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FringeNYC Propaganda
August 13th - 29th
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The Personal Shopper is Saying:


FringeNYC

Has the Best

Interest Rates

This Summer!

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BY AVNER KAM

Yep, FringeCENTRAL is standing amid the ruins of that bank branch on Fifth Avenue and East Eighth Street. Every year since 2004, your subservient Personal Shopper is cutely fitting the headline to our FringeCENTRAL location. Yes, we will keep your rate of interest high. Your Personal Shopper provides entertainment, discussion, titillation and even that feeling of rage that makes you want to smack someone. You wouldn’t, though. This is New York theater and it is too darn hot. So sit back, relax and let me lead you through a sample of our checking and savings plans as well as the silliest statistics that immortalize the inane.


And what will this year bring? Among the usual freaks and geeks shows, we can spot some trends that reflect where the country and its creative juices are at this moment. What are the political shows about? What celebrities will be dragged through the mud this time around? How many Shakespearean remakes do we offer and how smartass-y will they get? Step right up to teller No. 1.

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Sex, sex, sex!!!

So let’s start in the gutter. For the sooner we start, the sooner we can take our heads out of it. Only two shows–Shh! (“constitutionally questionable!”) and Mobius (“beneath lies a secret!”)–feature the nudity "warning" this year, which is a relatively a low count. On the other hand, a high number of shows describe their content as sex-related. For these shows, the creators used “sex," “sexy,” “sexual,”and/or “sexuality” in their description. Staycation-wise though, only one show labeled itself as the “Lingerie and DVD” store: SHINE: A Burlesque Musical. The creators only used the “sex” word once in their description. (Don’t they know what sells?)


Opposite Marriage!

This year, we finally give voice to the silent majority in Heterosexuals (“how much we just want to f*ck!”) and a mere 95 percent of all other shows. Homosexuals, the other white meat, are noted in main or supporting roles in 46 shows (we are getting used to it!) Some notables: Veritas (Harvard homosexuality!), The Twentieth-Century Way (“public restrooms in 1914”), Dear Harvey (activists!), Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes to Provincetown (Southern debutante!), open heart (thoughts on monogamy!) and BUNKED! A New Musical (sponsored by Logo!) Also in the brotherly love vein: Friends of Dorothy: An Oz Cabaret (Pasties and glitter and drag? Oh my!) and Over and Over (negotiate sexual history!) 


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FringeNYC at Summer Streets

JOIN US 

SATURDAY, 

AUGUST 14TH

10am - Noon

FringeNYC XIV

Official 

Opening 

Ceremonies

Featuring: 

FringeNYTeasers

Meet the artists, see previews of shows and pick your favorites! 
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FringeNYTeasers at FringeCENTRAL

TONIGHT!
5:30pm - 6:30pm

and the FringeCAFE is OPEN!

Free previews of our shows, featuring:

Heron & Crane

Together This Time

Ruby Wilder

FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF WHITE

Trick Boxing

Faye Lane's Beauty 

Shop Stories

Trick Boxing

The Guardian's Project

My Broken Brain

SHAHEED
Featured Shows

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Tadaaaa's Tip: 

Come to FringeCENTRAL this evening for FringeNYTeasers of shows and purchase your tickets ($15 in advance with no service charge) for Saturday and Sunday! Remember, tickets at the door will be $18 - so why not save money and see more shows!

AMERICAN GYPSY featured in photo at top by Jill Jichetti
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