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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 Want a Country
HDGP PRODUCTIONS and The Greek Cultural Center
Writer: Andreas Flourakis
Director: Lyto Triantafyllidou
A group of people immediately, collectively and actively strive to create a new country. In the aftermath of a social crisis, they can only wonder: will the future bring hope or despair?
1h 15m   International   FringeNYC
Drama   Performance Art   
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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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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   
   

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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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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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Late Night at the Serpent
Writer: Ally Sass
Director: Elizabeth Callahan
Set in a porn shop in New Hampshire, Late Night at the Serpent is an intense drama about an accidental run-in between two former high school friends and the secrets revealed when an extreme snowstorm traps them in the store.
40m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama      
   

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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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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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The Shape Of A Girl
New Zenith Theatre
Writer: Joan MacLeod
Director: Ed Wierzbicki, Producer: Cortney Novella, Designer: Ethan Sepa, Music: Doug Sobon
Fifteen year old Braidie knows that bullying is wrong, but her best friend keeps picking on the awkward girl who only wants to belong. This gripping one-woman play examines teen aggression and a girl’s inner struggle with inaction.
1h 5m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   FringeHIGH   
   

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Escape
Writer: Deya Danielle Drake
Director: Lynnsey Ooten
In the aftermath of a violent incident on a commercial jet, an airline CEO and Flight Attendant battle to control the narrative of a turbulent newscycle. "Control your story. Or other people will do it for you." A comedic drama with a tailwind.
1h 35m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Multi-Media   
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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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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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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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Do This One Thing for Me
Jane Elias
Writer: Jane Elias
Director: Tracy Bersley
My dad was taken from Greece and survived Auschwitz. All he wants now is to see his Janoula (that's me) happy (translation: married with children). Not happening. But could my trip to Poland better honor the family legacy? Let's go.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   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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A Step Beyond the Rain
Art of Warr
Writer: Merridith Allen
Director: Joshua Warr
A Step Beyond the Rain is about a failed singer who returns home to care for her ailing grandfather, and finds she must bury her own ghosts in order to give her dreams one more shot.
1h 40m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   

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Not a Gift
Zemi Dance Theatre
Writer: Peter Myette
Director: Heather Lanza
In 1968 a presidential candidate called for compassion and sacrifice and the people cheered. Robert Kennedy's visceral embrace of those with little fueled a confrontational challenge to those with much. A racially diverse female cast bridges the distance between memorial and manifesto.
1h 40m   Local   FringeNYC
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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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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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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   
   

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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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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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CrowPlay
Invulnerable Nothings
Writer: devised by the company
The Irish Badb, intelligence studies around corvidae neurobiology from University Tubingen, marginalia from Edgar Allan Poe, and western Murder Ballads all collide in CrowPlay, as a conspiracy of ravens leads the audience through an expanding series of ritual and tableau.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Multi-Media   Drama   
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FringeBKLYN BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange


Skylar
Theatrical Gems
Writer: Jonathan G Galvez
Director: Kristen Keim
When Skylar, a trans high school student, ends up in the hospital after being attacked during a school dance, their girlfriend, father, and teacher consider the events that led them there
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   FringeHIGH   
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Damper Felts: N
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Jessie Bear
Director: Erin B Mee
Damper Felts: N invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the subway, and consider their role in the performance event that is the Big Apple. Download the Subway Plays app and begin!
60m   Local   FringeQNS
Drama   Multi-Media   
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Podplay


The Long Rail North
C.A.G.E. Theatre Company
Writer: Michael Hagins
Director: Brock H. Hill
Private Thomas Morgan, a Black Union soldier, escapes via train with a Southern White girl he rescued from a plantation fire of a nearby Civil War battle. He will protect her from both Union and Confederate forces pursuing them...at all costs.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   FringeHIGH   
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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   
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Crawling with Monsters Now
Latino Theatre Initiatives
Writer: Anonymous, with Interviews
Anonymous college student storytellers craft a homemade docudrama to tell the story of the war next door. Come hear from the missing and the murdered (from just-across-the-border Mexico). Photographs, video, social media posts and live music tell their story.
1h 20m   National   FringeNYC
Drama   Multi-Media   
   

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Saps
Gregg Greenberg Productions
Writer: Gregg Greenberg
Director: Michael Rispoli
The McKenna brothers receive a life-changing offer on their maple farm from a mysterious Wall Street buyer. Will the sale of their family syrup business sweeten their strained relationship or tear the two apart? Let’s just say it gets sticky.
1h 45m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   
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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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Starcrossed
Ticking Clock Theatre
Writer: Rachel Garnet
In this Romeo and Juliet re-imagining, Tybalt and Mercutio now fill the roles of the star-crossed lovers. Constructed around Shakespeare's original dialogue and expanded upon, two beloved characters get new life in a world where their sexuality has no voice.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Spoken Word/Poetry   
   

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Ferry Play
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Jessie Bear
Director: Erin B. Mee
Ferry Play, heralded as “spirited, meditative…mesmerizing” by The New York Times, invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the Staten Island Ferry. Download the Ferry Play app and start your journey!
40m   Local   FringeSI
Drama   Multi-Media   
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Podplay


Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life
The Salvage Company
Writer: Dean Poynor
Director: Joshua William Gelb
After losing their child in a school shooting, Rebecca and Brian navigate a series of support group meetings for grieving parents, and must learn to live with their grief- and with each other- in this immersive, timely production.
1h 15m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   
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The International Local: 7
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Jenny Lyn Bader
Director: Erin B. Mee
International Local Trail: 7 invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the subway, and consider their role in the performance event that is the Big Apple. Download the Subway Plays app and begin!
60m   Local   FringeQNS
Drama   Multi-Media   
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Podplay


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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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


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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The Yellow Wallpaper
Writer: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Adapted by Caitlin Ort
Director: Caitlin Ort
Choreographer: Caitlin Ort
"I kept still and watched the wallpaper. The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out." Haunting and provocative, this adaptation combines the classic text with contemporary dance to examine toxic masculinity.
40m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Dance / Physical Theatre   
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The Elsewhere Ensemble
Writer: stories by Anton Chekhov, Original Music and Adaptation by Colin Pip Dixon
Director: Colin Pip Dixon
Three unforgettable Chekhov stories come to life through music. Take a soaring ride through snowy Saint-Petersburg, down a treacherous slope, and into the mysteries of the heart. Powerful, funny, tender and heartbreaking. Two actors and a string trio.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Spoken Word/Poetry   
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Salome
M-34
Writer: Oscar Wilde (trans. James Rutherford)
Director: James Rutherford
Choreographer: Jess Goldschmidt
A cloud cuts across the face of the moon. A woman dances to kill. A clown king’s rule begins to crumble. A tragic parable of queer longing, SALOME is Oscar Wilde’s surreal symbolist masterpiece of forbidden desire and social destruction.
Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Dance / Physical Theatre   

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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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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   

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(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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SIMPLE MATH: solving for the neurobiology of assault
Writer: Lisa Danielle Buch
Director: Ben Stockman
Choreographer: Maridee Slater
(mentor x power) + (drive x trust) = Wh(y)-- An aspiring actress filled with chutzpah faces a confounding calculation when her trusted mentor is revealed to be a sexual predator. Using SIMPLE MATH she solves for “wh(y)”
1h 30m   National   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Drama   
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AFTER BURN
GARSHMAN PRODUCTIONS LLC
Writer: Barbara J. Garshman
Director: Suzanne Karpinski
Based on interviews with combat soldiers returning to NYC from Iraq in 2005, this is the story of three men and one woman, all from the same squad, who discover that their biggest battle has just begun.
1h 30m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   
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Eulalia: A Bedtime Story
Pretty Bird Theater Company
Writer: Sarah Cuneo, based on the writings of Infanta Eulalia of Spain
Director: Brad Wilson
What if moving forward meant losing what you love? Using toys, humor, and fairytale tropes, “Eulalia” tells the tragic, true story of a Spanish princess’ struggle for freedom. Life isn’t a fairytale, and sometimes the princess has to save herself.
45m   Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Drama   
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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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Spare Some Change: L
This Is Not A Theatre Company
Writer: Colin Waitt
Director: Erin B. Mee
Spare Some Change: L invites audiences to participate in the multi-sensory experience of a site-specific audio play for the subway, and consider their role in the performance event that is the Big Apple. Download the Subway Plays app and begin!
1h 5m   Local   FringeBKLYN
Drama   Multi-Media   
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Podplay


The Resistible Rise of JR Brinkley
Untitled Theater Company No. 61
Writer: Edward Einhorn
Director: Edward Einhorn
The TRUE STORY of a 1920's CON MAN who made a fortune selling his impotence cure: surgically implanted GOAT TESTICLES. He then became a radio star and a successful POLITICIAN. A Brechtian parable about AMERICAN GREATNESS, told with COUNTRY MUSIC.
2h Local   FringeNYC
Drama   Musical/Opera   
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The Improvement Association
Writer: Lucius Robinson
Director: Lucius Robinson
Concerned neighbor Mitchell Barnes has spent the last fourteen years defending his suburb from the forces of Hell. Now, a new threat forces Mitch to take to the cul-de-sac and reveal the demonic truth about the changeling boy next door.
45m      FringeNYC
Solo Show   Drama   
   




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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Turing Test
No Future Productions
Writer: Dominick DeGaetano
Director: Taylor Edelle Stuart
A riveting, cerebral sci-fi thriller about life, death, and creation. David, a cash-strapped poet, is coerced into joining a top-secret government experiment. But what happens when that secret has a name, and no longer wants to be kept?
1h 40m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   
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33 (a kabarett)
Big Empty Barn Productions
Writer: Bremner Duthie
Director: Dave Dawson
Choreographer: Tracy Darin and Julie Tomaino
The vanquished impresario of a ruined cabaret sings for his life. Celebrates the power of music and the courage to keep going. "Absolute joy to watch" (NoLaDefender). "Incredible one-man show" (PBS). "Stunning theatrical achievement" (Vue Magazine). FIVE STARS "Breathtaking" (Broadway Baby)
1h 10m   National   FringeNYC
Musical/Opera   Drama   
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Grand Rounds
P Pop & G
Writer: Chris Adrian
Director: Polly Noonan
How do we make sense of the insensible? A physician teaching on the topic of “narrative medicine” finds the story line running amok. Caroline Luft performs this mordantly funny, dark study of an unraveling psyche.
1h Local   FringeNYC
Solo Show   Drama   
   

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There Has Possibly Been An Incident
Mind The Gap Theatre
Writer: Chris Thorpe
Director: Paula D'Alessandris
"Something has happened, or failed to happen. And I think I'm the only real person in this crowd." When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise- how do you know you chose right?
1h 20m   Local   FringeNYC
Drama   
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The Legends of Sleepy Hollow
The Queensborough Theatre Project in Collaboration with Hit the Lights! Theater Company
Writer: Based on text by Washington Irving, Adapted by Steve Wargo
Director: Steve Wargo
A chilling immersive play utilizing story theatre, puppetry, and spookhouse effects that explores the question of how ghosts become ghosts and legends become legends, despite dire, real world consequences.
Local   FringeQNS
Drama   Puppetry   
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FringeQNS The Secret Theatre


(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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