HOAXOCAUST! Set for FringeNYC's Encores Series at Baruch, Now thru 9/24

By: Sep. 11, 2014

Questing Beast Productions is proud to present the 2014 FringeNYC Encores performances of HOAXOCAUST!, written and performed by Barry Levey, directed by Jeremy Gold Kronenberg (Caroline, or Change - NYIT Award Outstanding Production of a Musical Nominee). HOAXOCAUST! Winner of this year's 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award.

HOAXOCAUST! will play four performances at Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves) as part of their Solo in the City performance series (which has previously presented works by Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman and Tovah Feldshuh) and the official 2014 FringeNYC Encores Series. Performances are tonight, September 11th, Thursday, September 18th, Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 21st at 3:00 pm.

What role should past horrors play in defining our religious views, our self-perception, even our politics? Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of the Holocaust? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened? Join Barry in an unbelievable round the world adventure as he tracks down deniers from Illinois to Iran, meets engineers and ex-presidents, and dodges a brother in Hungary and a boyfriend back home on a journey to discover the shocking truth.

HOAXOCAUST! was developed at The New Group ("If the purpose of art is to provoke, I have never seen anything that did it more successfully than Hoaxocaust!" -Peter Alkalay, Chairman), received a workshop production at Theater for the New City and was also part of Prospect Theater Company's Dark Nights Series at 59E59 Theaters.

Tickets are $18 - $20, available online at www.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.). Running Time: 75 minutes. For more information, visit www.hoaxocaust.com.


BARRY LEVEY (Writer/Performer) Barry's New York productions include HOAXOCAUST! at Theater for the New City and Prospect Theater Company; CRITICAL DARLING at the New Group; ALL THE WAY FROM CHINA at the Gene Frankel; and the short plays YALE LAW SCHOOL (Heideman Award Finalist, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and DOWNEASTER ALEXA at Ars Nova. He is a two-time O'Neill finalist, for CITIZENS OF ROME and WOMAN OF TROY. His work has been developed by the Lark, Arena Stage, Rattlestick, and Williamstown, among others. He is a graduate of Yale College and the MFA program at UC San Diego.

JEREMY GOLD KRONENBERG (Director) is a New York City based director whose production of Caroline, or Change was nominated for a 2010 New York Innovative Theatre award as outstanding production of a musical. Additionally, Playbill.com's Matt Blank chose that production as one of the "unforgettable experiences of 2010." Jeremy holds a BFA in Acting from the Ohio University School of Theatre and an MFA in Directing (Musical Theatre Focus) from The University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Recent directing credits include: The Big Bang and Fully Committed (Herb Strauss Theatre), Having Our Say (4 Theatre), Kiss Me Kate (The Mac-Haydn Theatre), Side Show (Post Theatre Company/Long Island University, HOAXOCAUST! (Theatre For The New City), Scheme of the Super Bullies! (New York Children's Theater Festival), Is There Life After High School? and Drat! The Cat! (Opening Doors Theatre Company), The Fantasticks and Scrooge, The Musical! (Ozark Actors Theatre), and Disappeared, which was workshopped as part of the 2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab. SDC Associate Member. www.jeremygoldkronenberg.com

FRINGENYC ENCORES SERIES - Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 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, while SoHo Playhouse will host an array of drama, comedies and musicals. FringeNYC and The FringeNYC Encore Series are servicemarks and/or trademarks of The Present Theatre, Inc. and are used with permission.

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