|AMONG THE FURIES
| Open: 10/17/18 Close: 10/27/18
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 Play, Best Actress, and Best Set Design out of 86 productions in the Festival.
|Bellini And The Sultan
| Open: 08/13/13 Close: 08/24/13
The Turkish American Repertory Theatre in association with the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC - presents Bellini and the Sultan: A Comedy in Istanbul, a unique adventure-comedy that explores how Muslims and non-Muslims can communicate and understand one another’s cultures.
In Bellini and the Sultan, the West and the Ottoman Empire are on the verge of war…and Renaissance painter Gentile Bellini is sent to keep the peace by painting a portrait demanded by Sultan Mehmed II. Since Islam forbids personal images, he finds himself fighting to survive and faces numerous obstacles -- a manipulative Sultan, a hostile Vizier and a plotting concubine. Along the way, the painter and the Sultan find common ground and forge a friendship despite the differences in their cultures and customs.
The cast of 8 includes Alan Smith, Eliud Kauffman, Christopher McAllister, Amir Levy, Everett Goldner, Chris Olson, Temi Hason, and Kate Szekely.
|Dressing Miss Julie
| Open: 08/10/07 Close: 08/25/07
A rather brazen mistress and her rather crafty servant are rather alone on Midsummer Eve. In this comedic, experimental spin on Strindberg's classic, actors trade roles, bend genders and you control the performance by ringing a rather loud bell. That's right, every time the audience rings this bell, the actors playing Miss Julie and her servant Jean, will switch roles and trade costumes. No matter what!
|In Loco Parentis
| Open: 08/13/10 Close: 08/29/10
Acclaimed director Jonathan Warman will direct IN LOCO PARENTIS by Michael DeVito, as part of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival (August 13-29), at the Fourth Street Theatre, dates to be announced soon.
IN LOCO PARENTIS is the story of a high school senior who is still struggling with grief over the death of her mother three years earlier, and her English teacher, a middle-aged lover of Shakespeare who has begun to lose his zest for teaching, and for life, but who is awakened by the young girl’s beauty and insight. Together they study Hamlet, and what begins as an uncomfortable arrangement of one-on-one tutoring turns into a powerful, life-changing exploration of each character, with Hamlet as the backdrop. IN LOCO PARENTIS explores how we define ourselves, and is set in the pressure-filled American high school classroom.
The cast of IN LOCO PARENTIS includes Desmond Dutcher*, Kristin Katherine Shields*, Ryan Hilliard* and Kareem M. Lucas.
| Open: 08/12/05 Close: 08/27/05
From Goddesses to Witches, throughout history women have been the personification of powers both mystical and supernatural, yet magic has conventionally been a man's game.
Women in magic have traditionally been relegated to the role of the glamorous assistant. But when a woman becomes the MAGICIAN, tricks of the trade merge with centuries of instinctive mysticism in a truly hypnotic fashion.
MAGICIAN explores the potent power struggles that exist between women. Sparks will fly – literally. Award-winning British playwright Katherine Knowles (Loving Ophelia) makes her American debut with this seductive dark comedy of insecurity, intrigue and illusion.
MAGICIAN by Katherine Knowles is directed by Todd Lundquist with illusions designed by Nelson Lugo, produced by Susan Vargo in association with Caroline Cazes.
|Milk For Mrs. Stone
| Open: 08/16/13 Close: 08/22/13
Broadway performers are featured in this new play about a family struggling to accept that life doesn’t always go as planned.
A conservative Kansas matriarch is crippled by a severe stroke and can hardly speak. When her recently out-of-work journalist son, Daniel, asks her for money to pay for his Muslim boyfriend’s cancer surgery, she tells Daniel she’s not a bank. He can only hope to be able to change her mind. Will they able to overcome their differences and keep the family from falling apart? Part comedy, part drama, Milk for Mrs. Stone explores the issues of health care in the U.S., anti-Muslim bias, the changing status of queer unions, and what it means to forgive.
|New York International Fringe Festival
| Open: 08/13/10 Close: 08/29/10
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
14th Annual Festival Runs August 13th - 29th
** featuring Orson Welles, Sarah Palin, Jay Leno, Marilyn Monroe, Harvey Milk and Bruce Vilanch**
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 14th Annual Festival from August 13th - 29th, 2010. This year, the festival will present programming by 197 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 20 venues in Lower Manhattan. Attendance at last year’s festival topped 75,000 people, making it New York’s fifth largest cultural event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con).
A complete list of productions for 2010 is now available at www.FringeNYC.org. Among the nearly 200 productions being presented are 183 representing 18 US states including New Jersey, California, Chicago, Alabama, Connecticut, Minnesota, Texas and Louisiana, as well as 14 international productions representing 12 countries including Singapore, Italy, France, Ireland, Norway, India and Australia. A list of venues and performance times will be available in mid July.