FringeNYC 2010

A RAISIN IN THE SALAD by Kevin R. Free

When playwright Kevin R. Free announces he is leaving the racially polarized world he created, his caricatures revolt, with tragically comic results.

AN IDIOT by Jeff Tabnick

In this retelling of Dostoevsky’s THE IDIOT, Prince Myshkin runs for U.S. Senate to incite a Christian revolution based on infinite pity. As his fame grows, he helps a recovering alcoholic win a porn-star’s love. But when she falls for Myshkin instead, can compassion prevent murder?

COOKIE by Chad Beckim

Alan has a problem. The phone won’t stop ringing, the door won’t stop knocking, and the bills keep on coming. When a friend proposes a green-card marriage for money, this down-on-his-luck writer’s notions of race and identity are turned upside down in this darkly comic examination of racial and sexual stereotypes.

MISS MAGNOLIA BEAUMONT GOES TO PROVINCETOWN by Joe Hutcheson

Civil War era Southern debutante Miss Magnolia Beatrice Devareux Beaumont has choked to death on the meat of a pork rib, only to find herself suddenly inhabiting the body of a thirty-something gay New Yorker (to whom she refers to as Master Joseph) on his way to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a birthday vacation.

MONETIZING EMMA by Felipe Ossa

Bullied at school, annoyed by mom and obsessed with Jane Austen, 15-year-old Emma Dorfman is about enter a new world: the global financial system.

OPEN HEART by Joe Salvatore

Explores gay relationships that allow for outside sexual partners through the actual words of men who shared their personal stories and thoughts on monogamy, fidelity, sex, and open relationships.

P.O. by Scott Klavan

A biting, raunchy, unflinching look at the changing face of American work: at a contemporary post office, two workers, middle-aged white men, find that their jobs are slowly but inexorably being fazed out.

PICTURE INCOMPLETE, A ONE MAN MUSICAL by Trent Armand Kendall

Feeling older, but not wiser, The Storyteller takes a journey of discovery told through multiple characters, monologues and original songs.

THE CONVENIENCES OF MODERN LIVING by Daniel Kelley and Emily Plumb

In the wake of losing their child, a married couple must decide where their future lies: Is it with a romantic talking dryer who dreams of her homeland of IKEA? An adventurous 10-year old boy who dreams of true love and basketball camp? Or with leaving behind the memories that still haunt their home?

THE MOMENTUM by Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell, Boo Killebrew and Jordan Seavey

A self-help-sploitation that asks: Unhappy? Listless? Broke? Alone? Depressed? Shoeless? Eventually you’ll learn it's not what you don't have that matters, but what you think you want to have but don't yet and aren't sure how to find and who even knows if what you want is what you need or if it's obtainable but if it is there's only one way to get it: THE MOMENTUM ™®©.

VENUS & MONA by Leslie Bramm

When fighting the ultimate hate/rage battle with yourself, someone’s gonna take a beating.

WAR ZONES by Laura Brienza

Sometimes the body is a war zone.

WEST LETHARGY by Stephen Kaliski

Two couples, both stalled on their journeys westward toward California, form a strange new neighborhood in this wildly inventive, surreal comedy.

A sampling of excellent indie plays from the fourteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival