The Very Best of NYC Theater
by Michelle Barnwell
October 3, 2008

Is the presidential election making you tense? Laugh it off a little with Political Idol, a spoof that has the candidates square off for a hilarious attack on all sides, complete with an audience vote at the end of the show.

is a 22 character ensemble play set in a trailer park in the south that touches a multitude of interacting perspectives, including Joan’s, a lesbian who encounters resistance by a bible-thumping southern belle and acceptance by a higher power. This show runs through the 12th at the Red Room.

Also showing until the 12th at the Ensemble Studio Theatre is Close Ties, a family drama about three generations who struggle with the impeding effects of old age on their matriarch. The show is well-acted on a delightful live set in the kitchen of the family’s summer home.

Be sure to check out Taboos, playing at the Soho Playhouse until the 19th. See the review on page 42 for more details.

Beginning on October 10 you can check out Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s new production Urban Death, playing at The Players Theatre. This show promises spilled blood and flying guts as a pile of corpses in a mass grave come to “life” and turn into zombies, and 30 vignettes come flying at you in 60 minutes.
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