The festival will kick off with an opening celebration of performance and music in Brooklyn Bridge Park / Pier 1, to be held on Sunday, June 19 from 4pm to 7:30pm. Presented by the New York-based Great Small Works, this free and open to the public event features the Greatest Smallest Band parading and accompanying shows by participating companies.
Banners & Cranks will present 'cabaret style' performances at HERE's Dorothy B. Williams Theatre, with multiple companies participating in each evening's entertainment, which are centered around specific themes: Boom or Bust! (June 22, 7pm), Beggars & Choosers (June 23, 7pm), Slap & Tickle (June 24, 7pm), the adult-oriented Phobia & Fetish (June 24, 11pm), Coming & Going (June 25, 7pm), the children-oriented The Cat & the Fiddle (June 26, 2pm), and Sink or Swim (June 26, 7pm).
Participants include The Dolly Wagglers, Great Small Works, Peter Schumann, Chinese Theatre Works, Possibilitarian Puppet & Mask Theater, Mouth of the Wolf, Bread & Puppet, Sam Wilson, VSA Vermont's Awareness Theater Co., Redwing Blackbird Theater, More of Everything, Adam Ende, Clare Dolan, Theater Oobleck, The Whiskey pitters, Ramshackle Enterprises, Soozin Hirschmugl, The Bros. Harrel, Olive & Orlando Brecht, Hermine Ortega and Alissa Hunnicutt.
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