WITH 190 PRODUCTIONS IN THE FRINGE, THERE’S NO WAY TO FEATURE THEM ALL. WE HAVE THREE WE’RE ESPECIALLY EXCITED TO SEE THIS AUGUST. INDEPENDENTS
An original folk-rock musical by Marina Keegan, Mark Sonnenblick, and Stephen Feigenbaum “chronicles nine friends living and working on a Revolutionary War-Era tall ship in 2012.” Involving historical reenactment, smuggling marijuana and a captain that’s disappeared, independents tells the story of friends stuck in transition. An entire generation right now can probably relate.
Written and directed by Larissa Wise, this play had a threemonth sold out run in LA last year. Now the dark comedy will take New York audiences on this “Wonderland-like journey into the poetic sickness of love.” Wonderland on Broadway didn’t exactly pan out, so we are excited to see something a little more fresh.
Right: James Fluhr in “Our Lady.” Photo by: Our Lady Below: The cast of “Love Sick.” Photo by: Lindsey Borchard. Bottom: 1. Scott Baker in “Bang! The Curse of John Wilkes Booth” Photo by: George Koury 2. Chris Salvatore in “Pieces.” Photo by: Rick Simone. 3. Tom Morf and Sara Hendricks in “The Importance of Doing Art.” Photo by: Angela Cardenas. 4. Jeff Seabaugh in “We Crazy, Right.” Photo by: Dixie Sheridan. 5. Lavi Zytner and Benjamin David Elder in “Dogs by TheaterCan of Tel-Aviv, Israel.” Photo by: Gadi Dagon. 6. Laura Kaldis, Sean Hefferon, Nastasha Strang and Hayes Dunlap in “FriendAndy.com.” Photo by: Rosemary Bencher. 7. Phoebe Silva and Michael Criscuolo in “Decompression.” Photo by: Hunter Canning
We’ve been hearing about James Fluhr’s play for some time now and he’s bringing his one-man-show to the Fringe. The story is his own, fused with elements of fairytale and theatrical fantasy, and was born in the wake of the string of teenage suicides in America. Not only is this supposed to be visually enticing, but heavy with meaning as well.
With the courtroom drama still the reigning format on television, we are excited to see what Pieces does on stage. The show explores the aftermath of a killing that leaves pieces of the victim’s body all over Los Angeles, but beyond the Dexter-like premise, this is a look at a culture fighting against itself and the struggles of personal identity.
DARK HOLLOW: AN APPALACHIAN WOYZECK
Different than most of the other shows we’ve read about, Dark Hollow is a musical about Frank Woyzeck, a soldier haunted by apocalyptic visions. This story of struggle features the sounds of the earliest American roots music and is one of the shows we are most excited about.
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