This weekend at Washington Square – Sept. 10th & 11th; Community Wellness Fair and Theater for the New City Street Theater Production

Saturday, September 10th 1-5 p.m. Holley Plaza (Western end of the Park) —
“Get Your Wellness On” Suicide Awareness & Prevention

The NYC Chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a main sponsor of this Fair, which will consist of music, yoga classes, massages, and tables with important information on mental health and suicide preventionCome visit the Arts & Dreams table and make an affirmation drawing for free!

Sunday, September 11th * 2 p.m. * Garibaldi Stage (Eastern end) —
Theater for the New City Street Theater: “BAMBOOZLED! Or THE REAL REALITY SHOW”

Theater for the New City returns to Washington Square Park for their 35th Annual Summer Street Theater Tour with “BAMBOOZLED! Or THE REAL REALITY SHOW.” It’s billed as “a rip-roaring Musical, a little Operetta for the Street. Funny and enjoyable street theater performance for the whole family.” The production has been touring throughout the five boroughs since August 6th and will continue through September 18th.

ABOUT Theater for the New City’s Street Theater:

TNC’s award-winning Street Theater always contains an elaborate assemblage of trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks, original choreography and a huge (9′ x 12′) running screen or “cranky” providing continuous movement behind the actors. The company of 27 actors, twelve crew members, two assistant directors and five live musicians shares the challenge of performing outside and holding a large, non-captive audience. The music varies in style from Bossa Nova to Gilbert & Sullivan. Complex social issues are often presented through children’s allegories, with children as the heroes, making these free productions a popular form of family entertainment.

Both events are free.

Theater for the New City Presents New Musical “Tally Ho!, or Navigating the Future” At Washington Square Park Sunday, August 30th at 2 p.m., Other Venues Throughout City

East Village’s renowned Theater for the New City will bring their award-winning Street Theater Company to New York City streets, parks and playgrounds, unveiling a new “rip-roaring” musical “Tally Ho!, or Navigating the Future.”  The group will perform at Washington Square Park Sunday, August 30th at 2 p.m.

 The new production is about a young bank teller’s adventures in high finance with the big bankers and the heads of industry. The tale gets cosmic as Hera and Athena jump in to help when toxic assets and old mortgages join the runoff from the earth–the dead batteries, pesticides and rotting garbage–that have begun piling up on Mount Olympus

All performances are free and open to all.  The new musical has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by David Tice. 

The production was first performed August 1st at Theater for the New City and will perform in all five boroughs before it finishes its run.  

Dates remaining include:   Central Park Bandshell August 16, Prospect Park Concert Grove August 22, Travers Park August 23, St. Mary’s Park August 29, Washington Square Park August 30, Sobel Court & Bowen Street September 12, and St. Marks Church September 13.

See the full schedule and location details here or call #212/254-1109.