Fringe nyc 2004, the annual festival of new theater and dance that takes over the city through August 29th. The largest multi-arts festival in North America, presenting programming from 194 of the worlds best emerging theater troupes and dance companies. Shows will be in various theaters & are too numerous to list completely in these pages. You will find several listed here, but for a complete look at the schedule of shows, their performance times, and for tickets (which are generally $15 each) call 1-888-fringeNYC/212-279-4488 or go to fringenyc.org.
A is for aardvark, a story about famous last words, awkward first kisses, and poorly behaved parents. A heartwarming tale guaranteed to delight anyone who was raised in a cage, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE STUDIO, Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce St., through Aug. 29, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
The adams conglomerate high school drama club presents: tales of the 8th grade!!!, follow the fictional adventures of five teenage girls as they experience friendship, love, death, smoking, sex, shoplifiting, pedophilia, kidnapping, basketball...you know, high school stuff, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
Africa & plumbridge, troubled teen meets her fairy-godmother and becomes Cinderella in this life-affirming musical based on a true story, a cast of 16 sing a score featuring rock, opera, soul & soaring ballads in this musical fit for the whole family, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE PLAYERS THEATER, 115 MacDougal St., through Aug. 29, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
All the help you need: the adventures of a hollywood handyman, a hilarious and frightening autobiographical one-man show by Tim Ryan, a NY actor hires himself out as a jack-of-all-trades in Hollywood, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, ACCESS THEATER, 380 Broadway, 4th fl., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.
Alphabet city II, a new series of monologues based on East Village interviews that spotlight the vital history and present diversity of the Lower East Side, METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE, 220 E. Fourth St., Aug. 26-28, 8 p.m., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., $10-$20, 212-995-5302.
The awesome 80s prom, a new interactive theater piece in the style of Tony & Tinas Wedding & the Donkey Show, a unique experience that brings you back to the time when movies featured Molly Ringwald, where the audience picks the winners, WEBSTER HALL, 125 E. 11th St., Fri., 8 p.m., through Aug., $25 plus two drink min., 212-868-4444.
Black martian, a Haitian-American, in search of identity, trips over himself encountering psycho cooks, bible-toting street playas and knife-wielding Italian women, journey through 3 countries and 15 chracters in this coming-of-age one-man show based on a ture story, part of the NYC Fringe Festival 2004, THE NEXT STAGE, 312 W. 11th St., through Aug. 28, call for performance times, $15, 1-888-FringeNYC.