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Beyond the Pale Arts Festival

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Pre- and post-show art projections featuring work by

Syd London

Tom Ziegler

Stacie Joy

Leslie van Stelten

plus sculpture by

TC Corwin

Stick around for the post-show complimentary wine reception

and conversation with the cast

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The Beyond The Pale Arts Festival provides artists an opportunity to push the edges and to move beyond politically correct boundaries, in front of audiences who are expecting just that.


The week includes:


Sat, Aug 1, Forbidden Kiss: The Erotica Series. Join Cheryl King and company regulars TC Corwin, Alithea Howes, DeeAnne Gorman, Carl Kissin, Brian Longwell, Stephanie Sellars, Jill Melanie Wirth & The Bitter Poet for this evening of erotica, comic sketches and monologues, dance, music and poetry.


Sun, Aug 2, Salty and Sweet - Erotic Readings with topics both dangerous, taboo, and deeply erotic and romantic. The evening also includes a demo of high-end intimate objects from Bedroom Matters. Readers  are Severine Feist, Sarah Louise Allen, Alithea Howes, Helena Fitzgerald, Stephanie Sellars, Chris Raines, Topher Cusumano and DeeAnne Gorman


Mon, Aug 3, Short Films by Stephanie Sellars, Jerry Miller, Philip Galinsky and Flash Rosenberg, with topics including sex with clowns, strange strippers at bachelor parties, and more.


Tues, Aug 4, Monologues and Sketches – featuring Ed Malone, Cyndi Freeman, Philip Galinsky, Brian Longwell, Topher Cusumano, Benny Rietveld, Myles Goldin, Frank Blocker, Jill Melanie Wirth & David Wirth.


Wed, Aug 5, Monologues and Sketches, featuring Carl Kissin, Jill Melanie Wirth, Rocco Privetera, Dan Gallant, Jerry Miller & Will Nunziata, Ed Malone and Mel House, Cheryl King & Benny Rietveld


Thur, August 6, Topher Cusumano's Solo Show "Roughhouse" and William LoCasto's NYXY, Directed by Alexander Beck and performed by Brandon Bernard, Zach Harvey, and Leicester Landon


Fri, August 7, Brionne Davis's Solo Show "A Noble Exile". One man's search for truth through "Tenn".  Influenced by the writings and characters of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, this show deals with human struggle and isolation. Trapped by fear and evasion actor/writer Brionne Davis sets forth on a journey to overcome the debilitating effects of these demons, with help from Tennessee Williams, Valentine Xavier, Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kawalski, and others. "Through the acknowledgment of our corruption we may be freed" "Fear and evasion...it is these to beasts that keep us from feeling...".


All shows at 8 pm. Tickets $15, at Smart Tix, www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444.  Stage Left Studio is located at 438 West 37th Street 5A, between 9th and 10th Aves, and conveniently located near the A,C, and E lines at Port Authority or Penn Station.


*a life-changing experience or your money back!

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