OPENING THIS WEEK

1001 NIGHTS OF CRUISIN' · On the Boards

THE 42nd FLOOR/DOUBLE CLIMAX · The Chamber Theatre

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' · Civic Light Opera

ASHES TO ASHES · A Theatre Under the Influence

CODE · EXITheatre

THE LAST TRUE BELIEVER · Seattle Repertory Theatre


ONE WEEK ONLY

ALL THIS & MORE · Rockhopper Dance

GRIT · Velocity MainSpace

INTIMATE STAGE · Dappin' Butoh

LAURIE ANDERSON · Moore Theatre


CLOSING THIS WEEK

COMEDY OF EROS · A Theater Near You

FOOL FOR LOVE · UW Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre

JUMPING THE SHARK · Northwest Actors Studio

PUTTING AWAY JAMES · Outcast Productions


OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


1,001 NIGHTS OF CRUISIN'

Half cruising etiquette from Stephen Hando, half smutty shadow puppetry from Scot Augustson. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. $12. Thurs-Sun at 7:30 pm. Through Feb 24.


* THE 42nd FLOOR/DOUBLE CLIMAX

See Stranger Suggests. K. Brian Neel brings his rubbery body home with revivals of two solo shows: The dream logic of The 42nd Floor on Friday night, the sordid noir of Double Climax on Saturday. Both shows play at the Chamber Theatre, 915 E Pine St, 4th floor, $10 suggested donation; beer and food served after the show. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, this weekend only.


AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

Stretching the definition of "light opera" to extremes with this revue of Fats Waller delights. Civic Light Opera, Jane Adams Auditorium, 11051 34th Ave NE, 363-2809. $12-$26. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2:30 pm. Through March 9.


ASHES TO ASHES

Politics, Harold Pinter-style: oblique and intimate. A Theater Under the Influence at the Union Garage, 1418 10th Ave, 720-1942. $12 (Thursday is pay-what-you-can). Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 7 pm. Through March 10.


CODE

The experimental troupe that created Undo returns. EXITheatre at Sand Point Naval Base at Magnuson Park, building 67, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, 851-6730. $10. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 23.


COMEDY OF EROS

A sampler of new plays on the subject of love. A Theater Near You at Northwest Actors Studio's Cabaret Space, 1100 E Pike St, 3rd floor, 244-9191. $10. Thurs at 8 pm, Fri at 10 pm, Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 16.


DREAM OF A COMMON LANGUAGE

See Theater: Review. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $15 Fri-Sat, $12 Thurs-Sun.Thurs-Sat at 8 pm (Sun at 2 pm, Feb 17 only). Through Feb 23.


FOOL FOR LOVE

Sam Shepard's tale of torrid emotions and slamming doors. UW Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, 543-4635. $10 general, $5 students. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Feb 17.


JUMPING THE SHARK

Post-apocalyptic pop-culture deconstruction. Meta-sketch-comedy. Featuring members of the Habit, Bald Faced Lie, and Disgruntled Bit Players. Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, www.jeffschell.com. $10. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 16.


THE LAST TRUE BELIEVER

A son discovers that his father was a Communist mole. I think. The press release is a little vague. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, 443-2222. $15-$44 ($10 for anyone under 25). Tues-Sun at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 pm. Through March 24.


LAURIE ANDERSON

The queen of the 1980s avant garde presents her latest work, Happiness. Moore Theatre, Second & Virginia, 292-ARTS. $26-$46. Fri-Sat at 8 pm, this weekend only. (Anderson will also do a public interview at the PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Kerry Hall, 710 E Roy St. Free. Fri at noon, this weekend only.)


PUTTING AWAY JAMES

An awkwardly titled play about young people on antidepressants. Outcast Productions at TPS Studio 4, Center House, 4th floor, Seattle Center, 325-6500. $10. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 16.


THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Shakespeare's tale of sexual domination, set in Venice Beach, CA. ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339. $12-$22. Wed-Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat at 8 pm, some Sat-Sun matinees at 3 pm (call for details). Through Feb 23.


DANCE


ALL THIS & MORE

An evening of dance and dance/theater, featuring work by Wade Madsen, Michelle Miller, Jenny Gerber, and more. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, 325-6500. $10 in advance, $14 at the door ($12 student/senior); Feb 14 is pay-what-you-can. Thurs-Sat at 8, this weekend only.


* GRIT

Another evening of dance and dance/theater, featuring work by Paige Barnes, Pablo Cornejo, Rob Kitsos, and more. Velocity MainSpace, 915 E Pine St, 2nd floor, 706-5422. $10 in advance, $12-$14 at the door. Fri-Sun at 8 pm, this weekend only.


INTIMATE STAGE

Yet another evening of dance and dance/theater, with Butoh inflections. Featuring Banal Cruz, Mandy Gulla, and more. Dappin' Butoh at 2353 N 65th St, 526-5756. $10. Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 7 pm, this weekend only.


FESTIVALS, CABARET, & COMEDY


A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE

Singer Jenny Johnson and pianist/singer Victor Janusz put on a show. Thumpers, 1500 E Madison, 328-3800. $10 cover. Dinner seating starts at 6 pm on Sun. Through Feb 23.


LATE NIGHT


* MONEY & RUN, EPISODE 2

Subtitled, Of Nuns & Ninjas. The "silver cast" tackles the second episode of Wayne Rawley's madcap TV-inflected series. Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $10. Thurs-Sat at 11 pm. Through Feb 23. $21-$23. Thurs-Sun at 8 pm, this weekend only.

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