MORAL VALUES FESTIVAL

Genre: Festival

The Brick Theater, Inc.'s second annual summer festival explores, exploits,
and exposes our country's "Moral Values"

After the overwhelming success of their summer 2004 Hell Festival, The Brick Theater, Inc. returns to breed more spiritual confusion with The Moral Values Festival, a performance festival
for the morally questionable, morally perverse and morally bankrupt.

MORAL VALUES FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF SHOWS

The Absence of Magic Created by Eric Davis and Sue Morrison, Directed by Sue
Morrison and Performed by Eric Davis
Sundays, June 12, 19 and 26 at 7:00 PM
A cantankerous clown, whose neurotic endeavors run the gamut of comic
expression, answers the call to an epic adventure. Antics range from the
gut-busting ridiculous to the intimate and heart-felt as this unlikely hero
fends off monsters, struggles to make a name for himself and quests to find
the Glove of Never Ending Awesomeness. (75 min)

Brick-a-Brac
Sundays, June 5 and July 3 at 7:00 PM
The Brickıs monthly variety extravaganza continues through the Festival with
two moral values-themed installments! In addition to an exciting roster of
strange and wonderful acts, each evening will feature a new episode of each
of the Brick Radio Playersı ongoing serials, "Whispering Crystal Gossamer
Bayou" and "Horny & the Virgin" (2 hrs)

Coney Island Last Stop Written and directed by Michael Schwartz
Tuesday, June 21 at 8:30 PM' Friday, June 24 at 10:00 PM; Sunday, June 26 at
5:00 PM; Wednesday, June 29 at 8:15 PM
In this gritty, sexually provocative dark comedy, Jacob Katz is desperate to
become a non-virgin, but his secret physical deformity threatens to derail
his plans. Then, along with his friends, Tony, a streetwise dropout, and
Willy, who stutters and rhymes, Jacob meets Alminouchka, a new Russian
immigrant eager to do anything to be accepted. With furiously funny, poetic,
explosive, blue collar Brooklyn dialogue and physicality, these outcasts
discover the liberating and redemptive power of the imagination. (105 min)

Dear Dubya: Patriotic Love Letters to WHITEHOUSE.ORG Curated and written by
John A. Wooden, and Directed by R.J. Tolan
Sunday, June 5 at 5:45; Thursday, June 16 at 7 PM; Saturday, June 18 at 2:30
PM; Sunday, July 3 at 9:15 PM
From the webıs most popular political parody comes a disturbingly hilarious
glimpse inside the mind of the dot-com era voter. Readings from
WHITEHOUSE.ORGıs actual e-mail bag include outraged complaints confusing
absurdist satire with federal policy, bizarre mis-addressed letters to
President Bush, and stunningly vicious hate mail for the site's creators.
(45 min)

eleven Written and performed by Mikki Baloy and Directed by John DeVore
Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 11 at 2:45 PM; Saturday, June 25
at 7:00 PM; Saturday, July 2 at 1:00 PM
Disaster response professional and theater artist Mikki Baloy presents
eleven, a one-woman performance piece that examines everyday life in New
York City post-9/11 through the voices of eleven ordinary people. Baloy
draws on professional expertise and personal experience to craft a diverse,
and unexpected, cast of characters. (60 min)

An Evening with Roberta Combs, President of the Christian Coalition,
conducting an earnest Q and A in a Brooklyn theatre festival, clarifying the
positions of the Christian right, and telling it like it is. For real!
Directed by Timothy Haskell and featuring Cathy McNelis, Rachelle Mendez,
Mark O'Connell
Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 PM; Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 11
at 6:00 PM; Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 18 at 4:45 PM;
Thursday, June 23 at 9:45 PM
In an earnest attempt to reach out to the non-Christian voter, Roberta
Combs, the president of the Christian Coalition, has agreed to participate
in a "Q and A" in hostile territory - a Brooklyn arts festival. To make
things interesting, she will be joined by the chief legal defense counselor
for the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. The moderator will engage
the panelists in a lively discussion and then will open it up to the
audience. It will likely end badly.

A Feast Unknown Written and performed by Jason Robert Bell, Based on the
book by Philip Jose Farmer
Monday, June 6 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, June 18
at 5:45 PM; Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 PM;
Sunday, July 3 at 4:15 PM
A dramatic multi-media reading of by Philip José Farmer, "unreadable" sci-fi
action adventure porno classic. To be performed in 30 minute segments of the
book from start to finish with each reading starting with a wrap up of the
last segment and ending with a cliffhanger. (30 min)

Flat Created by Jason Schuler, Directed by Jason Schuler and Kourtney
Rutherford
Saturday, June 4 at 4:00 PM; Friday, June 10 at 9:00 PM; Monday June 13 at
7:00 PM; Sunday, June 19 at 8:30 PM; Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 PM
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)

The Fourth Reich Written and directed by Danny Bowes
Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 PM
Two estranged friends meet one fateful night in the early days of the second
George W. Bush administration to discuss war, politics, conspiracy theories,
the impotence of the modern media in the face of creeping tyranny, and love.
(75 min)

Françoise changes her mind (the things bondage can do) Written and directed
by Robert Honeywell
Friday, June 10 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 11 at 4:00 PM; Wednesday, June 15
at 8:45 PM; Sunday, June 19 at 2:15 PM; Monday, June 20 at 8:30 PM;
Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 PM
Bondage. Buddha. The Bible. The Koran. Don't forget Proust. Nerds in
love experiment in sex games with religious texts. An almost-a-nun and an
almost-a-priest fall in love and get kinky. But being tied to a shower while
force-fed world religion can do peculiar things. (105 min)

Freak Out under the Apple Tree: (Some of) The Best of Tom X. Chao Written,
directed and performed by Tom X. Chao
Friday, June 3 at 9:45 PM; Saturday, June 4 at 7:15 PM; Sunday, June 5 at
2:30 PM
The New York Times calls Tom X. Chao "a dryly funny downtown comedian."
Here are some of his 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! (60 min)

I Found Her Tied to My Bed Written and directed by Jeff Tabnick
Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 PM; Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 PM; Monday, June 6 at
8:15 PM; Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 PM; Friday, June 10 at 10:15 PM;
Saturday, June 11 at 8:30 PM
At Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, the hours are long, the staff is underpaid
and the occupants are easy to kill. When a reckless coworker intrudes upon
Bethıs solitary life, Beth becomes infatuated and goes to extremes to
understand her. But understanding does not necessarily produce a healthy
relationship ‹sometimes it only produces corpses. (75 min)

It Came from New York Curated and hosted by Michele Carlo (aka Carmen
Mofongo)
Friday, June 3 at 11:00 PM; Saturday, June 11 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 12 at
8:30 PM; Tuesday, June 21 at 7:00 PM; Tuesday, June 28 at 9:30 PM; Saturday,
July 2 at 2:15 PM
Ever wonder what makes real New Yorkers tick? What gives us our unique edge?
What makes us crazier than any other humans on the planet? In just 75 New
York-minutes "It Came From New York" gives you a taste of what it's like to
actually be from the city where everyone thinks sin was invented. (75 min)

The Ladies Auxiliary Telephone Bee: Moral Values Edition
Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 PM
Performers call activists, specialists, and interested parties on all sides
of a common debate for live interviews. Kind of like a live version of
"Crank Yankers" for the politically minded! (90 min)

Lulu: A Peep Show Adapted and directed by Michael Gardner
Wednesday, June 8 at 9:30 PM; Saturday, June 11 at 1:00 PM; Monday, June 13
at 8:15 PM; Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 PM; Friday, June 17 at 8:30 PM;
Saturday, June 25 at 5:15 PM
Taken from the Wedekind plays, Lulu is the latest in Michael Gardner's
continuing experiments in disquieting environmental theater. Adapted from
Frank Wedekindıs rarely seen uncensored original (Pandora's Box: A Monster's
Tragedy), Lulu: A Peep Show sets the famous unabashed nymphet in her small,
curtained dressing room. There, she recreates herself for the pleasure of
her endless parade of lovers. (90 min)

Mahamudra (or Postconsumer Waste Recycled Paper) Written and performed by
Chris Harcum
Friday, June 3 at 8:30 PM; Monday, June 6 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 18 at
5:45 PM; Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 PM; Sunday,
July 3 at 3:00 PM
Chris Harcum's fifth solo performance! Roy, an unmerciful theatre critic on
a major power trip, is ordered to atone for his misdeeds in front of a live
audience. When he turns his razor-sharp analysis on himself, he unlocks an
imaginative world full of suspense and wonder. (30 min)

Misshapen Jack, the Nebraska Hunchback Written, directed and performed by
Trav SD
Saturday, June 4 at 10:45 PM; Sunday, June 12 at 2:15 PM; Friday, June 17 at
7:00 PM; Monday, June 20 at 7:00 PM; Thursday, June 23 at 8:15 PM; Saturday,
July 2 at 6:30 PM
Writer/performer Trav S.D. revives his hit of the 1998 NYC Fringe Festival,
a vaudevillian stump speech with songs, a slide show, and a deranged message
about mankind's greatest nemesis: Hunchbacks from Nebraska named Jack. (75
min)

Mr. Nobody Created and performed by Bidalia Albanese Hess, Steven Hess, Dan
Guarino, Jen Nevergole, Mathew Sandoval and deeAnn Nelson
Friday, June 3 at 7:00 PM' Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 PM; Sunday, June 5 at
1:00 PM; Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 PM; Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 PM; Tuesday,
June 14 at 8:00 PM
Mr. Nobody is a walking everyman embodying the creative, the violent and the
violently creative throughout time. Mr. Nobody and a group of the profoundly
grotesque will bring you to the nexus that is Violence and Art. (75 min)

My Year of Porn Written and Performed by Cole Kazdin and Directed by Ivanna
Cullinan
Saturday, June 4 at 9:30 PM, Sunday, June 12 at 1:00 PM; Thursday, June 16
at 9:15 PM; Saturday, June 16 at 9:15 PM; Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 PM;
Sunday, June 19 at 4:15 PM; Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 PM
MY YEAR OF PORN is a one-woman comedy about a journalist's eye-opening
adventures, the year she produces a documentary on the porn industry.
Through storytelling and character monologues, she travels to porn sets,
backseats of trucks and a bizarre swingers club under train tracks in
downtown LA. (A brief "Porn Q & A" with the performer immediately follows
the performance.) (60 min)

Nharcolepsy Written and performed by Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman,
Directed by Patricia Buckley
Friday, June 17 at 10:15 PM; Saturday, June 18 at 8:15 PM; Sunday, June 19
at 1:00 PM
The tale of a Belgian cabaret singer and his sidekick who go searching for
the Yeti at the North Pole. "Richard Harrington & Chris Kauffman raise the
level of comedy to a high art." -- The Globe & Mail, Toronto (60 min)

Oh Holy night, Mother-Fucker Written and directed by Brian Fraley
Friday, June 14 at 8:30 PM; Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 PM; Sunday, June 26
at 2:15 PM; Monday, June 27 at 7:00 PM; Friday, July 1 at 10:15 PM; Sunday,
July 3 at 10:15 PM
Mrs. Stone has tried to be a good mother to her daughter Ursula; and she's
had to do it all by herself... Ever since her husband hanged himself in the
attic that Christmas morning, it's been just her. But now her daughter's
mysterious weight gain seems to be pushing her over the edge... (75 min)

The Perfect Girl (a Bizarre Science Fantasy) Written and directed by Jeffrey
A. Lewonczyk
Saturday, June 18 at 10:45 PM; Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 PM; Sunday, June 26
at 1:00 PM; Friday, July 1 at 9:00 PM; Saturday, July 2 at 8:00 PM; Sunday,
July 3 at 4:15 PM
This is High School, USA: tough classes, changing bodies, complicated
relationships. Teenage life is hard enough without mad-scientist guidance
counselors and twisted brain-switching experiments! Chock full of Fifties
music, slapstick ballet and raging hormones, "The Perfect Girl" is the
latest installment in the acclaimed Bizarre Science Fantasy dance-theatre
series. (30 min)

The Return of Toodles von Flooz Written and directed by Lisa Ferber and
starring Trav SD
Sunday, June 12 at 2:15 PM; Friday, June 17 at 7:00 PM; Monday, June 20 at
7:00 PM; Thursday, June 23 at 8:15 PM; Saturday, July 2 at 6:30 PM
It seems like just another day at the What's-it-to-ya. Bartender Johnnyıs
providing a helpful ear and a little philosophy for regular patron Betty
OıBoozenberg. In walks a church-goin' dame eager to round up all the
sinners. But waitŠcould she beŠformer dancehall showgirl Toodles Von Flooz?!
(30 min)

Sinistrality Choreographed by Jennifer Schmermund
Sunday, June 26 at 1:00 PM; Tuesday, June 20 at 8:15 PM; Friday, July 1 at
9:00 PM; Saturday, July 2 at 3:45 PM; Sunday, July 3 at 5:30 PM
Sinistrality presents three pieces by choreographer, Jennifer Schmermund.
The first, same-titled solo uses gestures taken from various connotations of
"left" throughout history. "Stark Ravings" explodes in a relentless series
of full-on crashes and manic flocking as private moments unravel in public
spaces. "Trot-tastic" irreverently prances around in fancy underwear. (30
min)

A Song Sampling from The Banger's Flopera Book/lyrics by Kirk Wood Bromley,
Composed by John Gideon and Airected by Ben Yalom
Saturday, July 2 at 9:15 PM
Song Samples from The Banger's Flopera A Musical Perversion is a cabaret
performance of songs from a "perversion" of that infamous tale of high-class
lowlifes, The Beggarıs Opera. This is a musical for a world in which liars
win elections, gangstas make bank, and the site exploitedteens.com gets 1
million hits a day. (60 min)

The Temperamentals Written by Jon Marans and Directed by Mark Ramont
Saturday, June 25 at 3:00 PM
"Temperamental" was a code word for "gay" in the 1950s. The Temperamentals
tells the story of the young communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee
Rudi Gernreich who fall in love and combine forces to try and build the
first gay political organization in the U.S. an unprecedented and highly
dangerous undertaking. (120 min)

Third Person Written and Directed by Peter S Petralia and Performed by James
Tigger Ferguson and Mikeah Ernest Jennings
Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 PM; Sunday, June 19 at 5:30 PM; Wednesday, June 22
at 7:00 PM; Friday, June 24 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, June 25 at 9:15 PM;
Saturday, July 2 at 5:00 PM
Third Person is a lecture-cum performance where two performers, who may or
may not be the subject of discussion, illustrate the strange love affair of
two ordinary men whose brushes with loneliness, death and madness frame
their attraction. (75 min)

THIS IS NOT A BURLESQUE: a surrealist burlesque Directed by Juliet O'Brien
and Rosalie Purvis and Performed and Choreographed by Juliet O'Brien, Clara
Purvis and Rosalie Purvis
Friday, June 3 at 8:30 PM; Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, June 18
at 10:45 PM; Sunday, June 26 at 8:30 PM; Tuesday, June 28 at 8:15 PM;
Sunday, July 3 at 3:00 PM
In an age where even our once private urges and desires are publicly
commodified and even fetishes are rigidly classified, THIS IS NOT A
BURLESQUE: a surrealist burlesque addresses a hunger for unexpected erotic
imagery. The sexy ladies of Ambersand & Ambersand serve up this erotic
dreamscape with a thousand winking eyes, birds of paradise, singing skin and
some fishnets. (30 min)

World Gone Wrong Written and directed by Ian W. Hill
Saturday, June 4 at 5:30 PM; Tuesday, June 7 at 8:30 PM, Sunday, June 12 at
3:45 PM; Tuesday, June 14 at 9:30 PM; Thursday, June 30 at 8:15 PM;
Saturday, July 2 at 10:45 PM
A multimedia collage of dialogue from about two hundred Films Noir and from
our current Administration, into a semiabstract, dubbed story of betrayal,
corruption, and revenge, as a dying man travels through his splintered
memory to find out who murdered him, and bring them to justice. (90 min)

Zero Boy & Red Bastard Performed by Zero Boy and Eric Davis
Sunday, June 5 at 9:15 PM; Saturday, June 18 at 3:30 PM; Wednesday, June 22
at 9:30 PM
Performance artist, stand-up comic & "vocal acrobat" Zero Boy recounts his
zany adventures in Zeroland through a unique blend of vocally-produced sound
effects and mime. A mass of anatomical balloons and balls ensconced red
long-underwear, Red Bastard, is a Bouffon-styled clown apt to insult you
until you die laughing. (60 min)

Open:   06/03/05
Close:   07/03/05

Schedule:
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Theater:   Brick Theater
Address:   575 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cost:$10.00
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