FringeNYC will celebrate its tenth annual festivities in 2006 at lower Manhattan playhouses. The shows and events will take place over two weeks, as usual, will include artists from around the world. Produced by The Present Company, the event is headed up by producing artistic director Elena K. Holy.
For its decade-long anniversary, the event will welcome back 10 productions which played in previous years including 24 is 10: The Best of The 24 Hour Plays, Americana Absurdum, Complete Lost Works…Samuel Beckett, Minimum Wage: Blue Code Ringo, Never Swim Alone, Pith!, The Bicycle Men, The Pumpkin Pie Show: la petite mortes, Todd Robbins' Carnival Knowledge and Tuesdays and Sundays.
Among the other titles of the more than 250 invited include the usually attention-pleading names — some political, some naughty, some long and some all in capitals.
Some eye-catching shows are:
This Won't Take Long As previous alum Urinetown did, a number of shows announce their genre within their name, including:
The Tell-Tale Heart - a musicabre And, the standard lengthily-monikered shows feature:
Moral Values: A Grand Farce or Me No Likey The Homo Touch Touch The 2005 Fringe NYC took in just under $25,000 in sales (all at $15 per ticket) in its first 24 hours. With a growing track record, Fringe NYC has churned out such shows as Off-Broadway's Debbie Does Dallas, Never Swim Alone, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, Matt & Ben, The Joys of Sex and Dog Sees God. The most successful show to come from the downtown exhibitor is Urinetown — which graduated to Off-Broadway, then Broadway and has since toured across the country.
For more information including volunteer details, call (212) 279-4488 or visit the website at www.FringeNYC.org.