After a one-year break, the New York International Fringe Festival will return for its 21st season beginning October 1. The month-long festival will be staged in various venues throughout the city through October 31.
The festival is now divided in to two segments: FringeNYC and FringeBYOV (“Bring Your Own Venue”). FringeNYC will present 84 fully staged productions from around the world in theatres and performance spaces in Manhattan, and FringeBYOV will offer performances of a variety of genres and ticket prices in venues in the outer boroughs.
Among the productions to participate in FringeNYC will be Adam Levin and Ryan Ford's Chicago show Striking Out, a musical comedy about the first straight baseball player in a world dominated exclusively by gay athletes (billed as part Damn Yankees, part Hairspray).
In addition, there will be Sarah Cuneo's Eulalia: A Bedtime Story, a one-woman show adapted from the writings of the Infanta Eulalia of Spain; NYC-based This is Not a Theatre Company's Ferry Play, which invites audiences to participate in the site-specific, sensory experience of a podplay for the Staten Island Ferry; and the Israeli show Ants, a wordless performance piece about the circle of life which combines theatre, clowning, video art, original animation, and dance.
A complete list of FringeNYC shows, each priced at $22, is now available here. Scheduling information will be announced shortly. Patrons for all performances will begin at the FringeHUB at 685 Washington Street in the West Village and will be ushered to their venue.
Participating venues of FringeBYOV include BAX|Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Branded Saloon, Irondale Center, the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Q.E.D., and The Secret Theatre.