Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fringe Festival Fun

New Yorkers! It's that time of year again--where you go watch cheap, independent theater (aka when your Facebook event page blows up with invites from your actor/director/writer friends' shows). It's time for The New York International Fringe Festival . There are so many shows happening in the course of the festival's two-week span and I'm here to help you sift through them with my recommendations. Based on plays that include talented artists (whom I've had the pleasure of watching in previous shows) and plays that just sound awesome, I've compiled a list of highly recommend shows for you to go watch. So go out and support these small theater companies!

ATFG First Ever Fringe Guide (after the jump):

No Fault: A Tale About the Big D in the Big Apple

A Carnival Girls production
Written by: Christie Perfetti
Directed by: Bryn Boice
Featuing: Charmaine Broad, Christopher Catalano, Stephanie Anne Ervin, Rich Fromm, Laura Killeen, Melanie Ryan, Galit Sperling, Matilda Szydagis

Kraine Theater
85 East 4th Street

Saturday, 8/13 @ 3:30pm
Friday, 8/19 @ 7pm
Monday, 8/22 @ 7pm
Wednesday, 8/24 @ 7pm
Saturday, 8/27 @ 1:45pm

The More Loving One

Unincorporated Theater
Written by: Cory Conley
Directed by: Craig Baldwin
Featuring: David Beck, Jimmy Davis, Preston Martin, Adriana DeGirolami

The First Floor Theatre @ LA MAMA
74A East 4th St

Wednesday, 8/17 @ 5:45pm
Saturday, 8/20 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, 8/21 @ 4:00pm
Monday, 8/22 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, 8/28 @ 12:00pm

This One Time In Last Chance!

Attic Theater Company
Directed by: Laura Braza
Written by: Sam Gooley
Featuring: Rob Bradford, Bill Griffin, Joshua Everett Johnson, Marcus Denard Johnson

Teatro LATEA at the CSV Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street

Saturday, 8/13 @ 7pm
Sunday, 8/14 @ 5:30pm
Sunday, 8/21 @ 12pm
Wednesday, 8/24 @ 6pm
Thursday, 8/25 @ 4:15pm

Hard Travelin' with Woody

Rooster Productions
Based on the Music and Lyrics of Woody Guthrie
Written and Performed by: Randy Noojin

The Flamboyan Theatre at the CSV Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street

Saturday, 8/13 @ 12pm
Wednesday, 8/17 @ 9:30pm
Saturday, 8/20 @ 5pm
Monday, 8/22 @ 3:45pm
Thursday, 8/25 @ 7pm

Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending

Impressionable Players
Based on the play by Wililam Shakespeare
Directed by: Ann Fraistat
Written by: Ann Fraistat and Shawn Fraistat
Featuring: Kyra Corradin, James Waters, Katie Jeffries

Teatro SEA at the CSV Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street

Saturday, 8/13 @ 12pm
Thursday, 8/18 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, 8/20 @ 2:15pm
Sunday, 8/21 @ 2:30pm
Friday, 8/26 @ 4:15pm

Courtney and Kathleen: A Riot Act

In Extremis Theater Company
Written and Directed by: Liz Thaler

The First Floor Theatre @ La MaMa
74 A East 4th Street

Saturday, 8/13 @ 10pm
Wednesday, 8/17 @ 2:00pm
Friday, 8/19 @ 6:15pm
Sunday, 8/21 @ 2:15pm
Monday, 8/22 @ 4:15pm


Anonymous said...

I've heard that is a good festival and we can meet different people to share experiences with them, also I've heard that in there arrive many 4rx people it would be something really interesting to know.