International CringeFest '10

Producers Club Grand Theatre
358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
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"BAD" Plays, Musicals & Films "It is outrageous, it is relentless, and it is delicious. Go to the festival and have some nasty fun. The guilty pleasure is actually cleansing in its own devious way." -- NYtheatre.com "It is a daring tribute to political incorrectness! This was a hilarious event. If you're in NYC, catch this laugh riot." -- Liz Smith, NY Post & Variety These are REALLY GOOD & HILARIOUS works that are irreverent, politically incorrect, politically satirical, naughty, and utterly zany -- don't you want some of that?! Plays are arranged in theme evenings and given quirky titles by artistic director Melba LaRose. Themes rotate, so check the definitive schedule: www.NYartists.org. The audience goes for the night and gets to vote at the end for winners of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, and Bronze Banana... and Jack Lemons for the actors. For one ticket, you get to see a number of wacky works within a 2-hour timespan, including intermission. The Producers' Club has a charming, inexpensive bar & lounge for before the show, at intermission, and at the end where you can mingle with performers. In the first week of the festival, Honorary Golden Pineapples will be presented to important people in the industry. This year's honorees are still being kept hush-hush, but should be announced in June. Last year, Pineapples went to Taylor Mead, Mink Stole, Joe Franklin, Ginny Louloudes, and Michael Musto. In 2009, it was legendary actress Marilyn Sokol, cabaret star Sidney Myer, and Warhol muse Ultra Violet. Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) was honored in 2007. FIRST 500 CUSTOMERS AT INTERNATIONAL CRINGEFEST '10 GET STUNNING BLACK BUTTONS WITH THE FESTIVAL LOGO OF A SCREAMING WOMAN! 2010 Festival Schedule: SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND (dir. Robert Bartley) July 23, July 27, July 31 (5pm & 8pm); August 4 Chat Room by Melanie Wallner Would Ya? by Bruce Post Clean up, Aisle Six by Paul J. Lawrence Bagel Shopping by David Schrag Jump! by George J. Bryjak Phil in Customer Service by David Schrag INTERMISSION After Life by Jon Brooks Zombie Strippers (musical) by Mark LaPierre PSYCHO BITCH PARTY (dir. Kenny Howard) July 19, July 24 (5pm & 8pm), July 30; August 5 Ashley Saves the World by Tom Baum The Surprise Party by Jeff Stolzer Lori at a Fetish Party (musical) Book & lyrics Melanie Zoey Weinstein composer Cecilia Woodcrest Psycho Bitch & the Throbbing Blue Veiner by Barbara Lindsay INTERMISSION New Rochelle by John Ryan **FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS FOR "PSYCHO BITCH PARTY" GET ICE CREAM COUPONS FROM DYLAN'S CANDY BAR TO COOL DOWN! IS THAT A CORNCOB IN YOUR POCKET? (dirs. Sharon Einhorn, Mark Falconer, Kenny Wade Marshall) July 20, July 28; August 2, August 7 (5pm & 8pm) Sweet Talk by Jim Inman Red Dirt, White Trash by Jean Hart Whittlin' Dixie (musical) by Bud Twang INTERMISSION The Clothing Line by Eve Crusto The Great Pig Robbery (musical), dir. Kenny Wade Marshall) Book & lyrics by Blake Hackler, composer Michael Kooman **PRIZE-WINNING SAMPLES OF PIES, JAMS & JELLIES FROM THE WYNETTE COUNTY FAIR ("GREAT PIG ROBBERY") WILL BE SERVED UP TO THE AUDIENCE OF "IS THAT A CORNCOB IN YOUR POCKET?" - AND THERE JUST MIGHT BE A BANJO HOOTENANNY IN THE LOUNGE! SEX, THUGS & ROCKIN' ROLES (dir. Tom Amici) July 22, July 26, August 1 (4pm & 7pm), August 6 69 Stories by Frank O'Donnell Torrid Taxes by Laurie Spector Four Characters in Search of a Play by John Lane The Greatest Play Ever (If You Don't Think So, You're a Basket of Farts) by John Hendel Godot, Act 3 by Ira Hauptman Nanny Lends a Hand by Jean Hart INTERMISSION Fingerman by Hope Weiner Don't Write a Bad Play, or a Cautionary Tale about the Brutality of the War on Terror and the Futility of Using Violence to Stop Violence by Jack Karp The Artistic Integrity of a Damned-Fine Love Story by Robin Rodriguez DOW JONES MEETS DEEP THROAT (dir. Kareem Fahmy) July 21, July 25 (4pm & 7pm), July 29; August 3 The Alopecia Plot by Jules Tasca The Hedge Fun by Raeder Lomax Sarah Opts Out! by Shirley King INTERMISSION Small World by Jeff Stolzer Bullwhips & Boo Boo Bird by Catherine Pelonero (dir. Eva Minemar) The Patent Application by Stephen Delos Treacy NO HOLES BARRED (late-night Saturday) (dir. Kenny Wade Marshall) July 24 & July 31 & August 7 (10:30pm), Sun., August 8 (4pm) Oh my Josh! by Doron Braunshtein aka Apollo Braun The Queen's Privy (musical) by Michael Paul Girard INTERMISSION The Ass Scent of Man - a docurectomy by Zurbon Gish It Came from Uranus (musical) by Lance Theo Carpenter **THE FIRST 200 CUSTOMERS AT "NO HOLES BARRED" (LATE-NIGHT SATURDAY SHOWS) WILL GET A 25% OFF COUPON FROM BABELAND AND A FREE TOY (THE BABELAND SILVER BULLET!). "Adolf Hitler Gets Some Bad News" a 4-min. film by David Schrag will open each theme night.

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