Clowns are just plain freaky, if you ask uswho the hell has ever recovered from that Poltergeist scene or Stephen Kings It?! Well, like em or not, theyre baaack at the Bricks third annual New York Clown Theatre Festival. Expect to see an international lineup of class-act clowns in more than 20 hilarious stage productions, several cabaret performances, andfor all you Bozos-in-traininga slew of workshops and lectures thatll help you polish your slapstick silliness. Everyones welcome at the Union Square kick-off; then you can put on your quirkiest costume and take the L train to Bedford Avenue along with all the other stilt-walkers and circus types for the infamous public pie fight at the Brick! (Dont worry, red noses will be supplied if you dont have one.) And after you wipe the Cool Whip from your face, be sure to check out the evenings Clown Cabaret, a highlight of the festival lineup.
Fri., Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m., 2008