OPENING AND CURRENT RUNS


BODYBODY: YOU CAN'T TELL BY LOOKING

"Wretched." (Annie Wagner) Empty Space Theatre, 3509 Fremont Ave N, 800-838-3006. $15. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Feb 12.

THE CHOSEN

Opening. An adaptation of Chaim Potok's novel. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, 443-2222. $10-$46. Preview performances Sat-Sun Feb 5-6 at 7:30 pm, Tues Feb 8 at 7:30 pm. Opening Wed Feb 9 at 7:30 pm.

THE CHRIS SCHUSSLER INCIDENT

See review this issue. Chamber Theatre, 915 E Pine St, 860-7163. $14. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 19.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

Opening. The quick and the condensed at Seattle Public Theater, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, 524-1300. $12-$20. Preview performance Thurs Feb 3 at 7:30 pm. Opening Fri Feb 4 at 7:30 pm. Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Feb 27.

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

Opening. Arthur Miller's adaptation of the Ibsen play about a spa whistleblower. Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St, 781-9707. $15-$29. Opening Fri Feb 4 at 8 pm. Sat at 2 and 8 pm, Wed at 7:30 pm. Through March 5.

GOD DAMN TOM

Opening. Wayne Rawley's new play at Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $15. Preview performance Thurs Feb 3 at 8 pm. Opening Fri Feb 4 at 8 pm. Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 26.

THE JUDAS KISS

Final week. "Despite his great mind and will, Oscar Wilde cannot overcome his blond master. " (Charles Mudede) ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. $12-$28. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm. Through Feb 5.

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

"Overeager and dull." (Christopher Frizzelle) Center House Theatre, Seattle Center, 733-8222. $18-$26. Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Feb 13.

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

See review this issue. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, 443-2222. $10-$46. Thurs-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat-Sun at 2 and 7:30 pm. Tues-Wed at 7:30 pm. Through Feb 19.

MARRIAGE PLAY

A day in the middling lives of Gillian and Jack. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave S, 325-6500. $12-$14. Fri-Sun at 7:30 pm. Through Feb 13.

A NIGHT OF ABSURD REALITY

One-acts at Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, 253-241-4407. $12. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 5.

ORPHEUS

"Maybe this production was just too ambitious." (Annie Wagner) Open Circle Theater, 421 Boren Ave N, 382-4250. $12. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm. Through Feb 19.

PENT UP

Final week. "As theater, the shows remain largely closed circuits of imagery and intent." (David Schmader) Annex Theatre at Union Playhouse, 1418 10th Ave, 728-0933. $7. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 5.

SEX*BUT

See Stranger Suggests. Two weeks only. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 323-0388. $10. Opening Thurs Feb 3 at 8 pm. Fri-Sun at 8 pm. Through Feb 13.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

The vagina chatalotta at Stone Soup Theatre, 4035 Stone Way N, 633-1883. $15-$18. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 26.

WAITING FOR LEFTY

"Sheila Daniels' tough, high-voltage staging doesn't leave much to complain about. " (Annie Wagner) Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 325-6500. $15-$18. Thurs-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 12.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Opening. A Gothic ghost play. ACT Theatre, 700 Union St, 292-7676. $10-$35. Preview performances Fri-Sat 4-5 at 8 pm, Sun Feb 6 at 7 pm, Tues Feb 8 at 7 pm. Opening Wed Feb 9 at 7 pm. Through March 6. DANCE


ALL STRAVINSKY

Two weeks only. Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, 441-2424. $20-$137. Opening Thurs Feb 3 at 7:30 pm. Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 and 7:30 pm. Through Feb 13.

JOHN JASPERSE COMPANY

One weekend only. The "idea-driven" work of the NYC choreographer. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. $12-$22. Thurs-Sun Feb 3-6 at 8 pm.

RITUALS IN TIME

One weekend only. Choreography by and inspired by Martha Graham. Chamber Dance Company at Meany Hall, UW Campus, 543-4880. $12-$14. Thurs-Sat Feb 3-5 at 7:30 pm, Sun Feb 6 at 2 pm.

IMPROV, CABARET, & COMEDY


DAYTIME TV

"The faux soap fell sadly short of skewering its subjects." (Annie Wagner) Wing-It Productions at Historic University Theater, 5510 University Way NE, 325-6500. $10. Thurs-Fri at 8 pm. Through Feb 11.

IN THE MOOD FOR LARD

Opening. Sketch comedy about love and pig meat. Northwest Actors Studio, 1100 E Pike St, 325-6500. $9-$12. Opening Fri Feb 4 at 8 pm. Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 26.

A RENDEZVOUS WITH DINA MARTINA

Opening. A February frolic with the demented diva. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, 441-5823 ext 1. $10. Opening Thurs Feb 3 at 8 pm. Through Feb 25.

SEATTLE NEUTRINO PROJECT

"The three separate storylines never intersected--and maybe that was for the best, because their styles were completely incompatible. " (Annie Wagner) Market Theatre, 1428 Post Alley, 781-9273. $10. Fri-Sat at 8 pm. Through Feb 12.

LATE NIGHT


COMEDY OF EROS IV: I'M WITH CUPID!

Opening. A cabaret sampler at Northwest Actors Studio, 324-2744. $12. Opening Fri Feb 4 at 10:30 pm. Sat at 10:30 pm. Through Feb 14.

EDITH'S HEAD

See review this issue. Union Playhouse, 1418 10th Ave, 728-0933. $7. Fri-Sat at 11 pm. Through Feb 12.

LIPSHTICK

One night only. All-girl improv at ArtsWest. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339. $5-$7. Sat Feb 5 at 10:30 pm.

NEW CITY LATE NIGHT CLUB

One night only. A multidisciplinary cabaret at New City Warehouse, 2110 Airport Way S, 271-4430. $6 at the door only. Fri Feb 4 at 10:15 pm.

SPADE COOLEY'S NIGHTMARE

Opening. The life of unhinged '40s Western swing star Spade Cooley at Open Circle Theater, 429 Boren Ave N, 382-4250. $5. Opening Fri Feb 4 at 11 pm. Sat at 11 pm. Through Feb 19.

SPIN THE BOTTLE

One night only. Late-night revelry from Annex Theatre at Freehold's East Hall Theater, 915 E Pine St, second floor. $7. Fri Feb 4 at 11 pm.

TWILIGHT ZONE: LIVE!

Talky Tina the living doll at Theater Schmeater, 1500 Summit Ave, 325-6500. $10. Thurs-Sat at 11 pm. Through Feb 26.

SPECIAL EVENTS


"AWESOME" BIRTHDAY SHOW

One night only. A one-year celebration at Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave, 441-5823. $7 at the door only. Sat Feb 5 at 8 pm.

HOT TYPE 2005: THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

One night only. The new play reading series kicks off with an adaptation of The Leatherstocking Tales. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St, 443-2222. $10. Sat Feb 5 at 7:30 pm.

THE SUPER HAPPY COUPLE BOOK

One night only. A reading of Keri Healey's new play. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave. $2. Mon Feb 7 at 7 pm.

LONG RUNS
THE HOKUM HALL VARIETY SHOW at Hokum Hall, 937-3613.

JET CITY IMPROV at Historic University Theater, 352-8291.

LATE NIGHT CATECHISM from Seattle Theatre Project at ACT, 292-7676.

MUSICA VITAE! CABARET at Century Ballroom, 325-6500.

TEATRO ZINZANNI at 2301 Sixth Ave, 802-0015.

THEATRESPORTS at the Market Theater, 781-9273.

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