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THE THEATRE AGENDA’S from THE NEW YORKER

OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS
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AMERICA LOVESEXDEATH
Billy the Mime is the creator and star of this show, a series of sketches about current events. In previews. Opens Sept. 6. (Flea, 41 White St. 212-352-3101.)

THE DINING ROOM
The Keen Company opens its season with A. R. Gurney�s drama, a series of vignettes about a twentieth-century Wasp family. Jonathan Silverstein directs. Previews begin Sept. 11. (Clurman, 410 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

EDGE
Angelica Torn stars in this one-woman show about the life of Sylvia Plath. Paul Alexander wrote and directs. Previews begin Sept. 4. Opens Sept. 9. (ArcLight, 152 W. 71st St. 212-352-3101.)

100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Playwrights Horizons kicks off the season with the world premi�re of a play by Kate Fodor, about a woman who becomes intrigued by a troubled priest at the church that she cleans. Janel Moloney, Lois Smith, Jeremy Shamos, Will Rogers, and Zoe Kazan star. Ethan McSweeny directs. In previews. (416 W. 42nd St. 212-279-4200.)

KING LEAR
Royal Shakespeare Company brings its production of the tragedy, starring Ian McKellen and directed by Trevor Nunn, to BAM. Playing in repertory with �The Seagull.� Opens Sept. 6. (BAM�s Harvey Theatre, 651 Fulton St. 718-636-4100.)
THE POWER OF DARKNESS
Mint Theatre Company revives Leo Tolstoy�s drama from 1886, about a Russian peasant who becomes involved in a murder. Previews begin Sept. 6. (311 W. 43rd St. 212-315-0231.)
PURPLE HEARTS
Burgess Clark�s drama about the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, directed by David Epstein. Previews begin Sept. 5. Opens Sept. 8. (Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St. 212-387-8440.)
RITES OF PRIVACY
David Rhodes wrote this one-man show, in which he portrays numerous characters, including a Southern pageant queen and a Nazi refugee. In previews. Opens Aug. 30. (Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St. 212-868-4444.)
ROCK DOVES
The premi�re of a drama by Marie Jones, set in postwar Northern Ireland. Ian McElhinney directs. Previews begin Sept. 6. (Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st St. 212-868-4444.)
SCARCITY
Atlantic Theatre Company presents the premi�re of a new play by Lucy Thurber, about siblings longing to escape their life of poverty. Previews begin Aug. 29. (336 W. 20th St. 212-279-4200.)
THE SEAGULL
Royal Shakespeare Company brings its production of Chekhov�s drama, directed by Trevor Nunn, to BAM. Ian McKellen stars in select performances. Playing in repertory with �King Lear.� Opens Sept. 7. (BAM�s Harvey Theatre, 651 Fulton St. 718-636-4100.)
THE SHAPE OF METAL
Origin Theatre Company presents Thomas Kilroy�s drama, in which a sculptor copes with the disappearance of her daughter. Brian Murray directs. Previews begin Sept. 8. (59E59, at 59 E. 59th St. 212-279-4200.)

TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN
Danny Hoch�s new hip-hop play, about a group of South Bronx radicals who take a trip to Havana, Cuba. Previews begin Sept. 4. (Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. 212-352-3101.)

WALMARTOPIA! THE MUSICAL
Daniel Goldstein directs this musical comedy, about a Wal-Mart employee who wakes up in the year 2037, when Wal-Mart rules the world. With a book by Catherine Capellaro and music and lyrics by Andrew Rohn. In previews. Opens Sept. 3. (Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane. 212-307-4100.)

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