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On the heels of two sold-out runs, The Assembly Theater Project’s return engagement of “home/sick” gives audiences another chance to see the “ensemble-devised work of political theater that examines the actions of the 1960s radical group The Weather Underground without agreement or censure.” The Assembly collective wrote “home/sick” as a means to explore events surrounding the Underground’s seizing of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaping it as an organization bent on overthrowing the government.
Through Nov. 18, at The Living Theatre (21 Clinton St., btw. Houston & Stanton Sts.). Performance schedule: Wed.-Fri. at 8pm; Sat. at 3pm & 8pm; Sun., Nov. 11 at 7pm; Sun., Nov. 18 at 5pm. For tickets ($18), visit brownpapertickets.com or call 800-838-3006.
FACEBOYZ FOLLIEZ: RELIEF!
Decades-long Downtown open mic and variety show host Faceboy (aka Francis R. Hall) gets plenty of mileage from gallows humor and the as-of-late clinically depressed persona he’s laid on thick to much humorous effect – but for the most part, it’s an act that has more to do with satire than serotonin.
Case in point: “Faceboyz Folliez” – that monthly burlesque-meets-vaudeville dark ride of depravity – returns to Bar 82 with its frown turned upside down, all for the benefit of those facing the grim reality of post-Sandy NYC. Proceeds (plus, we’re guessing, funds drawn from the cast’s skipped therapy sessions and prescription med refills) will go to hurricane relief efforts.
Ten dollars gives you staring rights to the likes of St. Rev. Jen Miller, Velocity Chyaldd, Stormy Leather, Amanda Whip, Reverend Mother Flash and Dick and Duane – with Courtney Fathom Sell-directed short films from ASS Studios, and films/trailers directed, shot and edited by Cheyenne Picardo.
Special guest Scooter Pie and musical guest Dusty Santamaria will bring up the rear, while the Train Wreck Audience Participation segment shovels premium grade coal into the runaway train. Did we mention they promise “drink specials for our drunks?” Sold!
Sat., Nov. 17, 9pm-midnight at Bar 82 (136 2nd Ave., btw. St. Marks Place & 9th St.). Tickets are $10 at the door. For info, call 212-228-8636 or visit bar82nyc.com. Also visit faceboyzfolliez.com and facebook.com/faceboyzfolliez.
– BY SCOTT STIFFLER