FringeNYC Adds Performances of CHEMISTRY, THE FLOOD and More
By popular demand (and venue availability), the 18th annual The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, announces additional performances for 5 of its sold out shows.
Added performances are as follows:
Writer: Jacob Marx Rice / Director: Anna Strasser
Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end. When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry, but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about being crazy in love.
64E4 Underground (66-68 East 4th Street) - 8/18 7:30pm.
• Fatty Fatty No Friends
Writer: Serrana Gay, Music by Christian De Gré, Lyrics by Joseph Reese Anderson / Director: Christian De Gré, Musical Director: Aaron Butler.
As the fattest kid in school, Tommy lives a lonely, living nightmare. When the skinny kids' taunting goes too far, Tommy takes revenge without amends. A dark spoken-word musical diving into the lunchtime of life, where bullies are delicious.
Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street between Rivington & Delancey) - 8/19 @ 11pm.
• Jump Man
Writer: Samuel Pitt Stoller / Director: Myla Pitt
A musical parody of the Mario Brothers world. When a crime wave hits their Brooklyn neighborhood, Mario and Luigi have their heroism tested. Jump Man addresses age-old questions like "What defines a hero?" and "Do plumbers love to sing?"
Sheen Center Loretto (18 Bleecker Street) - 8/19 @ 8pm.
• Murder Margaret and Me
Writer: Philip Meeks / Director: Stella Duffy (London, England)
Margaret Rutherford became a global legend playing Miss Marple. Originally she didn't want the part, and Agatha Christie didn't want Marple played by "the funniest woman alive." This British sell-out sensation sees Christie playing detective, unearthing Rutherford's terrible secrets.
Abrazo Interno at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street between Rivington & Delancey) - 8/20 9:15pm.
• No One Asked Me
Writer: Kate Ballen / Director: Matthew Newton
Illegal. No papers. They are not supposed to be here, yet for thousands of undocumented children, the U.S. is the only home they know. They face an uncertain future, fearing deportation. Based upon stories of "illegal" NYC students.
Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente (107 Suffolk Street between Rivington & Delancey) - 8/19 @ 8pm.
• The Flood
Writer/Director: Daniel McCabe
Hurricane Sandy howls outside as four friends gather to weather the tempest. A tragic secret stirs an inner storm of love, laughter, rage and redemption. Modern female strength collides with classic male stoicism in a city that insists upon both.
64E4 Mainstage (66-68 East 4th Street) - 8/20 @ 4pm.
Other best selling shows include the Peanuts parody Absolutely Filthy, the video game musical Jump Man, Coming: A Musical of Biblical Proportions, feminist drama Lady Parts, Joel Creasy in Rock God, Urban Momfare, AIDS drama The Truing, the Lin- Manuel Miranda-produced Vestments of The Gods and the Marx Brothers revival I'll Say She Is.
FringeNYC run through August 8 - 24, 2014. The festival offers programming from 205 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 18 venues in downtown Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). The 205 shows in FringeNYC 2014 represent 13 countries (including South Africa, Italy, Japan, China, Mexico, Israel, Korea and Australia) and 17 U.S. states (including New Jersey, California, Illinois, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Colorado). Shows represent an array of genres including drama, comedy, classical theater, dance, performance art, and puppetry.
FringeNYC is a production of The Present Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy. In 1997, New York became the seventh U.S. city to host a fringe festival, joining Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco. FringeNYC has presented over 3000 performing groups representing every continent, prompting Switzerland's daily, New Zurich Zeitung, to declare FringeNYC as "the premiere meeting ground for alternative artists." In 2007, FringeNYC was honored by Michael Bloomberg with the Mayor's Award for Arts & Culture for "showcasing the best and boldest theater and performance."
FringeNYC has also been the launching pad for numerous Off-Broadway and Broadway transfers, long-running downtown hits, and regional theater productions including Urinetown, Matt & Ben, Never Swim Alone, Debbie Does Dallas, Dog Sees God, Dixie's Tupperware Party, 21 Dog Years, Human Fruit Bowl, The Irish Curse, Jurassic Parq, and Silence! The Musical; movies, including WTC View and Armless; and even a TV show ('da Kink in My Hair). FringeNYC alumni include Bradley Cooper, Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me, CNN's Inside Man), Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Brooke Elliott (Drop Dead Diva), Melissa Rauch (Big Bang Theory), Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin), Tony nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet); W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased), and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), among countless other success stories.
FringeNYC shows run 2pm - midnight weekdays and noon - midnight on weekends. Tickets are $18 each, available beginning July 18 at www.FringeNYC.org. Discount passes for multiple shows (including the Fiver and the all-you-can-see Lunatic Pass) are also available. For more information visit www.FringeNYC.org.