The performances will take place Sept. 2-30 at Theatre 80.
Theatre-related events in the festival include a revival of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, the provocative musical about labor relations in the Depression; A Brown Monkey Goes to McDonald's, Sahil Fahoogi's one-person, semi-autobiographical show about an immigrant's experiences adjusting to life in America; Cry Out, a performance piece inspired by the life and poetry of Allen Ginsburg, written and performed by Jessie Rabinowitz; and "The Beat Legacy in Words & Music," an evening of Marc Thorman's original music with text inspired by Ginsburg.
Bitches Guide to the Lower East Side, by performance artist and writer Jennifer Blowdryer, "offers a unique take on life in the city," according to press notes. Rosie's Broadway Kids will present Once On This Island, Jr. (6th-12th graders) and a collection of musical numbers inspired by the Harlem Renaissance (6th-8th graders). Faux-Real Theatre Company will perform Sophocles' Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex with an all-male cast of 12.
That Bird Looks Like 2 Mustaches Kissing, "an evening of queer spoken word and performance exploring love, marriage and gender," will be hosted by Regie Cabio and feature Silas Howard, Heather Arc and others to be announced. The New York premiere of The Sunken Living Room — a new play by David Caudle (South Beach Rapture) about an effemninate teenage boy coping with his dysfunctional family in 1970s Miami — will be directed by Enrico Lamanna. For Pete's Sake tells actor/author Joe Capozzi's story of his longtime, secret relationship with his priest.
Other events in the festival include a new play by Michael Small; Songs from the Parrish, an evening of 12 stories with music about growing up in New York City written by Greg Drozdek; A Raisinette in the Sunshine, "a unique interpretation of an American classic" featuring drag performer Flotilla de Barge; and more. Theatre 80 is located at 80 St. Marks Place. For more information and a complete schedule of events and dates, visit howlfestival.com. To purchase tickets (Prices vary), visit brownpapertickets.com or call (800) 838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash only.