SOLONOVA ARTS FESTIVAL - TWO FOR $30

Genre: Festival

Catch any 2 shows at the 2012 soloNOVA Arts Festival for just $30, saving 25% on full ticket prices.

The 9th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival: 29 May - 17 June

BABY REDBOOTS' REVENGE:
Performed by Sean Sullivan
Written by Philip-Dimitri Galás
Directed and Designed by Anne Meighan
Produced by Lynne Griffin

Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 1 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 pm

Voted "Best in The Fringe" in 1997, performer Sean Sullivan is back with a vengeance in the re-imagined, recharged, rebooted Baby Redboots' Revenge! A former child star, whose voice changed belatedly at the age of 25, is trapped playing stand-up bass in a polka band for all eternity. Determined to free himself from the curse of his old partner, Baby Redboots, he goes on an iconoclasmic joy-rage of nightmarish proportions! "A virtual Nijinksy of performance art" - The New York Times


RECEPTION
Performed, Written and Composed by James Harrison Monaco
Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 1 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00 pm

Through body percussion and voice, James Harrison Monaco transports the audience to a gaudy rented mansion on Long Island for a wedding reception. This original tale includes all the huge group dance numbers (performed solo), existential despair, disgust, and love that make up a family gathering.


EMPANADA FOR A DREAM
Performed and Written by Juan Francisco Villa
Directed by Alex Levy

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 pm

Fresh from a sold out run with Ballybeg at the Barrow Group Theatre, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM is a haunting love song to the Lower East Side. Juan Francisco Villa's return to the neighborhood of his childhood is a dangerous and hilarious tale about growing up by getting out.


WHEN THOUGHTS ATTACK
Performed and Written by Kelly Kinsella
Directed by Padraic Lillis

Wednesday, May 30 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 at 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm

Never has the act of ordering lunch been so entertaining! In this uproarious tragic new show, Kelly is caught in a whirlpool of anxiety. Armed with a good sense of humor, she goes to battle with her mind.


unFRAMED
Performed and Written by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo
Directed by Brent Buell
Producer/Creative Consultant: Jane Dubin

Monday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 pm

unFRAMED invites audiences into the studio of the artist where poetry and painting ignite. Using canvas, paint, poetry, prose, and song, Antigua-born Iyaba Ibo Mandingo tells his story of life as an immigrant in America, from "Mommy Me No Wanna Go Merrica" - a prophetic piece that hints at the many trials he will face in a new land - to his powerful political poetry that would lead to his arrest and attempted deportation in post 9/11 America. Throughout the play Iyaba shares his rage, determination, and his hope while he paints his self-portrait.


I LIGHT UP MY LIFE: THE MARK SAM CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Performed and Written by Mark Sam Rosenthal
Direction and Multimedia Design by Todd Parmley

Monday, June 4 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 13 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 pm

At long last! The world's first preemptive celebrity autobiography! Attempt to stomach this smut-fueled, casually offensive road-to-success story of a celebrity who has succeeded nowhere - but in his own mind. From the creators of Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire.


THE EVENT
Performed by David Calvitto
Written and Directed by John Clancy

Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 15 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 2:00 pm

A man stands in a pool of light and attempts the ultimate magic trick: disappearing while remaining in full sight. A thought-provoking, comic journey beyond the 4th wall into the dangerous slippery territory that lies beneath the written word.


UBU
Performed and Directed by Daniel Irizarry
Written by Adam Syzmkowicz
Genre: Comedic Physical Theater/Performance Art/Puppetry

Thursday, June 7 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12 at 9:00 pm
Friday, June 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 16 at 4:00 pm

Inspired by Ubu Roi, UBU is the King of the Great Expanding Universe who will allow a privileged few into his mansion to watch him eat steak. Along the way, he may play music, read you poetry and tell of his lost loves and purchased politicians - it all depends on the mood of the King. A kinetic romp through the absurdist world of the most powerful CEO in the universe.


CONVERGENCE
Performed by Avery Pearson
Written by Jennifer Lane
Directed by Calla Videt
Created by Sightline

Friday, June 8 at 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 2:00 pm
Monday, June 11 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 4:00 pm

How far would you go to protect your family from harm, or to ensure them a spot in the Kingdom of Heaven? A haunting story of fear and love, faith and reason, Convergence explores the intersection of seemingly opposed forces, and the explosive consequences of their collision.


HUMAN FRUIT BOWL
Performed by Harmony Stempel
Written by Andrea Kuchlewska
Directed by Liam Billingham
Produced by Elizabeth R. English

Friday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 pm
Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 14 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 pm

A tub, a scarf, a stool and a naked woman. Structured as a live fine art modeling session, Human Fruit Bowl (WINNER Creative Award for Best Production at Prague Fringe Festival, 2011), investigates the relationship between artist and model. Part story, part mystery, part lecture-demonstration, this fast-paced monologue delivered in stillness asks: What are the stories we tell about artists and their muses? What are the truths, if any, to be found?


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Open:   05/29/12
Close:   05/29/12

Schedule:
05/29/12- 7:00:00
Theater:   The New Ohio Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street (between Gre
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$30
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