Theater List
Tue, 09/06/2011

 “Completeness.” GItamar Moses (“Outrage,” “Bach at Leipzig,” “The Four of Us”) returns with a new play, directed by Pam MacKinnon, about a romance between a computer scientist and a molecular biologist. Now in previews for a Tues, Sept. 13 opening at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St. For tickets, $70, call TicketCentral at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

“More Arts/Less Martial.” Comedian Dylan Brody, who describes himself as a “Jewish Zen Pagan, with a newish yen for Sagan,” performs his own one-man show about his involvement in the martial arts. Performed Wed., Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. at the 92nd St Y’s Tribeca Mainstage, 200 Hudson St. For tickets, $15, call the box office at (212) 415-5500 or www.92y.org.

“Jan Karski.” Arthur Nauzyciel directs a French play adapted from Yannick Haenel’s award-winning novel about a hero of the Polish Resistance who risked his life to inform the Allies about the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto and the building of extermination camps. Performed on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. at the Payne Whitney Mansion, 972 Fifth Ave., as part of the French Institute’s festival of performing arts, Crossing the Line. For tickets, $20-25, call the box office at (800) 982-2787 or visit www.frenchculture.org.

“Wonder Woman: A How To Guide for Little Jewish Girls.” Cyndi Freeman writes and stars in a one-woman show, directed by David Drake, about going from being a Wonder-Woman obsessed suburban girl to becoming a burlesque queen in New York City. Performed on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th St. For tickets, $20, visit stageleftstudio.net.

“Mark of the Chemist” John Turturro stars in a staged reading of a play inspired by Primo Levi’s scientific works. Performed on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl. For tickets, $20, call the box office at (646) 437-4202 or visit www.mjhnyc.org.

“An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.” Reuniting the Tony Award winners from “Evita” in 63 performances of a concert described by a Philadelphia newspaper as “one of the most enchanting musical events in years.” Previews Nov. 16 for a Nov. 21 opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St. Ticket prices and ordering information have not yet been released.

“Golem.” TThe Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre, directed by Vit Horejs, reprises their acclaimed part live-actor, part-puppet production about the myth of the Frankenstein-like creature who goes out of control in the course of trying to save the Jews of late sixteenth century Prague. Frank London of The Klezmatics provides the music. Runs from Nov. 17- Dec. 4 at LaMaMa E.T.C., 74A E. Fourth St. For tickets, $25, call the box office at (212) 475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org.

“Playing Chekhov.” Chaverim Theater Company of New York, which last produced Ephraim Kishon’s comedy, “Ktube” (The Marriage Contract”) now presents two one-act comedies by the Russian playwright — along with accompaniment by a Russian klezmer band. Gary Chernyakhovsky directs the show, which will be produced in Russian with English subtitles. Performed Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. For tickets, $20, call the box office at (646) 505-5708 or visit www.jccmanhattan.org.

“Shlemiel the First.” The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre revives Robert Brustein’s klezmer musical based on a folktale by Isaac Bashevis Singer about the “wise men” of Chelm. Performed from Dec. 13-Dec. 31 at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardian Place. For tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.tfana.org/season/shlemiel.