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FringeNYC ENCORE SERIES
September 4 - October 5 at Baruch Performing Arts Center & SoHo Playhouse
In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the
over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. 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 (which
has previously presented works by Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman and Tovah
Feldshuh), 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.
SOLO IN THE CITY: THE FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES runs September 11 - October 3 at
Baruch Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Baruch College in
Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves. 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.) Performances will include:
• Confessions of Old Lady #2
Joan Shepard's sparkling account of 74 years on Broadway and on TV. Laced with
side-splitting stories & witty songs, this musical memoir won four stars from
the London Times.
Sept. 18 at 7 PM & Sept. 22 at 2 PM
The story of one man's broken engagement (not his fault), failed suicide attempt
(definitely his fault), the relationships that followed (probably his fault) and
the misguided attempts to teach his students how to take risks and become
Sept. 20, 27 at 9 PM
• Gary Busey's One Man Hamlet (As Performed by David Carl)
In this absurdist romp through Shakespeare, pop culture, and life in the
theatre, iconic actor Gary Busey (played by comedian David Carl) will perform
all the parts in "Hamlet", using homemade puppets, videos, live music, and
poetry. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Sept. 19, 26 at 9 PM & Oct. 3 at 9 PM
• Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey, with the generous assistance
of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran
Ever wish the Holocaust hadn't happened? Some say it didn't! Join Barry's
journey to find deniers from Illinois to Iran, meeting engineers and
ex-presidents, dodging a brother in Hungary and a boyfriend back home to
discover the truth. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Sept. 11, 18, 24 at 7:30 PM & Sept. 21 at 3 PM
• Magical Negro Speaks
Jamil Ellis gives voice to the Magical Negro -- one of Hollywood’s favorite
tropes -- and examines what images in entertainment mean for future generations.
FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Sept. 19 at 8 PM & Sept. 20 at 7 PM
• Murder Margaret and Me
Margaret Rutherford became a global legend playing Miss Marple. Originally she
didn't want the part, and Agatha Christie didn't want Marple played by "the
funniest woman alive." This British sell-out sensation sees Christie playing
detective, unearthing Rutherford's terrible secrets. FringeNYC Overall
Excellence Award winner.
Sept. 13 at 3 PM; Sept. 19 & 20 at 7 PM
• The Pawnbroker: Lies, Lovers, and Bertolt Brecht
What price would you pay for love -- your dignity, your sanity, your place in
history? Discover the lies behind Brecht's legend - and what five women lost to
Sept 17 at 7:30 PM; Sept. 28 at 7 PM
• Sex, Lies & Earl Grey
How do you take your tea? Georgina likes it hot with good manners, bad behavior
and a pianist. Her crash course in etiquette reveals more than she, or you might
Sept. 20 at 2 PM; Sept. 28 at 7:30 PM
THE FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES runs September 4 - October 5 at SoHo Playhouse (15
Vandam Street between Varick and Avenue of the Americas). Tickets are $18,
available at 212-352-3101 or online at OvationTix at www.fringenyc-encoreseries.com.
Performances will include:
Gianmarco and Laura star in a completely factual play about the end of their
five-year relationship. Everything is exactly as it happened, is happening, and
Mon 9/15 @ 9, Fri 9/19 @ 7, Mon 9/22 @ 8, Mon 9/29 @ 9:30 , Sat 10/4 @ 5
Steph is a recovering depressive. Jamie overachieved himself off the deep end.
When they meet in their psychiatrist's office, they can't deny their chemistry,
but can they survive it? A pitch black and piercingly insightful comedy about
being crazy in love.
Sat 9/13 @ 5:30, Fri 9/19 @ 9:30, Sat 9/20 @ 7, Sun 9/21 @ 5, Sat 10/4 @ 7
• Fatty Fatty No Friends
As the fattest kid in school, Tommy lives a lonely, living nightmare. When the
skinny kids’ taunting goes too far, Tommy takes revenge without amends. A dark
spoken-word Tim Burton-esque musical diving into the lunchtime of life, where
bullies are delicious. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Wed 9/10 @ 8, Sun 9/14 @ 3, Mon 9/15 @ 7, Wed 9/17 @ 8, Thu 9/17 @ 7
• Held Momentarily
Trapped on a stalled New York subway, seven strangers realize it's not just the
train that's stuck. A poignant musical comedy about making connections, living
in the moment and moving on in life... and a woman just went into labor.
Thu 9/11 @ 7, Fri 9/12 @ 9:30, Sun 9/14 @ 5, Thu 9/18 @ 9, Sun 9/21 @ 3
• The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
Join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale (Art of the Drink
TV) for a boozy romp through the history of alcohol. Cocktails and comedy
combine for an utterly unique musical theatre experience! “An absolute
must-see!” raves The Huffington Post. 21+ only
Fri 9/5 at 8, Fri 9/12 at 8, Fri 9/19 at 8, Fri 9/26 at 8
• Jump Man
A musical parody of the Mario Brothers world. When a crime wave hits their
Brooklyn neighborhood, Mario and Luigi have their heroism tested. Jump Man
addresses age-old questions like "What defines a hero?" and "Do plumbers love to
sing?" FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Sat 9/6 @ 7, Fri 9/12 @ 7, Sat 9/13 @ 3 & 8, Sun 9/14 @ 7
• Moses, The Author
Meet Moses. He has family problems (gay son, rocky marriage), God problems
(existential), and career problems (writer’s block, a hellish deadline). To make
a better Bible he must become a better man. A love story, with scrolls. Don't
Fri 9/26 @ 7, Sun 9/28 @ 3, Wed 10/1 @ 3, Sun 10/5 @ 3 & 7
• Mother’s Day
Acid-tongued New York drag queen Helen Back incites a nuclear family meltdown
when she comes home to New Jersey for Mother's Day. The debut of a pitch black
comedy/drama that explores the rules of engagement for a family at war.
Thurs 9/4 @ 9:30, Fri 9/5 @ 9:30, Tues 9/9 @ 8, Thurs 9/11 9:30
• No One Asked Me
Illegal. No papers. They are not supposed to be here, yet for thousands of
undocumented children, the U.S. is the only home they know. They face an
uncertain future, fearing deportation. Based upon stories of "illegal" NYC
students. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Fri 9/26 @ 9, Sat 9/27 @ 4, Sun 9/28 @ 7:30, Mon 9/29 @ 7, Tue 9/30 @ 8
• Smashed: The Carrie Nation Story
A beer-soaked, absurdly comic opera loosely based on the hatchet-wielding
temperance leader Carrie Nation. Raise your frothy brew high!
Sun 9/21 @ 8
• This is Where We Live
Two teenagers collide like a modern day Orpheus and Eurydice in a dead-end
Australian town. A dark, moving comedy infused with the rhythm of beat poetry.
Australia's Paperbark Theatre Company presents this US premiere, which won the
2012 Griffin Award. FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Thu 9/4 @ 8, Fri 9/5 @ 8, Sat 9/6 @ 9:30, Sun 9/7 @ 5, Mon 9/8 @ 8
• Urban Momfare
Why don't we ever hear songs about moms not actually liking their kids? This
romp through motherhood on Manhattan's Upper East Side spans 17 years: "Music
For Gifted and Talented Babies" to bra straps and Bellinis. Sling on your
stilettos! FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award winner.
Sun 9/21 @ 7, Wed 9/24 @ 2, Thu 9/25 @ 7, Sat 9/27 @ 7, Sun 9/28 @ 5
• Warm Enough For Swimming
Mom drowned years ago. Grandma died yesterday. Eddie fled his wedding. And
Bridget can't make coffee. Can estranged siblings clean the living room when the
bride arrives with a post-recession pyramid scheme and a Russian Mafioso stalks
their childhood home?
Sat 9/20 @ 9:30, Tue 9/23 @ 8, Thurs 9/25 @ 9:30, Sat 9/27 @ 9:30, Thurs 10/2 @
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, The Complete Performer and
Piaf, among others.