Laugh Out Loud Festival (NY)-3 more days

Emerging Artists Theatre and Paul Adams, Artistic Director, has been presenting a festival entitled LAUGH OUT LOUD at the Roy Arias Theatre Center, Off-Off Broadway Theatre (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor, NYC). The festival is curated by EAT member. Jenny Lee Mitchell and co-curated by Honey Goodenough and Carol Lee Sirugo. Performances began Tuesday, May 27, 2008, and run through Sunday, June 1, 2008.

Here’s what’s going on for the next three days.

Friday May 30th, 8pm
Host: Deenie Nast – Lucky you-Deenie Nast, Oscar Winner, 2 time Tony winner and international performance artist will grace the LaughOutLoud Festival with her presence, performing a song-filled tribute to herself.
with:
All Kinds of Shifty Villains – directed by Rachel Klein – carnival noir, blending elements of circus with crime fiction
Mika – diabolo artist and juggler
Carol Lee Sirugo – Gwendolyn Rosa Lee is on a mission: to pay homage to her favorite musical, Gypsy. She wishes she could be Gypsy Rose Lee. She can’t. But where talent fails, guts prevail!
The Marriage Of Reason – puppetry by Sean Keohane – “The Marriage of Reason”: Originally written for children in 1860s Paris, Polichinelle’s battle of the sexes with a content bachelorette isn’t only Politically Incorrect, it’s just wrong! Naughty, bawdy puppets, religious mysticism, and totally unnecessary slapstick violence.
Film Noir Clowns – Jeff Seal and Chris Manley . Two clowns attempt to recreate a classic film noir tale on stage.

Saturday May 31st, 8pm
Host: The Maestrosities – The Coolest Band Ever! Or so they think!!!
with:
Kendall Cornell as The Torch Singer – The Torch Singer laments love in a comically grand style.
Kendall Cornell’s Soon-To-Be-World-Famous Women’s Clown Troupe kick up their heels with an assortment of comic song and dance numbers.”
Mika – diabolo artist and juggler
Carol Lee Sirugo as Gwendolyn Rosa Lee
Rob Lok

Sunday June 1st, 5pm
Host: Dierdre
with:
Logic Limited Ltd – clown troupe
A Wrinkle in Starch – puppetry by Leslie Strongwater and David Michael Friend
Phillip Guerette as Phildo The Clown
Emergency Use Only – puppetry by Erica Mclaughlin
Four droning strangers are stuck in a subway tunnel when inspiration strikes: they put their personal effects together an a puppet eager to dance emerges to breathe life into an otherwise hapless situation.
Miron Gusso – storytelling and clowning

LAUGH OUT LOUD plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, June 1, 2008:

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday at 8:00 pm
Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 5:00 pm

Tickets are $10. Advanced tickets are recommended (only 55 tickets available per show). For reservations, please visit www.eatheatre.org, or call 866-811-4111.

Tickets may also be purchased in person half-hour prior to the performance at Roy Arias Theatre Center (300 West 43rd St, 5th floor).

* Running Time: 60 minutes *

All performances include an open Talkback Session with the performer and staff after the show.

Emerging Artists Theatre’s mission is to provide a dynamic home for emerging writers and artists, providing the unique opportunity for playwrights to collaborate with directors, actors, and designers throughout the development process–from idea through fully realized production. EAT’s supportive environment continues to nurture a close-knit group of artists working toward the common goal of creating dynamic theatre, and its commitment to the development of new works is integral to the cultural enrichment of New York City.

To find out more about Emerging Artists, please visit their website listed below:

http://www.eatheatre.org/

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