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Open: 10/12/18- Close: 10/27/18 ALMELEM
Gideon Productions will present the World Premiere production of ALMELEM, written by Sean Williams and directed by Jordana Williams (Mac Rogers’ The Honeycomb Trilogy) at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue at Lorimer Street, Brooklyn) as part of FringeNYC’s Bring Your Own Venue Program, October 12-27. Performances will be on Friday, October 12 at 7pm, Saturday, October 13 at 7pm, Sunday, October 14 at 2pm, Monday, October 15 at 7pm, Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, Friday, October 19 at 7pm, Saturday, October 20 at 7pm, Sunday, October 21 at 2pm, Thursday, October 25 at 7pm, Friday, October 26 at 7pm, and Saturday, October 27 at 7pm. Tickets ($20) are available in advance at More Information »
Venue:
The Brick Theater : 579 Metropolitan Ave
Open: 10/17/18- Close: 10/27/18 AMONG THE FURIES
During a sweltering night at a Southern McMansion house party, two couples from vastly different upbringings meet to discuss a prospective job opportunity. Curt formalities evolve into unexpected revelations, and as they begin realizing they may have more dangerously in common than they originally thought, each couple attempts to keep their secrets in the past.  A new play about secrets and social class written and directed by David Scala.  A cast of four includes Trevor St. John-Gilbert, Claire Ganshert, Shawn Thomas Diefenbach and Yani Mari.

Among the Furies is a full-length, one-act play which had its world premiere at the NY Summerfest Theater Festival in August 2017, where it won Best

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/18/18- Close: 10/20/18 Cardboard Stage
277 Dance Project’s newest work, Cardboard Stage, a cross-media work featuring dance, video, live music, and spoken word, is a culmination of a two-year collaborative experiment in urban immersion. Having spent an extensive period of time in the Bronx, exposed to a vibrant and gritty urban landscape, the choreographer Nicole Philippidis and her performers were compelled to delve into social inequities still plaguing the American metropoles. The resulting work is a story about power and powerlessness, told in six chapters, focusing on different facets of urban life in the shadows of what lies in the glamourous spotlight of the mainstream media. The piece features a dance film by Jennifer Klein.

Venue:
Triskelion Arts : 118 N. 11th Street
Open: 10/18/18- Close: 10/24/18 DANIEL’S HUSBAND
DANIEL’S HUSBAND is Mr. McKeever’s contemporary American play about two men – the personification of the perfect couple – who happen to have conflicting views of relationships.  A turn of events forces them to face the consequences of their differences, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren’t always so fundamental

Venue:
Westside Theatre : 407 West 43rd
Open: 10/13/18- Close: 10/22/18 DEVICES OF TORTURE
DEVICES OF TORTURE follows four dominatrixes as they navigate their daily work, life, and relationships in the days following the 2016 election. Love isn't the only thing that hurts.

Skeleton Rep(resents) is proud to present DEVICES OF TORTURE a new play by Caroline Bennett, directed by Ria T. DiLullo as part of the New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. 

Featuring Olivia Jampol (AJAX, The Flea), Miranda Poett (Whatchamacallit: A Play about Jesus), Isabella Jane Schiller (Garbage Person Karaoke, Capital Fringe), and Miranda Noelle Wilson* (Ryan Raftery’s Titans of Media, The Public).

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association 


About the Company: Skeleton Rep(resents)

We at The Skeleton Rep want to create and explore modern myth.

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/11/18- Close: 10/27/18 Duke Oldrich & Washerwoman Bozena, the True Story: A Historical Comedye in Three Acts
As part of the Centennial Heritage Festival, this non-traditional staging of a 374 year-old marionette play is based on the story of love at first sight of the 11th century Duke Oldrich, who braved stout opposition for friend and foe alike to marry the exquisitely fair washerwoman Bozena, but forgot to mention some details of his own marital status to his beloved. The two legendary lovers are truthfully represented by fine hand-carved marionettes and life-like mechanicals fashioned expertly two centuries ago from the choicest linden wood; their manipulators in period costumes are artfully composed in flesh and blood. Recommended for audiences age 8-108.

 

Venue:
Jan Hus Playhouse : 351 East 74th Street
Open: 10/18/18- Close: 11/18/18 GROUP.BR PRESENTS INSIDE THE WILD HEART
Group.BR presents

INSIDE THE WILD HEART

An Immersive Theatrical Experience 

based on the works of Clarice Lispector

October 18 - November 18, 2018

Benefit Performance: October 27, 2018

 

Venue:
Aich Studios : 218 East 25th St.
Open: 10/16/18- Close: 10/27/18 HEY '90S KIDS, YOU'RE OLD
Calling all '90s kids! 

What if our favorite '90s characters had to grow up, like we did? This award-winning nostalgic sketch comedy play celebrates the last true decade by blending '90s pop culture with the present. What if the Midnight Society still told stories? What if you started using your CD Player again? Where is Waldo, anyway? Hey ’90s Kids You’re Old will bring you back to yesteryear, but will also examine what it means to be a ’90s kid in a post ’90s world. Winner of Toronto Fringe 2014 Patrons' Pick and NYC Frigid 2015 Audience Choice!

"A perfect complement of high energy, topical humor, and memorable TV theme-song homage" - NY Theatre Guide

Hey '90s Kids, You're Old is part of FringeNYC and has five showtimes available: 

OCT 16 at 7:15PM
Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/12/18- Close: 10/27/18 I FAVOR MY DADDY
Called "a natural raconteur" by the Washington Post, Jamie Brickhouse returns to the NYC stage with the world premiere of I Favor My Daddy at Fringe NYC 2018. It is Jamie's (voices on Beavis and Butthead; 3-time Moth Slam champ, New York Times published author) follow-up to his critically-acclaimed and award-winning solo show, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother. That show was about Jamie’s drinking and sexuality, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean. I Favor My Daddy is about Jamie’s father Earl aka Daddy Poo and his drinking and sexuality. “With this show, I’ve flipped the artistic process,” says Brickhouse. “I wrote and published Dangerous When Wet the memoir first. This time, I Favor My Daddy the show, will come out before the book.

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/17/18- Close: 11/10/18 Love, Linda
Tony Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. will be directing a limited engagement run of LOVE, LINDA, the stunning, one-woman tour de force musical and theatrical adventure starring acclaimed vocalist and musical theater actress Stevie Holland, October 17th through November 10th, at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street. The production has a book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. LOVE, LINDA tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life.

Venue:
Stage72 / Triad Theater : 158 WEST 72ND STREET
Open: 10/13/18- Close: 10/21/18 ONAJE
Set against the backdrop of the Cambridge race riots on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in July 1967, ONAJE is an exploration of buried secrets and the journey through the darkest of human souls. This new play is set in two worlds: the open road of the 1980s, and a burning neighborhood in 1967, where a young man, his family and his soul come face to face with the crushing hatred of racism. ONAJE is a journey to understand the past and find a way forward toward a new future.

Written by Robert Bowie, Jr.

Directed by Pat Golden

Produced by Susan Conover Marinello

Part of The New York International Fringe Festival

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/12/18- Close: 10/20/18 STRANGER THAN A RHINO
A contemporary reimagining of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros with themes of race, culture and xenophobia, written by Robert Siegel.  William Roudebush directs a cast of eight, including Vick Krishna, Jeremy Lister, Barbara Matovu, Amanda McCallum, Leslie Lynn Meeker, Charles Rubey, David Shakopi and Scott Zimmerman.

A director with a reputation for restaging classics takes on Ionesco’s Rhinoceros turning the play inside out to reflect current societal fears of Muslims. A neophyte lands the role of the protagonist. Another cast member begins to wonder about his stake in this play. As rehearsals progress and the new Rhino emerges, the tension between cast and the play, especially our mysterious neophyte, brings the play to a startling conclusion about our recent past.

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/16/18- Close: 10/21/18 STRIKING OUT
A gay baseball musical comedy with book and lyrics by Adam Levin and Ryan Ford and music by Ryan Ford.  Adam Levin and Ryan Ford direct a cast of 14, including Tina ArfaeeParker CallahanRyan Cashman, Ben Cummings, Marcus Haugen, Hannah Ingle,  Jesse Kendall, Ryan Livingston, Shelby Quinn, Rence, Kyle RyanLauren Summers, Jordan Wilson, and Alex Young.

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

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/13/18- Close: 10/28/18 THE CHURCH OF ST. LUKE IN THE FIELDS
A new play about three strangers in the park who can’t find their way home written by Jim Shankman (2015 FringeNYC “Best Playwright”). 

The Church Of St. Luke In The Fields is a play about a pair of NYC high school kids who desperately need to fall in love and a solitary old man who is looking to bury his past. They meet not entirely by chance one evening on the grounds of The Church Of St. Luke In The Fields in Greenwich Village. As they fight through their loneliness and the fear of intimacy, they help each other in unexpected ways, uncovering unsuspected connections and a past they didn’t know they shared.

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/14/18- Close: 10/27/18 THE OPEN GATE
THE OPEN GATE will open on Sunday October 14th, for a limited engagement, through October 27th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street). The musical, which deals with the fates of a wealthy Jewish businessman and his four daughters, begins previews on Thursday, October 11th. A musical adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel The Manor, THE OPEN GATE is a struggle between modern thought and values and the old life of intense piety. The musical is written and directed by David Willinger, with music composed by Arthur Abrams and choreography by Michael Vazquez.

 

The performance schedule for THE OPEN GATE is as follows: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on Sundays at 3pm through

Venue:
Theatre for the New City : 155 1st Ave, New York
Open: 10/14/18- Close: 10/23/18 THE WAR PARTY
It’s 3 am on election night. Campaign headquarters is outfitted for a huge celebIt’s 3 am on election night. Campaign headquarters is outfitted for a huge celebration, but the room is dead quiet. Laura Smith, the Republican incumbent and supposed favorite, lost her Senate race in a landslide. Suddenly without friends, and drunk as a skunk, Laura is thinking of cashing it all in…that is, until one of her loyal and spunky interns, Jesse, rescues her from the brink of disaster and wrestles her, quite literally, back to political life. With the uninvited ghost of FDR, THE WAR PARTY is a modern political parable about our broken two-party system. 

Written by Vincent Delaney

Directed by Don Stephenso

Part of the New York International Fringe Festival

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/13/18- Close: 10/20/18 TURING TEST
TURING TEST is a riveting sci-fi thriller about life, death, and creation. A poet, on the wagon and soon to be a father, makes a deal to wipe away his debts. All he has to do is teach a young man, locked away as part of a secret government experiment, how to write a poem. But what happens when that secret no longer wants to be kept? TURING TEST is a millennial allegory for the trials of both parenting and coming of age, while also evoking the grace of making art in a fallen world.

Written by Dominick DeGaetano

Directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart

Part of The New York International Fringe Festival

The cast features Rick Busser (The Tempest/Classical Theater of Harlem), Elizabeth Chappel (Uncle Vanya/Columbia University), Finn Kilgore (MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art),

Venue:
FringeHUB : 685 Washington
Open: 10/14/18- Close: 10/27/18 That's Not How It Happened
Colleen Hindsley grew up in an Irish pub with her 5 siblings and larger-than-life parents. Now she tells stories featuring family legends, unreliable memories, sketchy boyfriends, spiritual healers, several show tunes, and just maybe even a little bit of truth. Presented by FringeNYC.

Multiple performances 10/14 -27, 2018:

10/14 (Sun) 6:00 pm
10/19 (Fri) 4:15 pm
10/21 (Sun) 8:30 pm
10/26 (Fri) 2:15 pm
10/27 (Sat) 6:30 pm

Colleen Hindsley is a writer and storyteller in NYC. She has been featured on podcasts including: Risk! Elizabeth Gilbert's Magic Lessons, and Tales in the City. She performs in live productions all over NYC and is making her Fringe NYC debut this year.

Venue:
Fringe HUB : 685 Washington St
Open: 10/13/18- Close: 10/23/18 The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 201
The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater

present

the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018

October 13 - 23, 2018

 

The New York Butoh Institute and Vangeline Theater present the New York Butoh Institute Festival 2018, a celebration of diversity in butoh featuring 16 artists from Japan, Brazil, Chile, UK, Israel, Italy, Germany, France, Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States. Curated by Butoh artist Vangeline, the Festival will consist of an exciting program of butoh workshops and masterclasses, as well as four nights of groundbreaking performances by fierce female butoh dancers from October 18-21,

Venue:
Theater for the New City : 155 First Avenue
Open: 10/17/18- Close: 10/18/18 Two Invitation-Only Mini-Workshop Presentations of DAYS OF RAGE A New Musical At Town Stages
Two Invitation-Only Mini-Workshop Presentations of

DAYS OF RAGE

A New Musical

At Town Stages

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7pm and Thursday, October 18, 2018 4pm

 

Shoshana Greenberg and Hyeyoung Kim announce two invitation-only mini-workshop presentations of their new musical DAYS OF RAGE on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 7pm, and Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 4pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. The presentation will comprise the first act of the show.

 

Venue:
Town Stages : 221 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013