FringeNYC Encore Series Announces Lineup of 20 Shows
September 9 - 26
Now in its fifth year, the FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre
lovers another chance at seeing some of the Festival's favorite shows.
Beginning September 9th, the FringeNYC Encore Series will present
nearly 20 works in rotating repertory at three downtown venues: The
Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street between Bleecker anf
Hudson) and The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal, between Houston & West
3rd Street) and Soho Playhouse’s Huron Club (15 Vandam Street between
6th Ave & Varick, off the #1 to Houston Street or C, E to Spring).
Tickets are $18 at 866-468-7619 or www.FringeNYC-EncoreSeries.com.
In 16 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a small
fraction of the nearly 200 offerings at the New York International
Fringe Festival. The FringeNYC Encores Series is an annual showcase
some of the critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from
the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. The schedule is as
AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE:
Getting Even with Shakespeare
Writer: Matt Saldarelli / Director: Laura Konsin
Five tragic heroes walk into a bar...and they're pissed. When not
dying nightly, Macbeth plays paintball, Juliet deals ecstasy and Lear
(unsuccessfully) avoids storms. Enter a lawyer who proves the play is
the thing to catch the Playwright King. 1h 30m.
9/21 @ 8:00, 9/24 @ 9:00, 9/25 @ 7:30, 9/26 @ 4:00
Hearts Full of Blood
The New Colony (Chicago, IL)
Writer: James Asmus / Director: Andrew Hobgood
A horrifying secret forever affects the lives of a couple and their
two single friends. "Quite the riveting show." (Chicago Tribune).
"Gut-wrenchingly tragic and very, very funny." (TimeOut Chicago). 2h.
9/9 @ 9:30, 9/10 @ 7:00, 9/12 @ 3:00, 9/14 @ 8:00
How My Mother Died of Cancer, and Other Bedtime Stories
Robert Intile, Jr. & Alina Gutierrez with The Dreamscape Theatre
Writer: Chris Kelly; Director: Laura Moss
Kate Morgan, 25, copes with her mother's death by writing a comedy
about cancer and its impact on her family. She's also cast her family
and friends as themselves. When they hijack the performance, the
results are disastrous. 1h 30m.
9/9 @ 7:00, 9/11 @ 7:00, 9/12 @ 8:00, 9/13 @ 8:00
Over and Over
No Hope Productions
Writer: Tim Aumiller; Director: Tim Aumiller; In a downtown Manhattan
theatre --where relationships, both real and imagined, are forged and
broken --Mitch and Jimmie meet. Two former Fordham roommates and best
friends, they negotiate the complex and intimate terms of their sexual
history. 1h 15m.
9/18 @ 8:00, 9/22 @ 9:30, 9/24 @ 7:00, 9/25 @ 5:00
PigPen Presents The Nightmare Story
PigPen Theatre Co. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Writer: Alex Falberg, Arya Shahi, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Daniel
Weschler, Matt Nuernberger, Ryan Melia
A boy's beloved mother shows symptoms of the mythical "Nightmare
Disease". Now he must journey into the unknown to find a cure...
before it's too late. Actors from Carnegie Mellon University; PigPen
combines storytelling, music, puppetry, and shadow-play. 45m
9/10 @ 9:30, 9/11 @ 5:00, 9/11 @ 9:30, 9/12 @ 6:00
The Journey Company
Writer: Arlene Hutton / Director: Beth Lincks & Lori Wolter
His first Marathon just hours away, Stephen needs a good night's
sleep. Then his wife's attractive former roommate shows up
unexpectedly. Will he be running on empty? A new dark comedy from
the award-winning author of LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC. 1h 30m.
9/16 @ 7:00, 9/18 @ 2:00, 9/19 @ 5:30, 9/20 @ 7:00
Saving Throw Versus Love
Rhetorical Question Players
Writer: Larry Brenner / Director: Dann Fink
Carol thinks her fiancee Sam goes to a weekly poker game. But Sam has
a terrible secret-he’s a seventh level Elven thief. Will Carol be able
to accept Sam’s hobby? And can Grolock the Barbarian slay the evil
Werewolf? 1h 40m
9/20 @ 9:30, 9/22 @ 7:00, 9/25 @ 9:30, 9/26 @ 7:00
New Conservatory Theatre Center Of San Francisco/Trash de Blanc (New York, NY)
Writer: Jim David; Director: Peter Smith; An unemployed comedian
directs North Carolina's worst community theatre in "Streetcar Named
Desire." Blanche played by "family values" crusader, Stella's a
stripper, Stanley's a porn star. Nominee Outstanding Solo Show, San
Francisco Theatre Critics. "Hilarious." - SF Weekly "Sidesplitting." -
TalkinBroadway.com 1h 15m.
9/15 @ 8:00, 9/17 @ 9:30, 9/18 @ 10:00, 9/19 @ 3:00
The Twentieth-Century Way
The Theatre @ Boston Court (Pasadena, CA)
Writer: Tom Jacobson; Director: Michael Michetti; Based on a
little-known incident in Southern California history, this theatrical
thrill ride explores the collision of reality and fantasy as two
actors juggle various roles to entrap homosexuals for “social
vagrancy” in public restrooms in 1914 Long Beach, California. 1h 40m.
9/16 @ 9:30, 9/17 @ 7:00, 9/18 @ 5:00, 9/19 @ 8:00
AT THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATER:
Bunked! A New Musical
Writer: Alaina Kunin and Bradford Proctor, Music by Bradford Proctor;
Director: Seth Sikes
Bunked features the exploits of five summer camp counselors as they
embark on their first taste of adulthood. Fatal secrets, impassioned
jealousy and triangular love trysts entangle the counselors as the
bittersweet end of summer approaches. 1h 40m.
9/19 @ 5:00, 9/20 @ 7:00, 9/23 @ 7:00, 9/25 @ 4:00
The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival
Writer: Rob Florence / Director: Dann Fink (New Orleans, LA)
The heartbreak. The humanity. The humor. Five true stories. Their own words.
9/11 @ 8:00, 9/12 @ 5:00, 9/15 @ 7:00, 9/19 @ 8:00
Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical
Writer: Emma Barash, Marshall Pailet, Bryce Norbitz and Steve Wargo;
Director: Marshall Pailet.
Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs,
Jurassic Parq is an unflinching meditation on gender, sexual, and
racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its
importance. And you should probably see it drunk. 1h 20m.
9/9 @ 7:00, 9/11 @ 10:30, 9/17 @ 9:30, 9/18 @ 10:30
Just In Time: The Judy Holliday Story
Writer/Director: Bob Sloan
A fast-paced romp through the life of the Original Dumb Blond and one
of the funniest actresses of all time. Featuring such exalted cohorts
as Orson Welles, Katherine Hepburn, Comden & Green, Gloria Swanson,
and Jimmy Durante.
9/10 @ 9:30, 9/13 @ 7:00, 9/14 @ 7:00, 9/15 @ 3:00
Lost and Found
Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Writer: John Pollono; Director: Andrew Block
An embattled Boston cop family. A stranger with a secret. Sit down to
dinner with the Broncatos as they grapple with personal demons and
search for a place at the table in this savagely comic, emotionally
gripping, dysfunctional family portrait. 1h 50m.
9/18 @ 5:00, 9/21 @ 8:00, 9/24 @ 9:30, 8/25 @ 7:00
Made in Taiwan
Writer: Michelle Krusiec/ Director: Andy Belser
"A Chinese American Sandra Bullock" (NY Post). Krusiec's comedy-drama
entwines dysfunctional family, cultural confusion, and suburban
desperation. Pimped out by a Chinese mother, cowed by an American
naval father, this coming of age story is both poignant and hilarious.
9/10 @ 7:00, 9/14 @ 9:30, 9/17 @ 7:00, 9/18 @ 8:00
Pope! An Epic Musical
Writer: Justin Moran, Music by Christopher Pappas, Lyrics by Justin Moran
Director: Greg Moran, Musical Direction by Adam Podd
A popular Pope is framed and exiled from the Vatican, a tyrannical
Archbishop seizes power. People are in unrest, armies of robots stalk
the streets, the world is crying out for a hero… only one Pope can
answer the call! 1h 30m
9/16 @ 9:30, 9/24 @ 7:00, 9/25 @ 10:30, 9/26 @ 4:00
When Last We Flew
DRD Theatricals & Eric Louie
Writer: Harrison David Rivers/ Director: Colette Robert
After stealing his library's only copy of Angels in America, misfit
teenager Paul begins reading and discovers that his dull Midwestern
life is about to take flight. WHEN LAST WE FLEW was developed at
Lincoln Center and Sundance Theater Lab.
2h 0m Local Manhattan, NYC
9/9 @ 9:30, 9/11 @ 5:00, 9/12 @ 8:00, 9/16 @ 7:00
Writers: The Five Lesbian Brothers (Maureen Angelos, Babs Davy,
Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey and Lisa Kron). Director: Mark Finley
Join this cult of murderous Slim-Fast drinking, high-heel wearing,
big-haired secretaries who work the desks of the Cooney Lumber Mill in
Big Bone, Oregon. It's just like your office, only with chainsaws. 1h
9/13 @ 10:00, 9/15 @ 9:30, 9/22 @ 9:30, 9/23 @ 10:00
Viva Los Bastarditos!
Writer: Jake Oliver
A sublimely ridiculous and heartfelt tale of love, music and
revolution. When dastardly villains take over a mysterious realm
called Western Massachusetts, three rock heroes emerge to unite The
People against the would-be dictators. Join the revolution! 1h 50m
9/19 @ 2:00, 9/20 @ 9:30, 9/22 @ 7:00, 9/26 @ 7:00
AT SOHO PLAYHOUSE’S HURON CLUB:
Amsterdam Abortion Survivor
Micha Wertheim. (Holland, Netherlands)
His controversial solo performance earned him praise in the
Netherlands and at the 2007/8 Edinburgh festival. Wertheim manages to
shock and charm his audiences at the same time. His US debut promises
hard-hitting cutting edge comedy with an adorable accent. 1h
9/10 @ 9:30, 9/12 @ 8:00, 9/16 @ 10:00, 9/17 @ 8:00, 9/19 @ 8:00
Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories
Writer: Faye Lane / Director: Jay Rogers
She grew up in a Texas Beauty Salon... and lived to tell! Come hear
the glittered up memories of a Green Bean Queen. "They were howling,
crying, falling in love with her." New York Magazine. 55m
9/9 @ 9:30, 9/12 @ 6:00, 9/15 @ 3:00, 9/17 @ 10:00, 9/23 @ 9:30