NY Fringe Festival

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    June and Nancy

    Actor-playwright Michelle Ramoni’s “June and Nancy,” a Fringe entry about an extramarital lesbian love affair in 1950s Manhattan, though not uninteresting, is definitely ungainly.

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    Hanafuda Denki : A Tale of Fantastic Traditional Playing Cards

    A mixture of ghost stories andWeimarcabaret, “Hanafuda Denki,”Tokyo’s Ryuzanji Company’s adaptation of “The Threepenny Opera,” is sometimes inexplicable but always delightful.

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    City of Shadows

    “City of Shadows” is a unique and compelling song cycle from the Fringe that makes use of haunting forensic photographs to paint an impression of life’s fragility and preciousness.

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    Becoming Butch

    Vincent James Arcuri’s “Becoming Butch,” a one-man Fringe show, is a familiar gay self-acceptance tale related with such specificity and insight that it’s once again fresh.

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    20 Somethings

    Evan Sanderson’s “20 Somethings,” a Fringe Festival play about young people seeking a place to belong, is funny and touching though somewhat unoriginal.

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    My Date With Troy Davis

    In the Fringe show “My Date With Troy Davis,” the engaging Daniel Glenn considers such philosophical concerns as comparative moralities and the worth of human life with flair.

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    SleepOver

    Watching the Fringe drama “SleepOver,” it becomes clear that high school senior Max W. Friedlich is a talented writer, with a sharp ear for dialogue and a good eye for character.

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    <the invisible draft>

    At the New Ohio Theater, Preview of the Arts’ abstract Fringe Festival offering, “,” is aesthetically superb but doesn’t offer any coherent meaning.

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    Non-Equity: The Musical!

    “Non-Equity: The Musical!,” at the Fringe, while more than a bit rough around the edges, is a fairly enjoyable 100 minutes, thanks to its breezy humor and gamely enthusiastic cast.

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    Dogs

    “Dogs,” at the Fringe, is a movement-oriented work about a gay Israeli theater director trying to make an all-male musical out of “Romeo and Juliet” with Arab and Jewish actors.