Richard Pryor Jr. & Zombie Stripper Set For International CringeFest '10, Runs Thru 8/8
Richard Pryor Jr. (1st-born son of the late great) stars in International CringeFest '10, the seriously irreverent annual festival presented by NY Artists Unlimited at the Producers' Club, 358 W. 44 St., July 19-August 8. Richard appears in multiple roles in the theme evening SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND, directed by Robert Bartley. Jennifer Leah Gottlieb, Vh1's That Metal Show's Miss Box of Junk Girl, stars in "ZOMBIE STRIPPERS," the finale of the evening.
SEX ENCOUNTERS opens on Friday, July 23rd, the night the Honorary Golden Pineapple Awards will be presented to Broadway, off-Broadway, and independent theatre movers 'n shakers...Charles Busch, Israel Horovitz, Doric Wilson, Sherry Eaker & ELLIE COVAN. Admission for the show, Honorary Golden Pineapple Awards, and the splendiferous party in the theatre's Iluras Lounge is only $40. Proceeds go to support the company's dedicated mission of taking professional theatre to under-served audiences. Last year, Pineapples went to Taylor Mead, Mink Stole, Joe Franklin, Ginny Louloudes, and Michael Musto. In 2008, it was legendary actress Marilyn Sokol, cabaret star Sidney Myer, and Warhol muse Ultra Violet. Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) was honored in 2007.
THE FIRST 500 FESTIVAL-GOERS JULY 19-AUGUST 8 GET STUNNING BLACK BUTTONS WITH THE SCREAING WOMAN FESTIVAL LOGO!
There will be talk-backs and food parties surrounding some evenings. Plays are arranged in theme evenings and given quirky titles by artistic director Melba LaRose. Schedule: www.NYartists.org or www.Theatermania.com. Audience votes nightly for winners of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, Bronze Banana... and Jack Lemons for the actors. Surprise 5-minute entr'actes stop by, e.g. naughty songstress Jessica Delfino and mock-rocker Huck DeMilo. The Producers' Club has a charming bar & lounge where you can mingle with the stars.
A Silent Auction has been launched and runs throughout the festival.
Check out the exciting items up for grabs, visit: http://www.biddingforgood.com/NYArtistsAuction2010
Zombie Strippers - Oh My Josh! - Sex Encounters of a
w/ Jennifer Leah Gottlieb Disturbed Mind
"The Boss Gets Some Bad News," a short film by David Schrag, opens each evening.
PSYCHO BITCH PARTY (dir. Kenny Howard)
July 19, July 24, July 30, Aug. 5
ASHLEY SAVES THE WORLD by Tom Baum
THE SURPRISE PARTY by Jeff Stolzer
LORI AT A FETISH PARTY (MUSICAL), book & lyrics Melanie Zoey Weinstein,
composer Cecilia Woodcrest
PSYCHO BITCH & THE THROBBING BLUE VEINER by Barbara Lindsay
NEW ROCHELLE by John Ryan
THE FIRST 50 PSYCHO BITCH PARTY-GOERS GET ICE CREAM COUPONS FROM DYLAN'S CANDY BAR TO COOL DOWN!