LoftOpera's "The Rape of Lucretia." (photo: Robert Altman)

LoftOpera’s “The Rape of Lucretia.” (photo: Robert Altman)


LoftOpera’s Tosca
Continues through March 19 at 198 Randolph Street, Bushwick. Tickets are $30. More info here
If you think opera sounds stuffy and expensive, think again. At LoftOpera, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, you don’t even have to leave Brooklyn to get your fill of classic operatic scores, solid performances, and also, beer. The LoftOpera folks have garnered much praise for their past productions, and their Tosca is sure to be of similar quality. Come and experience all the nostalgia of a loft party, but with all the culture of opera.


(Photo via This Train is Bound For Glory)

(Photo via This Train is Bound For Glory)

Pretty Hunger
Continues through March 19 at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village. Tickets are $10. More info here
This piece by Patricia *Ione Lloyd, part of The Public’s series of workshops of new plays, follows an imaginative biracial child who channels Bette Davis and classic films in order to navigate parental troubles. Lloyd is an alum of The Public’s emerging writers group and has shown work in The Fire This Time Festival. And after Fun Home, I trust The Public in their (oddly specific) ability to program work that freely shows younger children in exciting, unique, and well-rounded ways instead of merely wispy characters there to look cute.



The Hospital
At Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, Lower East Side. 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here. More info here< The New York premiere of this work from acclaimed Norwegian group Jo Strømgren Kompani is set in a far-off hospital where there are not a lot of patients. Due to this, the nurses begin trying treatments on each other. A concept like that will certainly be interesting, but it becomes even more so when you learn that this company explores the use of nonsense languages as well as dance theater using actors who are not trained in dance. Will you understand it? There’s only one way to find out. SUNDAY

(photo via The Poetry Brothel)

(photo via The Poetry Brothel)

The Poetry Brothel: The March Hare
At The House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick. 9pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here
immersive poetry-cabaret event The Poetry Brothel has been a recurring event throughout the city for some time now, but this is their first time at Bushwick’s illustrious and ambitious venue House of Yes. March’s Brothel, appearing to be Alice in Wonderland themed, seems to be a perfect fit for House of Yes’s gleam and spectacle, as it features dance by Foxx Von Tempt and Cassandra Rosebeetle, music by Sweet Meg and the Wayfarers, and a bevy of sensuous readers to whisper flowery words into your ears—that is, for a price.