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Full Moon Show Featuring Hapi Phace!
July 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
July 27, 2018 / TWO SHOWS: 4 PM AND 7 PM / FREE
Hapi Phace FULL MOON SHOW
Total Lunar Eclipse Edition
CELEBRATE TWO TIMES (!)
With this eclipse-season Full Moon, McCardboard Genius Award-Winning Performance Person Hapi Phace delivers a perforated performance.
The longest of the 21st century, this full moon will take nearly four hours to cross the Earth’s dark umbral shadow. The bad news? People in the U.S. won’t get to experience the eclipse—unless they come to Howl!
Passers-by and gallery goers will experience what the astrologers are calling the Blood Moon, but our in-house insane-astral-genius—Hapi, of course—calls it, The Thunder / Buck Full Moon.
4 PM—On the Sidewalk Outside Howl
I Have Heard the Garden Gnomes Sing
Partly poetic, partly prophetic, partly pathetic, your host Hapi Phace presents a stream-of-consciousness sound poem, as taught to him by the mythical elf and gnome vaudeville team Thunder & Buck.
7 PM—Inside the Gallery
A yet Untitled NSFW Tribute to the United Nations
Coinciding with this full moon is a full lunar eclipse—or Blood Moon—which will be visible in other parts of the globe. To mark the occasion, planetary citizen and lunar advocate Hapi Phace will ruminate on both the architectural and archetypical wonder that is the United Nations.
The Full Moon Show is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement/Creative Learning, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net
About Tom Murrin and the Full Moon Show
Howl! Happening houses the archive of Tom Murrin, aka the Alien Comic, known as the Godfather of Performance Art. Every full moon, Tom performed his quirky, comedic Full Moon Show in honor of his moon goddess, Luna Macaroona, on a sidewalk or in a club. Always including a plethora of guest performers, he pushed the careers of such groundbreaking pioneers as David Cale, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger and Lisa Kron among many others. Performing and promoting his madness and magic, we keep his tradition alive with monthly performances in the gallery and on the street.
About The Tom Murrin Archive
Howl! Happening is the repository of the Tom Murrin Archive comprising masks, costumes, scripts, correspondence, photographs, and tapes of performances going back to the early 70s. Murrin (February 8, 1939 – March 12, 2012) also known as The Alien Comic and Jack Bump, was a performance pioneer whose life and work inspired both artists and audiences for over 40 years. He was a member of the first generation of La MaMa playwrights. Tom wrote four plays performed through La MaMa and produced by John Vacarro’s Playhouse of the Ridiculous, including the offbeat hit, Cock Strong, which toured with Ellen Stewart’s La MaMa Troupe to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Tom began to perform under the name Alien Comic, opening for acclaimed punk bands in rock clubs such as CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City. As Alien Comic he performed in such venues as The Pyramid, 8BC, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Performance Space 122, Dixon Place, La MaMa, and more. From the mid 80’s on, he created, performed, and curated a series of variety nights at Performance Space 122, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club and Dixon Place, called The Full Moon Show. His plays Sport-Fuckers and Butt-Crack Bingo were produced at Theater for the New City and La MaMa and directed by David Levine. Tom was the first performance artist to appear on stage at the original Dixon Place location at 37 East First Street in 1986.
The Full Moon Show is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement / Creative Learning, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net