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The $ellout Festival  | Open: 07/04/06 Close: 08/26/06
THE $ELLOUT FESTIVAL Extensions:

Greed: a Musical Love $tory (Featuring Anna Nicole! James Joyce! Boobs!)
Written and Directed by Robert Honeywell
Composed by: Robert Honeywell, Whitney Gardner & Meighan Stoops

A tormented accountant who's hungry for money sings and dances her way through a day-in-the-life of 21st century New York City. Accosted by various hallucinations -- Anna Nicole Smith being chased by her dead billionaire husband, James Joyce and W. B. Yeats begging her to embrace art, a professor on a subway doing a striptease with the floor-to-ceiling pole -- she tries to maintain her sanity while fighting off the urge to "massage the numbers" at her day job. With perky song & dance numbers by Anna Nicole, Joyce, Yeats and a lusty,
wheelchair-bound J. Howard Marshall.
Tuesday, July 4 at 6 PM
Friday, July 7 at 9 PM
Saturday, July 8 at 3 PM and 8 PM
Thursday, August 10 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 12 at 9 PM
Sunday, August 13 at 3 PM
Thursday, August 17 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 19 at 9 PM
Sunday, August 20 at 3 PM
Thursday, August 24 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, August 26 at 9 PM

King Lear
Written by William Shakespeare; Directed by Michael Gardner
A monarch sells his kingdom to his daughters for their profession of love. But when King Lear banishes his favorite daughter for failing to buy, will he end up going insane? Gardner sells out The $ellout Festival by not selling out. Or does he? What do you care? It's free!
Monday, July 3 – Sunday, July 30
Sundays at 3 PM, Mondays at 7 PM with an additional performance on
Friday, July 21 at 7 PM

The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest
Conceived by Timothy Haskell; Fight Directed by Qui Nguyen; Adapted and Directed by Michael Gardner
Two English gentlemen in the 1890s secretly use the name "Ernest" in their double lives...until they fall for English ladies who cherish honesty. They settle their differences according to the ancient methods of the Shaolin monks.
Friday, July 14 at 9 PM
Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 PM
Saturday, July 22 at 9:30 PM
Friday, July 28 at 9 PM
Saturday, July 29 at 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 12 at 7 PM
Saturday, August 19 at 7 PM
Friday, August 25 at 9 PM
Saturday, August 26 at 7 PM

Sexadelic Cemetery (A Bizarre $cience Fantasy)
Directed by Jeff Lewonczyk
The Brick Theater, Inc. and Piper McKenzie Productions
The year is not-so-subtly 1969. A company accountant comes to visit a schlock film director's vampire sexploitation set, and things get a little wild when someone doses the lemonade with something a little wacky... Lascivious freak outs ensue! Who's sleeping with whom? Who's biting whom in the neck? When the 60s die, will they be reborn as the undead 70s.
Thursday, July 13 – Saturday, July 29th
Thursdays at 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 7 PM

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An Evening with Roberta Combs...  | Open: 06/04/05 Close: 06/23/05
An Evening with Roberta Combs... is just what it sounds like. For 45-minutes the head of the notorious religious right-wing political lobbying group will engage a Brooklyn audience for the month of June as she fields questions from a moderator and the audience while having a spirited debate with a legal advisor from a major Gay and Lesbian Advocacy organization who will also be on the panel.

Part of the Moral Values Festival

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Coney  | Open: 10/27/12 Close: 11/17/12
If you've ever experienced a David Johnston play, odds are it still sits vividly in your memory to this day: The hilarity and tenderness in BUSTED JESUS COMIX, the scathing political satire of A BUSH CAROL, the epic storytelling in his re-imagining of Aeschylus' THE ORESTEIA. You remember the sly and sophisticated psychological maneuverings inCONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE, the giddy fun of EFFIE JEAN IN TAHITI, and PLAY RUSSIA's zany parody. You cheered MOTHRA IS WAITING, his lovesong to the struggles of the human spirit, told through the lens of showbiz, and thrilled to the strip-club raunch and lyric sweetness that met and ignited, improbably, in YES YES YES. 

David's plays are the stuff of fandom, and time and again he delivers — theater that sticks, long after the house lights are back up.  And in all of the works above, and more, Blue Coyote Theater Group has been a proud producer and collaborator. So it is thrilling to announce that David's newest play, CONEY, will have its world premiere in November of 2012, at the New Ohio Theater, produced by Blue Coyote!

CONEY is a work of fierce affection, spun by one of Coney Island's most passionate aficionados. Evocative, informed, panoramic, sidesplitting and heartbreaking, CONEY is unforgettable.


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Dear Dubya: Patriotic Love Letters to WHITEHOUSE.ORG  | Open: 08/11/05 Close: 08/28/05
Produced by John DeVore

From the web¹s most popular political parody comes a disturbingly hilarious glimpse inside the mind of the dot-com era voter. Readings from WHITEHOUSE.ORG¹s actual e-mail bag include outraged complaints confusing absurdist satire with federal policy, bizarre misaddressed

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Flat  | Open: 08/11/05 Close: 08/28/05
Written by Love Ablan, Tim Cummings, Kenny Finkle, Sibyl Kempson, Kirk Marcoe, Jake Oliver, Kourtney Rutherford, Jason Schuler, Mike Taylor, Jon Leon Torn, Jennifer Zern

Performed by Kourtney Rutherford, Jason Schuler, Eben Moore, Tim Donovan Jr., Sean Day, Okwui Okpokwasili, and others.

Inspired by the BBC, Flat is a television programme brought to the stage. A British family advertises a rental within their flat. Applicants are interviewed and mysteriously disappear. Featuring a rotating cast of tenants, a team of writers, and copious video Flat explores the limits of TV and the theater. (60 min)

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Freak Out under the Apple Tree: (Some of) The Best of Tom X. Chao  | Open: 08/11/05 Close: 08/28/05
Here are some of "downtown art star" Tom X. Chao¹s not-so-dry short comedies! Angry nun throttles insensitive fusion bassist! Crazed tourist loves San Francisco indiscriminately! Police psychic and office manager solve mysteries while arguing about lunch! And more audience favorites! www.tomxchao.com (60 min)
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MAHAMUDRA (or Postconsumer Waste Recycled Paper)  | Open: 06/03/05 Close: 07/03/05
After a successful run of his solo performance Anhedonia Road at last year's Hell Festival, writer/performer Chris Harcum brings a new solo work to the Moral Values Festival .

Mahamudra (or Postconsumer Waste Recycled Paper) follows the adventures of Roy, a loathsome theatre critic on a major power trip. Sent to review a show that never begins, Roy takes the stage and transforms his life in front of a live audience. His razor-sharp analysis propels him into a career on the other side of the stage, as an actor, and therefore into an imaginative world of suspense and wonder where he encounters true love, death by lightning, a homeless Hamlet, and his greatest foe, a solo performer named Chris Harcum.
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New York Clown Theatre Festival  | Open: 09/01/06 Close: 09/24/06
This world-class festival brings New York audiences critically acclaimed clown performances from Paris, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, the United States, and more. With 23 mainstage productions, 19 one-night-only cabaret performances, and a series of lectures and workshops by some of the top clowning professionals around the world, The Brick Theater's New York Clown Theatre Festival takes their clowning around very seriously!

On Friday, September 1 at 5 PM New Yorkers are invited to get on the L train and ride to the Brooklyn Bedford stop. Volunteers will be handing out free clown noses at stations along the L train. Participants will get out at Bedford stop in Brooklyn, and march 10 blocks to The Brick Theater along with a marching band and over 100 Clowns! Once arriving at the Brick...participants can participate in a free and fun pie fight.

In addition to performances, the New York Clown Theatre Festival also hosts clown classes, workshops and lectures from some of the world's most prominent and renowned Master Clown Teachers, including Philippe Gaulier (Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, teacher of Ali G, Emma Thompson, Theatre du Complicite), David Shiner (Fool Moon, performer and Director for Cirque du Soleil), and Sue Morrison (European and Native American Clowning Guru) among others.

Bill Irwin leads a Celebrity Guest Panel where accomplished performers talk seriously about clowning. Other events include retrospective lectures on the history of Clown Theatre in North America; "WHY I HATE CLOWNS: The Reinstatement of the Sacred Clown"; "Stage to Silent Screen: Adapting the Clown to Film;" and a Mock Clown Panel (where a panel of Clowns get seriously ridiculous).

The New York Clown Theatre Festival features cabaret evenings on Thursdays at 10pm. These short clown-theatre pieces feature works by diverse artists such as Sean Edwards ('STOMP'), Gandhi (Gautham Prasad, Ringling Brothers Circus), Spatz Donovan (life-long circus
performer/showbiz chameleon who can impersonate 26 American film, radio and theatre funnymen.) and many others. For a list of cabaret performances, visit www.bricktheater.com.

MAINSTAGE SHOWS
RED BASTARD Performed by Eric Davis
Red Bastard is New York's King of Fools! This one-man buffoon show stars Red Bastard as a grotesque, yet disarmingly charming Bouffon, whose enormous ego is matched only be his colossal red ass.
Sat., Sept. 2 at 11 PM; Fri., Sept. 8 at 10:30 PM; Thurs., Sept. 21 at 9 PM

ABSENCE OF MAGIC Eric Davis
Eric Davis stars as a bone-thin cantankerous clown, whose neurotic endeavors run the gamut of comic expression. Wildly impish one moment, pathetically gutless the next, he answers the call to an epic adventure only to find himself stranded in a cave for 100,000 years.
Surrounded by the skeletons of failed attempts, he must now conquer a disembodied voice as this unlikely hero fends off monsters, struggles to make a name for himself and quests to find the Glove of Never Ending Awesomeness.
Thurs., Sept., 14 at 8:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 16 at 10 PM; Sun., Sept. 17 at 2:30 PM

I'M SORRY & I'M SORRY by The Candidatos
Part Marx Brothers, part Coen Brothers, part Cirque de Soleil, I'm Sorry & I'm Sorry employs physical comedy, evasive banter, acrobatic drunkenness, willful deception and no small amount of absurdity to tell the tale of a seasick sailor and his perfectly incompetent
crime.
Sat., Sept. 2 at 9 PM; Tues., Sept, 5 at 8:30 PM; Thurs., Sept. 21 at 7 PM;
Fri. Sept. 22 at 10 PM

CHICHE CAPON'S CABARET by Associates Les Nouveaux Gitans (FRANCE)
A show for kids lost in adult clothes, or adults who've kept point of view and sensibility of youngsters, this show presents a gallery of characters successively fragile, possessive, jealous, authoritarian, candid and magnanimous. In search of beauty and harmony, they're
looking for meaning to life and to time's race.
Sat., Sept. 2 at 5:30 PM; Sun., Sept. 3 at 8:45 PM; Wed., Sept. 6 at 8:30 PM;
Fri., Sept. 8 at 8:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 9 at 9:30 PM

KNOTT...MY BEST MOMENTS Performed by Erin Bouvey (CANADA)
A show that plumbs the depths of bafflement and soars to the heights of passion, Knott...My Best Moments is an adventure down the rickety tracks of pride and cowardice. It is about the scathing and salacious Flam St. Cyr. On the lam, out of food, and armed only with a sheepskin hat to protect her, she is poised to take on all the atrocities of our modern world - bad taste, apathetic diversions and seductive grapefruits.
Fri., Sept. 15 at 10 PM; Sat., Sept. 16 at 2:30 PM; Wed., Sept. 20 at 8:45 PM;
Sat., Sept. 23 at 6:30 PM

BOUFFON GLASS MENAGERIE by The Perfectly Touchables
Gentlemen callers beware: The Wingfields plume their nest with broken glass, twisted morals, and perverted minds. Each night a new audience member will get to play the role of Jim. Tom, Amanda, and Laura claim no responsibility for your hurt feelings or offended
sentiments. Tennessee Williams is spinning in his grave. Why would anyone do this to an American Masterpiece!
Fri. Sept. 15 at 11:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 16 at 11:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 23 at 9:30 PM

SINGER AND SAW by Sarah Worthinton and Nathan Carver
Singer and Saw combines the talents of a lyric soprano and clown-turned-musical-saw player. These two should never have met. But they have. The result is a unique vaudeville show that starts as a serious recital, ends in loving tribute and is interrupted by an
outrageous collection of saws.
Sat., Sept. 9 at 3:30 PM; Mon., Sept. 11 at 8:30 PM; Fri., Sept. 22 at 7 PM

BIG TIME by Peter Daniel Straus
A weird out-of-towner wanders onto a stage, accidentally becoming the reluctant star of his own show. An absurd and ridiculous exploration of theatricality and discovery.
Sat., Sept. 2 at 7:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 16 at 5:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 23 at 11 PM

CLOWNS Developed by Glass Contraption and Chris Bayes
Performed with great gusto and presentational chutzpah by a company of clowns who share a collective dream: to make a good and funny show, with great tragedy and triumph, that will knock your socks off, make you pee in your pants and break your heart all in one evening!
CLOWNS journeys through the watercolor landscape of the clown as five strange and beautiful creatures set out in search of their delight and the simplicity of stillness. With knee-knocking fear, but great hope, CLOWNS will bravely undertake this journey into the unknown.
The show is scored with original music and songs on accordion and viola.
Thurs., Sept. 14 at 7 PM; Fri., Sept. 15 AT 7 PM; Sat., Sept. 16 at 7 PM

HELP HELP I KNOW THIS TITLE IS LONG, BUT SOMEBODY'S TRYING TO KILL ME
written and performed by Drew Richardson
The show must go on - even when a suspicious character has eliminated the entire cast. When every entertainer in a vaudeville variety show is mysteriously dispatched, Drew the Dramatic Fool must take over every role in the production, from a 36-ball juggling act to the old saw-the-assistant-in-half trick. If he fails... let's just say that bad reviews can be murder.
Wed., Sept. 6 at 7 PM; Fri., Sept. 8 at 7 PM; Sun., Sept. 10 at 2:30 PM

FLAWED GENIOUS Written performed by Barnaby King (UNITED KINGDOM)
Charlie Chaplin meets Norma Desmond in Barnaby King's hilarious portrayal of a tragically repressed Englishman, who yearns for greatness amidst his own mediocrity. Accompanied by a magical piano, Flawed Genius tells a tale of unrequited love and burning ambition.
It is about that part of us that would like to take on the world and win. With a flair for improvisation, Barnaby King gives us a clown for the modern age and a must-see experience.
Sat., Sept. 9 at Midnight and 6:30 PM; Sun., Sept. 10 at 6:30 PM;
Mon., Sept. 11 at 7 PM; Fri., Sept. 15 at 8:30 PM

HACKI GINDA by Hackifun-produktions (GERMANY)
Hacki Ginda is a loud clown with a real affection for his audience. Although Hacki has a strong integrity with his motifs, his show is always filled with the element of surprise. Hackifun Produktions is highly physical comedy.
Sat., Sept. 9 at 2 PM; Sun., Sept. 10 at 1 PM and 8 PM, Mon., Sept. 11 at 10 PM

LAY DOWN AND LOVE ME AGAIN by James Howell (CANADA)
Kevin's mind is wandering. These meanderings become monologues about suicide with fried chicken in his fists, a preacher searching for "spiritual DNA", his mother bargain hunting for abortion clinics, sleeping with students while drinking alone, whispering fascist
flirtations to telephone operators and chasing his comatose father while enjoying fresh produce.
Tues., Sept. 5 at 7 PM; Thurs., Sept. 7 at 8:30 PM; Fri., Sept. 9 at 8 PM;
Sat., Sept. 10 at 9:30 PM

BY THE LIGHT OF THE PORCELEAN MOON by Michelle Seakamp
A visually stunning solo clown piece that explores solitude and the search for joy.
Sat., Sept. 2 at 4 PM; Sun., Sept. 3 at 7 PM; Mon., Sept. 4 at 8:30 PM

LADIES NIGHT
In Veni, Vidi, Vici, A sprightly buffoon, Mud seeks the perfect picnic spot and marks it with chalk, trapping herself inside its boundaries. Magic spells expand the territory. New acquisitions awaken a lust for more. Performed with Extraordinary Vacancy, a
short solo female clown piece about the illusion of love and the consumption of it. A dance with a coat, which leads to fight and a love affair with a whiskey bottle.
Thurs., Sept. 7 at 7 PM; Wed., Sept. 13 at 8:30 PM; Wed., Sept. 20 at 7 PM

A LIFE IN HER DAY by Hilary Chaplain
A Life In Her Day is a lifetime created in one day of a working world where everything is created out of everyday objects. A lamp becomes a man, paper towels become a baby, meals consist of marshmallows and nowballs and it all begins in a vertical bed where the audience has a bird's-eye view of the goings on.
Fri., Sept. 22 at 8:30 PM; Sat., Sept. 23 at 2:30 PM

FOOLS MASS by Theatre Group Dzieci
A motley group of medieval village idiots are forced to enact their own mass, due to the untimely death of their beloved Pastor, Fater Jerzy. Filled with buffoonery, comic audience participation and choral singing of sacred hymns from the 8th through the 17th centuries, Fools Mass travels from the ridiculous to the sublime.
Sun., Sept. 24 at 6 PM

PENELOPE AND PEPPER'S BIG SHOW By Gymstars Brooklyn
Penelope and Pepper arrive in a flurry to take you on an exciting variety show adventure including some friendly improv and audience participation.
Sat., Sept. 16 at 4 PM; Sat., Sept. 23 at 4 PM

THE AUDITION by Two Too Far
The General and Jasper face the opportunity of a lifetime an audition for clown search international ala American Idol. Throughout the ordeal of their audition they must overcome their own incompetence, their miscommunications and misinterpretations and mess-making mishaps.
Sat., Sept. 2 at 2:30 PM; Sun., Sept. 3 at 2:30 PM

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Notes From Underground  | Open: 02/15/08 Close: 03/22/08
Notes from Underground is a five-part dramatic oratorio exploring the Underground Man's desperate masochism. Four actors voice both the character's inner critics and participants in his story. Robert Honeywell, performing Dostoyevsky's legendary anti-hero, returns their fire. Each line is timed to a complex soundtrack of Russian tavern songs and string quartets. This dark, environmental production returns for a limited time after a critically acclaimed run in the 1999 Fringe Festival.
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Symphony of Rats  | Open: 02/07/06 Close: 02/26/06
The President of the United States is receiving messages from other worlds. Perhaps they are the voices of Angels, bringing a Divine message. Perhaps they are the voices of Aliens, bringing warnings from other worlds or other dimensions. Or maybe, just maybe, the President is merely going mad. In any case, the leader of the free world is beginning to hate that world, and may be deciding to put an end to it once and for all. More and more, everyone else in the world looks like nothing more or less than a rat to the President, and the vermin have entered the White House. It's time to exterminate.
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That Old Soft Shoe  | Open: 06/06/10 Close: 06/27/10
Playwright Matthew Freeman, director Kyle Ancowitz, and Blue Coyote Theater Group return to The Brick with THAT OLD SOFT SHOE, a redacted comedy. Their previous appearances include the much-ballyhooed productions of Glee Club and An Interview with the Author. In THAT OLD SOFT SHOE, a Senator from the Pacific Northwest arrives to inspect the goings-on in an undisclosed location, throwing the staff into turmoil. Will they all wind up working at a phone bank in Dallas? After all, it’s a new administration. 

THAT OLD SOFT SHOE features Steven Burns (“Steve” from Nickelodeon’s Blues Clues), David DelGrosso, Laura Desmond, Maya Ferrera, Carter Jackson, and Joseph Yeargain. Produced by Blue Coyote Theater Group and The Brick Theater, Inc.

For more information, visit www.bricktheater.com.

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The Protestants  | Open: 01/23/09 Close: 02/14/09
Writer/Director Eric Bland, creator of The Children of Truffaut and Death at Film Forum (soon to be published in the NYTE anthology, Plays and Playwrights 2009), returns to The Brick with his latest opus. The Protestants uses the framework of a Methodist church service to chart a tragicomic year in the life of four weird brothers: one is a puppet, one wears a mask, one is a girl, and one grew a moustache.
 

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Times 365:24:7  | Open: 03/12/09 Close: 04/11/09
 With the lifeblood of the newspaper at threat of disappearing amidst a digital landscape - hurried along by the economic pressures of the current recession, Bone Orchard (http://www.boneorchard.org) investigates the nature of the news and the impact it has on daily life. From real and imagined perspectives of subjects, creators and audience, Times 365:24:7 negotiates fact and fiction to focus on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the economic global meltdown, and the mainstay of much contemporary journalism, local stories.

Times 365:24:7 is being developed in collaboration with David Giambusso, a freelance reporter for The New York Times and The New Jersey Star-Ledger. In addition, company members have interviewed and visited journalists at various news-making institutions, including The Financial Times, Dan Rather Reports, MSNBC, The New Yorker, Marie Claire and CNN.

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World Gone Wrong  | Open: 08/05/05 Close: 08/28/05
A world where the leaders lie, cheat, steal and murder. A world where Art and Science and Beauty and Reason are no longer valued. A world where survival means selling out, and trying to do the "right thing" means failure as a human being. A familiar place? Yes, of course, it is the fictional, 1940's world of film noir, nothing like our own present world at all, right? Right? Or has noir come true, and we're all living in a world gone wrong?

Returning to The Brick by popular demand after a smash-hit run in The Moral Values Festival, World Gone Wrong is a film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from almost two hundred noirs, as well as quotes from our current U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into an original spellbinding, semiabstract, dreamlike tale of corruption, betrayal,
and revenge.

Combining a cast of 21 in precision choreography, slides, and an entirely pre-recorded collage soundtrack, World Gone Wrong is a celebration of the ability to stay true to, and fight for, one's own convictions in a land where "moral values" is just a mask that hides greed, hatred, fear, backstabbing, and lies.

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World Gone Wrong  | Open: 06/04/05 Close: 07/02/05
A world where the leaders lie, cheat, steal and murder. A world where Art and Science and Beauty and Reason are no longer valued. A world where survival means selling out, and trying to do the "right thing" means failure as a human being. A familiar place? Yes, of course, it is the fictional, 1940's world of film noir, nothing like our own present world at all, right? Right? Or has noir come true, and we're all living in a world gone wrong?

World Gone Wrong is a film noir pastiche-play consisting of dialogue from almost two hundred noirs, as well as quotes from our current U.S. Administration and other pertinent sources, combined into a semiabstract, dreamlike tale of betrayal, corruption, and revenge. A Fall Guy, poisoned and dying, tries to solve his own murder, bouncing from one noir icon to another, gaining clues, but no solutions. With his death appears The Detective (who may be just the Fall Guy's fantasy in his final moments of life) who strikes out at the murderers, eventually coming to the Femme Fatale and Gangster at the top, in a battle of a personal moral code against the institutionalized corruption masquerading as The System. Combining a cast of 21 in precision choreography, an entirely pre-recorded collage soundtrack, slides, and 6 Super-8mm film projectors playing original films and loops, World Gone Wrong is a celebration of the ability to stay true to, and fight for, one's own true moral beliefs in a land where "moral values" is just a mask that hides greed, hatred, fear, backstabbing, and lies.

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