PENINSULA, WHY YOU BEASTING? & More Selected for FringeNYC Encore Series
In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the nearly 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 9th year, the FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival.
This year, the FringeNYC Encore Series will be divided into two separate mini festivals. Baruch Performing Arts Center will present exclusively solo performances as part of its ongoing "Solo In The City" performance series (which has previously presented works by Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman and Tovah Feldshuh), while Darren Lee Cole Theatricals will host an array of drama, comedies and musicals at The Players Theater. FringeNYC and The FringeNYC Encore Series are servicemarks and/or trademarks of The Present Theatre, Inc. and are used with permission.
SOLO IN THE CITY: THE FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES runs September 6 - October 5 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. Ticket prices are $18 - $21, and can be purchased beginning August 27 online atwww.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at 646-312-5073, or in person at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Aves.) Initial offerings currently scheduled are:
They Call Me Q!
eyeBLINK (Bronx, NY)
Writer: Qurrat Ann Kadwani / Director: Claudia Gaspar and Obaid Kadwani
Proclaimed "A Theatrical Force" by Orlando Weekly for her uncanny embodiment of 13 characters, award-winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani searches for identity in this emotional affecting tour-de-force. Winner Best Play 2013 Maui Fringe Festival. 1h 5m. Wednesday 10/11 @ 7PM.
En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams
Writer: William Shuman / Director: Ruis Woertendyke (Boynton Beach, FL)
I'll fix myself a drink then we'll talk. You'll hear about mother, Edwina, who believed she was Amanda, father, Cornelius and dear sister Rose. Then we'll explore some of my work, my loves and my demons. En Avant! 1h 25m. Saturday 10/ 14 @ 8PM & Sunday 10/15 @ 3PM.
THE FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES runs September 6 - October 20 at The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street between Bleecker and Houston Streets). Tickets are $18, available at 212-352-3101 or online at OvationTix. Performances currently scheduled are:
Why You Beasting?
NewYorkRep (New York, NY)
Writer: David Don Miller / Director: Markus Potter
Take a darkly comic ride into an urban high school where undisciplined students and a bewildered faculty confront upheaval and strife while attempting to navigate a backwards bureaucracy. 2h 15m. Sunday 9/29 @ 2PM; Tuesday 10/1 @ 8PM; Sunday 10/6 @ 7PM; Friday 10/11 @ 9PM; Tuesday 10/15 @ 8PM.
In Absentia Productions
Writer: Nathan Wright / Director: Nadia Foskolou
He escaped the savage streets of Rio de Janeiro, but this placid Lake Michigan summer town has dangers of its own... 1h 45m. Friday 9/6 @ 8PM; Tuesday 9/24 @ 8PM; Saturday 10/05 @ 9PM; Sunday 10/13 @ 7PM.
2L2T Productions LLC (New York, NY)
Writer: Mike Reiss / Director: James Valletti
From EMMY-winning "Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss: Alvin, an aging comedy writer with one last shot at a network meeting, is trapped under rubble by an LA earthquake. A hilarious look at TV, theater, Heaven and Hell -- from one who's been there. 1h 35m. Schedule TBA.
The Great iii Am
Writer: Matt Graham
Matt Graham ("a funnier Spalding Gray" - USA Today) is back on his soapbox with a Scrabble tutorial from on high. Or is it a theology class on a Scrabble board? Check it out. You have nothing to lose but your soul. 1h 15m. Saturday 9/7 @ 8PM; Saturday 9/14 @ 8PM; Saturday 9/21 @ 8PM; Saturday 9/28 @ 8PM; Saturday 10/5 @ 8PM.
Past FringeNYC Encore Series have served as a launching platform for many commercial and regional runs including Silence! The Musical, Krapp 39, Triassic Parq, 5 Lesbian Eating A Quiche, Jamaica Farewell, Piaf and many more.
Complete schedules for both FringeNYC Encore Series will be announced shortly.