NY Fringe Festival

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    A new litter of singing and dancing felines hits the stage in Ellen Warkentine and Andrew Pedroza’s hysterical but uneven Fringe opera based on the Internet’s Lolcats photos.

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    David Marx’s drama “Would,” a Fringe Festival show, digs deeply into the psychology of self-forgiveness in its examination of a young man who was imprisoned for life at age 14.

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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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    A cursed necklace, a golden cloak, and potions figure in "Grimm," still another conflation of fairy tale stories, one better suited to “Sesame Street” than the stage, at the Fringe.

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    NY Review: 'Love Death Brains: A Pete Rydberg Musical Meme'

    An experiment to see if humans and zombies can coexist is at the center of "Love Death Brains," a promising but flawed tuner in the Fringe Festival.

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    An Interrogation Primer

    The Fringe show “An Interrogation Primer” is a chilling, thought-provoking stage adaptation of an essay by an American military interrogator about his experiences inIraq.

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    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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    NY Review: 'Bang! The Curse of John Wilkes Booth

    A dandy one-man Fringe show written and performed by Scott Baker, "Bang! The Curse of John Wilkes Booth" explores the myth that Booth was never captured.

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    NY Review: 'Saharava: A Ritualized Dance-Opera'

    Spellbinding Fringe entry "Saharava" combines inventive choreography and Eastern-flavored music to trace the birth, life, and rebirth of a young Everywoman.

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    Behind the Badge

    “Behind the Badge,” written and performed by Marrick Smith and Lachlan McKinney, is a vigorous two-man Fringe work about a cop and his son that’s based on true events.