Concluding Feb. 4
Outside People (Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre). "Set in modern-day Beijing, Outside People, Zayd Dohrn's darkly comic new play is the story of a young American man, Malcolm (Matthew Dellapina) who falls in love with a young Chinese woman, Xiao Mei (Li Jun Li). But as his eyes open to the subtle social, political and economic forces that inform their relationship, he must confront his complex place in this foreign culture, the friendship that brought him there, and his own deepest fears and desires." Visit VineyardTheatre.
Concluding Feb. 5
Gob Squad's Kitchen (You Never Had It So Good) (Off-Broadway at the Public Theater). "Gob Squad invites you to take the hand of the King of Pop himself, Andy Warhol, and take a trip back to the underground cinemas of New York City, back to where it all began. Gob Squad's Kitchen reconstructs Warhol's films in the quest to illuminate the past for a new generation, reflecting on the nature of authenticity, the here and now, and the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life." Visit PublicTheater.
The Canterbury Tales Remixed (Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse). "Framed by gripping re-imaginings of the epic poems 'Gilgamesh' and 'Beowulf,' Baba Brinkman (The Rap Guide to Evolution) forges a new masterpiece out of the rawest material etched onto vinyl, or carved into clay tablets. Just like the most heart-wrenching songs by Eminem or Kanye West, these ancient tales are infused with lust, betrayal, infidelity, greed, jealousy, ambition, and the endless struggles between men and women seeking happiness." Visit SoHoPlayhouse.