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    WEDNESDAY 8/13


    Elvis Has Entered the Building! Is Elvis really dead? This sideburned & sequined impersonator will show you that it just doesn't matter; Trailer Park Lounge, 271 W. 23rd St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 212-463-8000; 8:30 & 10, free.

    Jason Nuzzo's Dead Meat At the "exact geographic center of the U.S." sat Jason Nuzzo for three days w/camera & joints in tow. See the fruits of his labor; Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-614-0505; 10, $10 [repeats Fri. & Sun. at 7].

    Lucky Stiff It's like Barnum & Bailey on acid. Yeah, that's what it is; Pussycat Lounge, 96 Greenwich St. (Rector St.), 212-726-1935; 9, $5.

    Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip-Synching A show by "the ultimate luxury item"; Show, 135 W. 41st St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 212-278-0988; 8, $35 & 2 drink min.

    Norman's Big Night Out Norman Gosney ups the ante for fabulous w/song, dance, comedy & vaudeville incl. lasso specialists, acrobats & jugglers; Show, 135 W. 41st St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 212-278-0988; 10:30, $25.

    Rick Skye Sequined singer/comic in "A Slice O' Minelli"; Duplex, 61 Christopher St. (7th Ave.), 212-255-5438; 7, $10 & 2 drink min.


    Penny Arcade: New York Values The woman who brought you Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! has a new show exploring topics incl. "sexual & identity politics, the media, celebrity culture & 9/11"; Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. (betw. E. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 212-539-8778; 7:30 & 9:30, $15.

    "Boxed Laughter" Stand-up comedy show; Jack Dempsey's Public House, 61 2nd Ave. (betw. 3rd & 4th Sts.), 212-388-0662; 8, $5 & 1 drink min.

    Comedy Therapy hosted by Maureen Marren feat. nationally known comics; Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-228-2240; 10, free.

    Joan Rivers She's a funny bitch, see for yourself?proceeds benefit God's Love We Deliver & Guide Dogs for the Blind; Fez/Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette St. (Great Jones St.), res. req. 212-533-7000; 8, $25.

    Two Politically Incorrect Radio Shows "New Yawk, New Yawk!" & "Wise Guys, Black Guys & Rabbis" hosted by Aaron Braunstein to be taped; Stand-Up New York, 236 W. 78th St. (B'way), 212-595-0850; 6, $15.


    Great Dancing in Damrosch Lincoln Center's Out of Doors pres. Paul Taylor Dance Company; Damrosch Park Bandshell, W. 62nd St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave), 212-875-5108; 8, free.

    "Trapped" One hour dance theater?part of NYC's Fringe Festival; Linhart Theatre, 440 Lafayette St., 3rd Fl. (betw. E. 4th & E. 8th Sts.) 10, $15 [repeats Mon. at 4:30].

    THURSDAY 8/14


    Desiree Burch is Careless Comedic journey through the life of a girl who is trying to find her voice; the Tank, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-868-4444; 8, $5.

    The Lounge-O-Leers Ricky Ritzel & Aaron Morishita update the lounge act w/classics incl. "Stairway to Heaven" & cheesy renditions of Eminem hits; Hannah's Lava Lounge, 923 8th Ave. (betw. 54th & 55th Sts.), 212-974-9087; 5-9, free.

    Magical Madness Cadabra, Cardone & Gorlick perform weird rituals & the "warlock test," plus tricks incl. voice-throwing & mind-reading; Tagine Dining Gallery, 537 9th Ave. (40th St.), 212-564-7292; 8, $10.

    Starshine Burlesque Rose Wood hosts weekly smorgasboard feat. local stars performing comedy, music, magic & titillating stripteases?plus Meat Mistress womans the turntables; RiFiFi, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), 212-677-5368; 10, $5 & 1 drink min.


    Don Slovin's Improv Jam He hopes you like jammin too. There's a cover but if you get there early (6:30) & join in the show its free! Whatta deal; the Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Ave. (betw. Union & President Sts.), 718-857-4816; 8, $5.

    Greg Wilson w/Eric Deskin, Annie Berman, Tim Halpern...; Downstairs at Porters, 216 7th Ave. (betw. 22nd & 23rd Sts.), 212-242-2422; 9, $7 & 1 item min.

    Robert Schimmel as seen on "Conan O'Brien" & "The Howard Stern Show"; Carolines on Broadway, 1626 B'way (betw. 49th & 50th Sts.), 212-956-0101; 8 &10:30(Fri. & Sat.), 8(Sun.), $25-$30 [through 8/17].

    Smoking Newports & Eating French Fries Butts & Buds. It's John Deere hats aplenty at this show about an upstate NY trailer trash family; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277,; 10, call for price [repeats Sat.].


    "Booted" Brooklyn-based co. Eva Dean Dance premieres "Booted." Dancers sport evening gowns w/boots using high heeled shoes as castanets; Washington Square Church, 135 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 212-2794488,; 8, $15 [repeats Sat. at 2:15].

    FRIDAY 8/15


    Galapagos Floating Vaudeville Night Tango on a trapeze? Burlesque! Why wouldn't you go see Von Von host this "amazing confluence of talent & ambience" feat. Kasia & Julia; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), 718-782-5188; 10 p.m.-1 a.m., free.

    Heartbreak High Becky Yamamoto wants you to relive those days of teenage angst & well, heartbreak. It's supposed to be funny; the Tank, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-868-4444; 8, $5 [repeats Sat.].

    Jerry & Gerry in Stuck Two guys are stuck in a theater (hence the name). They have no contact w/the outside world until the audience spills in & tells them what's going on; People's Improv Theater, 154 W. 29th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-563-7488; 8, $8.

    Shock and Awe A-Go-Go This husband & wife erotic comedy is like on stage pornography. "It's a different kind of couples therapy"; Cutting Room, 19 W. 24th St. (betw. B'way & 6th Ave.), 917-860-7485; 11, $15.


    Gay & Lesbian Comedy Fest feat. Seth Rudetsky, Poppi Kramer, Shelagh Ratner, Sidney Meyer, Ted McElroy & host Michael Conley; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Ave.), 212-757-0788; 8:30, $10 & 2 drink min.

    Gregg Rogell Stand-up w/Greg Giraldo & William Stephenson; Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.),; 8:30 & 10:30, $16 [repeats Sat. at 8:30, 10:30 & 12:30 a.m.].

    Komedy Kebob Meat on a stick is always funny! This weeks host: Burt Paseos; Bar 107, 107 N. 6th St. (betw. Berry & Wythe Sts.), Bklyn, 718-302-3313; 8:30, free.

    Latino Laughter Divertido y comico. That's all the spanish we know...sorry; NY Comedy Club, 241 E. 24th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-696-5233; 9, $10 & 2 drink min [repeats Sat.].

    Lynne Koplitz w/Dean Obeidallah, John Baitsell & Steve Byrne; Stand-Up New York, 236 W. 78th St. (B'way), 212-595-0850; 7:30, 10 & 12:30, $15 [repeats Sat.].

    The Next Big Broadway Musical Imrovised two-act musical comedy, where audience participation is a must; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Ave.), 212-757-0788; 10, $10 & 2 drink min.


    Goddessdance Jehan's spectacular Middle Eastern entertainment piece is a hurrah for women through the ages feat. cast of bellydancers, drummers, singers & musicians; Theatre 3, 311 W. 43rd St. (8th Ave.), 212-868-4444; 7:30 & 10:30, $35 [repeats Sat. at 3 & 8].

    Great Dance in Damrosch Lincoln Center's Out of Doors pres. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; Damrosch Park Bandshell, W. 62nd St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave), 212-875-5108; 8, free.

    SATURDAY 8/16


    The Golden Girls: Live Male cast performs some of the most memorable episodes of this classic sitcom. The girls, Dorothy, Blanche, Rose & Sophia, would be proud; Rose's Turn, 55 Grove St. (betw. 7th Ave. & Christopher St.), 212-366-5438; 9 & 11, $12 & 2 drink min.

    Cary Hoffman performs Sinatra classics w/the Stan Rubin Orchestra...and listen, this guy sounds exactly like Frank; Carnegie Club, 156 West 56th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-957-9676; 8 & 10, $30 & 2 drink min.

    The One Madiva! No cash to see the real Madonna? See her favorite faux instead, along w/her "ravishing," "sinsational," "goddess" friends, feat. singer/songwriter Miss Glorya Wholesome; Now Bar, 22 7th Ave. S. (Leroy St.), 212-802-9502; 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $15-$20 [through 8/16].

    Tommy Femia is "Judy Garland" Award-winning impersonator knocks you back to Oz w/his renditions of Garland classics; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Ave.), 212-757-0788; 11, $20 & 2 drink min.


    "Crane Street Players" Improv. comedy show; Joyous Life Theater, 119 W. 23rd St. Suite 700 (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-352-9910; 8, $10.

    The Brooklyn Brew-Ha-Ha MC Ritch Duncan pres. laughs from comedians incl. Vin Durham & Val Kappa; East End Ensemble, 273 Smith St. (betw. Sackett & Degraw Sts.), Carroll Gardens, 718-624-8878; 9:30, $5 & 2 drink min.

    Friday Night Intervention Decide whether Mark Malkoff really has a problem when he hosts stage, video & sketch comedy; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-254-5277; 12 a.m., $7, $5 st.

    Indian Comedy Fest feat. Sudha, Daniel Nainan, Vidur Kapur, Anu Kalra, Sidney Myer & host Rahul Siddharth; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Ave.), 212-757-0788; 8:30, $10 & 2 drink min.

    Kerry McNally hosts stand-up feat. Lynn Koplitz, Rick Mann, Cory Kahaney, Ellen Cleghorn, Joe Vega & Tony Rock; Comic Strip Live, 1568 2nd Ave. (betw. 81st & 82nd Sts.), 212-861-9386; 6, 8, 10:15 & 12:30 a.m., $17 & $12 min.

    Off the Top of Our Heads All we can say is fast-paced & hilarious; Gotham City Improv, 158 W. 23rd St., 2nd fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-8222; 7, $7.

    Pod v2.1 Time travellers from 5047 have returned to make fun of us & our backward ways...; Gotham City Improv, 158 W. 23rd St., 2nd fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-367-8222; 9, $7.

    Poole Party! Jump in feet first to Ron Poole's stand-up, musical & improv comedy party feat. Sidney Myer & Nancy Witter; Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Ave.), 212-757-0788; 8:30, $10 & 2 drink min.

    The Rob & Mark Show Comedy & music feat. handful of stand up comedians; Gershwin Hotel, 7 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-545-8000; 9, $5.


    "Suenos Flamencos" Dancers Gigi & Maria Sami w/Nelly Tirado?plus vocalist Alfonso El Cid & guitarist Rafael Brunn; Alegrias Restaurant, 239 W. 14th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 917-880-9737; 8:30 & 11, $10.

    SUNDAY 8/17


    "A Little This and That" Alison Blanche Mayer hosts comedy/variety show feat. Malcolm Barrett; RiFiFi, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), 212-677-5368,; 9:30, $5.


    Andre Brown & Kevin Clayborn: Two Dance Performances "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em" by Brown & "Shaka Sankofa: State Sanctioned Murder" by Clayborn?performed as part of the World Turning Festival; Medicine Show, 549 W. 52nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-262-4216; 4 & 8, $10.

    MONDAY 8/18


    "Do Re Milla" Juilliard-trained soprano Ludmilla IIieva uses a range of talent & emotion to convey her life story; Dillons Restaurant & Bar, 245 W. 54th St. (betw. B'way & 8th Ave.), RSVP 212-307-9797; 8:30, $15 & $10 min.

    Mixed Stage Mondays Plays by Clay McLeod Chapman, Cheri Magid & Jason Grote. Theme: Fantasy & Dreams; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (betw. Columbus Ave. & Central Park W.), 212-601-1000; 7:30, $10.

    Monday Evening Burlesque Weekly production feat. "classic burlesque tassel-twirling fun" w/ Amber Ray & Oh de Twirlette; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), 718-782-5188; 9:30, free.


    Al Ducharme w/Carrie Karavas & Greg Rogell; Dangerfield's, 1118 1st Ave. (betw. 61st & 62nd Sts.), 212-593-1650; 8:45, $12.50.

    "Blue Mondays" Tony Woods brings you the best of stand-up from Todd Lynn, Dean Edwards, Steve Byrne, Kyle Grooms, Dawnel Rawlings & Rondel Hartley; Boston Comedy Club, 82 W. 3rd St. (betw. Thompson & Sullivan Sts.), 212-477-1000; 9:45, $5 & 1 drink min.

    Eight is Never Enough! pres. "Live on St. Marks" a combination of piano bar cheesiness & good 'ol sketch comedy & improv; E La Nave Va, 119 St. Marks Pl. (betw. 1st Ave. & Ave. A), 212-592-4435; 7-11, 1 drink min.

    Mike Birbiglia There's more to him than just a funny last name; Carolines on Broadway, 1626 B'way (betw. 49th & 50th Sts.), 212-757-4100; 9:30, $15 & 2 drink min.

    TUESDAY 8/19


    "The Rat Pack Review" Kevin James Tomei & Frank Bray are Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra! Well, not really, but they will be performing hits by "ol' blue eyes" & the dashing Dean; La Scatolina Lounge, 418 6th Ave. (9th St.), 212-473-0555; 8, 10 & 12 a.m., free.


    "Something Different" by Carl Reiner tells the hilarious tale of a playwright who has has writers block...for 12 years; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave. (46th St.), 212-868-4444,; 8, $15.

    Automatic Vaudeville Weekly comedy/variety show; Ars Nova, 511 W. 54th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-981-9722; 8, $5.

    Upright Citizens Brigade Super funny troupe reunites tonight to try for another 15 mins.; Northsix, 66 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-599-5103; 9 & 10:30, $5.


    Great Dancing in Damrosch Lincoln Center's Out of Doors pres. Ailey II; Damrosch Park Bandshell, W. 62nd St. (betw. B'way & Amsterdam Ave), 212-875-5108; 8, free.



    Playing Burton Elizabeth Taylor's fifth (and sixth) husband; Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22 St. (6th Ave.), 212-727-2737; Wed.-Sat. at 8, mats. Wed. at 2, Sun. at 3, $30 [opens 8/14, through 9/14].


    American Fabulous "An evening of country (and city) wit and wisdom with flamboyant nomad Jeffrey Strouth"; Ground Floor Playhouse, 312 W. 11th St. (betw. 8th Ave. & Greenwich St.), 718-789-6327; call for times, $15 [through 8/23].

    Boobs! The Musical "The world according to Ruth Wallis" w/songs from her old catalog & book by Steve Mackes & Michael Whaley; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-352-3101; Weds.-Fri. & Mon. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10, Sun. at 7, mat. Sun. at 3, $50-$55.

    Careful of Eights "Four or five" short plays by Gertrude Stein; the Beckman Theatre, 314 W. 54th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-714-8042; call for times, $15, $10 st./s.c. [through 8/17].

    Conversation with a Kleagle Based on true story involving interview betw. KKK member & Walter White, one-time newspaper reporter who went on to head the NAACP; Workshop Theater Co., 312 W. 36th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-695-4173; Wed.-Sat. at 8, $15 [through 8/16].

    The Daughter-in-Law D.H. Lawrence wrote this play?about tension-filled marriage (blame the mother)?in 1911, but no one even knew about it until 1965; Martin L. Platt dir. this resurrection; Mint Theater, 311 W. 43rd St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-352-0255; tkts 212-315-0231; Wed. & Thurs. at 7, Fri. & Sat. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $19.

    De La Guarda Special DJ-enhanced version feat. David Hollands (Matter/:Form); Daryl Roth Theatre, 20 Union Sq. E. (15th St.), 212-239-6200; 8, $20-$55.

    Dream a Little Dream Denny Doherty stars in musical about former bandmates John & Michelle Phillips & Cass Elliott; Village Theatre, 158 Bleecker St. (betw. Sullivan & Thompson Sts.), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Mon. at 8, mats. Sat. at 2:30 & Sun. at 3, $45-$100 [through 8/31].

    Edge Angelica Torn plays Sylvia Plath; DR2 Theatre, 103 E. 15th St. (Park Ave. S.), 212-239-6200; Wed.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sat. at 3, $40 [through 9/20].

    Enchanted April E.M. Forster-esque tale of British on holiday in Italy; Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-239-6200; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Tues. at 7, mats. Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45-$80.

    The Exonerated Bob Balaban directs Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen's controversial drama based on interviews w/falsely imprisoned death row inmates found innocent & freed; Culture Project, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 5 & 9, Sun. at 3 & 7, $55 [through 8/31].

    The Feast of the Goat and more, this summer, from Repertorio Espanol; Gramercy Arts Theater, 138 E. 27th St. (betw. Lexington & 3rd Aves.), 212-889-2850; call for times & prices [through 9/7].

    Fool An "ambulatory Hieronymus Bosch grotesquery," plus Gorilla Rep's Henry V; Washington Sq. Park, Southeast corner, W. 3rd St. (B'way), 212-592-4639; Fri. & Sun. at 8, free [through 8/31].

    Hairspray Musical based on John Waters' film about plump girl's attempts to racially integrate teen dance show; Neil Simon Theater, 250 W. 52nd St. (betw. B'way & 8th Ave.), 212-307-4100; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Weds. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $60-$100.

    Hank Williams: Lost Highway But what about Bocephus? Guess Broadway ain't ready for "O.D.'d in Denver"...; Little Shubert Theater, 422 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-239-6200; call for times & prices.

    Horror Vacui "Begins in a wonky hotel run by three eccentric sisters, and their melancholic brother. Enter Tallulah, the first guest they've had in take a diabolical turn"; Our Lady of Pompeii, 25 Carmine St. #3B (Bleecker St.), 212-279-4488; call for times, $15 [through 8/24].

    Icarus & Aria Kirk Wood Bromley & Aaron Beall (who directs) update Romeo & Juliet to the modern Southwest; Cheetah, 12 W. 21st St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-206-7770; tkts 212-581-6232; Sun. & Mon. at 7:30, $20 [through 9/30].

    Love Letters Revival of play about Andrew Makepeace Ladd III & Melissa Gardner feat. rotating "celebrity" cast (though sadly, due to a "scheduling conflict," no Joan Rivers); Duplex, 61 Christopher St. (7th Ave.), 212-255-5438; Mon., $18 [through 9/22].

    Matt & Ben "What if the only thing standing between you and destiny was Ben Affleck?"; P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave. (9th St.), 212-477-5288; call for times, $22.50 [through 9/6].

    Miss Julie August Strindberg's tale of aristocratic woman who seduces her valet modernized via a "famous film director's daughter" (which just goes to show that lots of things about society change, while nepotism is forever); Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave. (46th St.), 212-868-4444; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 5, $15, $12 st./s.c [through 8/31].

    Mixed Stage Monday Eight themes for eight nights of "theatrical happenings"; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 212-415-5500; Mon. at 7:30, $10 [through 8/25].

    Mono "Interactive play" moves into new space; Another Urban Riff, 320 W. 37th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-358-3447; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $15, $10 st.

    New York International Fringe Festival Seventh-annual series that notably launched Urinetown, Debbie Does Dallas, etc. (see website for complete sched.; several productions highlighted throughout the listings section); vary), 212-279-4488; call for times, $15 [through 8/24].

    Nharcolepsy "Two would-be cabaret entertainers freezing to death at the North Pole-Gustave Flaubert, an accordion-playing Belgian who is no relation to the author of Madame Bovary, and his mostly-mute sidekick Nhar-have failed in their quest for the Yeti..."; the Red Room, 85 E. 4th St., 3rd fl. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-206-1515; call for times, $15 [through 8/23].

    The Parisian Love Story "A strange woman approaches a down-and-out writer...seemingly mistaking him for her favorite novelist, a wildly popular bestseller. At first he dismisses it...but the more she talks, the more he believes that she might actually be telling the truth"?as part of the "Random Sexual Acts" fest; HERE, 145 6th Ave. (betw. Spring & Dominick Sts.), 212-647-0202; call for times, $15 [through 8/20].

    Poop?A True Story "What Christopher Guest's Best in Show did to dog competitions, Poop does to New York's downtown art scene"; the Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-539-7686; call for times, $15 [through 8/17].

    Rock Stars NYC "The newest off-Broadway, live, rock 'n' roll-theater experience" w/music from Copper Pot, Jana Peri, Zeta Bane & Electric Magic Side Show; Polly Esthers, 186 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-249-7373; call for times & prices.

    A Stoop on Orchard Street From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side; the Mazer, 197 E. B'way (betw. Clinton & Jefferson Sts.), 212-352-3101; Wed.-Sat & Tues. at 8, mats. Wed., Thurs. & Sat. at 2, Sun. at 3, $45.

    Survived By Husband's faith shaken after death of wife; Theater for the New City, 155 1st Ave. (betw. 9th & 10th Sts.), 212-868-4444; call for prices, $15 [through 8/17].

    Swim Shorts II "A festival of aquatic theatre"; Rooftop Pool, Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 917-509-7531; Wed.-Sun. at 7:30, $15-$20 [through 8/17].

    The Triumph of Love "Marivaux's madcap romantic comedy," staged by troupe that moves roughly 50 ft. every 5-7 mins.; Central Park, 97th St. (Central Park W.), 212-252-4531; Thurs.-Sun. at 7, free [through 8/24].

    What's Your Karma? English clairvoyant Lilith Dove selects audience member at random (via raffle) to reveal their past lives & "hidden talents"; Producer's Club, 358 W. 44th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-352-3101; Wed. & Thurs. at 8, Fri. at 7 & 9, $35.

    The Wood Demon "Chekhov's only full-length, romantic comedy"; the Beckman Theatre, 314 W. 54th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-866-4444; Wed.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3 [through 8/23].