Concluding Sept. 20 Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter (Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre). Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Ívar Páll Jónsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jónsson, features Tony winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle with Michael Biren, Patrick Boll, Zach Cossman, Karli DiNardo, Danielle Kelsey, Graydon Long, Brad Nacht, Rick Faugno, Marrick Smith and Jesse Wildman. Revolution, according to press notes, is a "sonic journey through the rise and fall of Elbowville (a small community within Ragnar Agnarsson’s body), where a love triangle develops, shaking Elbowville to its core. The creation of a 'prosperity machine' ultimately contributes to shattering the peace in the sweet little community. How does the pragmatic, highly sexual (and possibly slightly evil) Mayor Manuela (Cady Huffman) deal with the crisis? The prosperity machine does indeed create wealth for the Elbowvillians, but can the good times last and at what cost?" Visit RevolutionElbow.com.
My Mañana Comes (Off-Broadway at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater). My Mañana Comes is by Page One Playwright Elizabeth Irwin. Here's how the production is billed: "Plates in, plates out, we need ice, table four needs bread, your tuna tartare is up: this is the life of the back of house at a restaurant. It's not a bad way for four young New Yorkers to spend their days, make their livings, and cling to their dreams — that is, until management starts to get stingy. But you can count on your co-workers, right? Right? Right?" Visit PlaywrightsRealm.org.