Inspired by the Allen Ginsberg poem, the annual festival includes performance art, theatre, music, dance and poetry in and about Tompkins Square Park in the East Village. The Tompkins Square Park events run Sept. 4-6, while further events will play the Bleecker Street Theatre throughout September. Theatrical at the Bleecker Street Theatre include Re-Exploding Plastic Inevitable, featuring performances by The Major Toms, Penny Arcade, Annie Golden, Mary Birdsong, John Kelly, Joseph Keckler, Diana Berry, Brenda Bergman, Sturgis Nikides and Mandy Lemons (Sept. 15); Legends Of the Lower East Side, with Joey Arias, Basil Twist, Psychotica (featuring Patrick Briggs) and Lavinia Co-op (Sept. 16); the Tweed encore presentation of Pic–up: A Summer Romance (Sept. 18-20); and a revival of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock (Sept. 21-24).
Additional play readings include Michael W. Small's Got You, starring Heather Laws, Fred Rose, Laura Daniel, Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone (Sept. 25); David Caudle's The Common Swallow, with Annie Golden and Elizabeth Rich (Sept. 25-27); and SOP DOLL! A Jack Tale Noh by Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn, featuring Brown, Torn, Miranda Torn and Julie Patton (Sept. 26-27).
For tickets and further information, visit HowlFestival.