Once a year, it’s worth gorging at the theatrical buffet table. And that, my adventure-hungry friends, means hitting the Under the Radar Festival, the Public Theater’s annual twelve-day event showcasing new theater from around the world. Shows take place in the Public’s Astor Place mother ship location and at various partner venues across town. On the menu this year: Mariano Pensotti’s “filmic” Buenos Aires drama (Cineastas); world history according to British evangelical puppets (The Cardinals); a portrait of Iranian life by Mehr Theatre Group (Timeloss); a post-Marina encounter with beatboxer and “disinformationist” Reggie Watts (Audio Abramovic); Ikechukwu Ufomadu’s late-night talk show (Ike at Night); a Brazilian memory play by Companhia Hiato (O Jardim); and much more. If your appetite for freshly devised theater still isn’t sated, sample the countless artist discussions or this year’s new festival-within-the-festival (“Incoming”) of eight works-in-progress by edgy performance makers.
Jan. 7-18, 7:30 p.m., 2015