Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for November 2012

The Advocate’s man on the New York theater scene drops acid with bisexual Ivy Leaguers, drives to Disney World with gay besties, munches quiche with five lesbians, and much more.

BY Brandon Voss

October 30 2012 9:00 AM ET

Modern Terrorism, or They Who Want to Kill Us and How We Learn to Love Them
John Kern’s black comedy has balls — and not just the ones chafed by an underwear bomb in the opening scene. This provocative satire somehow makes the uneasy audience care about a bumbling trio of rogue terrorists. Pitch Perfect’s Utkarsh Ambudkar anchors the production as Rahim, a sweet young Pakistani suicide bomber mixed up with a Somali who longs for an Islamic paradise where, among other hopes, his half-brother isn’t gay.
Second Stage Theatre, through November 4.

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
The ladies of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein — that includes you, dear audience participants — won’t tolerate meat in their quiche. If you can stomach double-entendres like that, you’ll eat up Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder’s light and fluffy 1956-set feminist satire starring Caitlin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns, Thea Lux, and Maari Suorsa as widows embracing their sexuality after a nuclear attack.
SoHo Playhouse, through November 20.

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