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Johnson is Paris Hilton Wannabe in FringeNYC Show in Aug.


The New York International Fringe Festival will present Oblivious To Everyone, a "seriocomic one-woman show" written and performed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, and directed by Christopher Sorensen.  Performances will run from August 12th, 2006 to August 19th, 2006 at the Manhattan Children's Theatre (52 White St.) in NYC as part of the festival's 10th season.

"Botox Beauty (click) Elimidate Pervert (click) Springer Trailer Trash (click). Carrie's personality surfing begins and the media's hogging the remote. Oblivious To Everyone explores the media's portrayal of and influence on the style and psyche of the modern woman. The play centers around the character of Carrie, a self-proclaimed smut-aholic and avid talk show watcher, who is seeking psychiatric evaluation after repeated complaints from friends and family about her alleged multiple 'personalities'. Rapidly flipping identities like TV stations, the audience will discover just how oblivious this Paris Hilton wannabe really is," according to press notes.

After receiving her BFA from Missouri State University, Johnson studied with Yuri Yeremin as part of the Moscow Art Theater's Stanislavsky Summer Academy Program. Since arriving in NYC only a year ago, Johnson has guest starred as Beverly on "One Life To Live" and portrayed both Daisy Duke in CMT's promo for The Dukes of Hazzard and Onion Girl in MTV's national promo for The Reality Show.

"The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), a production of The Present Company, is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues – that's a total of more than 1,300 performances.  FringeNYC generates an atmosphere of extreme excitement and their energy is contagious.
Manhattan Children's Theatre is located at 52 White Street between Broadway and Church Street in NYC.  Performances run: Sat 8/12 at 6:30pm, Sun 8/13 at 5pm, Tue 8/15 at 5pm, Wed. 8/16 at 8:30pm and Sat. 8/19 at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 212-279-4488 or 1-888-FringeNYC (outside NY) or visiting Running time is 75 minutes with no intermission.  Capacity is 74 seats. The show is appropriate for ages 17 and up.

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