Hitting the Stage: Strangers, Shakespeare and Self-Immolation

05/28/2009 5:00 PM |

30e7/1243524651-strangersplay.jpgEpic Theatre Ensemble’s free reading of Mahida’s Extra Key To Heaven by Russell Davis at East 13th Street Theatre (136 E 13th St), tonight at 7pm, reservations required.

Shakespeare gets the meta treatment in hamlethouse at The Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave), May 28 and 29.

Six directors guide ten actors through the works of 6 playwrights in The Drafts’ 10 Minute Play Festival: Six Plays About Hope at the Red Room (85 E 4th St), Through May 30.

The naked truth about relationships in New York in Dream of Me at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St), through June 6.

Immigration issues tackled with live music, video and film noir in Strangers (pictured) at Ontological Hysteric Theater (131 E 10th St), through June 13.

More theater openings after the jump.

The Greek god of medicine’s origin story (with rape, murder and incest, oh my!) in Aesculapius at La MaMa E.T.C. (74A E 4th St), through June 14.

A suicidal factory worker finds love in Blue Day at La MaMa E.T.C. (74A E 4th St), through June 14.

In the Silence of the Heart, a play about family drama and racial tension originally staged for inmates at Sing Sing opens at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave), through June 14.

(photo credit: Israeli Reichman)