Genre: Comedy, Drama, Festival, Other

Unhinged, unabashed, unbelievable...

UNFringed offers the stage to daring new works from passionate artists who aren't afraid to push the boundaries. Show us your Dada, your pure form; your absurd or your ridiculous; your futurism, surrealism, expressionism, symbolism, whateverism. All kinds of works are accepted, as long as they're unhinged, unabashed, unbelievable, UNFringed.

The Secret Theatre has been Long Island City's home for all things theater, music, opera, improv and dance since 2005. Recently dubbed "One of NYC's best theater spots" by Time Out: New York, the multi-faceted space has garnered a growing reputation thanks to the close-knit community of creators within Long Island City, an area that is quickly becoming a central hub for the arts in all five boroughs.

  • Located on 23rd Street between 44th Road and 44th Avenue
  • Take E, 7, G, M to Court Square or N, Q to Queensboro Plaza
  • Entrance at rear of parking lot
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Restrooms in theater and downstairs
  • Concessions available
  • A/C Available

The Underpants Godot by Duncan Pflaster (75 mins)
A director is rehearsing an avant-garde production of "Waiting for Godot" with cute boys in their underpants in the main roles, when a representative from the Samuel Beckett estate comes to try to stop him. A meta-theatrical exploration of the limits of adaptation and interpretation.
Tues 8/18 @ 7pm
Wed 8/19 @ 7pm
Fri 8/28 @ 9pm
Sat 8/29 @ 9pm

How to How! by Casey Buttari (80 mins)
Set in northern New Jersey in 2005, 'How To How!' follows a group of teenage friends as they relentlessly pursue their goals in the face of obstacles such as arrest, injury, and expulsion from school.
Tues 8/18 @ 9pm
Th 8/20 @ 7pm
Sat 8/22 @ 7pm
Sun 8/23 @ 3pm

An Appetizing Yarn by Andrew Martin (90 mins)
Award-winning writer/entertainer Andrew Martin offers this autobiographical tale of his life until age twenty-one, centering on his lifelong love of knitting and needlecrafting, but also touching on his unusual upbringing in Central Queens, surviving sexual molestation, rubbing shoulders with Andy Warhol superstars, and finding himself somewhat of an overnight sensation in the world of cabaret and piano bar. An additional feature of the play is that he knits a woolen hat right in front of the audience's eyes, which at the end of the action is raffled off for one lucky spectator to take home as a door prize.
Wed 8/19 @ 9pm
Fri 8/21 @ 7pm
Sat 8/22 @ 9pm
Sun 8/23 @ 5pm

Inspector Descending by Eddie Aronoff (100 mins)
The Inspector, a detective from Moscow, known for his uncanny ability to elicit confessions, is confronted with a murder case that puts into question the idea that everything he's experienced and known to be true is at the mercy of all he hasn't experienced and doesn't know.
Thurs 8/20 @ 9pm
Fri 8/21 @ 9pm
Sat 8/22 @ 5pm
Sun 8/23 @ 7pm

Intolerant Vaudeville by Samuel Viverito
An Intolerant Vaudeville uses the traditional structure of a vaudeville show to crack open a piñata of bigotry and hatred. Shocking, hilarious and moving in equal parts, An Intolerant Vaudeville will leave the audience gasping from laughter, or possibly from horror.
Tues 8/25 @ 7pm
Th 8/27 @ 7pm
Sat 8/29 @ 5pm
Sun 8/30 @ 7pm

The Toupee by Tom Dunn (75 mins)
The Toupee...a former prostitute gets out of jail early if she agrees to work with a non-profit agency that helps ex-cons transition back into society. All starts well until the young woman discovers her mentor is the widow of the man she was in bed with at the time of his death.
Tues 8/25 @ 9pm
Wed 8/26 @ 7pm
Fri 8/28 @ 7pm
Sun 8/30 @ 3pm

Coffeehouse Magik by Coni Koepfinger (75 mins)
Disillusioned and disgruntled, Professor Howard Suffect plans to stay up all night in his favorite NYU coffeehouse to on his new play until he meets the flamboyant Derrick Wyman who claims to be a dreamweaver. When Wyman offers Howard the chance to read ahead to see his own future, he completely fractures the linear narrative Howard once knew as reality. Coffeehouse Magik is a strange, metaphysical twist on an old 'Carol', yet in this one, no one has to go sleep in order for the dream to begin.
Wed 8/26 @ 9pm
Th 8/27 @ 9pm
Sat 8/29 @ 7pm
Sun 8/30 @ 5pm


Open:   08/18/15
Close:   08/30/15

August 18th-30th 2015
Monday: DARK
Tuesday-Sunday: 7pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 9pm
Saturday - Sunday: 3pm, 5pm
Theater:   Secret Theatre
Address:   4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
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