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).
This year's FringeNYC will feature nearly 200 works from ten countries and fifteen states. For the first time, the summer event—which was once centered around the Lower East Side and East Village—has added many West Village venues. The Present Company Theatorium on Stanton Street, once Fringe headquarters, is no longer a venue.
Among the eye-catching productions selected for this year's festival are:
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); Panic Is Not A Disorder; Staggering Toward America; 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. A complete list of shows with times and venue information will be available on their website at www.FringeNYC.org.
Tickets to the Fringe Festival are $15 and can be purchased in person at FringeCentral, located at Manhattan Theatre Source (177 MacDougal at Eighth Street), beginning Aug. 1. For more information, call (212) 279-4488.