MONDAY OCTOBER 31
THE JACKIE FACTORY PRESENTS
GHOSTLIGHT 6: BOND STREET BABIES
AN ACTORS FUND BENEFIT FOR HOWL HELP
THE GENE FRANKEL THEATRE
24 BOND STREET NYC
9 PM - 2 AM
TICKETS $15 TILL OCTOBER 24, $20 THEREAFTER
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Halloween elite team THE JACKIE FACTORY (Jackie 60, Night of 1000
Stevies) return for their sixth annual GHOSTLIGHT, a Halloween theatrical and costume
party benefiting the HOWL EMERGENCY LIFE PROJECT (HOWL
HELP), the East Village wing of THE ACTORS FUND. The theme of this
year's GHOSTLIGHT is BOND STREET BABIES, with its haunted flappers, the 1920's Village and its
speakeasies - our host theater was one! Feel free to interpret
it with ghostly 20s finery or come in your theatrical costumed best or black tie.
Set in the venerable and haunted GENE FRANKEL THEATRE on Bond Street,
the evening's theatre-as-nightclub will again host Downtown performance
icons and rising stars from many dynasties. The 2016 bill includes
Jackie Factory/ Boylesque Dark Star POISON EVE, GHOSTLIGHT favorite
SEVERELY MAME, Method Burlesque icon THE MAINE ATTRACTION, thesbian
goddess HEATHER LITTEER, 20s vintage burlesque stars BEE L ZEBABE (NYC)
and MAID MURRAY (NOLA), the costume genius of ART BY DAVEY and many more
(bill still in formation.) Ghostlight's "Secret Cinema" will feature a
full screening of East Village/ BLACKLIPS Horror classic JACK THE RIPPER
by FLLOYD at 9:30 PM plus 20s silent films after midnight.
On a night that can be TRULY scary outside, it is a glam sanctuary here:
A marvelously mixed and dressed audience, reasonably priced drinks, AND
a great cause! GHOSTLIGHT producer CHI CHI VALENTI
joins the golden-throated MC PAUL ALEXANDER as the Mistress/Masters of
Ceremonies and the divine DJs are JOHNNY "JOLSEN" DYNELL, SAMMY JO and ALTHEA
LOVELESS. Performances are in two sets at 10:30 and and 12:30 - please
consult mothernyc.com/ghostlight for complete schedule as we get closer.
An annual fundraiser begun in 2011, GHOSTLIGHT celebrates East Village
theatrical traditions and nightclub ghosts of the past 150 years. The
show's current venue (since 2013) was the longtime home of East Village
theater pioneer, director and acting teacher GENE FRANKEL and is an
ideal setting. Frankel (who died in 2005) definitely haunts the
premises, as well as various other apparitions from the Theatre's
storied past. Winner of the first OBIE for direction in 1959, Gene
Frankel's landmark 1961 production of JEAN GENET's play "THE BLACKS"
launched the careers of JAMES EARL JONES, CICELY TYSON, LOUIS GOSSETT JR
and MAYA ANGELOU, among others.
The 24 BOND STREET building is formerly a hat factory, speakeasy, and
avant-garde jazz club and also housed the first studio of photographer
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. Its GENE FRANKEL THEATRE is home to the brand-new
24 BOND ARTS CENTER, a nonprofit community theater and performance
group, along with its resident companies.
SUGGESTED DRESS: Ghostly Flapper, Haunted Theatrical Glamour (all eras), Viper Mad, Black Tie, 20s Glamour, Speakeasy Spook or other Creative Costuming.
FACTORY is the NYC based nightclub arts collective founded by
husband and wife team CHI CHI VALENTI and JOHNNY DYNELL in 1990. Most
famous for the 450 themed editions of its decade-long party JACKIE 60,
venue MOTHER, and annual Stevie Nicks extravaganza NIGHT OF A THOUSAND
STEVIES, THE FACTORY also creates large-scale spectacles in New York and
cities nationwide and worldwide, including LOW LIFE @ HOWL!
HOWL HELP was created to provide
emergency financial assistance and social service support to artists who
have participated in the annual HOWL FESTIVAL or who make their careers
in New York City's East Village and Lower East Side arts community.
Administered by THE ACTORS FUND, HOWL HELP serves the needs of many
artists whose work (of any generation) challenges the traditional
boundaries of dance, theatre, music, multimedia and the spoken word.HOWL
HELP is one of the core programs of HOWL ARTS INC., which include HOWL! HAPPENING, the
exciting new East Village gallery.
PUBLICITY: THE JACKIE FACTORY NYC