If youre already over Under the Radar (though we still thrill to it), you might curl up to a competing festival, such as P.S.122s COIL, which opened January 5. Many of this years shows question the divide between performance and reality, between the living and the dead. In Rabbi Rabino, a questionably kosher show from Argentinian director Vivi Tellas, two rabbis offer their autobiographies. In Kim Noble Will Die, a performer attempts to ensure his legacy prior to his demise. In Stories Left to Tell, an acclaimed ensemble resurrects Spalding Grays monologues and unpublished works. And in Hello Hi There, director Annie Dorsen dispenses with pesky human actors entirely and creates a performance in which two cute computers, dubbed chatbots, converse with one another. Through January 15, P.S.122, 150 First Avenue, 212-352-3101, ps122.org, $15-$30.
Tue., Jan. 11, 2011