The 2015 New York International Fringe Festival begins Friday, August 14th and plays at various venues across lower Manhattan through August 30th. At $18 per ticket, you can check out new productions from all over the world, 200 shows in all! Theatre Is Easy (Theasy.com) will be reviewing EVERY show in the festival, and My Fave Places will be featuring the Best Bets of the bunch. Here are some that we're all extra excited about. For complete information about FringeNYC visit fringenyc.org. Check back to MyFavePlaces for FringeNYC Best Bets. And visit theasy.com for full coverage of this year's fest.
Writer: Lisa Lewis Director: James Kautz
From acclaimed storyteller Lisa Lewis comes SCHOOLED, a fiercely funny and gripping new play about privilege, ambition, and the lengths we’ll go to succeed. Two students and their professor find themselves in a taut threesome that tests their relationship and their ethics.
She Rantulas from Outer Space in 3D!
Writer: Ruff Yeager & Phil Johnson; Director: Ruff Yeager
It's 1957 Tarrytown, U.S.A. As men disappear and women are gruesomely eliminated, perfect housewife Betty is filled with fear as she wonders why her little Suzie is looking more and more like the Man from Mars. RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!
DEX! A Killer Musical, The unauthorized parody of DEXTER
Writer: Book by Erika Jenko Music & Lyrics by Joe Schermann
Michael C. Hall reads the script to his series Finale in outrage. To create a new Finale, Michael (Dexter) forces the Executives of The Network by knife to perform all 8 seasons of DEXter in under 2 hours as a musical.
Writer: E. Dale Smith Original Concept Mimi Imfurst Director: Braden Chapman
Glenn Milstead skyrocketed to stardom as drag queen Divine in John Waters’ cult films. Alone, on the night of his untimely death, the quiet man behind the mascara struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, Divine.
Lucky Chick Productions
Writer: Felicity Seidel Director: Padraic Lillis
Guys with guns. HOT! Plucked from the crowd by Bob Weir at a Dead show. CRAZY! On tour with the band: Lear jets, pythons, Hells Angels. WOOHOO! A pissed-off drug-kingpin boyfriend. UH-OH. Buckle up, sweetheart. It's one helluva ride.