NY Fringe Festival

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    Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame

    “Blanche: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame,” Onalea Gilbertson’s Fringe Festival song cycle about her feisty grandmother, lacks craft but is an affecting love letter.

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    NY Review: 'We Crazy, Right?'

    Jeff Seabaugh's inspiring one-man play "We Crazy, Right?," a Fringe Festival entry, tells how he and his husband created a family through adoption.

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    NY Review: 'I <3 Revolution'

    Three amusingly inept revolutionaries kidnap the audience at the Living Theatre in Hist 123's hilarious Fringe Festival offering, "I <3 Revolution."

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    NY Review: 'An Evening With Kirk Douglas'

    The title of this Fringe show is "An Evening With Kirk Douglas," but the character serves as little more than a plot point for some very uneven comedy.

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    A Short Trip

    In Jason Atkinson’s dull Fringe comedy “A Short Trip,” complex religious questions underlie superficial concerns in a story about whether a spouse should take a Roman vacation.

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    In author Matthew Greene’s Fringe show “#MormoninChief,” a Mormon running for president says something provocative in church that a congregant Tweets, but nothing much happens.

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    “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.

  • Advice

    Turning a Corner as a Writer and an Actor

    For the first time in my life I have received money in exchange for my words. The corner I turned doesn’t necessarily have to do with the getting-paid part, but allow me to elaborate.

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    Playwright Arlene Hutton is a bit stymied by her foray into futuristic melodrama with “Vacuum,” a Fringe melodrama about whether or not a cancer cure should be suppressed.

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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.