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Shakespeare said All world’s a stage. Our editors at CFT couldn’t agree more, so we give you the most complete listing of free theater performances in New York. Also, as a member, you can get exclusive free tickets to off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway and, sometime, Broadway shows.
A member can reserve from 2 to 5 complimentary tickets (depending on a show) as long as the supply lasts.

Performance | Let Me Live, I Am Somebody: Life Obstacles


Mike just wants get to the hospital to see his wife—until a white lady calls the cops on him. Kevin just wants to enjoy an evening with his boo —until a cousin threatens to out him to his family. Can they live? A performance presented by the Theatre of the Oppressed.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
7:00 pm

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Performances, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Let Me Live, I Am Somebody: Life Obstacles

Staged Reading | The Hope Hypothesis: a dark comedy


When a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork, her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events that take on a life of their own. The Hope Hypothesis is a dark comedy that asks how we have arrived at this place of suspicion and fear — and what it means to us as individuals and as a society. Written and Directed by Cat Miller. For all ages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Dec 13
7:00 pm

Free
Staged Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, The Hope Hypothesis: a dark comedy

Staged Reading | Intermission: A Collection of Student Written Work


Take a brief intermission to relax and enjoy a series of four student written plays, also directed and performed by students.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
7:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Intermission: A Collection of Student Written Work
Thu, Dec 13
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, A holiday comedy
Thu, Dec 13
8:00 pm

Regular: $59
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Plays, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, A drama about marriage issues
Thu, Dec 13
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, A drama written by a bestselling author
Thu, Dec 13
8:45 pm

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Plays, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Comedy with "A flawless performer”

Staged Reading | Intermission: A Collection of Student Written Work


Take a brief intermission to relax and enjoy a series of four student written plays, also directed and performed by students.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
9:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Intermission: A Collection of Student Written Work
Thu, Dec 13
9:00 pm

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Plays, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, A comedy, a famous tale
Thu, Dec 13
9:00 pm

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Performances, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Multi-media performance art spectacle

Performance | Bang Bang Gun Amok II: A 24-hour Performance Marathon on American Gun Culture


George Emilio Sanchez's Bang Bang Gun Amok II is a 24-hour performance marathon that addresses how gun culture is historically embedded in the United States. Artists, activists, scholars, Lower East Side youth, and gun violence survivors unite in a spirit of solidarity to call for an end to a culture of violence. Featuring performances by Vernon Reid, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Maura Donohue, Charmaine Warren, Edisa Weeks, It's Showtime NYC, Suzanne Gardinier, Paz Tanjuaquio, Tyemba Jess, Nicky Paraiso, Irene Hultman, luciana achugar, Ella Wylde, Alex Vitale and much more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Dec 14
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Bang Bang Gun Amok II: A 24-hour Performance Marathon on American Gun Culture

Performance | Building Dante: Bring a Classic to Life


In 2017, Teatro delle Albe started to follow an artistic path with the objective of transfering the Italian masterpiece that triggered the start of the Italian language and literature -- The Divine Comedy -- to the stage. This performance embraces what the author defines as an “enchanting vision," able to include its focus on the whole of humanity in its diverse experience, from the obscene annoyance of Inferno (Hell) to the melancholic color change of Purgatory, to its rise to a level where vision and words turn themselves into an indescribable Paradise.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Dec 14
6:30 pm

Free
Performances, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Building Dante: Bring a Classic to Life

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's ‘Ask Me Another") Jillian Thomas (Ten Foot Rat Cabaret) Charles McBee (New York Comedy Festival) Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, MTV)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Fri, Dec 14
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, A drama
Fri, Dec 14
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Winter story for kids!
Fri, Dec 14
7:00 pm

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Performances, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Multi-media performance art spectacle

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Dec 14
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy
Fri, Dec 14
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, A drama about marriage issues
Fri, Dec 14
8:00 pm

Regular: $45
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Musicals, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Musical comedy
Fri, Dec 14
8:00 pm

Regular: $69
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Plays, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, A drama written by a bestselling author
Fri, Dec 14
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Classic thriller
Fri, Dec 14
9:00 pm

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Plays, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, A comedy, a famous tale

Staged Reading | Shakespeare for Everyone: The Tragedie of Cymbeline


The Tragedie of Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline. The Instant Shakespeare readings are set up to make Shakespeare accessible. The readings are usually without rehearsal, but they are on-your-feet Instant staged readings where the actors move around as much as they feel comfortable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Dec 15
1:00 pm

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Staged Readings, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Shakespeare for Everyone: The Tragedie of Cymbeline
Sat, Dec 15
2:00 pm

Regular: $75
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Musicals, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, High-energy musical
Sat, Dec 15
2:00 pm

Regular: $59
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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A drama about marriage issues

Play | A Short Play to Nourish the Mind and Soul: Gwendolyn's Love


Staged reading of an unusual short play about love in the aisles. Written by Cesi Davidson. Directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia.  Featuring Gregory Bastien and Ashlee Danielle & Betsy Rosen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Dec 15
3:00 pm

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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A Short Play to Nourish the Mind and Soul: Gwendolyn's Love
Sat, Dec 15
3:00 pm

Regular: $25
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Performances, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Comedy for kids!
Sat, Dec 15
4:00 pm

Regular: $39
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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A drama
Sat, Dec 15
6:00 pm

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Performances, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sat, Dec 15
7:00 pm

Regular: $59
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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A drama about marriage issues
Sat, Dec 15
7:00 pm

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Performances, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Multi-media performance art spectacle
Sat, Dec 15
8:00 pm

Regular: $18
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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A comedy about love, family, and more
Sat, Dec 15
8:00 pm

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Performances, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Tribute to an iconic performer
Sat, Dec 15
8:00 pm

Regular: $69
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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A drama written by a bestselling author
Sat, Dec 15
9:00 pm

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Plays, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A comedy, a famous tale
Sun, Dec 16
2:00 pm

Regular: $59
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Plays, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, A drama about marriage issues
Sun, Dec 16
2:30 pm

Regular: $69
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Plays, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, A drama written by a bestselling author
Sun, Dec 16
3:00 pm

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Performances, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Comedy for kids!
Sun, Dec 16
3:00 pm

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Performances, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Multi-media performance art spectacle
Sun, Dec 16
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, A comedy, a famous tale
Sun, Dec 16
7:30 pm

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Plays, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, A drama about marriage issues
Sun, Dec 16
7:30 pm

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Plays, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, A drama written by a bestselling author
Mon, Dec 17
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 17, 2018, 12/17/2018, A comedy based on a true story

Comedy Club | Broadwalk Comedy Show


A weekly stand-up comedy show in the East Village that showcases some of the best comics the city has to offer. This week’s comedians: Scott Rogowksy (HQ) Nore Davis (Conan) Christi Chiello (Just For Laughs) Sam Taggart (Comedy Central)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Dec 18
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, December 18, 2018, 12/18/2018, Broadwalk Comedy Show
Thu, Dec 20
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, A comedy about love, family, and more

Comedy Club | No Name Comedy/Variety Show


With: Bob Greenberg (Saturday Night Live / Old Jews Telling Jokes) Leighann Lord ("Real Women Do It Standing Up") Liz Miele (CD “Mind Over Melee”) Chris Griggs (TV Land’s “Prime Movies” )
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Dec 21
7:00 pm

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Comedy Clubs, December 21, 2018, 12/21/2018, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Dec 21
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, December 21, 2018, 12/21/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy
Fri, Dec 21
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 21, 2018, 12/21/2018, A comedy about love, family, and more
Sat, Dec 22
8:00 pm

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Plays, December 22, 2018, 12/22/2018, A comedy about love, family, and more
Fri, Dec 28
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 28, 2018, 12/28/2018, A historical drama

Comedy Club | An Evening of Standup Comedy


A standup comedy show featuring comics who have appeared on NBC, TruTV, Comedy Central and more.
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Fri, Dec 28
7:30 pm

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Comedy Clubs, December 28, 2018, 12/28/2018, An Evening of Standup Comedy
Sat, Dec 29
6:00 pm

Regular: $20
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Performances, December 29, 2018, 12/29/2018, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Sat, Dec 29
7:00 pm

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Plays, December 29, 2018, 12/29/2018, A historical drama
Sun, Dec 30
3:00 pm

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Plays, December 30, 2018, 12/30/2018, A historical drama

Performance | Vodou Roots: A Love Story Musical


A special mixed-media experience changing the narratibe about Vodu. Hosted by Régine Romain. This event will feature guest appearances from practitioners, artists, historians and community members from Brooklyn all the way to Benin, West Africa. It aims to changes the narrative about Vodou, and shares what religious/spiritual freedom looks like in a free afro-futuristic black woman’s body.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 11
7:00 pm

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Performances, January 10, 2019, 01/10/2019, Vodou Roots: A Love Story Musical

Staged Reading | Yorick: Years Before Hamlet


Many years before Prince Hamlet fights to avenge his father's death, court jester Yorick fights to save King Hamlet’s life. Warrior, confidant, spy, in a world of secret intrigues and murderous intents, the resident fool at the Castle Elsinore is anything but. Written by David Dannenfelser.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jan 14
6:00 pm

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Staged Readings, January 13, 2019, 01/13/2019, Yorick: Years Before Hamlet
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