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6th Annual FringeNYC Encore Series Announces Lineup

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Now in its sixth year, the FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the Festival's favorite shows. Beginning September 9th, the FringeNYC Encore Series will present nearly 20 works in rotating repertory at two downtown venues: SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street between 6th Avenue & Varick) and The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal, between Houston & West 3rd Street). Tickets are $18, available beginning August 29th at
866-468-7619 or www.FringeNYC-EncoreSeries.com.

In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a small fraction of the nearly 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. The FringeNYC Encores Series is an annual showcase some of the critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the New York International Fringe Festival.

The 2011 series schedule is as follows:

SOHO PLAYHOUSE:

After Anne Frank
"...though Anne Frank died before I was born, she keeps re-appearing in my life teaching me new things about being Jewish and being part of the human family." A funny and touching memoir from Carol Lempert, the creator/performer of the FringeNYC hit That Dorothy Parker.
Sat 9/10 @ 4:30pm, Sat 9/17 @ 4, Wed 9/21 @ 8pm, Fri 9/23 @ 9:30pm.

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Sun 9/11 @ 2pm, Sat 9/17 @ 2pm, Sun 9/18 @ 2pm, Sat 9/24 @ 9:30pm, Sun 9/25 @ 2pm.

The More Loving One
An underage sex trial shakes up the lives of two couples--- one gay, one straight--- on a summer weekend in a steamy college town. A sharp and provocative new comedy about the uncertainties of lust and commitment.
Sun 9/11 @ 7:30pm, Wed 9/14 @ 9pm, Tue 9/20 @ 8pm, Thu 9/22 @ 9:30pm, Mon 9/26 @ 8pm.

Fourteen Flights
Two pilots on the brink of madness. Up in the air, clear skies. But down on the ground, their personal lives spiral out of control. Will they reach the horizon or crash and burn?
Mon 9/12 @ 8pm, Tue 9/13 @ 8pm, Thu 9/15 @ 9:30pm, Fri 9/16 @ 9pm, Sun 9/18 @ 7:30pm

PigPen Presents The Mountain Song
2010 FringeNYC Overall Excellence winners and runaway hit PigPen Theatre Co. return with "The Mountain Song". A carpenter must travel over mountains, rivers, and deserts to attend his daughter's wedding... without a clue as to where it's taking place.
Wed 9/14 @ 7pm, Sat 9/17 @ 9:30pm, Sun 9/19 @ 8pm, Sat 9/24 @ 5pm, Sun 9/25 @ 7:30pm.

HURON CLUB @ SOHO PLAYHOUSE:

Paper Cut
A lonely secretary escapes her bleak reality by bringing to life black&white photos from old film magazines. But as the story unravels, her romantic tale becomes a Hitchcock nightmare! An award winning performance of paper and object theater.
Fri 9/9 @ 7pm, Sat 9/10 @ 5pm, Sun 9/11 @ 7:30pm, Mon 9/12 @ 8pm, Tue 9/13 @ 8pm.

You Only Shoot The Ones You Love
Find out how acclaimed playwright Jeffrey Sweet found a second family in improvisational comedy, including a crazy uncle named Del Close, and inadvertently became the illegitimate grandfather of the Upright Citizens Brigade. With special regards to the Cossacks for not quite killing my grandmother.
Fri 9/9 @ 9:30pm, Wed 9/14 @ 7pm, Thu 9/15 @ , Fri 9/16 @ 10pm.

Bongani
In post-apartheid South Africa, Bongani hurtles toward destruction. Corinne, from an activist Jewish family, thinks she can rescue him, and her struggling country. Bongani thinks she should rescue herself. The mesmerizing tale of a love that could never be.
Sat 9/17 @ 4:30pm, Sun 9/18 @ 5pm, Mon 9/19 @ 8pm, Wed 9/21 @ 8pm.

Who Loves You Baby?
Directed by Taylor Negron, this comic lounge act celebrates the romantic musings of 70's icon, Telly Savalas, who has returned from the grave to give the cynical hipsters of today a good kick in the pants.
Sun 9/18 @ 7:30pm, Tue 9/20 @ 8pm, Thu 9/22 @ 8pm, Sun 9/25 @ 7:30pm.

Players Theatre:

I Will Be Good
A southern girl raised to conform dares to be different. Surviving scandal and depression, stalked by God, this ex-belle makes a witty, poignant journey from successful executive to struggling artist that resonates with all. A good story about bad behavior.
Fri 9/9 @ 7pm, Sun 9/11 @ 4pm, Sat 9/24 @ 5pm, Sun 9/25 @ 6pm.

Araby
Joyce's Dubliners come to life in popular song: 15 stories in 15 songs. Soaring voices and chamber ensemble transform gut-wrenching vignettes into tales of redemption. From eastern-flavored Araby to gospel pastiche Grace to The Dead, beauty, joy and catharsis beckon.
Sat 9/10 @ 5pm, Sun 9/11 @ 6pm, Sun 9/18 @ 7pm, Mon 9/19 @ 7pm.

Felony Friday
A notorious crime boss is locked up with the city's worst. He has a visitor, the man he murdered 48hrs earlier. Justice is blind, but the devil sees all. Starring Jon Amos (of TV's Good Times).
Sat 9/10 @ 7:30pm, Sun 9/11 @ 8pm, Tue 9/13 @ 7:30pm, Thu 9/15 @ 9:30pm.

Pearl's Gone Blue
The 1940's South. Even the Gospel church is hot. But that's nothing compared to the temperature rise when bluesman Beau comes to town. Sellulah Pearl's got her sights on more than his guitar. But who will sing the last note?
Fri 9/9 @ 9:30pm, Fri 9/16@ 9:30pm, Mon 9/19 @ 9pm, Sun 9/25 @ 8pm.

The Legend of Julie Taymor,or The Musical That Killed Everybody!
World premiere rock musical comedy based on the rise and fall of director Julie Taymor and the behind-the-scenes scandals of Spider-Man. Will the biggest Broadway musical in history be saved... or become a Greek tragedy?
Wed 9/14 @ 7pm, Thu 9/15 @ 7pm, Fri 9/16 @ 7pm, Sat 9/17 @ 7pm, Sat 9/17 @ 10:30pm.

Parker & Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow
If Wizard of Oz had a foursome with Star Wars, Thelma & Louise and Da Vinci Code, its offspring would be this hilarious musical adventure. Dead bodies! Drag queens! Clones! The gay holy grail! May the Fierce be with them.
Wed 9/14 @ 9:30pm, Sun 9/18 @ 9pm, Wed 9/21 @ 9pm, Fri 9/23 @ 7pm, Sat 9/24 @ 10pm.

COBU - Dance like Drumming, Drum like Dancing.
Founded by Yako Miyamoto, from the hit STOMP and the Hollywood movie "COBU 3D", this all-girl "TAIKO" drum group mixes traditional with funk and hip-hop for performances like you've never seen before. Come feel their girl power and heart beat!!
Sat 9/17 @ 5pm, Sat 9/24 @ 3:30pm.

Noir
Right or wrong, what does it matter? Only the movies are black and white.
Sun 9/18 @ 4pm, Tues 9/20 @ 7pm, Thu 9/22 @ 7pm.

Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera
MTV's reality phenomenon "Jersey Shore" gets the rock opera treatment in this brand new musical parody. Behind all the fist pumping and fighting, it turns out all these guidos and guidettes really care about is love, family, and gettin' it in.
Wed 9/21 @ 7pm, Thu 9/22 @ 10pm, Fri 9/23 @ 10:30pm, Sat 9/24 @ 8pm, Sun 9/25 @ 4pm.

The FringeNYC Encore Series was curated by a selection committee is comprised of Darren Lee Cole (SoHo Playhouse), Michael Sgorous (Players Theatre), Jon Johnson (SoHo Playhouse), Brenda Bell (Players Theatre), Scott Morfee (Barrow Street Theatre), Joy Besozzi (Barrow Street Theatre), Peter Breger (Off Broadway Alliance), Patrick Daly (Jean Doumanian Productions), Shannon K. Hall (Post Works) and TEd Greenberg (actor, The Complete Performer).


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