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August 13th - 29th
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FringeNYC at SUMMER STREETS

Pedestrians to experience FringeNYC in outdoor setting

 

BY JOEY HOOD

 

Are you ready for a summer street party?


The New York International Fringe Festival has teamed up with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Summer Streets 2010 series to present FringeNYTEASERS amid the hustle and bustle of SoHo streets for three consecutive Saturdays, from August 7 to August 21.


The FringeNYTEASERS are a way for theater companies to showcase snippets or previews from their larger narratives, said Britt Lafield, who serves as a festival administrator for FringeNYC.


We’ll be occupying the stage on Spring and Lafayette Street. The companies had an opportunity to sign up and do a small segment of their show for the public. We really do try and give them as much opportunity as possible to get the word out there about their show,” Lafield added.


Meanwhile, FRINGEJR shows will also provide family-friendly options and interactive children activities, according to NYC DOT’s official Web site.

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INDIAN MOVIE STAR ALERT!
BOLLYWOOD STAR BRINGS PLAY ON MUMBAI TERRORIST ATTACK TO FringeNYC

BY JOEY HOOD

 

Vivan Bhatena’s recent career involved stints in action-heavy popcorn flicks and a veejay gig for MTV India.  Propelled by his dashing looks and high cheekbones, Bhatena was even pegged for the role of Edward in his home country’s version of the Twilight series. But time conflicts and FringeNYC rehearsals for A Personal War prompted a last-minute decision.


“I have opted out of the show because I had to perform this play, and my dates were clashing,” Bhatena said in a recent interview with the Hindustan Times.

The play, which debuts stateside as part of the New York International Fringe Festival on Aug. 15 at Dixon Place, is based on touching accounts from survivors of the Mumbai terrorist attacks. The 140-minute show features multimedia elements, heady subject matter and its share of emotional solace as well.


“We’re raising funds for the Police Commissioner’s Office and all those people who lost their near and dear ones during the operation,” Bhatena said.


Almost two years have passed since the Taj Mahal Hotel bombings known by its date “26/11” to Mumbai city dwellers. Bhatena says that the storyline has increased global discussion after Edinburgh Fringe Festival dates and a nomination for the Amnesty International Award.


“When it was performed at Edinburgh, Scotland, we met people from Ireland who had only read about the 26/11 attacks as a small snippet in the newspapers. They had no clue of the scale of the siege,” Bhatena said.


For more information and clips from A Personal War, visit the play’s official Web site at www.divyapalat.net/personal_war/
FringeAL FRESCO: And Dancin' in the Streets

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“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin' in the street” goes the famous 60s song. This year, FringeAL FRESCO shows will be about dancing, moving and grooving. FringeNYC veteran Hiram Pines, new collaborator Debora Balardini and other performers will present two pieces: “ Not My Problem” (he said) and “Not Looking Out” (she said).


Debora and Hiram met in a performance class. (Guess who plays the role of teacher?) They discovered a similar affinity for street theater, which is characterized by spontaneity and generosity. All at once, their combined 20-minute works will be surreal, comic, serious and joyful.


“Not My Problem” was inspired by the remains of a fast-food meal thrown out of a speeding car: the iconic gesture of “I don’t care.” Hiram translated his response to a movement piece connecting attitude to gesture.


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 In “Inside, Not Looking Out,” Debora does care; her work focuses on human existence, pondering the presence of masculine and feminine intelligence in both men and women.


Catch these two shows as part of our FringeAL FRESCO 2010 offerings. FringeNYTeasers of these shows will be shown the next three Saturdays on The FringeNYC Stage at Summer Streets (Spring Street and Lafayette) as well as in surprise events. Further details will be available at FringeCENTRAL and can be found on our Twitter feed.  

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here'a a special sneak peek at 
The FringeNYC Stage at SUMMER STREETS
August 7th Line Up:


  • Over There 

    The Mad 7    

  • American Gypsy       

  • Hamlettes   

  • As You Like It          

  • Richard III       

  • THE PRINCES OF PERSUASION: Recipes For Romance

  • Terms of Dismemberment: A Musical with Heart...and Other Body Parts

  • An Idiot    

  • G

    et Rich Cheating     

  • Ghost of Dracula     

  • Strange Love in Outer Space


                                  hosted by PJ Walsh from OVER THERE

                                       and Franca Vercelloni from 

                             CLASSICALLY TRAINED, 

www.FringeNYC.org                                                                                                          Contact: info@FringeNYC.org



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