Orphan Action League
Continues every Wednesday through June 1 at The Annoyance Theater, 367 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg. 8:30pm. Tickets are $10. More info here.
An eccentric orphaned millionaire who found success in a children’s book series about orphan children has now taken his fictional dreams into the real world with a hand-selected group of crime-fighting orphans called, fittingly, the Orphan Action League. Follow their adventures (including some neat choreographed fight scenes and a fully-produced original theme song) weekly at The Annoyance with this show by Andrew Benedict, directed by Annie Donley. There may be no parents, but there will certainly be chuckles n’ thrills.
At Babycastles, 137 W 14th Street, Chelsea. 8pm. More info here.
Actress Ruby McCollister hosts a show with comedians, friends, and more for an evening of singing, laughs, and stories about LA in the ‘90s. Guests include comedians Ana Fabrega and Lorelei Ramirez (who recently wrote a play about a toaster), stylist Jake Levy, and more.
Continues Fridays and Saturdays through May 28 at Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side. Tickets are $19 advance, $22 at the door, $15 for students/seniors. More info here.
Performer and writer Mike Albo, who recently released an e-book detailing his time spent donating sperm for his lesbian-couple friends, has turned his book into a stage show. Come hear tales of what donation clinics are like, notions of fatherhood, and how jerking it for a cause can make just change your life.
Still Standing You
At Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, Lower East Side. 8pm. Tickets are $20. More info here.
It’s not often dance works are described as funny, but this one seems to be, and I’m intrigued. Still Standing You explores the multitude of dynamics between two men in the form of dancers Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido, who attempt to use only their (naked) bodies to parse through the possibilities between two men: friends, lovers, competitors, and even enemies. How do all these things manifest on the body, anyway?
Continues Thursday-Sunday through May 29 at La MaMa, 74 E. 4th Street, East Village. Tickets are $18; $13 for students/seniors. More info here.
Acclaimed Native theater company Spiderwoman Theater celebrates their 40th anniversary of making work with a new dance-theater “story-weaving” work centering around violence against women in indigenous communities, built using real experiences from the cast, which consists of multiple generations of Native women. Weekly postshow panel discussions are aplenty, starting with this Sunday’s “Have You Seen Her?: Murdered And Missing Indigenous Women,” moderated by playwright and attorney Mary Kathryn Nagle.