Queer As Folk" Star Randy Harrison Joins N.Y. International Fringe Festival

News   Queer As Folk" Star Randy Harrison Joins N.Y. International Fringe Festival Randy Harrison, star of Showtime's hit series "Queer As Folk," has joined the company of Deviant, part of The New York International Fringe Festival.

Randy Harrison, star of Showtime's hit series "Queer As Folk," has joined the company of Deviant, part of The New York International Fringe Festival.

Sophie Rand's dark comedy was inspired by phone-sex conversations that Rand had while working in the phone-sex industry. Directed by Melissa Boswell and Jane Steinberg, the play explores the world of deviant fetishists, including "plushies" (those attracted to stuffed animals) and "crushing" (the sexual practice of crushing bugs under one's feet).

Harrison, who recently made his Off-Broadway debut in the MCC production of A Letter from Ethel Kennedy, will play a straight man obsessed with women who crush bugs with their high heels. The remainder of the Kiva Company's cast comprises Marci Adilman, Cheryl Anne Belkin, Ariel Brooke, Jim Cairl, Rob DeRosa, Jason Lopez, Tracey Renee Mathis, Emily Parker, Sara Trachtenberg, Fred Urfer and Melanie Warner.

Randy Harrison stars as Justin on Showtime's "Queer As Folk," which has been picked up for its third season on the cable network. His other theatrical credits include Shopping and Fucking, Violet, Hello Again, Children of Eden and 1776.

Deviant will play Aug. 14, 15, 16, 18, 23 and 25 at the Kraine Theater, which is located at 85 East 4th Street between Second and Third Avenues. Tickets are priced at $12; call (212) 420-8877 for reservations. —By Andrew Gans