The seventh annual Present Company-produced festival, previously seen in venues in the East Village or Lower East Side, will add many West Village spots this year.
The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), which boasts the title of "the largest multi-arts festival in North America," will also include outdoor performances (FringeAlFresco), panel discussions, workshops and conferences (FringeU), as well as family-oriented shows and activities for children (FringeJr).
Among some of the eye-catching productions selected for this year's festival are:
Elephant Titus - A comedy by David Lavine which combines Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus with Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man following General Titus' returns from the battle with a disfiguring disease. Other titles to appear include Citizen Walken; Poop — A True Story; The Night Julie Taymor Cried; Molière Than Thou; Mexican Cleaning Lady (or, How I Almost Offended the Dali Lama); Who Popped Papi Chulo?; Hysterical: A Short History of the Vibrator; Lovepuke; Penguins, Puppies and Porn; Say You Love Satan; Who's Your Daddy? and — the longest title — 3 Themes Every Child Should Know: Amortus, Ed R and His Sack Of Beans, & The Fish That Walked Up the Hill and Spilt Milk in His Pajamas.
Past FringeNYC productions include the Tony Award-winning Urinetown and Off-Broadway's Never Swim Alone, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, As You Like It and Debbie Does Dallas.
Tickets to the Fringe Festival are $15. For more information, visit www.fringenyc.org or call (212) 279-4488.