NY Fringe 2011

We’re thrilled to pass along the Overall Excellence Award Winners for 2011 FringeNYC.  Some of our very favorite shows and performers are being celebrated and we’re so thankful that we were able to experience these talented performances this year.  Congratulations to all the winners! *** August 28, 2011 — Winners of the 2011 FringeNYC Overall [...]

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At the conclusion of Yael Rasooly‘s one woman “paper and object theater” performance, Paper Cut, the small stage at CSV Kabayitos is littered with piles of crumpled, shorn and torn paper props. This destruction is testament to the intensive, energetic and exhaustive show the actress has just presented in the past fifty minutes. It moves [...]

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  Katie Northlich has that commanding sort of physical presence that can hold a room with ease. There is a boldness in her look, an assuredness in her movements that can compel you to watch, whether she’s meekly sipping a glass of tea, or absently raking a hand through her hair while at the end [...]

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Top Drawer (Fringe Festival 2011)

by Geoffrey Paddy Johnson August 22, 2011 Festivals

Behind many a lime-lit smile beats a bruised and battered heart. Adelaide Mestre, the singer and actress whose self-authored show, Top Drawer, is playing at the Bowery Poetry Club during the New York Fringe Festival, comes with a unique understanding of this dark knowledge. Scion of a socially prominent family, whose parents were both somewhat [...]

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Victor And Victoria’s Terrifying Tale Of Terrible Things (Fringe Festival 2011)

by Geoffrey Paddy Johnson August 22, 2011 Festivals

A Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things? With such alliterative allure we are beckoned to witness the strange story of fretful fraternal twins, Victor and Victoria. At curtain, on a darkened stage, the two children lie side by side in a commodious bed that features a headboard resembling, is it, a pair of pitching headstones? (Thank [...]

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2 Burn (Fringe Festival 2011)

by Geoffrey Paddy Johnson August 17, 2011 FRINGE 2011

There’s an undeniable darkness at the heart of Alex DeFazio’s new play, 2 Burn, produced by Elixir Productions Theatre Company for this year’s NY Fringe Festival at The Living Theatre. And the darkness in a large measure resides in the character of Paul, an earnest college educator, as played by Jody P. Person, one of [...]

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PigPen Presents: The Mountain Song (Fringe Festival 2011)

by Karen Tortora-Lee August 17, 2011 Festivals

When I was scanning the list of Fringe shows that I intended to review this year my heart gave a little leap when I saw that PigPen would be returning again this year with The Mountain Song.  True, I’m probably not supposed to have a favorite before I even see the show, but after being [...]

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Hamlet (Fringe Festival 2011)

by Geoffrey Paddy Johnson August 14, 2011 Festivals

Perhaps director Greg Foro and the BAMA Theatre Company could not have asked for a better setting than the Connelly Center’s Connelly Theatre on East 4th Street to stage their production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. A miniature old world theatre stage, complete with grinning classical masks on a battered, gray painted proscenium, it quietly, without the [...]

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