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This year' festival includes cabaret, poetry, spoken word, a multi-media presentation, and a Transgender Rock Show along with a myriad of theater pieces including two original musicals!
The Festival is dedicated to bringing an awareness of how LGBT arts and culture has enriched American life.
FRESH FRUIT PLAY HOUSE AND OPEN MIC
Hosted by Didi Delicious and Clover Honey
The Play House is a monthly affair that in July opens the festival performances. There will be lots of surprises and the chance to see emerging talent. This show will feature past open mic "stars" and acts from the festival. Be the first kid on the block to discover the stars of tomorrow. Featured at this Open Mic will be the hilarious Robin Cloud and the first out lesbian Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams reading from her new novel. July 12: 8pm; Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. $6
THE GIRL THAT I MARRY starring Elaine St. George
Praised for her "gorgeous soprano voice." and likened to Barbara Cook, Elaine St. George takes a new look at old standards as she sets out her funny, tender and satiric point of view in favor of gay marriage., using tunes by Arlen, Berlin, Kern, Mercer, and Sondheim . July 13: 7pm; July 14: 9:30pm; The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street. Admission: $15+ two drink minimum
Running Time: 1 ¼ hrs.
FRESH FRUIT COCKTAIL conceived and directed by Bob Ost
All Unnatural Ingredients
A Benefit for The Fresh Fruit Festival
MAC award winning LGBT cabaret artists including Fred Barton, David Gurland, Marieanne Meringolo, Carolyn Montgomery, Tommy Femia (as Judy Garland), Marcus Simeone and special guest John Wallowitch break stereotypes and expectations as they perform songs by the best contemporary LGBT songwriters including songs by Tom Anderson Fred Barton, Karen Benedetto ,Gerry Dieffenbach , Dick Gallagher, Michael Holland, Jeff Matson, Jim Morgan, Bob Ost and John Wallowitch
July 13: 9:30pm;, Duplex, 61 Christopher Street. Admission: $15+ two drink minimum
Running Time: 1 ½ hrs.
COCKTAILS WITH COWARD b y Daniel Lavender
"I've been to a marvelous party / We didn't start dinner till ten/ And young Bobby Carr/ Did a stint at the bar/ with a lot of extraordinary men..." Who but Noel Coward could pen such a lyric. Sophisticated, witty, brilliant and gay Mr. Coward lit up stages from London to Broadway. Sip your cocktail and spend an evening with Mr. Coward.
July 15: 8pm; July 16: 6pm; July 17: 2 pm; July 18, 6pm Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. Admission: $25
Running Time: 1 1/2 hrs.
The Fresh Fruit Festival and Urban Productions present Trans/Gender/Rock Explosion hosted by Robert Urban
Take a walk on postmodern rock's wild side. Party with the girls that rocked rock. The bands come from around the country. Lisa Jackson and Buck Shot & Bebe Gunn are New York based. Vibralux arrives from Lawrence, Kansas Temptress from Boston and four time Wammie nominee (Washington Area Music Awards ), Georgie Jessup, from DC. Transgender girls and a drag King boy create a new musical horizon. While their modes and style differ what links them their assault on the ordinary. After the show all performers are invited to an ongoing open mic event from 1am to close.
July 16: 10pm; The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. Admission: $16 (1 drink included)
Running Time:1 ½hrs.