|It’s FringeNYC time in the Big Apple | 16th Annual Festival Takes Over Downtown
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Ted Greenberg
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Four years ago, my long running Off Broadway comedy show, Ted Greenberg’s The Complete Performer, got its start as part of the New York International Fringe Festival, the largest multi-arts festival in North America. I am proud that my show began at the festival. At that time, the show was only 30 minutes (now it’s an hour long), and I got to develop my material with loyal Fringe audiences. I am ever grateful for the opportunity.
It’s August in New York which means it’s the FringeNYC time of year. Nineteen venues in downtown New York will host over 200 shows from around the world. And, as luck would have it, the SoHo Playhouse, where I perform every Saturday night at 10:00 pm, is one of those venues. I will once again be surrounded by the excitement and raw energy that the Fringe brings to New York.
Here’s the down low on the FringeNYC shows that will perform at the Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse.
#1 Danny Visconti is HILL-BENT: My Night with Hillary Clinton — A musical journey about one man’s obsession with our Secretary of State and the wild shenanigans meeting Mrs. Clinton inspires.
#2 Honest — Billed as a black comedy for the 99%, Honest is direct to us from Tel Aviv. The show follows one man’s night as he shares the brutal truth with everyone he meets.
#3 Immaculate Degeneration — This is an inspired by a true story show. Pamela battles an unseen disability; she is neither sighted, nor blind. Immaculate Degeneration calls itself a “one-woman rock and roll cabaret.”
#4 The Mike Hadge Trio’s 7th Reunion Concert — Clearly a comedy about a former band reuniting. Is 7 their lucky number?
#5 This Too Shall Suck — A hodgepodge of life’s mysteries, Matt Graham’s “one-man traumedy” follows his transition from “drunken bum into reclusive cat lady/professional gambler.”
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