ Birthday Tribute - Highline Ballroom
August 29, 2011 -

Duwende (Doo-WEN-day) is a six-person a capella group based out of New York. Each member of the group adds their own characteristics and talent to the group, giving them the "a cappella" creditability along with the "band" persona. The band is best known for its fiercely original, bass-and-beatbox-driven funk/pop style of music and have headlined major a capella festivals such as the East Coast Summit, SoJam, and AcappellaStock. Duwende just released a Michael Jackson tribute album titled Remember: The Music Of Michael Jackson, which contains covers of some of his biggest hits, including "Billie Jean," "Black or White" and "Rock With You." The members of Duwende, who cite MJ as their biggest inspiration, put their own original spin on his classic songs, showcasing the band's versatility and creativity. The collection is the band's first cover album.

Private Artists Studio Visits - Gallery Bldg Lobby
Through August 30, 2011 -

• Each Saturday this Summer, a visit to 2 artist studios all within a short distance of one another. • a full presentation by each artist explaining their creative process. Followed by a Q & A period • The opportunity to purchase any work that you love and take advantage of the special discount for the day. • A relaxed atmosphere with refreshments at each stop

'Rozamunda' - Theater for the New City
Through August 30, 2011 - New York

"Rozamunda" (US Premiere) written by Elfriede Jelinek, directed Senka Buli?. Cino Theater - Thursday, August 18 at 9:00PM; Friday, August 19 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 9:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00PM. Running Time: 60 minutes | Tickets: $15 - Elfriede Jelinek's princesses are contemporary parodied counterparts of Shakespeare's princes. They are myths of deconstruction, anti-princesses who cannot fight against the destiny intended for them. "Rozamunda" is her third dramolet (one-act play) from the cycle "The Princess Plays," which is also made up of one-act plays "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Rock and Jackie." The cycle was also published under the subtitle "Death and the Maiden," referring to the homonymous work by Schubert. Jelinek focuses on exploring female archetypes. She presents male interpretations of every phase of women's existence as the incitement to death. Snow White in search of the truth will be killed by the Hunter, Sleeping Beauty will be awakened by the Prince and will be designated to take a submissive role. Rozamunda is forced to admit that women's status is irreconcilable with writing and that every female creative activity is doomed to failure. Jackie is a hostage of her beloved ones and is a prisoner of the media image of herself. Ingeborg Bachmann and Sylvia Plath are desperate because of the impossibility to start things going and are prisoners of the space predetermined for them. Jelinek's humour is destructive in the grotesque way in which the heroines reveal men's discourses, through distortions, twisted quotations and puns. Rozamunda was a Reneissance Cypriot princess, but is also a character from Schubert's lost opera. Critics call her Jelinek's double. She is pressed by an anxious crisis of a female writer and an intense but ambivalent relationship with her partner Fulvio. "Rozamunda" poses the question of whether her role of a writer defines her own body. Rozamunda the writer is trying to wrench herself free from the symbolic order, with which she undermines the bases of established identity categories such as lust, sex and sexual identity. Elfriede Jelinek is an Austrian playwright and novelist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004 for her "musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that, with extraordinary linguistic zeal, reveal the absurdity of society's clichés and their subjugating power." Her work was largely unknown outside the German-speaking world before she won the Nobel Prize, and it was said to resemble that of acclaimed Austrian playwright Thomas Bernhard. In fact, despite the author's own differentiation from Austria (due to her criticism of Austria's Nazi-past), Jelinek's writing is deeply rooted in the tradition of Austrian literature, showing the influence of Austrian writers such as Ingeborg Bachmann and Robert Musil. Jelinek has won many distinguished prizes; among them are the Georg Büchner Prize in 1998; the Mülheim Dramatists Prize in 2002 and 2004; the Franz Kafka Prize in 2004; and the Nobel Prize in Literature, also in 2004. Female sexuality, its abuse, and the battle of the sexes in general are prominent topics in her work. Texts such as "Wir sind Lockvögel, Baby!" ("We are Decoys, Baby!"), "Die Liebhaberinnen" ("Women as Lovers") and "Die Klavierspielerin" ("The Piano Teacher") showcase the brutality and power play inherent in human relations in a style that is at times ironically formal and tightly controlled. According to Jelinek, power and aggression are often the principal driving forces of relationships. Her provocative novel Lust contains graphically-delineated descriptions of sexuality, aggression and abuse. Jelinek said she felt very happy to receive the Nobel Prize, but she also felt "despair for becoming a known, a person of the public." Senka Buli? graduated with an acting degree from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. She started her career in the Croatian National Theatre in Split. She spent a long period working as a freelancer in Zagreb. In that period she worked with directors such as Vito Taufer, Janusz Kica, Jean Michel Bruyere, Paolo Magelli, Damir Zlatar Frey, Ivica Buljan, Georgij Paro, Ivica Kun?evi? and Eduard Miler in the theatres in Croatia and Slovenia and also played in movies including "The Price of Life" (Bogdan Žiži?), "Pont Neuf" (Željko Sene?i?), "How the War Started on My Island¨ (Vinko Brešan). She is a founder and artistic manager oh Hotel Bulic Theatre Zagreb. She is also a director of theatrical plays ("The Little Prince," "Aladdin," "Evasion," "Splendid's," "Hanjo," "Crime on Goat Island," "Evita," "Rozamunda"). With Ivica Buljan's plays ("Medea," "Phaedra," "Oedipus the King," "La Marche," "Jackie," "Sallinger," "Ma and Al") as well as her own, she participates in international theatre festivals. She founded and developed theatre Scena and is a director of the drama program of the Split Summer Festival.

Thinking Outside the Box: European Cabinets, Caskets, and Cases from the Permanent Collection (1500-1900) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 -

This installation features a selection of one hundred examples of important boxes, caskets, and small chests from the Metropolitan Museum's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department. For centuries, boxes, caskets, cabinets, and chests played an important role in everyday life. Ranging from strongboxes to travel cases and from containers for tea or tobacco to those for the storage of toiletries or silverware, these lidded pieces were made in a large variety of shapes and sizes, and of many different materials. The form and decoration of these objects not only reflect changes in social customs and manners but also follow the stylistic developments in Europe over four hundred years. Pieces made of tortoiseshell, carved and veneered wood, porcelain, hard stones and natural substances, embroidery, various metals, leather, enamel, pastiglia, and straw will be included. These objects, some of which have not been on display for years, were much more than mere containers and often became precious works of art, collected in their own right.

Born to Be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

Born to be Wild - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Travel to the rain forests of Borneo as orphan orangutans and elephants are rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Morgan Freeman narrates.

T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Teen-ager Ally Hayden, whose dad is a museum paleontologist, disturbs a special fossil egg and is transported back 65 million years.

Dolphins - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

In this Academy-Award nominated film marine biologists,including Connecticut native Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, research the communications and behaviors of dolphins.

Game Days - West Harlem Piers Park
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Enjoy free game equipment, including lawn bowling and a giant tic-tac-toe board.

Remembering the General Slocum Disaster exhibit - Queens Historical Society
Through August 31, 2011 - Flushing

This exhibit discusses the fateful day of June 15th, 1904 when over a thousand people perished when a Steamboat caught fire during an excursion from the East Third Street Pier in Manhattan to Locust Grove, Long Island. Gather at the Kingsland Homestead to view the new exhibit and to learn about upcoming QHS events honoring this terrible tragedy in the history of New York City.

Growing Up Queens: A Study of Childhood in Our Unique Borough exhibit - Queens Historical Society
Through August 31, 2011 - Flushing

The exhibit will display artifacts from the QHS collection and private loans focusing on clothing, toys, schools, and displaying historic photographs that will tell a story of what it has been like growing up in this diverse borough over the last 100 years.

Story Time & Kitchen Play Date - Taste Buds
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this drop-in program, kids can enjoy a free storytime at 4pm, then color a masterpiece or get cooking (choose from three unique recipes each week; $20 per culinary creation).

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2011 - Garden City

Attend this unique workshop and design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint, and other exciting materials. Hang your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island's native feathered friends. This workshop runs through August 31.

Underwater Puppet Show - NY Hall of Science
Through August 31, 2011 - Corona

When visiting the NY Hall of Science throughout the summer months, be sure to check out the shows about life under the sea. The museum is offering two water-themed puppet shows, Jelly Fish? and Go Hide!, that are sure to make kids even more excited about an upcoming trip to the beach.

Children of Divorce - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 31, 2011 - Hempstead

Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe environment for children who have gone through the difficult transition of divorce. Call to register.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2011 - Norwalk

Cruise out for close encounters with crabs, fish, lobsters and a surprising diversity of marine life. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column.

Spanish Storytime - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

An interactive storytime for speakers of Spanish, English, or both. Children and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

'Happy Feet' 4-D Experience - Madame Tussauds New York
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Journey to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish. Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn't a burden, but a gift to be treasured - and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 31, 2011 - Bridgeport

August 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31: Animal Tales, 1:00 PM. Visit us for story time, a special craft, and even an animal encounter each weekday. FREE with Zoo admission. Families with children under age 6 are welcome.

“Family Cruise Nites”: Classic Car Showcase - Historic Richmond Town
Through August 31, 2011 - Staten Island

The Staten Island Region Antique Automobile Club of America rolls onto Center Street of Historic Richmond Town every Wednesday evening from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM to give our visitors a closer look at classic cars from the golden age of the American automobile. For more information visit Weather permitting, free admission.

Tar Beach - 14th Street Y
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Can't make it to the beach? The Y's rooftop will be open for sunbathing and relaxing. Bring your own towel, sunscreen, and bottled water (no other food or beverages permitted).

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Family Story Tours - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this fun and interactive tour, kids ages 5 and up will listen to the stories paintings and sculptures tell and learn how the works of art were made.

The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 explore a new terrain, from the tops of mountains to the depths of the seas. They'll pack their bags, share stories, inspect artwork, and create crafts from around the globe.

'Ain't Nobody - A Civil Rights Musical' - Theater for the New City
Through August 31, 2011 - New York

"Ain't Nobody - A Civil Rights Musical" (New York premiere) Written and directed by Ardencie Hall-Karambé, choreography by Chadwick T. Adams. Johnson Theater - Saturday, August 27 at 2:00PM; Sunday, August 28 at 2:00PM; Monday, August 29 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 90 minutes | Tickets: $15. "Ain't Nobody…" examines the Civil Rights Movement by dramatizing some of the major events in that turbulent time in American history. The musical allows audiences to hear and see the people and moments that shaped the subsequent generation, changing the direction of American society and politics. This movement ushered in the ideas of diversity and a more balanced society. Beginning with time of Jim Crow legislation to the formation of the Black Panthers, "Ain't Nobody…" highlights how the Civil Rights Movement was a people's movement and served to benefit not only African Americans, but more importantly, all American citizens. Ardencie Hall-Karambé was born in Texas and is a benefactor of the Civil Rights Movement. She trained as an actress at Texas State University earning a B.F.A. in Theatre. After graduation, she returned to the Houston area where she performed at The Ensemble Theatre, Stage Repertory Theatre, and Clear Lake Repertory Theatre. Ardencie directed plays while at university but truly found her passion as the director of Spirit Production, Inc. Later invited back to Texas State to choreograph a production, she stayed to receive a Master's degree in Directing with an emphasis in Music. After receiving her degree, she headed to New York City where she worked in theatre. She has theatrical credits from Theatre for the New City, The Public Theatre, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre of the Riverside Church, and P.S. 122. Ardencie later entered New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she received a Ph. D. in Performance Studies. She currently teaches theatre at Community College of Philadelphia and is the Artistic Director and Founder of Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective.

'Close to the Bone' - Theater for the New City
Through August 31, 2011 - New York

"Close to the Bone" (world premiere) written by Guillermo Yuscarán, adapted by Mario Quesada, directed by Felix Ivanov. Cino Theater. Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 5:00PM; Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00PM. Running Time: 75 minutes | Tickets $15. A story of adventure and hope, "Close to the Bone" is a fictional adaptation of the novel "Blue Pariah" and other works by Guillermo Yuscarán. Told by its characters, this solo show, acted by Mario Quesada explores the mysteries of life, death, and miracle from the streets of California to the mountains of Honduras. A puppy is bought from a Brooklyn ex-boxer in Southern California in 1969. The puppy, Brown, grows up to compete in boxing matches with other dogs for rule of the sidewalks in Isla Vista. Brown becomes revered as a champion by his fellow dogs in their society, a fearless rebel who defines his own path. But by the late 1970s, the world around his human family has been changed by the Vietnam War, social unrest, and suburban apathy. Seeking a more meaningful and simpler way of life, Brown's human master, Bill, embarks with his young son and dog on a one year trip to live in Honduras. Living in its mountains and villages and making new friends along the way, they begin to discover their unique place in the world and explore "the universe of the impossible dream on foot." Guillermo Yuscarán (William Lewis) is both a writer and primitivist painter. He has lived in Honduras periodically for more than three decades and currently resides in Santa Lucia, a small village outside of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. A former Fulbright scholar, he holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His work has appeared in major publications in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Exhibitions of his paintings have been held in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize, as well as the US. He has authored numerous books, including "Gringos In Honduras," "Velasquez: The Man And His Art," "Points Of Light," and "Blue Pariah." Mario Quesada is an actor and writer based in NYC. His work includes lead and character roles in "Three Sisters" (Classic Stage Company); "The Cherry Orchard" (Classic Stage Company); "Zastrozzi" (dir. Felix Ivanov) and "The Three Penny Opera" (Columbia Stages). He wrote and performed his first solo piece, "Ya Get The Picture," for the Howl Arts Festival at the Connelly Center. The piece was based on his time working with a street ministry/homeless group. Quesada has also performed with groups such as Columbia Stages, the MFA Directors of Columbia, and The Nature Theater of Oklahoma. He holds a BA in English and Drama from Catholic University in Washington, DC. He worked for four years with the group of Russian and Georgian artists in Washington DC formerly known as the Stanislavsky Theatre. With them, he played roles in the Helen Hayes Award-winning productions of Dostoevsky's "The Idiot" and "Goethe's Faust: Parts 1 & 2," and toured with "Chicha The Fox." Felix Ivanov is an internationally acclaimed fight choreographer, teacher and director. He is a member of The Wooster Group, The Acting Company, The Russian Guild for Movement and Stage Combat Teachers. Felix trained under the original students of Stanislavsky and Vakhtangov. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Vakhtangov Theater School, and a BFA from the Stasov Music School, both in Moscow, Russia. He is well versed in the art of Musical Clownery, Physical Comedy, Stage Combat, Movement and Character Dance. Ivanov has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, participating annually in both national and international competitions, and holds the master's level in the Chinese Martial Arts of Kuoshu, and the black belt/Shodan rank in Judo. Ivanov has been on the full-time faculty of Syracuse University's Drama Department since 2008. He has served on the full-time faculties of: The Juilliard School (1996 to 2008); North Carolina School of the Arts (1991 to 1996); The Conservatory of the Moscow Art Theatre (1985 to 1991); among others. His stage movement and fight choreography: The Shakespeare Theater (Washington, DC); The Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN); The Shakespeare Theater Festival (Cleveland, OH); New York: The Acting Company; The Lincoln Center Theater; The Metropolitan Opera; The New York Theater Workshop; The Wooster Group; The Pearl Theater; The Cherry Lane Theater; The SoHo Repertory Theater; SoHo Playhouse; among others.

'Love Masters' - Theater for the New City
Through August 31, 2011 - New York

"Love Masters" (world premiere) created by Erick Paiva-Nouchi. Cabaret Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 7:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 9:00PM; Tuesday, August 23 at 9:00PM; Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 9:00PM; Monday, August 29 at 9:00PM; Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00; Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00PM. Running Time: 70 minutes | Tickets: $12. "Love Masters" is a multimedia performance art play centered around a seventy minute tantric massage session with the Love Masters, the tantric massage master and his tantric massage slave. During the 70-minute session, the audience will have the unique opportunity to presence a spiritual, yet highly sensual and at times erotic connection between master and slave, in a piece that aims to urge the audience to focus on the present moment. Music, visual images and narrative mixed with free-style poetry will serve as the "brain" of the piece. These elements will bring forth the worries, anxieties, thoughts, fears and memories (good and bad) that invade the minds of the master and slave as they surrender to each other during the session, revealing the "soul" of each character. These revelations, conceptualized around each one of the seven chakras in our body, are all true events, the real stories behind the master and slave. This way, the master and slave share their own humanity with the audience in a naked, honest and humble way, while they journey together in search of divine light. The movement of the master as he "dances" through the massage, and of the videographer who will be capturing the massage session sending live video feed onto the screen(s) onstage; plus the natural physical interaction between slave and master, will add to the dynamics of movement and intimacy of the play. Born in Cusco and raised in Lima, Peru, Erick Paiva-Nouchi has spent half his life between two continents, the Americas and Asia. As a third-generation Japanese-Peruvian, Paiva-Nouchi at the age of seventeen, joined the thousands of Japanese-Peruvians (including his parents and sister) who left Peru in the early 1990s to work in factories across Japan. In 2006, he decided to move to New York City to pursue a career in the performing arts. At Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, Paiva-Nouchi discovered his creative path as an experimental dancer and performance artist and adopted a new name, Rico Noguchi, as his professional name as a choreographer (retaining Erick Paiva-Nouchi as his performing name while working in other companies). At the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) he found his third eye: video; medium which he extended to his performances but which also sparked an interest in documentary filmmaking, interest that would grow after being accepted to the School of General Studies at Columbia University. Armed with these new talents, he returned to Japan briefly to stay with his parents and document what life is as an immigrant blue-collar worker in Japan. From this footage, "Mirror of Stone," his first short film, was born. "Mirror of Stone" has been shown at the Globians Film Festival in Germany and obtained an honorary award by the Asian American Research Institute in New York. Paiva-Nouchi then went on to create "Latinos" in Japan, a short film featured on the BBC as part of the BBC's My World competition. As Rico Noguchi, in 2008 he was invited Nicky Paraiso, curator of The Club at La MaMa E.T.C., to perform there. In 2009, he returned to La MaMa as part of La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which in turn led him to John McCormack of INTAR Theater, where he developed a full length piece titled "Butoh Rocks!" Paiva-Nouchi joined the dance group The Daisy Spurs after being approached by Bill Coleman, owner of record label and management agency Peace Bisquit. He stayed in The Daisy Spurs until April, 2011. His current piece, "Love Masters," is the first production of his own company ASOBI NY.

Free Tours of St. Patrick's Cathedral - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Through August 31, 2011 - Manhattan

This August, enjoy a free, guided tour of one of New York City's most beloved landmarks, St. Patrick's Cathedral. Learn about the Cathedral in person as a specially trained guide helps you explore the history and traditions that have made St. Patrick's a favorite destination for millions of worshipers and visitors, alike. For example, did you know that the bronze doors of St. Patrick's Cathedral weigh more than 20,000 pounds each but can be opened with one strong hand? And during the hottest months of summer, these doors actually swell in the heat. For tour dates and times, visit the cathedral's website:

access/ABILITY - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2011 - Norwalk

This temporary interactive exhibit promotes disability awareness, celebrating the different capabilities in all of us, dispelling myths and encouraging open questioning.

Dogmouth - Theater for the New City
Through September 01, 2011 - New York

"Dogmouth" (world premiere of a new version) written by John Steppling, directed by Stephan Morrow. Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 21 at 2:00PM; Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 5:00PM; Sunday, August 28 at 5:00PM; Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00PM; Thursday, September 1 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 100 minutes | Tickets $12. Does an underground mafia of Vietnam vets really exist hoboing around on the rails? Is it as large and powerful as it is portrayed by journalists, or is it a media creation drawing the heat for every murder on the rails from Arizona to California? And has the leader of this group become a changed man, dedicating himself to his nineteen year old pregnant girlfriend? Or is he an unrepentant racist criminal bent on plotting to murder a rival over a deal that went sour. When he visits a black man - is it to buy a dog or to kill him? John Steppling's play “Dogmouth” gives the spectator a good look at people on the edge. The fact that he also deftly manages to place ruminations on death and dying, the brutality of existence and the survival of the fittest on the streets of Phoenix, not to mention the breeding of dogs - in the middle of it - is what makes this play dark and riveting, taking us far beyond just dog fighting and mysterious murders on the rails. John Steppling was first championed by Robert Egan at The Mark Taper Forum with his play "The Shaper" and the Taper consequently produce Steppling's "The Thrill" in one of its new-works festivals. His characters were from, and remain in, the margins of society. Steppling's other plays include "Teenage Wedding," "The Dream Coast" and "Neck." He also adapted Elmore Leonard's "52 Pickup" for director John Frankenheimer. Steppling mentored Jon Robin Baitz at the beginning of his playwriting career. Steppling has just completed an 11-year stint in Poland (where he taught screenwriting at the Polish National Film School) and created his own adaptation of "King Lear," which he describes as a "sliced-back" and "fairly traditional" version (with Goneril and Regan spoken in Norwegian and the other roles in either Polish or English. ) He wrote a modern day adaptation of "Faust" that was presented at Los Angeles Theater Center in 1998. Steppling is currently Artistic Director of the Gunfighter Nation theater company and had a new play, "Phantom Luck," produced last fall in Los Angeles. Stephan Morrow directed "Trio" by Mario Fratti at Theater for the New City in 2010 and a sequel, "Quartet," also at Theater for the New City in 2011. That production came fast on the heels of his production of "Triangle - The Shirtwaist Triangle Factory Fire" by Jack Gilhooley at 59E59St Theaters. In March 2007, he acted in and directed a staged reading of "The Deer Park or Hollywood Goes to Hell" by Norman Mailer, which Mr. Mailer attended. On the basis of that work, Mailer invited Morrow to co-direct and perform in a film of "The Deer Park." Mr. Mailer passed away before the film could be realized. Morrow's collaboration with Norman Mailer began with his performance as Rod, a stuntman, in "Strawhead - A memory play of Marilyn" at The Actor's Studio. Morrow can be seen in Mailer's cult classic, "Tough Guys Don't Dance," playing the character Stoodie. As Artistic Director and founder of The Great American Play Series, he has resurrected neglected American classics in 'performances on book' with Rebecca DeMornay and Mark Rydell, Barry Primus, Lyle Kessler and Sally Kirkland, Barry Primus, Lyle Kessler, Paul Mazursky, Judith Light, Betsy Von Furstenberg, Peter Riegert and Rosie Perez. Arthur Miller gave his approval for Stephen to work on "Incident at Vichy" in a three-year mission to get it to a major venue. Morrow staged four 'performances on book' with casts that included F. Murray Abraham, Richard Dreyfuss, Fritz Weaver, Peter Weller and Fisher Stevens among others. Recently he put together and hosted a playwrights' symposium, "Are small theaters from Off to Off Off Broadway Becoming an Endangered Species in N.Y.?," at 45 Bleecker which included Israel Horovitz, Murray Schisgal, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mario Fratti, Diane De Mateo, Richard Vetere and Quincy Long. That symposium turned out to be all too prophetic when 45 Bleecker St. Theater shut down less than four months later.

Blood/Nectar/Glitter - Theater for the New City
Through September 01, 2011 - New York

"Blood/Nectar/Glitter" is a new work by Suzana Stankovic, a New York-based choreographer who grew up in Astoria, the daugher of Serbian-born parents. A work of ballet and physical theater, it is danced to sensual poetry by Stankovi? plus works by Emily Dickinson and Anne Sexton. It features Stankovic, one dancer and two actors in a compilation of interwoven emotional episodes, the first half being narrative; the second half being surreal. Soundscape by Andy Altman mixes live and recorded poetry with contemporary and classical music. Lighting design is by Joshua H. Chen; costume design is by Stankovi? and the cast.

NYFA Summer Camp: Session 3 - New York Fencing Academy
Through September 02, 2011 -

Level: beginners and 1 year of fencing Age limit: 6 and up Place: NYFA Cost: $450. For NYFA members $400. 1 day cost $100. REGISTER by August 1st – $50 discount Practice time: 10am to 3pm Daily Schedule: 10am -12pm: warm up, stretching, athletic games, footwork 12pm – 1pm: lunch break – you can bring your own lunch, order a delivery or buy it in the store next door 1pm – 3pm: warm up, drills, bladework, bouting Kids must have sneakers and sweat pants All fencing equipment provided Earlier drop off and later pick up is available upon request Please visit our website at for more information or email us at

"Flowers to Fruits" - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2011 - Bronx

Nature exploration activities teach kids about pollinators that help flowers become fruits. Make a Nature Field Notebook and discover the diversity of flowers and pollinators inhabiting the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Create a pollinator puppet, pot a plant, and visit the pond to spot frogs, turtles, and other wetland wildlife. Through September 2.

Open Horsemanship Classes - Greenlawn Equestrian Center
Through September 02, 2011 - Greenlawn

Take advantage of the beginner open horsemanship series to learn and practice horsemanship skills including handling/safety, grooming, tacking, feeding/nutrition and exercise/lungeing. No reservation is required.

$40 Horsebackriding Lesson Special - Greenlawn Equestrian Center
Through September 02, 2011 - Greenlawn

Take advantage of this specially priced 30min private lesson. Reserve your lesson as slots fill up fast.

Open Pony Rides - Greenlawn Equestrian Center
Through September 02, 2011 - Greenlawn

Drop in for a pony ride. No reservations required.

Rockefeller Center Farmers' Market - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through September 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Rockefeller Center will once again be home to the famous midtown greenmarket. Each week, the Plaza will be brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and baked goods, all from regional farmers.

3-Day Twisters Mini Camp - Twisters Gymnastics
Through September 02, 2011 - Westbury

It's the end of the summer. Sign up for a fun-filled time of tumbling, jumping, and playing at Twisters. Select three days, Monday through Friday, and call to reserve your space.

Buried Alive! A Matchbox Theatre - Theater for the New City
Through September 03, 2011 - New York

"Buried Alive! A Matchbox Theatre" (world premiere) by Deborah Kaufmann. Rehearsal Room - Friday, August 19 at 8:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 7:00PM; Sunday, August 21 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 8:00PM; Saturday, August 27 at 7:00PM; Sunday, August 28 at 7:00PM; Friday, September 2 at 8:00PM; Saturday, September 3 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 40 minutes | Tickets $15. "Buried Alive! A Matchbox Theatre," is a frightfully funny exploration of our fear of being buried alive, of dreadful discoveries and of the curious phenomenon of 19th-century "waiting mortuaries." Based on historical and medical facts, this play is tiny, intimate and interactive. Buried Alive is for an adult audience and due to the intimate scale of the show, seating is limited for this intriguing, hysterical and very macabre experience. Deborah Kaufmann has performed her original solo work in festivals and theaters in Europe, Australia, Canada and throughout the US. This year she celebrates 25 years with Big Apple Circus Clown Care®, professional hospital clowning program. She performs as "Dr. Dibble" and oversees the artistic growth of more than 80 BAC-CC clowns. She teaches Pochinko-inspired mask-to-clown, physical comedy and eloquence, and specializes in authentic audience connection. She coaches and directs performers who create their own material. She directed four acts in the 2010 NY Clown Theatre Festival. called her, "a performer to be trusted, enjoyed, and seen!"

'Nuclear Love Affair' - Theater for the New City
Through September 03, 2011 - New York

"Nuclear Love Affair" (world premiere) by Sanaz Ghajarrahimi and Ben Hobbs. Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 7:00PM; Tuesday, August 16 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 9:00PM; Thursday, August 25 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 26 at 9:00PM; Saturday, September 3 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 90 minutes | Tickets $15. In this spectacular multimedia investigation of America in the Atomic Age, unnerving images, rattling rhythms and disturbing text collide with slapstick and highly aggressive physical storytelling to create an erotic pop culture explosion. Focusing on the period of 1941-1969, "Nuclear Love Affair" traces America's obsession with violence through the social and political chain reaction caused by dropping of the atomic bomb. Iconic figures, historical tales and stock film footage are layered with a frenetic music score that combines hits from the era with modern beats to build an expressive and surreal landscape. Featuring Elvis Presley dancing through Vietnam, Charlie Chaplin at Hiroshima, Lucille Ball doing a commercial for an electric chair, and Marilyn Monroe teaching us all how to duck and cover, "Nuclear Love Affair" is a twisted take on the journey of the American Dream. It looks at where we have been, and begs us, "Where do we go from here?" Sanaz Ghajarrahimi (Director and Co-Author) is an Iranian-American director and choreographer. With Built for Collapse, she has directed and choreographed "Orpheus and the Plastic Masquerade" (Galapagos Art Space), "Elephant Man" (Wings Theatre), "Stork and Owl" (Bleecker Street Theater), "Hamlet" (Galapagos Art Space, Grace Exhibition Space) and "Romeo and Juliet" (Access Theater). Other selected directing credits include "Kill To Eat" by Caridad Svich (Hangar Theatre), "House" (Brooklyn Lyceum), "The States of Panic" by Jon Marans (The Barrow Group), "Melancholy Play" by Sarah Ruhl (Robert Moss Theater) and "Jet of Blood" by Antonin Artaud (Studio Theater). Ghajarrahimi is a Drama League Alumnus and Artistic Director of Built for Collapse. She earned her BFA at New York University. Ben Hobbs (Choreographer and Co-Author) is a performer, choreographer and visual artist. Currently a cast member of the Off-Broadway hit "Fuerzabruta," Hobbs earned his BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He also studied Traditional Chinese Opera at Shanghai Theater Academy and Dance at Point Park University. He has over 18 years of dance and acrobatic training. With Built for Collapse, he has choreographed and performed in: "Nuclear Love Affair" (Theater for the New City), "Orpheus and the Plastic Masquerade" (Galapagos Art Space), "Elephant Man" (Wings Theatre), "Hamlet" (Galapagos Art Space, Grace Exhibition Space), "Romeo and Juliet" (Access Theater). Other selected performance and choreographic credits include: Lynn Barr Dance Theatre (Judson Church, Kaatsbaan, 2007-2010), Theater Mitu's "Hair" (Skirball Center for the Arts), "Savage:Love" (Edinburgh Festival Fringe).

Mary Poppins - New Amsterdam Theatre
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

See the magical Broadway version of the classic film.

"Sing a Song of Freedom: The Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty" - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

A half-hour play dramatizing how the writer's poem "The New Colossus" transformed the beloved Statue of Liberty into a symbol of welcome.

Sing a Song of Freedom: the Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Through September 04, 2011 -

“Sing a Song of Freedom: the Story of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty,” a new half-hour play dramatizing how the writer’s poem “The New Colossus” transformed the beloved Statue into a symbol of welcome, is presented seven times daily at the Ellis Island Living Theater.

Power Incarnate: Allan Stone's Collection of Sculpture from the Congo - BRUCE MUSEUM
Through September 04, 2011 - Greenwich

An exhibit of works from Allan Stone who was a noted art dealer, gallery owner, and collector who died in 2006.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Bring the kids for a curiosity romp as they learn about the human body. Explore why the body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and stinky gunk. Children will be fascinated with the answers. The exhibit runs through September 4.

RICHARD AVEDON: Photographer of Influence - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

American photographer Richard Avedon worked in New York from the 1950s through to the 21st century. He is highly regarded for revolutionizing the genre of portraiture. Avedon created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century and his influence in the world of fashion photography created the transition to many of today's compelling images. The exhibition runs through September 4.

Through September 04, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

Hite, a sculptor, painter, and photographer whose work reflects nature and the surrounding landscape, installed and photographed a series of mixed media architectural sculptures, from 2006 to 2010, called Imagined Histories: Hudson Valley Landscapes. The Contemporary Gallery exhibition includes a sculpture and black and white photographs from the series. The exhibition runs through September 4.

Cirque du Soleil Presents 'Zarkana' - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 04, 2011 - Manhattan

This epic spectacle features 71 international artists and follows Zark, a magician on a quest to find his lost powers. Along his journey, audience members are plunged into a fantastical and suspenseful world inhabited by surreal and mesmerizing creatures who perform highly-acrobatic feats to original live music and interactive multimedia elements.

Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Explore why your body produces mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk. Take a "Tour du Nose" to explore 10 nasal features, including how your nose acts as an air filter, a smell sensor and a mucus producer. Play the pinball game "Gas Attack" by scoring off bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas. Mimic the build up of acid indigestion by causing the "Burp Machine" to release a giant belch. Take a ride on the GI slide, climb a large-scale replica of human skin, and discover other mysterious ways your body's biology does what it needs to do to keep you healthy. The exhibition runs through September 4.

KaleidoZone— Reconstructing Reality - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 04, 2011 - Garden City

Discover the beauty of collage at this exhibition of artwork created by individuals with autism and other special needs participating in Art Therapy programs at Family Residences & Essential Enterprises, Inc. The artists are a courageous group of people who, in spite of their challenges, took the risk to "talk" through their art-making process. The exhibit runs through September 4.

Circus! Science Under the Big Top - New York Hall of Science
Through September 04, 2011 - Flushing

If you've always wanted to join the circus or simply feel the thrill of performing in the center of the ring, this exhibit if for you. In this exhibition, you can walk a tightrope, practice elastic acrobatics, and learn how to juggle.

The Magdalene A Musical Play - Theatre at Saint Clement's
Through September 04, 2011 -

A MUSICAL PLAY 90 Minutes. No Intermission. Composed by James Olm . Book by J.C. Hanley and James Olm. Creative Consultant - Richard Maltby Jr. Directed by Richard Burk . Theatre at Saint Clement’s – 423 West 46th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue) . The Magdalene is a contemporary musical in the spirit of Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell about Mary Magdalene and her powerful relationship with the man known to the world as Jesus Christ. This ultra-progressive story is inspired by the recent discovery of alternative biblical gospels – The Gnostic Gospels. In these Gospels, we behold Mary Magdalene not as a prostitute but as the most enlightened of all the disciples and the Apostle of all Apostles. In this passionate musical about religion and sacrifice, Mary and Yeshua are destined to become husband and wife, and face together the dangerous and corrupt powers of the time – the Roman Empire and the church –battling not only new religious ideas, but also the opposition to empowering women. Richard Maltby Jr. is the Tony Award®-winning director for Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Tony Award® nominee for Miss Saigon. SPECIAL OFFER! $28 (Reg. $45) June 14- June 26; $32 (Reg. $55) June 28- September 4; Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday 2pm & 7pm, Thursday 8pm, Saturday 2pm, Sunday 3pm. $32 (Reg. $55) June 14- June 26; $39 (Reg. $65) June 28- September 4; Friday 8pm and Saturday 8pm. Special Onstage Seating! All Performances - $28 (Reg. $45) – June 14-June 26; $32 (Reg. $55) – After June 28.

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