Theater List
Tue, 09/04/2012

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s 18th-century tale, “The Seven Beggars,” gets a contemporary spin in Yehuda Hyman’s one-man dance-theater show, “The Mad 7,” which features a character named Elliott Green, a gay San Francisco office worker who embarks on a mystical quest. One performance only on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. at the JCC in Manhattan. For tickets, $15-20, call the box office at (646) 505-5708.

Alice Eve Cohen’s one-woman show, “What I Thought I Knew,” a stage adaptation of her Oprah-endorsed memoir about her unexpected pregnancy at age 44, runs as part of the All For One Theater Festival. Cohen plays 40 roles in the play, which is directed by Elizabeth Margid; it delves into issues of reproductive freedom and the affordability of healthcare. Two performances: Sept 15. at 4:30 p.m., and Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, $25, call (212) 352-3101.

The diminutive comic Jackie Mason brings his shtick to the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. With the presidential election drawing near, Mason will likely have his political daggers sharpened. 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, L.I. For tickets, $29.50-$69.50, call (516) 334-0800.

The Folksbiene National Yiddish Theatre brings back its classic show, “The Golden Land,” a 1980s musical about immigrant Jewish life on the Lower East Side. Originally created by Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek, the revival is directed by Brynna Wasserman. Opens Oct. 28 and runs through Dec. 2 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. For tickets, $45-55, call (866) 811-4111.

Debra Winger makes her Broadway debut, starring opposite Patti LuPone, in David Mamet’s new play, “The Anarchist,” about two female inmates engaged in a battle of wits. Mamet will direct the play, which begins previews on Nov. 13 and opens on Dec. 2 at the John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St. For tickets, which start at $45, call (212) 239-6200.

Carol Fox-Prescott’s “In the Voice of Our Mothers,” directed by the playwright, furnishes a “first-person” perspective on the biblical Matriarchs. The show has been presented at numerous venues, including at synagogues throughout the city. It runs for one performance only on Dec. 2 at the Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St. in Rhinebeck, N.Y. For tickets ($10), call (845) 876-3533.