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The New York International Fringe Festival is now FringeNYC AND FringeBYOV, and will take place in October 2018. TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1ST! Use the Slice-O-Matic or the alphabetical tabs below to view the shows of FringeNYC. Want to FringeBYOV (Bring Your Own Venue) with your own show? Click here to learn more.

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Performances shown in grey are either past or sold out.

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I Favor My Daddy
redBrick Agency
Writer: Jamie Brickhouse
Director: David Drake
Choreographer: Jamie Brickhouse
Jamie’s octogenarian father, Daddy Poo, is a ribald Catholic conservative accepting of his son’s homosexuality and arrested alcoholism. Is Jamie the full-blown version of Daddy Poo—all the things Daddy Poo was, but didn’t quite become: alcoholic, writer, gay?
1h Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Yellow


The Odyssey
Classical Remix Theatre Collective
Writer: Hannah Reuter
Director: Ensemble Collaboration
An acting troupe is traveling to Athens to perform THE ODYSSEY. They get lost and find a perfect audience to rehearse for... YOU! Will they outsmart the Cyclops, Sirens and Poseidon to get Odysseus home safely? Join us and see!
35m   Local   FringeNYC
FringeJR   Comedy   
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FringeJR - HB Studio 124 Bank Street Theater


Pretty Sad White Girls A Comedy Concert
Pretty Sad White Girls
Writer: Lisa Bettencourt, Music and Lyrics by Lisa Bettencourt, additional lyrics by Jillian Schiralli
Director: Emily Maltby
Choreographer: Lisa Bettencourt
Join Pretty Sad White Girls as they fight for independence from a disruptive narrator on a musical comedy journey dissecting 35 year old Disney fans, click bait, gentrification, unnecessary apologies, and more.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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Off the Grid
Writer: Raanan Hershberg
When comedian Raanan Hershberg's phone breaks, he finds himself in a terrifying predicament: being alone with his thoughts for a day. A must-see stand up show about cell phone addiction and intimacy in the modern era.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Solo Show   
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Devices of Torture
The Skeleton Rep
Writer: Caroline Bennett
Director: Ria T. DiLullo
Four dominatrixes navigate their daily work, life, and relationships in the days following the 2016 election. Love isn't the only thing that hurts.
1h 55m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Purple


Jackie and Johnny and the Whoracle Named Daphne
Not the Normal Productions, in collaboration with Dry with a Twist Theatrics
Writer: Kevin P. Joyce
In this zippy, zany, and campy new comedy, a con man, a drag queen, and a hooker set up a psychic salon to get out of trouble with the mob. An irreverent and introspective romp about life, loss, and crabs.
2h 5m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Purple


Trudy Carmichael Presents: The Improvised One-Woman Herstory
TruSongstress Productions
Join FABULOUS Las Vegas lounge legend, Trudy Carmichael (and her band) as she takes YOUR suggestion of an historical/fictional female figure (plus a few of your personal effects) to create an entirely improvised, hysterically historical musical BEFORE YOUR EYES!!
1h Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Light Blue


Striking Out
The Annoyance Theatre
Writer: Book and Lyrics by Adam Levin and Ryan Ford, Music by Ryan Ford
Director: Adam Levin and Ryan Ford
Baseball: It's America's pastime, a time-honored tradition, and, of course, it's gay as hell. Part Damn Yankees, part Hairspray, this musical comedy tells the story of the first straight baseball player in a world dominated exclusively by gay athletes.
2h 15m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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The Church Of St. Luke In The Fields
Difficult Hour
Writer: Jim Shankman
Director: Jim Shankman
Two NYC prep school kids who desperately need to connect. A solitary old man who is looking to bury his past. Three lost New Yorkers find each other one evening at the Church Of St. Luke In The Fields.
1h 25m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
   

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That's Not How It Happened
Colleen Hindsley
Writer: Colleen Hindsley
Colleen Hindsley tells stories about growing up in an Irish pub, with her 5 siblings and larger than life parents. There’s plenty of unreliable memories, family legends, spiritual healers and just maybe even a little bit of truth.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Yellow


An Attempt to Heal in the Contemporary World
Institutional Quality Productions in Association with Beware of Sharks Productions
Writer: David Tolchinsky
Director: David Tolchinsky
A man grapples with the feeling that something is wrong with his body although he can’t point to what, leading him to ponder the bizarre theories of 1950s rogue scientist Wilhelm Reich, as his marriage crumbles. A dark, screwball comedy.
2h National   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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Salt
PT Works
Writer: Peter Turo
An older boyfriend, that one ex, and a woman waiting for the R train who won't stop eating pistachios. Megan is having an increasingly not-normal night, even for New York.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
Twitter   

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I'm Just Fine
Writer: Nina Mozes
Director: Melissa Firlit
In the game show of life, you could win ALL the diseases! Nina has high-stakes symptoms, but her doctors won't play. Maybe laughter IS the best medicine, 'cause there's comedy in exam rooms. Learning to cope is painfully funny.
1h 5m   Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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Hey '90s Kids, You're Old
Hole Punch Productions
Writer: Taryn Parrish
Director: Taryn Parrish
What if our favorite '90s characters had to grow up, like we did? This nostalgic sketch comedy show celebrates the last true decade by blending '90s pop culture with the present. Toronto Fringe "PATRONS' PICK" & NYC Frigid "AUDIENCE CHOICE"
55m   International   FringeNYC
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   
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FringeNYC Flag - Light Blue


Stranger Than A Rhino
Little Joe Productions
Writer: Robert Siegel
Director: William Roudebush
A director turns Ionesco's Rhinoceros inside out to reflect our paranoia about Muslims. As rehearsals progress and the new Rhino emerges,the tension between cast and play reveals a startling conclusion about our recent past.
1h 30m   National   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
   

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The Information War
Synapse Theatre Ensemble
Writer: Louis Aquiler & Chris D'Amato
Director: Paul Mancini
Is Alex Jones, famed alt-right conspiracy theorist, completely insane or a skilled con-man? Did Barack Obama turn the frogs gay? Have the Globalists taken over FringeNYC? Why has the entire world gone crazy? Find out in this dark satire!
1h 25m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Silver


Situations
Palmy Inn
Writer: Robert Greene
Director: Michael Neithardt
Truth, poetry, beatboxing and a magnetic audience connection—welcome to Robert Greene's one-man show. A journey through the situations that steer his inner artist and remind us that "dreams become nightmares if you sleep the day thru."
1h 15m   Local   FringeBKLYN
Comedy   Spoken Word/Poetry   
   

FringeBKLYN BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange


Mary V
Writer: Rebekah Carrow with help from William Shakespeare
As the Henry V cast rehearses, Mary V and her band of sisters arrive to stake their claim to the stage. But what are the consequences of power? Is leadership inherently masculine? Is violence? A timely investigation. With swordplay.
2h 10m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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No Sympathy For The Wolf
Tarnish Productions
Writer: Scott Mebus
Director: Maridee Slater
This decidedly adult comedy rock musical combines fairy tales, social commentary, catchy pop/rock music and more than a few dirty jokes to show what happens when everyone ever victimized by the Big Bad Wolf unites to try to take him down.
2h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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(Mary)
Moderately Well Known Productions
Writer: Steve Silvestri
Director: Andrew Guarisco
ANNOUNCEMENTS: *Gus Perkins, your father will pick you up at 5:30. *Ritter, your application for "Poet Laureate" is incomplete without a last name. Also, the position does not exist. *Junior Prom is tonight! The theme is "Memories"!
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Light Blue



HoNEYCoMB PRoDUCTIoNS
Writer: Book, Music & Lyrics by Michael O’Dell
Director: Michael Alvarez
GG, a gutsy sixteen-year-old Latino kid, embarks on an L.A. summer staycation that turns unforgettable. The itinerary: hanging with his sassy BFF, winning the boy crush of his dreams, tagging graffiti, and unfortunately, parenting his white parents.
1h 30m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Light Blue


THE CONGRESSWOMEN
Ducdame Ensemble
Writer: Based on text by Aristophanes, Adapted by Ducdame Ensemble
Director: Shira Milikowsky
Choreographer: Andrew Barret Cox
Time's Up in Greece, 390 BC! With women now in charge, men must negotiate their place in society. In this adaptation of a timeless satire, who will be left to pick up the pieces from the Battle of the Sexes?
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy      
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FringeNYC Flag - Orange


The Gibson Girl
Writer: Mike Amato
With his mother’s funeral to plan and his father losing his wits, disgraced writer David Roach struggles to maintain his inheritance and himself. But when his prodigal nephew appears with a strange fire performer, he suddenly stands to lose everything.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Silver


If It Isn't You
Tess McGuinness
Writer: Tess McGuinness
Sophie's first love was the piano, then it was Charlie. A temporal exploration of a college relationship, an honest confrontation with the "boy meets girl" trope that examines how perfect beginnings sometimes have disastrous ends.
Local   FringeQNS
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeQNS The Secret Theatre


ONAJE
Writer: Robert Bowie, Jr.
Director: Pat Golden
Picking up an eccentric hitchhiker, a headstrong cowboy and spirited waitress discover they're all inextricably linked by the past. Set in Maryland 1980 and 1967's civil rights riots, ONAJE traces the long journey from violent racism to a hopeful future.
1h 45m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Green


Observance
Writer: Elyssa Nicole Trust
Director: Susanna Wolk
While studying abroad in Israel, Gabby transitions into a Ba’al Teshuvah, a non-religious Jewish person who becomes traditionally observant. Gabby's surprising shift to religious observance create shockwaves with her secular parents and boyfriend, who have difficulty understanding her new lifestyle.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
   

FringeNYC Flag - Dark Blue


Chaos Theory
IKantKoan Games
Writer: Jessica Creane
Your inner chaos agent wants out. Embrace it. 2018 = Chaos. Through multi-player games and intimate, comedic lectures with an uptight mathematician, determine whether chaos is a situation to be wrestled into submission or a blank canvas of unbridled opportunity.
1h 15m   National   FringeNYC
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   
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FringeNYC Flag - Pink


OPENING NIGHT
Devin and Kristina Comedy
Writer: Kristina Grosspietsch and Devin O'Neill
Director: Matt Alspaugh
8 characters played by 2 actresses experience 1 Broadway premiere very differently. Old Hollywood icons feud, stagehands flirt and everyone else? They’re just trying to keep up in this fast-paced homage to the theater. Anything can happen on OPENING NIGHT!
1h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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American Carnage: A Solo Staged Reading of Select Screenplays by Stephen K. Bannon
Zack Mast
Writer: Zack Mast
Director: Bryan Duff
Before he fell into politics, aspiring screenwriter Steve Bannon struggled to be taken seriously as an artist. In scenes spanning pivotal moments in his life, Bannon ponders the age-old question: is it worth descending into madness to trigger the libs?
45m   National   FringeNYC
Comedy   Solo Show   
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FringeNYC Flag - Pink


The Public and Private Deaths of Carol O'Grady
Frank Murdocco
Writer: Frank Murdocco
Director: Jessica DiPaola, Lindsey Smith, Frank Murdocco
Carol O'Grady is found brutally murdered in her home on Christmas Eve. What follows are those around her desperately trying to make sense of their lives and their world in this heartbreaking, hilarious, and wildly vulgar solo show.
Local   FringeQNS
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeQNS JCAL - Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning


Serving Brûlée
Writer: Soné Anandpara
Director: Chelsea B. Lockie
In our cooking show’s premiere episode, we explore how modern women batter & blister themselves into delectable, camera-ready perfection. Flawlessness is in! However, a tiny misstep reveals that its highly-coveted recipe comes with a dark secret.
50m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Light Blue


The War Party
Odelia Avadi & Jennifer Piech Pasbjerg in Association with One Viking Productions, Inc.
Writer: Vincent Delaney
Director: Don Stephenson; Assoc. Dir.: Amanda Kate Joshi
It's 3am, election night, and the just-defeated senator and her young volunteer are locked in a vicious booze-fueled game of cat and mouse. When FDR's ghost arrives, everything we think we know is turned upside down!
1h 38m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Purple


James Franco and Me: An Unauthorized Satire
Epic Theatre Company
Writer: Kevin Broccoli
Director: Kevin Broccoli
Choreographer: Kevin Broccoli
Kevin is sitting in a hospital waiting room as his father slowly dies. Very slowly. Sitting with Kevin is James Franco. Yes--that James Franco. The two spend a long evening discussing culture, mortality, and Franco.
1h 40m   National   FringeNYC
Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Blue


Broken English, Mother Tongue
minnerican productions
Writer: Javier Morillo
Director: Beliza Torres-Narváez
Funny, poignant stories of growing up on Army bases and in Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria, Americans have learned a lot about that island—perfect fine to see a show where, between stories, the audience is quizzed on its knowledge of Puerto Rico!
1h 15m   National   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Yellow


Crime of the Hour
What the Deelio Productions
Writer: Abby Deely
Director: Abby Deely
Crime of the Hour is a true crime-themed improv show. The host reports the facts of a crime which improvisers use as inspiration to create original scenes. Every show covers a different crime to satisfy your bloodlust!
Local   FringeQNS
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
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FringeQNS The Secret Theatre


A Brief History of Colonization
Written, produced & performed by Kal Mansoor
Director: Rick Allen Wilson
A conflicted British-Indian comedian attempts to make a Hollywood movie about India's colonial past and is forced to revisit his own. Starring Pacino, Walken & McConaughey. FREE horror-filled laughter included with ticket purchase. *Some actors may not be present.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   
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FringeNYC Flag - Pink


(DE)CODED
Starchild New Works
Writer: Lizzie Guest
Director: Melissa Mowry and Lizzie Guest
Choreographer: N/A
When high school senior Hannah gets zapped into her favorite simulation game, she's tried for her crimes against virtual humanity. Before she is allowed to leave Wishing Valley Springs, she must successfully repent for the virtual lives she callously toyed with.
1h 45m   National   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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Cracks
Writer: Jacob Marx Rice
Director: Anna Strasser
Nicole is trying to unboil an egg. Kat is trying to stop Global Warming. When romance sparks between the two, Nicole must confront the explosive ending of her last relationship, with the help of a giant egg named Humpty Dumpty.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Blue


One Christmas Eve
Schondeikkan Productions in Association with The Journey Company
Writer: Gretchen Cryer, Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton, and Craig Pospisil, Song by Gretchen Cryer
Director: Chris Goutman
Six interlinked stories in a Midwestern shopping mall on Christmas Eve - a time for last-minute choices and reckonings, regrets and laughter, second chances and flights of daring.
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Green


Miserable Mrs. Madison
Laughing Affairs
Writer: Felicia Madison
Director: Felicia Madison
Choreographer: Felicia Madison
Felicia's life is turned upside down when her parents send her to private school. Follow this funny and heartwarming journey of insecurity and guilt and eventual enlightenment after her father passes.
45m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
   

FringeNYC Flag - Pink


Among the Furies
Writer: David Scala
Director: David Scala
At a sweltering South Carolina McMansion, two couples clash over cocktails, class, and the cost of letting your past catch up to you. Add enough liquor to turn any night into a Greek tragedy – and stir, darling. THIS. PLAY. SEETHES.
1h 25m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Silver


DONALD TRUMP DIES IN THE END
New Era Theatrical
Writer: Travis Ferguson
A Theatrical Experience that invites you to ask yourselves, "How Much Would You Pay?" This is a black-tie event where an evening formalwear dress code will be enforced. Tickets for this event are limited. Adult content advisory rating NC-17.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Performance Art   Comedy   
   

FringeBKLYN The Brick Theater


Latter Gay Saint
Writer: Craig Mangum
Director: Michelle Walson Kuykendall
Moth Grand Slam Winner Craig Mangum is on a mission to spread the gospel of self-acceptance in this hilarious, heartbreaking, inspiring story of a hopelessly gay Mormon’s transformation from Elder to Queen.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Pink


OPIE
Writer: Patriac Coakley, Megan Johns, Olivia Nielsen
Director: Megan Johns
OPIE is sketch comedy at its most heartfelt and absurd. Watch this Chicago duo explore what happens when love grows in inconvenient places, and when relationships are pushed to the brink. They like to laugh, but they love to cry.
1h National   FringeNYC
Improv/Sketch/Stand-up   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Blue


Hillary Clinton's Song Cycle: Witness
Rebecca Pronsky
Writer: Rebecca Pronsky
Director: Irene Carroll, Musical Director: Deidre Rodman Struck
Meet the Hillary you never knew: sassy, sarcastic, and uncensored! This feminist cabaret show imagines Hillary’s turbulent inner world just after her shocking defeat. Follow Hillary as she abandons, and ultimately regains, hope. Catharsis guaranteed. Pantsuit optional.
55m   Local   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Light Blue


Caddywhompus
Hungry People Theatre
Writer: David Couter
Director: Yossef K
Once all dreams were carefree. Then Mr. Caddywhompus crept in, opening his briefcase full of waking terrors. A collegial dinner turns nightmare when Frank finds himself zip-tied to Alex's furniture, and must face his fears if he plans to survive.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   

FringeNYC Flag - Pink


The F#@%ING WRIGHT BROTHERS
Glenn Krutoff
Writer: David Zellnik, Music by Eric Svejcar
Director: Abigail Zealey Bess
An exuberant, raunchy backstage comedy about non-equity actors on a 58-city van tour of a kid's musical. Showmances! Cocaine! Talking Animals! What is the road to success in an America the Wright Brothers would never recognize?
2h Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Green


The Beautiful
JBW Productions
Writer: Jonathon Ward, adapted from a Nathaniel Hawthorne story
Director: Emily Tetzlaff
Owen urges Annie to run away with him to Paris to rediscover the beauty she has hidden from her blacksmith husband. Will she accept Owen's gift of freedom? Will he love the beauty she reveals to him?
55m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Red


We're Gonna Laugh
Black Dragon Productions
Writer: Samuel Isadore and Elijah Christopher
Director: Myla Pitt
Sam and Elijah are the stupidest students in college. Watch them as they become best friends, invent Facebook, and demand more cake in the lunchroom. Chuckle Buddies is the story of a friendship with a few original songs.
Local   FringeQNS
Comedy      
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FringeQNS The Secret Theatre


The Existence Formula
The Juice Factory
Writer: Sarah Rickman and devised by the company.
Director: Or Benezra-Segal
A dark comedic commentary on the unstoppable pace of life and the chaos of existence. Two unborn twins engage in a philosophical debate moments before birth. Years later, three strangers collide seconds before death. And in-between? Life somehow happens.
1h 10m   International   FringeNYC
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeNYC Flag - Silver


Turned On
Writer: Michelle Bergamo
Director: Gerry Appel
Just days before her wedding, Sophia's life is turned upside-down when her friend, Megan, uncovers a major secret. An unconventional romantic comedy with a few big shocks, this play proves there's more to love than meets the eye.
1h 35m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Drama   
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FringeNYC Flag - Dark Blue


Almelem
Gideon Productions
Writer: Sean Williams
Director: Jordana Williams
ALMELEM is a biblical backstager, set in the first century C.E., about a small group of con artists and true disciples fumbling toward the greatest story ever told. From the team behind FringeNYC hits VIRAL, HAIL SATAN, and FLEET WEEK.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Comedy   
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FringeBKLYN The Brick Theater


Enlargement
Writer: James Donahower & Jake Smith
Director: Jeff Walsh
Can a spam email change your life? A dorky kid's wish for popularity comes true when he discovers a magical penis enlargement pill, but problems arise when classmates learn of its awesome power. Guaranteed to add 6-9 inches of LAUGHS!
2h 10m   Local   FringeNYC
Comedy   Musical/Opera   
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