The NY International Fringe Festival

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Friday, August 13, 2010

"Rash" with Jenni Wolfson (Melbourne Sibblies)

When most people think of the Fringe Festival, they think of a bit of anarchy maybe--a rag-tag collection of musicians, artists, actors, comedians--each pushing the envelope of the art form. The original, and still the biggest Fringe, is the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, which began in 1947.

But over the years, lots of cities have jumped on the Fringe bandwagon, and one of the newest is Fringe NYC, which is celebrating its 14th year.

This year's offerings of off-Broadway plays gets underway on Friday. Here to talk about them for this week's Arts File on WQXR, WNYC's Kerry Nolan talks to Elisabeth Vincentelli, drama critic for The New York Post.

The New York International Fringe Festival runs from August 13 to 29. Here is Vincentelli's Fringe short list:

Burning in China, written by Gary Moore and directed by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, at the 4th Street Theatre at 83 E. 4th Street

The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival, written by Rob Florence and directed by Dann Fink, at the SoHo Playhouse at 15 Vandam Street

Just in Time - The Judy Holliday Story, written and directed by Bob Sloan, at the SoHo Playhouse at 15 Vandam Street

Cast Members in
Courtesy of Matt Saldarelli
Cast Members in "Getting Even with Shakespeare," written by Matt Saldarelli
Ed Krieger
"The Twentieth Century Way" with Will Bradley and Robert Mammana
Jesse Dittmar
"Ghost of Dracula" with Michael Donaldson
Chris Millar
"Hamlet Shut Up" with Stephen Simon and Derek Mehn
James Starkman
"Living on the Edge" with Vinny Pellegrini, Jeremy Thomas Gallant, Jesse La Flair and George Quinones
Ryan Robinson
"Magical Exploding Boy" with Dean Evans
Melbourne Sibblies
"Rash" with Jenni Wolfson
Kurt Hall
"Viva La Evolucion!" with Diana Yanez
Chris Dzombak
"Wanton Displays of Affection" with Nico Ager and Lily Marks
Dixie Sheridan
"Two Girls" with Gabrielle Maisels
Dixie Sheridan
"Tristan & Isolde" with Jessica Giannone, Andrew Mauney
Stephen Schmidt
"Strange Love in Outer Space" with Chris Mirto and Alex Henrikson
Max Ruby
"A Matter of Choice" with Jake Lemmenes, Ashley Marie Ortiz and Tom Wolfson
Bruce Shultz
"Dream of the Marionettes / Le Rêve des Marionettes" with Johanna Divine and Christy Leichty

Guests:

Elisabeth Vincentelli

Produced by:

Abbie Fentress Swanson

Contributors:

Julia Furlan

Comments [1]

Bria Hobgood from Lafayette, Louisiana

Just wait until you see "The Dream of the Marionettes".

Aug. 18 2010 01:18 AM

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