The New York International Fringe Festival Plays in Downtown New York City Aug. 12-28

News   The New York International Fringe Festival Plays in Downtown New York City Aug. 12-28 The New York International Fringe Festival has slated this year's downtown summer festival for Aug. 12-28.

FringeNYC, now in its ninth year of presentation, has grown into the largest multi-arts festival in North America, presenting nearly 200 stagings of international emerging theatre troupes and dance companies. The festival, headed up by producing artistic director Elena K. Holy, is a production of The Present Company. Among the more famous of Fringe alumni are the Off-Broadway stagings of Debbie Does Dallas, The Joys of Sex, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, 21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com and current Sides: The Fear is Real. The grande dame of all Fringe alum is the Tony Award-winning Urinetown which graduated to Off-Broadway, then Broadway and has since toured across the country.

Performances will run from 2 PM-midnight (weekdays) and noon-midnight (weekends). For more information including volunteer details, call (212) 279-4488 or visit the website at www.FringeNYC.org.