FRINGE WATCH: Marga Gomez's jaywalker

News   FRINGE WATCH: Marga Gomez's jaywalker During the weeks preceding the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival, Playbill On-Line will use "Fringe Watch" to spotlight several Fringe attractions. Look for future stories in the days ahead.

During the weeks preceding the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival, Playbill On-Line will use "Fringe Watch" to spotlight several Fringe attractions. Look for future stories in the days ahead.

Solo performer Marga Gomez will be the New York Fringe Festival's jaywalker [sic] Aug. 18-29, at the WOW Cafe, after debuting the show earlier at P.S. 122.

jaywalker is a one-woman rampage against Hollywood that erupts into littering, loitering and jaywalking when a law-abiding Latina pedestrian is denied her dream to become the first lesbian on "Baywatch." Frustrated with watching Jennifer Lopez and Chihuahuas get all the attention, she embarks on a misdemeanor crime spree.

Harlem-native Gomez has written and performed three solo shows (A Line Around the Block, Memory Tricks and Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay) and performed in New York at both the Public Theater and the Whitney Museum. As a comic, she released her first recording "Hung Like a Fly." Recently she appeared in Barry Levinson's "Sphere" and as a guest star on TV's "Tracey Takes On..."

Tickets are $11 and can be reserved by calling (212) 420-8877 or (888) FringeNYC. WOW Cafe is located at 59-61 E. 4th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The New York Fringe Festival is on the internet at http://www.fringenyc.org. -- By Christine Ehren