FringeNYC 2013

A FALLOPIAN FAIRY TALE by Marisa Marquez

Maligaya is on a mission to take the pink out of Princess and put it back in the pussy. With her pitch for a Disney-meets-Girls children's book at stake, stories from her life expose a less charming reality.

ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA by Plan-B Theatre Company

Adam is openly Mormon. Steve is openly gay. Set against the backdrop of the passage of Prop. 8, these childhood friends grapple with religion, sexuality, politics and adulthood.

ALABAMA BOUND by Charlotte Higgins

A one-woman play featuring five different darkly humorous, sometimes heartbreaking vignettes of Southern women in various stages of trouble.

AUTUMN IN ANDROMEDA by Jonathan Wallace

A play about the humanity of aliens, the alienation of humans, and the very real possibility of being eaten alive.

BREAKING KAYFABE by Temar Underwood

A multimedia docudrama on the rise and fall of one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, with live in-ring action.

CARROLL GARDENS ABORNING by Lawrence Dial

After a late night visit from a pregnant and anxious Lily, Angelica, recovering from an emotionally crippling still-birth, finds herself lactating, but without child; meanwhile her stay-at-home husband, Hank, struggles to make sense of a potentially vile rumor about his best friend Izzy.

CERTIFIABLE by Molly Rydzel

A love triangle, a sommelier struggling with schizophrenia, and the collapse of the housing market.

DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND ACROSS THE STREAM by Jake Shore

Paul's parents don't know if their enlisted son is dead but Turner claims to and will sell the information.

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL KATHY BLANCHARD by Michael Ross Albert

Set against the backdrop of the Stanley Cup Finals in a house undergoing major renovations, the unruly members of a large family struggle with impending loss, both on the ice and at home.

FREE DESIREE by Amontaine Aurore

The play follows two sisters growing up in a small suburb in 1972 that are influenced by the cultural revolution of the times, and each in her own way, determined to challenge the status quo.

INEXCUSABLE FANTASIES by Susan McCully

Funny look at lust, love and finding one’s true desires be they Martha Stewart’s marzipan or Oil of Olay.

INFALLIBILITY by Matt Barbot

After being tricked into taking part in the infamous trial of a dead pope, 18-year-old actor Carlo enlists the help of his favorite saint to perform the story of his life for his prison guards…all as part of a plan to find a happy ending.

LANDSCAPE WITH MISSING PERSON by John Crutchfield

A teenage railroad-punk, a strange middle-aged man, and a road-trip across America: what begins as a chance encounter turns into a wild and unpredictable quest in search of True Love.

LIGHTS NARROW by Vincent Marano

Is hell a heaven of our own making or is the end a wish we can't control? Two strangers meet in a place both familiar and foreign to sort out their collective fates. Will death be the only winner?

NICHOLAS MAEVE MARIANNE by Matthew Stephen Smith

Plunged deep in the contemporary angst of today's not-so-young adults, the play follows three estranged friends who are fighting like hell to maintain a sense of safety, belonging, and home.

OLD FAMILIAR FACES by Nat Cassidy

A time-jumping, heartbreaking drama about the astounding true story of Charles and Mary Lamb, juxtaposed with a modern-day American “adaptation” of the difficult romance between Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.

ORBITING ASTRAL BODIES by Nathan Gregorski

When the Moon decides to leave Earth in search of something better, the lives of four people are upended as they struggle to seek their own meaning, reality, and purpose.

OUR KIKI: A GAY FARCE by Seth Tucker

A gay and straight couple switch partners to fool Immigration.

PUSSY by Maura Halloran

A lesbian couple whose love is on the rocks, their overly "curious" landlady and their cat… this love triangle is starting to get crowded.

SOMEWHERE SAFER by Lauren Ferebee

Examining memory's force and the dangers of extremism, the play reaches back and forth in time to capture the aftermath of an explosion that irrevocably changes the course of nine lives.

STRANDED ON MOTOR PARKWAY by Dan Fingerman

1986: After their mother's death from AIDS Johnny and Angie find themselves living with their estranged father. They hate living on Long Island, they miss their mom, they miss Queens, but if the Mets win the World Series...maybe things will be OK.

STRANGE RAIN by Lynda Crawford

The play follows two reporters as they try to unravel the mystery of a prolonged rain with the aid of lesbian psychics, comic meteorologists, a street-kid poet, and a mysterious man who talks of secret experiments in the desert, all leading back decades to the real-life experiments of Wilhelm Reich in the 1950s.

SUICIDE MATH by Jim Shankman

As the war in Vietnam drags on, three students in an ivory tower are touched by death.

TALK TO ME ABOUT SHAME by Julian Goldhagen

A multimedia solo performance piece wherein the experience of shame is explored in order to reconfigure relationships to shame from ones that are isolating to ones that nurture community bonds.

THE A-IS-FOR-ABORTION PLAY by Cassandra Hume

5 women, 15 characters explore the personal, dark and often comedic stories behind abortion and choice through a series of personal narratives and surreal fantasies.

THE NIGHTMARE 'DREAM' by Neal J. Freeman

Stoker’s Dracula collides with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a puckishly ‘biting’ woodland mashup where no ruffled neck is safe.

THE RUFUS EQUATION by Ted Cubbin

Professor Bert Rufus invents a secret, breakthrough device that will shock the world - and also might get him a date.

THEMUMBLINGS by Dan Kitrosser

Allen, a gay children’s performer and Jodie, anthropologist of sex and gender, tell the story of their marriage while playing the myriad of people in their lives, hoping the sum of their relationship is greater than all these parts put together.

THIS IS A PLAY ABOUT ARTISTS by Ginger Kearns

Two ex-lovers, a performance artist and a poet, use art to relive and explore their tragic love affair.

WORST YEAR EVER by Charlotte Miller

Welcome to a short presentation about why Charlotte Walker Miller, age 12, is having the worst year ever.

A sampling of excellent indie plays from the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival