Karaoke Bacchae Sings Out on Ice Factory Festival of New Works

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The New Ohio Theatre presents its 22nd annual Ice Factory Festival this summer in which seven new theatrical works will be staged over seven weeks; among them is Karaoke Bacchae, in which Dionysus takes the human form of Iggy Pop in a sports bar on karaoke night.

The Obie Award-winning event will also feature a new stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's famed novel "The Idiot"; a hospital drag cabaret and tragicomic play about three J.D. Salinger fans who take up residence in his private writing bunker. Performances will run from June 24-Aug. 8 at the New Ohio Theatre in the West Village.

The line-up features:

Idiot developed and produced by HERE, conceived and adapted from the Dostoevsky novel by New Ohio's artistic director Robert Lyons and Kristin Marting, text by Lyons, directed/choreographed by Marting. Prince Myshkin squares-off with a notorious woman, a spoiled socialite and a jealous rival.

Body created by Blessed Unrest, conceived/directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny. A devised physical theatre piece digging into the flesh, organs, bones, systems and movement of the human body as art and as machine.

Losing Tom Pecinka produced by Morgan Gould & Friends, written/directed by Morgan Gould. When Tom Pecinka, a promising young MFA acting student dies in a tragic car wreck, his best friend, brother, and girlfriend try to make sense of the world without him. I Will Look Forward To This Later created by The Assembly, text by Emily Louise Perkins, Kate Benson and The Assembly, directed by Jess Chayes. A collaboratively created theatrical meditation on and celebration of the aging process, weaving together Kabuki-inspired physicality, ancient legends, and found footage of the company’s mentors.

Karaoke Bacchae produced by Meta-Phys Ed., written/directed by Jesse Freedman. The Bacchae, in a sports bar on karaoke night during the Stanley Cup in which Dionysus takes the human form of Iggy Pop.

An Intimate Evening With Typhoid Mary produced by Glass Bandits, written by Carl Holder and directed by Knud Adams. A surreal universe of drag cabaret collides with the history of America’s most notorious food contaminator in a hospital, as an ordinary man dying from an extraordinary disease gives the performance of his life.

Holden produced by George & Co, directed by Anisa George, written by Anisa George in collaboration with the ensemble. A tragicomic, modern-day No Exit, plumbing a darker dimension of "The Catcher in the Rye," in which 3 obsessive super-fans take up residence in J.D. Salinger’s private writing bunker.

The New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher St., New York. For more information visit NewOhioTheatre.

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