Concluding Feb. 13Safe Home (At Women's Interart Center). South Pacific cast member Sean Cullen made his playwrighting debut with the twice-extended wartime drama about a young boy looking for a way to be a man. For tickets visit Smarttix.
Daddy (Off-Broadway at TBG Arts Center). The world premiere of Dan Via's play stars Gerald McCullouch, Bjorn DuPaty and Dan Via, who navigate a world where a young man pits two friends against one another. For tickets visit Smarttix. Concluding Feb. 14
True West (Off-Broadway at the Lion Theatre). Brionne Davis and Ryan Spahn star in Sam Shepard's play about two estranged brothers who reconnect with volatile consequences. For tickets visit TicketCentral.comLear (Off-Broadway at Soho Rep). Young Jean Lee's extended production offers a free-form take on Shakespeare's King Lear that examines the motives of adult children surrounding the titular character. For tickets visit SohoRep.Average Sized Mermaid (Off-Broadway at the Gene Frankel Theater). After being dumped by her boyfriend, a kindergarten teacher is transformed into a mermaid and gains media attention. But using her 15 minutes of fame to strike back at male chauvinism might not answer the bigger questions in life. For tickets phone (212) 352-3101.Phantom Killer (Off-Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre Company). Jan Buttram's Texas-set thriller follows a newlywed couple traveling the same stretch of highway where a cop is tracking a serial killer. For tickets visit AbingdonTheatre.Ernest In Love (Off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre). Anne Croswell and Lee Pockriss' musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest features Noah Racey, Beth Fowler, Annika Boras and Katie Fabel, under the direction of Charlotte Moore. For tickets visit IrishRep.The Man in Room 306 (Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters). Craig Alan Edwards' solo play explores the private journey of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the night before his assassination in Memphis. For tickets visit TicketCentral.comGive It Up! (World Premiere at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas). Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane and composer Lewis Flinn give Lysistrata a pop musical makeover in the new high school-set tuner that features Patti Murin, Andrew Rannells and Curtis Holbrook. For tickets visit DallasTheaterCenter.