Uncle Sam Makes Special Appearance at the Fringe | Playbill

News Uncle Sam Makes Special Appearance at the Fringe
In the tradition of news-oriented musicals like Capitol Steps and Newsical, Uncle Sam's Satiric Spectacular: On Democracy and Other Fictions, Featuring Patriotic Acts and Blue Songs from a Red State will be presented at the New York International Fringe Festival Aug. 19-26.

    Presented by the 2005 Apprentice Company from Actors Theatre of Louisville, the show was written by Greg Allen, Sheila Callaghan, Bridget Carpenter, Eric Coble, Richard Dresser, and Hilly Hicks Jr., with songs by Michael Friedman. Wendy McCellan directs.   The revue began when six playwrights and a composer set forth to create a world premiere production for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. What has evolved since is modeled on vaudevillian forms of entertainment, set to mock-historic music. The hit-and-run-style gags tackle everything from Bill O'Reilly to America's disregard of the Geneva Convention.

  The show will play at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 212-279-4488 or visit www.fringenyc.org(http://www.fringenyc.org/).

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