NY International Fringe

Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Let the Devil Take the Hindmost” at the SoHo Playhouse

Among the shows opening the FringeNYC 2016 season is “Let The Devil Take the Hindmost,” a new play by Maya Contreras who – in a program note from the playwright – shares that she penned the play in response to the horrific crimes fueled by systemic and institutionalized racism. It deals with a family that, in resolution, blames its dysfunction…

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Off-Off-Broadway Review: “Black Magic” Transcends Death at FringeNYC 2016 at the Soho Playhouse

“I was not born for death and yet I have died a thousand times, he thought. And now I am born again for these hard times.” – Kathryn Lasky, “Frost Wolf” In forty powerfully engaging minutes, the cast of “Black Magic” explores the lives of seven slain black men “in the era of Orlando, Ferguson, and Black Lives Matter.” These…

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“Coping” at FringeNYC 2015 at Teatro SEA at the Celemente (Closed Friday August 28, 2015)

August 19, 2015 | NY International Fringe > | Tags: ,

The stressors of coping with the loss of a dear friend and loved one seem to override the default coping mechanisms humans consciously or unconsciously depend on to navigate through the daily matrix of more “normal” stressors like missing a bus, or forgetting a wallet, or nor remembering to charge a cell phone. The dynamics of loss trigger an unhealthy…

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“Maybe Tomorrow” at FringeNYC 2015 at Under St. Marks (Closed Saturday August 29, 2015)

Based on the true story of a woman who was found stuck on her boyfriend’s toilet after sitting on it for two years in Ness County, Kansas, “Maybe Tomorrow” takes the premise of the meta-theatrical experience into the realm of a stunning psychological study of delusional behavior, the processes of collusion, and the consequences of controlling behavior. Playwright Max Mondi’s…

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“The Princeton Seventh” at FringeNYC 2015 at Teatro LATEA at the Clemente (Closed Thursday August 20, 2015)

“The Princeton Seventh” was part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August 2010 and has been reprised in August 2015 for FringeNYC. And that is good news for those who have the opportunity to see James Vculek’s quirky drama about the process of writing and the fine line between what is real and what is fiction. The audience witnesses what…

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“The Starter” at FringeNYC 2015 at The Celebration of Whimsy Theater (Closed Tuesday August 25, 2015)

Sean Murphy has penned a new play “The Starter” based very loosely on “Platonov” an obscure work by Anton Chekhov, and being presented as part of the NY International Fringe Festival. The resemblance is not so much the story but the supposition, examining the egotistical, idealistic, selfish nature of a generation of twenty somethings as they encounter the truth about…

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“Single Room Occupancy” at FringeNYC 2015 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater (Closed Thursday August 27, 2015)

Matthew is stuck. Stuck in his musical career. Stuck in his search for true love. Stuck in his miniscule apartment in New Jersey. Stuck with his group of friends stuck in their own millennial generation angst-ridden matrix of unrealized dreams. Additionally, Matthew would prefer not to perform his music anywhere but in his claustrophobic apartment just west of the Eden…

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“Rapunzel in the Wild West” at FringeNYC 2015 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y (Closed Friday August 28, 2015)

Whoever decided to have Rapunzel use her hair to lasso criminals in the Wild West most certainly has the mindset for children’s theatre. It’s the premise of WhatFun! Theatre’s aptly named ‘Rapunzel in the Wild West’ an interactive children’s musical where the audience is encouraged to boo, cheer, and lament, all in the name of family-friendly fun. Rapunzel is a…

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“Hell Is For Real” at FringeNYC 2015 at Theatre 80 (Closed Saturday August 29, 2015)

It is Fringe season, and the lower East side of Manhattan is buzzing with the NY International Fringe Festival now celebrating a 19th year with a new theatrical kaleidoscope. As in years past, audiences, reviewers and staff search for the golden ticket, the reward of finding a few shows that might have a glimmer of hope for a future, or…

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“Elaine Stritch Still Here” at FringeNYC 2015 at Spectrum (Closed Saturday August 29, 2015)

“Elaine Stritch Still Here” is a new musical constructed in cabaret format, paying homage to the theatrical paragon, being presented as part of the NY International Fringe Festival. The legendary Ms. Stritch, played marvelously by Jay Malsky, with the accomplished Keith Rubin as Rob Bowman, her friend and musical director at the piano, deserve a much better venue that might…

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