WIT's Jessica Dickey and OTHER DESERT CITIES' Liz Wisan Set for MISS LILLY GETS BONED at Ice Factory Festival, Now thru 7/21

Artistic Director Robert Lyons previously announced casting for two shows in the 19th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2012 takes place at the New Ohio Theatre's new West Village space at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City.

Jessica Dickey (Wit on Broadway, The Amish Project) and Liz Wisan (Other Desert Cities) will star in the New York Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Miss Lilly Gets Boned along with Brian Belcinski (My Base and Scurvy Heart), Adam Blodgett (The Cotillion), Sanam Erfani (Cats Don't Grin), Aaron McDaniel (Aquila's Macbeth), David Rosenblatt (The Play About My Dad) and Chris Thorn (Guthrie's Henry V).

Catherine Brookman (Broadway revival of Hair) and Tom Hennes (Front man for the band Avan Lava) will star in the World Premiere of Rady&Bloom's The Girl Of The Golden West along with Starr Kwofie, Ellen O'meara, Brian Rady, Lucas Segall and Joe White.

Ice Factory 2012 opened on June 27 and continues through August 4. Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at http://www.NewOhioTheatre.org or by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444. For more information on the festival visit http://www.NewOhioTheatre.org, and for up-to-the-minute festival updates, join the conversation on Twitter, at @IceFactoryFest.

The New Ohio strengthens, nurtures and promotes a community of independent theatre artists and theatre companies by curating and presenting new work in New York City. With its Ice Factory summer festival the New Ohio offers emerging and established companies a prime forum in which to develop their work. Ice Factory prides itself on maintaining extraordinary aesthetic diversity along with an unequaled standard for intelligent, imaginative theater. Previous Ice Factory shows have gone on to Off-Broadway, the Joyce, P.S. 122, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and the Walker Art Center, among others.


July 4 - 7
Flying Snakes In 3D – A Manhattan Premiere produced by Everywhere Theatre Group, written and directed by Leah Nanako Winkler and Teddy Nicholas, with video/sound design by Chase Voorhees.

Mutant killer snakes are accidentally released by the CIA. An unfunded young theatre company attempts to make art in the face of overwhelming financial, technical and emotional obstacles. Violent, bloody chaos ensues. An epic fusion of sci-fi parody, avant-garde theatrics and brutally honest autobiography. Packed with dance, cheap special effects and stunning video design. Dares to ask: If theater is a dying art, what are we doing here?

Everywhere Theatre Group is dedicated to producing collaboratively created new work. They were a 2009-2010 Resident Artist at Incubator Arts Project's inaugural season and performed in Ice Factory 2011's Ice Cubes series.

July 11 - 14
The Pilo Family Circus – Produced by the Drama Desk Award-winning Godlight Theatre Company, adapted by Matt Pelfrey, directed by Joe Tantalo, based on the novel of the same name.

Jamie never dreamed of running away to join the circus, but you just don't say no to a headhunting troupe of exuberantly sadistic clowns. But in a centuries-old carnival and a nightmare world of acrobats, clowns, dwarves, freaks and fortunetellers, he may lose more than just his way. When the whiteface goes on, Jamie becomes JJ – the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead. A darkly funny, gleefully macabre nightmare.

Godlight Theatre Company adapts novels from the 20th and 21st centuries, and produces world premieres in new, unexpected ways. Winners of a Special Drama Desk Award for Consistent Originality and Excellence for their innovative and vibrantly theatrical productions. The Pilo Family Circus received funding and developmental support from the 2012 Drama League's Directors Project New Directors/New Works Program.

July 18 - 21
Miss Lilly Gets Boned - A NY Premiere produced by Studio 42, written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by David F. Chapman.

Miss Lilly, a Sunday school teacher, has been waiting patiently for God to drop a man in her lap. When a new student – a young South African boy whose mother was killed by an elephant – disturbs the harmony of her classroom and his father disturbs the harmony of her heart, Miss Lilly is forced to re-examine her own sense of faith and self. A story of classroom hymns, the rumble of raging elephants and answered prayers.

Studio 42 produces "unproducible" plays. David F. Chapman is a director, writer, solo performer and teaching artist whose work has been seen in New York, Chicago, London and Vietnam. Bekah Brunstetter's plays have been seen at Naked Angels, Ars Nova, Steppenwolf, Williamstown, the Atlantic Theater and Finborough Theater.

July 25 - 28
The Apocalyptic Road Show With Your Hosts Gdjet And Lulu - A NY Premiere produced by Clancy Productions and The Occasional Cabaret, written by Obie Award winner John Clancy and directed by Peter Clerke.

Join your hosts Gdjet and Lulu (and their mysterious musical companion) as they guide you through the coming apocalypse and bid a fond farewell to the late, great, damned and doomed human race. A fierce and ragged, comic and profane cabaret that slices down to the hidden reality of the way we live now. A little shot of courage in the face of a terrible truth.

A transatlantic collaboration between Clancy Productions (New York) and The Occasional Cabaret (Edinburgh). Originally funded by Creative Scotland. Clancy Productions specializes in bare-bones, intellectually engaging new American theater.

August 1 - 4
The Girl Of The Golden West – A World Premiere produced by Rady&Bloom, adapted and directed by Jeremy Bloom, created by Jeremy Bloom and Brian Rady.

Exploding onto the frontiers of uninhabited California, the only female in the entire Gold Rush town of Cloudy Mountain sets up her saloon. Mythologized in David Belasco's grandiose 1911 novel and canonized as one of the great spaghetti westerns, a play-turned-novel-turned-Puccini-extravaganza is now a soulful new musical ode to the unexplored expanse of our nation's forgotten periphery and the baffling potential of what might have been.

Rady&Bloom create work collaboratively. Past work has been presented at The Flea and 45 Bleecker.

The two-time Obie Award-winning New Ohio Theatre has a twenty-plus-year history producing and presenting the most exciting, sophisticated, irreverent and boundary-busting downtown theatre. From their new home in New York's West Village, they fulfill a distinctive need in the theater community, presenting works and supporting artists who challenge the mechanics of traditional narrative to create theatre that is both deeply humane and utterly fresh.

The space is accessible from the #1 train to Christopher Street or the A, B, C, D, E, F or M train to West 4th Street. For more information on the New Ohio Theatre, visit http://www.NewOhioTheatre.org.

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