Chaser, Semi-Permanent and Jamaica, Farewell Selling Well for Fringe 2007

News   Chaser, Semi-Permanent and Jamaica, Farewell Selling Well for Fringe 2007
 
With days left before the first show even plays, the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival has announced a number of shows with sold-out performances, including Chaser, Semi-Permanent and Jamaica, Farewell.

Tickets went on sale for the annual downtown festival at 12:01 AM July 21. The event runs Aug. 10-26.

Individual performances of the three aforementioned works had already sold out as of Aug. 6. Other shows doing brisk business include Williamsburg! The Musical, A Mikvah, The Winters Tale Project, Show Choir! The Musical, Slammer! and John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!

Tickets to all shows ($15) and multi-show discount passes are available by calling (212) 279-4488 or toll-free (from outside NY) through (888) FringeNYC. For a complete list of shows and more details, visit the website at FringeNYC.org.

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Presented by The Present Company, more than 180 shows — representing nine countries (including Sweden, Japan, Australia, France, Ireland, England and Romania) and 17 states — are slated for the 11th annual festival (playing from 2 PM to midnight on weekdays, and noon to midnight on weekends). As has become tradition, productions try to grab potential audiences with attention pleading titles — some opt for humor, some go naughty, some simply long and others just beg to be noticed with titles in all capital letters.

Some eye-catching shows are:
36:24:36
516 (five sixteen)
Action Jesus
And Somewhere Men Are Laughing
BAAAHHH!!!
bombs in your mouth
Bucharest Calling
BUKOWSICAL!
CHEKHOV JAZZ
Ching Chong Chinaman
Days and Nights: page 121, lines 11 and 12
Does the Body Good
Elephant in the Room!
(penned/directed by Dan Fogler)
ENOUGH ABOUT ME... LET'S TALK ABOUT JEW!
FARMTRUCKS: A Corporate Coffee Adventure
FREEDOM! and the sticky end of make-believe
Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters
I DIG DOUG
it ain't no fairy tale
Jazz Hand: Tales of a One Armed Woman
Kelly Kinsella Live! Under Broadway
Lost! How A Certain TV Mega-Hunk Stole My Identity
Mary Brigit Poppleton is Writing a Memoir
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
PB&J
Pigeon Man Apocalypse
Princess Mimi, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Frog
Princess Sunshine's Bitter Pill of Truth Funhouse
Rise like a Penis from the Flames - a Phallic Phoenix Story
SLUT à la carte
Sodomy & Pedicures
Stock Home
THE END
The Life and Times of Martin Luther (Reformed)
The Unusual Suspects
Two-mur Humor: He's Malignant; She's Benign
Up The Gary
Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth
Victor Woo - The Average Asian American
Whence Came Ye Scarlett O'Hara O'Hanrahan?
Woof, Daddy

Many shows announce their genre within their title:
Angst: The New Teen Musical
BASH'd! - A Gay Rap Opera
Cancer! the musical
Champ: A Space Opera
ELEKTRAFIRE - a modern rock opera
FARMER SONG the Musical
Hamlet - a stand up
Life/Play: An Experiment in Theatrical Autobiography
PN 1923.45 LS01 Volume 2 (The Book Play)
Pogo & Evie: A Zydeco Musical
Show Choir! The Musical
THE MEDICINE SHOW (A Play With Music)
The Rat King Rock Opera
Thunder! A Musical Memoir
TRAGEDY! (A Musical Comedy)
Vampingo...a comedy with bite
Williamsburg! The Musical

And, a trend that has waned in recent years but still has some proponents — the long named works:
BAUM FOR PEACE or The True Adventures of the Slightly World-Renowned Lesbian Playwright Who Ran for Congress
THE BOY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD: an absurd fairy tale love quadrangle
The Consuming Passions of Lydia Pinkham and Rev. Sylvester Graham

On the opposite end of the spectrum, a bunch of shows seem to be going for simplicity:
Burn
Chaser
DIRT
Fish
Gamers
HELMET
HORATIO
Juliet
Leni
Lucid
MIRIAM
NIGHT
unrest

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