By Jared Chausow
By Katie Toth
By Elizabeth Flock
By Albert Samaha
By Anna Merlan
By Jon Campbell
By Jon Campbell
By Albert Samaha
'VOTING FOR GODOT'
Through September 6, Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, 212.868.4444, votingforgodot.com
A modern version of Samuel Beckett's original existentialist classic, the new Godot highlights the absurdity of the modern political process, from fraudulent voting machines to politicians who never arrive. $15 CHANDLER
SUNDAY AUGUST 29
'TOGETHER FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE'
At 7:30, Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, 212.802.4800
Young choreographers Elizabeth Motley, Valerie Samulski, Jane Sato, and Nupoor Singha offer new solos; members of the Jose Limón Dance Company present classic works by Limón and Anna Sokolow; Sue Bernhard and David Appel show dances inspired by resistance to the war; and poets, satirists, and singers complete the bill. A discussion follows. $12 ZIMMER
AN EVENING WITH ROBERT ALTMAN: 'SECRET HONOR'
At 3, Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 212.864.5400
Robert Altman will be on hand to take questions following a screening of his 1984 film, in which Richard Nixon (played by Philip Baker Hall) tries to explain the pain he caused the country during Vietnam and Watergate. Expect the politically astute filmmaker to make connections with our current commander in chief. $15 BLAYLOCK
'RISE UP: SHORTS PROGRAM'
At 9, Pioneer Theater, 155 East 3rd Street, 212.254.3300
Sixty New Yorkers with cameras documented the February 2003 anti-war rally in Lower Manhattan; the result is the world premiere of Sixty Cameras Against the War. The program also includes Spike Lee's still relevant We Was Robbed (2002), a short that examines the racism in Florida on that fateful Election Day in 2000. $9 SHESTAKOFSKY
'MILLION BILLIONAIRE MARCH' AND 'BILLIONAIRE CROQUET IN THE PARK'
At 10 a.m., Central Park, location TBA; at noon, the Plaza, Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, billionairesforbush.com
Billionaires for Bush don top hats and tiaras for street theater with a twist of irony and a touch of class. In the morning, join the tony set for croquet (on the otherwise off-limits to protesters Great Lawn in Central Park), and in the afternoon, for a stroll from the Plaza to Madison Square Garden. Free SNOW
Give the RNC delegates, who will be attending eight "Disney-fied" Broadway shows, a dose of real street theater. In protest of the Republicans' sorry playgoing habits, don your mouse ears and make some noise. The rodent rally begins at 4 p.m. outside the cheesiest of musicals42nd Street, Aida, Bombay Dreams, The Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and Wonderful Town. HAINLINE
'WORLD SAYS NO TO THE BUSH AGENDA MARCH & RALLY'
At 10 a.m., assemble between Sixth and Eighth avenues from 14th to 23rd streets, unitedforpeace.org
Join thousands of others in speaking out against the policies of the Bush administration in what is being touted as the convention week's largest protest. Hundreds of different groupsfeminist, anti-war, environmental, and moreare planning to participate. Bloomberg may have vetoed the use of Central Park, relegating the concluding rally to the West Side Highway, but here's your chance to march right past Madison Square Garden! RABER
WOMEN'S PEACE RALLY AND MARCH
At 10 a.m., Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue, 347.228.2876, codepinkalert.org
Women are urged to wear pink signs and other creative gear for this anti-war event. Participants meet at the foot of the historic Eleanor Roosevelt statue for a vibrantly colored and extra-loud peace rally. Free SMITH
'GUANTANAMO: HONOR BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM'
Today at 3, September 1 at 3 and 8,and September 2 at 8, Culture Project,
45 Bleecker Street, 212.253.9983
Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo's documentary play is patched together in part from the testimonies of five British detainees recently released from Guantánamo. London's hot new import is a "slice of death" look at the demise of American civil liberties. Apparently some people think that human rights are like gay marital vowsnot recognized everywhere. $55-$60 LAWLER
'THE THALIA FOLLIES: BRING IT ON!'
At 8, through September 2, and Tuesdays through November 2, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, 212.864.1414
A zippy theatrical hybrid (guerrilla street theater meets old-world cabaret) custom made for this campaign season. The contributors range from Brecht translator and critic Eric Bentley and comedian Steven Colbert to American-lit master E.L. Doctorow. Post-show discussion sparks political dialogue. $13-$15 LAWLER
MONDAY AUGUST 30
'AMBUSHED!: UNCONVENTIONAL HUMOR'
At 8, Chicago City Limits Theater, 1105 First Avenue, 212.888.5233
A night of films that will poke fun at any and all things political, from the sex appeal of Abraham Lincoln to Republican hairstyles to Bush's bumbling speeches. $20, $10 (students) SCOTT
'LIGHT UP THE SKY'
With the Republicans cynically capitalizing on 9/11, this elegantly conceived, city-wide light vigil is both a dignified reminder of that September's sorrow and a commemoration of the ongoing tragedy that is the war in Iraq. From nightfall Monday until Tuesday morning, demonstrators are asked to gather, carrying candles, light sticks, or flash lights, and leave illuminated all rooms with windows onto the street. Let the GOP not forget that this is the city that never sleeps. Free CATUCCI
'STAND UP! FOR CHOICE!'
At 8, Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, 212.496.7070
Perpetually pissed-off comic Lewis Black is without peer when it comes to reaming the major league assholes of the Bush administration. Moby, Joan Osborne, Michael McKean, Nellie McKay, Kathleen Turner, and Giancarlo Esposito stand beside him as he lets loose his pro-choice wrath. $28-$128 TILLMAN