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The 2011 FRIGID New York Festival

Horse Trade Theater Group (Erez Ziv, Managing Director, Heidi Grumelot, Artistic Director) will present the 5th Annual FRIGID New York Festival, an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of theatre on the fringe of the mainstream, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists. Boasting over 150 performances and 30 shows over 12 days in three theaters, FRIGID New York will kick off the annual North American Fringe Circuit with a bang!

Riding the fringe of winter, the hit celebration of independent theater will run February 23 - March 6, 2011 at The Kraine Theater & The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Ave and Ave A). 

A Kind Kind Man
Written by Catherine Weingarten & Directed by Zach Stasz
Presented by Stasz/Pruitt Productions Queens, NY
When 14-year-old Flora shows up on Willard's doorstep selling toothpaste with a smile, Willard's repressed masculinity surfaces - triggering desires to drop his perfect muffin baking wife and run off with the unwilling Flora to the Virgin Islands. Dentistry meets Little Red Ridding Hood in this dark and modern farce.

The Bitter Poet: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Black Box Performance Spaces
Presented by The Bitter Poet New York, NY
New York City’s comic performance artist, The Bitter Poet, performs his guitar-driven poems in this darkly humorous and satirical one-man show about searching for True Love and the contortionists you meet along the way…  A high-energy, irreverent celebration of the crazy things we do for love.

Boat Load
Presented by Stars and Hearts London, ON Canada
Gary is a brilliant actor who needs a thousand dollars to participate in a high-profile performer showcase. Also, his cat needs a thousand dollar operation, but that's too much money to spend on a cat.

The Clown and What I Owe
Written by Chris Enright
Presented by Comfy Blanket Productions Brooklyn, NY
When Manbrat and Clown encounter The Creature, their tired act gets a sexy dose of hurly burly. Absurd situations and antic vaudeville shenanigans help them to “remember the fun”, but the cruelty of their entanglements is no comedy.

Fate, Fury and Musical Theatre: A Kind of Cabaret
Presented by The Furies Theatre Company New York, NY
In a panic, a young actress drives from her house in the suburbs of New York until she can't drive anymore.  On the beach at the very tip of Long Island, the Three Fates of ancient mythology, androgynous and fabulous, wash onto the shore like Venus on the foam and lead the girl on a journey of self-discovery and showtunes.

Fucking Girls
Written by Ben Thompson & Directed by Paul Leopold
Presented by My Lieges Brooklyn, NY
A hilarious and misguided romantic fantasy about a young man “sleeping” his way through his ex-girlfriends en route to find true love, with a couple of major speed bumps along the way.

Funny: A trunk show
Presented by Denmo Ibrahim San Francisco, CA
A solo mash-up of sexy, stupid, ridiculous dreams. Funny: A Trunk Show is a highly physical look-see into the secret of happiness. Brighter than a fruit bowl, bigger than a breadbox, Delilah exposes the world wedged deep within the corners of a single trunk.

Goodnight Lovin’ Trail

Written by John Patrick Bray & Directed by Akia Squitieri

Presented by Rising Sun Performance Company New York, NY

Goodnight Lovin’ Trail is a subtle and touching drama that takes place at a truck stop diner in West Texas, where two desperate and lonely strangers find redemption in each other's eyes while discussing a stolen guitar. The play explores raw human emotions and consequences while these two desperate characters navigate and come to terms with the choices they've made on the road of life.


Hi, How Can I Help You?

Written by Scout Durwood & Directed by Lucile Baker Scott

Presented by Mighty Little Productions Brooklyn, NY

The silly side of the sex industry: a one woman musical. Six women at a NYC house of domination navigate the volatile economy of the sex industry during a recession, the night of Barrack Obama's 2008 presidential election. They laugh, they cry, they roller-skate and hula-hoop.


The Hyperbolist

Presented by Joe Mazza Chicago, IL

Grandiloquent farces of tiny proportion-- or-- desperate puppets want love. Joe Mazza's phantasmagorically raucous world returns to NYC.


I’m Not Sure I Like the Way You Licked Me!

Written & Performed by Bricken Sparacino & Directed by Lori Kee

Presented by Birch & Bricken New York, NY

Through humor, honesty and a little bit of rock and roll, come share with Bricken the battles she has fought, the mountains she has climbed and the licks she has endured.

Inside Straight
Written by George Ridgeway & Directed by Letty Cruz
Presented by Thousand Eyes Productions New York, NY
Johnny Ace is a street-smart surveillance expert. He plays poker with our lives and tells us like it is. A "New Age Noir" detective, he tracks a life-and-death story about the invasion of privacy in our high-tech world.

 JapJAP
Written & Performed by Una Aya Osato & Directed by Moises Belizario
Presented by Keep It Movin' Productions New York, NY
JapJAP is trying to find out who she is, tearing down borders and tearing off clothes. Her body is her only road map as she embarks on a journey through identity, culture, and history.

Joe: The Perfect Man
Written by Rachelle Elie & Directed by Adam Lazarus
Presented by Crowning Monkey Toronto, OR Canada
After losing his job, Joe’s passion to play all the lead roles in The Scottish Play explodes to the surface. Soon after he stumbles upon a Macbeth Open Call Audition and sees it as his one chance to fulfill his destiny. Through ridiculous failures and absurd attempts at brilliance he stumbles through the opportunity of a lifetime.

Mendacity

Written & Directed by Lauren Rayner New York, NY

Through the integration of dynamic multi-media installations, Mendacity, a solo word-collage, takes you deep inside the mind of a splintering personality wrought with self-loathing and denial over sexual assault. Join us in a rebellious journey of fragmented transcendence and the offering of hope.

The Mysterious Mystery of Mystery Street
Written & Directed by Sergio Solorzano
Presented by Blame Your Fate Productions New York, NY
A beautiful lady in a red dress hires two clueless private eyes to investigate a matter of intrigue, foul play, and homoerotic undertones. Dangerous mystery, mysterious danger, and one big Lonely Sausage.

My Pal Izzy: The Early Life and Music of Irving Berlin

Written by Melanie Gall & Directed by Karen Gall

Presented by Sisterscene Productions Brooklyn, NY

Narrated by Berlin's childhood friend Becky, My Pal Izzy is a musical comedy that explores the early life of famed composer Irving Berlin. From a song plugger to a singing waiter, young Irving would do anything to succeed.

ONEymoon (A Honeymoon for One)
Created & performed by Christel Bartelse
Presented by Dutch Girl Productions Toronto, ON Canada
A solo tour-de-force comedy about a woman who decides to marry herself. Humor, heart and tap-dancing too!

 The Oregon Trail: Quest for the West!

Presented by No. 11 Productions New York, NY

Inspired by the iconic game, The Oregon Trail: Quest for the West! is an interactive comedy with music. Join our five brave pioneers on a grueling journey as they fight snakebites, dysentery and meager rations. Will YOU ford the river?


Pretty-n-Papi

Written by Leah James Abel, Cody Schreger, and Olivia Lehrman

Presented by Awkward at Best Brooklyn, NY

The very last reality show to be made. Are Pretty & Papi the first 'reality' lesbian couple? The 1st immigrant couple? Poster children for love after sixty?  Let this zany trio of women take you on an energetic and absurd ride to the future of reality television.

Saving Tania’s Privates
Written & Performed by Tania Katan
Presented by AJ Epstein Presents Seattle, WA
Funny, outrageous and true! This critically acclaimed comedy hit from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will have you laughing till you weep. A show about far-out families, quirky girlfriends and boobs...but not necessarily in that order.

Scarlet Woman
Written by Matthew Wells & Directed by Rob O’Neil
Presented by Sunset Gun Productions Minneapolis, MA
Scarlet Woman is a two-woman, film noir thriller. This brand-spanking new play is a colorful homage to all the dangerous Delilahs of noir. A fast and furious exploration of all the extreme female archetypes in this genre. One femme fatale, two actresses, twelve characters, and more dead bodies than the last scene of Hamlet.

The Shorebound Swim With a One-Click Kick: A Tragedy of Reason
Written by Markus Paminger & Directed by Alison Carroll
Presented by The Lucky Artist Theater Company Brooklyn, NY
A genius removes himself from society and attempts to unlock the science behind the secrets of the human experience; a boy gets his first taste of love, lust and betrayal; and a desperate caretaker struggles to control her destiny in this gripping drama that connects the cerebral with matters of the heart.

There is No Good News
Written by David Mogolov & Directed by Steve Kleinedler
Presented by The Plant Cambridge, MA
Bringing together bullwhip-armed children, bomb scares, and runaway fryalators, There Is No Good News is Mogolov’s hilarious search for something—anything—he can teach his daughter. Somewhere between Spalding Gray doing slapstick and Mike Birbiglia analyzing McLuhan, Mogolov’s style is relaxed, congenial, and witty, sneaking insights in between near-constant laughs.

Tired Wave Stop!

Written by Steve Boleantu & Directed by Miguel Rivas

Presented by Brave Face Theatre Edmonton, AL Canada

The Sea Captain has one rule: life at sea. But after falling in love with a mermaid, plus taking on a new crewmember, the old man of the sea is forced to examine the costs and rewards of his stubbornness. A grown-up comedic yarn.

We Might Be Experimenting On You
Written by Kym Bernazky & Melanie Jones
Presented by Collision Productions New York, NY
Dr’s. Bernazky and Jones (PhD, BFA, WTF) are seeking participants in a theatrical research study. Lab rats will be asked to perform various convention-blasting, audience-related tasks. Hijinks and non-slip shoes are required.

Wonder Woman: A How To Guide for Little Jewish Girls
Written & Performed by Cyndi Freeman Brooklyn, NY
Two-time FringeNYC award-winning writer/performer Cyndi Freeman's latest solo show traces her journey from little suburban Jewish girl obsessed with Wonder Woman to becoming the fabulous burlesque Queen, Cherry Pitz, in NYC. Join her on a crusade to right wrongs while wearing fabulous costumes.

Year of the Slut
Written by Jennifer Lieberman
Presented by JJ Rockstar Productions Maple, ON Canada
As a horny 18 year old virgin on a quest for romance, a naive Jewish Canadian girl moves to NYC and becomes entangled in seduction, heartbreak and adventure. Jennifer Lieberman weaves her provocative poetry across the stage while bringing nine vivid characters to life.

YIPPIE!
Written and Directed by Randy Anderson & Harrison Williams
Presented by The Beggars Group Brooklyn, NY
YIPPIE! is an explosive look back on the events that defined the Youth International Party. 1967 meets 2011 in this time twisting exploration of freedom, fun, and fanatics.

You Shouldn’t Be Here
Written & Performed by Kelly “Killy” Dwyer Brooklyn, NY
No one is safe and nothing is sacred as Killy Dwyer declares war on fear in this surprisingly personal comedy of terrors. This multimedia, musical, comedic performance artsploration “sees something and says something” about our love-hate relationship with control and dysfunction.

2011 FRIGID New York Festival

February 23rd - March 6, 2011

The Kraine Theater & The Red Room

85 East 4th Street (between 2nd Ave and Bowery)


Under St. Marks

94 St. Marks Place (between 1st Ave and Ave A)


http://www.FRIGIDnewyork.info

Howl! East Village Festival of the Arts celebrates Allen Ginsberg

The annual Howl! Festival, the East Village Festival of the Arts, celebrates its seventh anniversary with a vibrant schedule of events in Tompkins Allen Ginsberg in 1985Square Park, September 10th, 11th and 12th, 2010. Beginning Friday night, September 10th, from 5 to 7 pm, the festival’s holds its traditional reading of the iconic Allen Ginsberg poem, Howl, on the South stage (Avenue A and 7th Street). The reading will feature an amalgam of the East Village’s finest poets, including John Giorno and Anne Waldman and will be led by poet Bob Holman, proprietor of The Bowery Poetry Club, founding member of the Festival and East Village luminary.

As for who was Allen Ginsberg -- FFTrav has lifted the following excerpt from his Wikipedia entry:

Irwin Allen Ginsberg (pronounced /ˈɡɪnzbərɡ/; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet who vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. In the '50s, Ginsberg was a leading figure of the Beat Generation, an anarchic group of young men and women who combined poetry, song, sex, wine and illicit drugs with passionate political ideas that championed personal freedoms.

Major literary works of the Beat Generation include the novels On The Road by Jack Kerouac and Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs, as well as Ginsberg's epic poem Howl, in which he celebrates his fellow "angelheaded hipsters" and excoriates what he saw as the destructive forces of capitalism and conformity in the United States.

The poem, dedicated to writer Carl Solomon, has a memorable opening:

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by
madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn
looking for an angry fix...

In October 1955, Ginsberg and five other unknown poets gave a free reading at an experimental art gallery in San Francisco. Ginsberg's Howl electrified the audience. According to fellow poet Michael McClure, it was clear "that a barrier had been broken, that a human voice and body had been hurled against the harsh wall of America and its supporting armies and navies and academies and institutions and ownership systems and power support bases."

In 1957, Howl attracted widespread publicity when it became the subject of an obscenity trial in which a San Francisco prosecutor argued it contained "filthy, vulgar, obscene, and disgusting language." The poem seemed especially outrageous in 1950s America because it depicted both heterosexual and homosexual sex at a time when sodomy laws made homosexual acts a crime in every U.S. state. Howl reflected Ginsberg's own bisexuality and his homosexual relationships with a number of men, including Peter Orlovsky, his lifelong partner.

Judge Clayton W. Horn ruled that Howl was not obscene, adding, "Would there be any freedom of press or speech if one must reduce his vocabulary to vapid innocuous euphemisms?"

In Howl and in his other poetry, Ginsberg drew inspiration from the epic, free verse style of the 19th century American poet Walt Whitman. Both wrote passionately about the promise (and betrayal) of American democracy; the central importance of erotic experience; and the spiritual quest for the truth of everyday existence.

J. D. McClatchy, editor of the Yale Review called Ginsberg "the best-known American poet of his generation, as much a social force as a literary phenomenon." McClatchy added that Ginsberg, like Whitman, "was a bard in the old manner – outsized, darkly prophetic, part exuberance, part prayer, part rant. His work is finally a history of our era's psyche, with all its contradictory urges."

On Saturday, Sept. 11th, the fest opens with a program sensitive to the memory of 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Tompkins Square Park will resound with Buddhist gongs, chanting monks, chamber music, yoga practice, poets and musicians, coupled with additional quiet and tranquil activities.

On both Saturday, September 11th, and Sunday, September 12th, The Lower East Side Girls Club will present The East Village Earth Circus, including live performances, art and science projects, pony rides (!), and numerous other interactive activities for children.

For adults, both Saturday and Sunday will be filled with surprises, as well as Howl’s long-established events such as the fun-filled, innovative and entertaining Hip Hop Howl, House of Howl and Lowlife.

The full park schedule is below:

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10th

SOUTH STAGE
Avenue A at 7th Street
5:00 – 7:00p   
Annual reading of the Allen Ginsberg poem, “Howl,” to commemorate the opening of the Howl! Festival with Host and MC Bob Holman features: 

  • Anne Waldman w/Ambrose Bye
  • John Giorno
  • Betsy Andrews,
  • Jennifer Blowdryer,
  • Ana Bozicevic,
  • Guillermo Castro,
  • Steve Dalachinsky,
  • Thomas Fucaluro,
  • Greg Fuchs,
  • Daniel Gallant,
  • Alan Gilbert,
  • Amy King,
  • Mariposa,
  • Douglas A. Martin,
  • Angelo Nikolopoulos,
  • Amy Ouzunian,
  • Meghann Plunkett,
  • Jon Sands,
  • Susan Scotti,
  • Jean Ann Verlee,
  • Michael Warr,
  • Chavisa Woods,
  • Advocate of Wordz,
  • Ra Ara ya

Suffer Art Gallery
616 East 9th Street (between Avenues A and B)
8:00 – 9:00 p        
Theresa Byrnes’  “The Measure of Man” – A Howl! Festival Special Event: Perfomance Art Through A Storefront Window in One Hour. Byrnes challenges the assertion of the centrality of the human soul in the order of creation, as dictated by Leonardo DaVinci ‘s’ The Vitruvian Man’.

SATURDAY 9/11
Between Avenues A and B  in front of the Park Office
Finding Sukah Yoga

11:00a - throughout the day: Finding Sukah Yoga, the East Village’s newest Yoga center, will welcome both adults and children.  Bring your yoga mat or borrow one. 

SOUTH STAGE   Avenue A at 7th Street           

  • 1:00 - 1:30 p Open Music Ensemble - Awakening the senses, with sounds both pure and contemplative, this pioneering cooperative of acoustic improv musicians guides the heart and spirit in meditation, relaxation and healing.
  • 1:40 - 2:00 p - Poetry –Bill Kushner + Poet TBA 
  • 2:10 - 2:40 p - Vangeline Theater - performing " Mosaic", a resonant butoh dance piece to commemorate 9/11. 
  • 2:45 - 3:00 p - Poetry –Eileen Myles 
  • 3:10 - 3:40 p - Tyler Burba’s “Visit,” as a solo artist, he will be pay tribute to Ginsberg’s lesser-known musical side, performing Ginsberg songs.
  • 3:45 – 4:15 p - Poetry –Emmanuel Xavier + 2 Poets TBA
  • 4:25 - 4:55p - Timbila - Ecstatic African rock with an East Village edge, Timbila soars with stinging guitar riffs and sassy celestial vocals.
  • 5:05 - 5:35p - Chris Rael – Sitar afficionado, this dynamic composer turns Indian and Western music into  a mix of highly refined pop. 
  • 5:45 - 6:15p-  Vangeline Theater - performing " Mosaic", a resonant butoh dance piece to commemorate 9/11. 
  • 6:30- 7:00p - Arthur’s Landing is a group of musicians who have worked in various contexts with the late Arthur Russell, a cellist and composer from Iowa who lived on the Lower East Side for most of the later part of his too-short life.

Russell brought together the worlds of dance, pop, and folk with that of downtown’s “new music,” and fused Western and Eastern musical traditions, driven by his engagement with Buddhist thought and practice. He collaborated often with Allen Ginsberg and Phillip Glass was also an early mentor. Arthur’s Landing (songs by Arthur Russell) features Mustafa Ahmed (percussion) , Joyce Bowden (voice) Ernie Brooks (voice, bass), Steven Hall (voice, guitar), ), Bill Ruyle (drums, hammered dulcimer), John Scherman (lead guitar), Peter Zummo and special guest Nomi Ruiz.

SUNDAY, Sept . 12
Between Avenues A and B in front of the Park Office

11:00a and throughout the day:
Finding Sukah Yoga, the East Village’s newest Yoga center, will welcome both adults and children. Bring a yoga mat or borrow one. 

SOUTH STAGE: Avenue A at 7th Street           

  • Noon - 12:30 p - Rosie's Broadway Kids, performing a cabaret- style show. RBKids’ most senior students will take the stage singing Broadway classics.
  • 12:35  - 12:55 p - Lower East Side Boys Choir -  right after from their triumphant performance at Lincoln Center, the choir from The Boys Club of New York on Ave. A and 10th St. bring their beautiful harmonies to their first appearance at the Howl! Festival
  • 1:00  -  2:15 p -  Hip Hop Howl – A massive live mixtape showcase featuring the hottest up and coming artists in the country.
  • 3:00  -  4:30 p - House of Howl - A flurry of color, costume and cavortin' Riki Colon's House of Howl is a vivacious variety show featuring voguers, vocalists, dancers and trendy fashion designers. “In Search Of a Dream,” marries mixed media performance - dance, song, fashion and art - in a display of house pop and contemporary couture. Features performances by House of Ninja dancers Javier, Edwin and Star Ninja and dancer Akiko Tokuoka. Fashions by the hot NYC Hemma Collection with live musical performance by Yoshi, music written and composed by Ev Price.
  • 5:00  - 7:00p - Lowlife 4: BEAT GIRL   Chi Chi Valenti, Johnny Dynell and a cast of colorful downtown characters pay homage to homegrown 50s beatnik culture and the BOWERY BEATS – the rebel painters, poets and performers drifting east from Greenwich Village.  The show also sheds light on the Women of the Beat Generation, often overlooked, and their influence on 50s burlesque.

(Children’s) NORTH STAGE
Avenue A at 10th Street

HOWL! Festival presents The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s East Village Earth Circus

SATURDAY, 9/11

  • 12:30PM- Middle Jamboree
  • 1 PM  Brady Rymer
  • 2 PM- Rosie’s Broadway Kids
  • 3 PM  Girls Club Flamenco Dancers
  • 3:15 PM Rod Rogers Youth Dance Company
  • 4 PM Taikoza Japanese Drummers
  • 5 PM Youth Poets
  • 6 PM Free Art Society: The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Saturday Only:

Main Events:

  • Al Gori’s Solar Powered Merry-go-Round
  • The Bio-Bus (filled with microscopes and cool science stuff)
  • The Federation of Black Cowboys- Pony Rides (1-3 PM)
  • In the Yoga Tent:  demonstration classes for all ages taught by Trish from Bikram Yoga and Elena from Vira Yoga (noon – 3pm)

 Saturday and Sunday

On the Midway

  • Fortune Telling Monkey
  • Robot Pony
  • Hula Hoop lessons
  • Face Painting (LES Girls Club)
  • Photo Booth
  • Museum of LES Icons (paper mache heads)
  • Girlzilla (the 14 foot tall girl robot)
  • Popcorn and Cotton Candy

Art Programs and Activities for Kids

!Splash! mural painting on canvas and mask making by AAI
Recycled Paper Flower Workshops (LES Girls Club)/ Cindy Ruskin Arts
Double Dutch Demonstrations/Nicolina’s Hearts of the World Mural Project

Environmental / Community Organizations with info booths:

  • The EVCC- East Village Community Coalition- Biking and Alternative Transportation.
  • CHEJ (Center for Environmental Justice) Anti PVC Campaign (Sunday only)
  • 350.org - Organizing around climate change issues and for 10/10/10 day of action
  • Girls Gone Green (LESGC) - air quality and household cleaning products education
  • FAB - 4th Arts Block- promotion and outreach, community theaters
  • Middle Collegiate Church (Sat. only)
  • POP - Power of Peace Youth Booth
  • Peoples Garden NYC - organizing for community gardens
  • Voto Latino - voter registration materials
  • East Village X - new community website

NORTH STAGE (Children’s)
Avenue A at 10th Street

SUNDAY Sept 12

  • noon: Opening Parade through park with the Youth Arts Marching Band.
  • 12:30 p - The Youth Arts Marching Band
  • 1:00 p - Jerry Joy Music and the Louie Band
  • 2:00 p - Ben Rudnick and Friends Band
  • 3:00 p - Art-Farm / Circus for a Fragile Planet
  • 4:30 p - Solar Punch- a solar powered band

Center Ring:
House of Yes- Direct from Brooklyn and the Mermaid Parade: performing Aerial Acts

On the Midway:
Roaming performers…

  • Circus Amok with jugglers, unicyclists, stilt walkers, clowns and more
  • Annie Hickman’s The Lizard Lady costume act
  • Free Arts Society- wild and wacky costumes and musicians

 For further information visit www.howlfestival.com

 and here's a bibliography of Allen Ginsberg:

 courtesy: Wikipedia

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In recognition of the upcoming Blu-ray release of his culture-shifting films Moulin Rouge! and William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Luhrmann will host NYMF's Opening Night Celebration on September 27th and will lead a special September 30th master class for NYMF members and patrons only.

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The Annual NY Clown Theatre Festival Yucks it Up

Clown Theatre FestivalBig shoes and face paint and red noses oh my! It's time for the New York Clown Theatre Festival at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY)! From September 6th through the 26th, 2010, mimes, acrobats, contortionists, side show specimens and, of course, clowns will be taking over Brooklyn.

It's time to abandon notions of sophistication and have a laugh. With 20 stage shows, five cabarets, several workshops, a parade, and even a clown funeral, the zany annual NY Clown Theatre Festival promises to bring in the clowns. The event will showcase performances by comedic talent from all over the country and the world. Content runs the gamut from lighthearted and family-friendly silliness to some rather off-color Tom foolery.

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