Our Lady, A Modern Fairy Tale and Theatrical Fantasy, Will Play Living Theatre

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Our Lady, a new solo play written by and starring James Fluhr, will be presented Aug. 13-25 at the Living Theatre as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival.

Performances are scheduled for Aug. 13 at 7 PM, Aug. 18 at 3:45 PM, Aug. 20 at 4 PM, Aug. 23 at 10 PM and Aug. 25 at noon.

"Sparked by a crucial encounter in the playwright's life," press notes state, "this powerful solo performance - a modern fairytale and theatrical fantasy - follows a suicidal teen as he is transformed by his choice of self-acceptance and life.  Our Lady is not only a play, but a call to action.  The story honors the LGBTQ youth that have turned to suicide as an answer to unjust societal pressures."

"I made up the Monster in this story from a monster in my real life. He was my Dad. He saw pictures of me online in a dress, and everything changed in one phone call,” said author-performer Fluhr in a statement. “Now that I look back on it, I felt that a simple dress made someone not love me. I had no choice but to pick up the weapon used against me to fight for a way to love myself. I couldn't be happier with the reactions to the piece."

James Fluhr is a writer, designer, actor and director. A graduate of Boston University (CFA'11), he has spent the last year writing and performing his original solo performance, Our Lady, for the Massachusetts and New York communities. His performance of Our Lady for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival was awarded Distinguished Performance of a Lead Actor and Distinguished Production of a New Play. His scenic design for Boston Center for American Performance's production of The Road to Mecca won the IRNE award for best scenic design for a small company. He was also the first recipient of the Karen Carpenter Award for Excellence in Theatre Arts at Boston University. His training primarily lies in scenic design and physical performance.

Living Theatre is located at 21 Clinton Street. For tickets, priced $15-$18, visit www.FringeNYC.org.

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