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Unfringed Festival 2016
The Secret Theatre
Long Island City, NY
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Unfringed Festival 2016
UNFringed offers the stage to daring new works from passionate artists who aren't afraid to push the boundaries. Show us your Dada, your pure form; your absurd or your ridiculous; your futurism, surrealism, expressionism, symbolism, whateverism. All kinds of works are accepted, as long as they're unhinged, unabashed, unbelievable, UNFringed.

Also...don't forget to rate your show at the end! Ballots will be provided at the theater.

SYNOPSES

Almost Awful

By Trystin S. Bailey
Produced by Trystin S. Bailey
Drama
75 minutes
Dr. Garrett Dean collects people with abhorrent urges in order to cure them in a group therapy session. It soon becomes obvious that the doctor is ill-equipped for the task ... and may be hiding an urge that is far worse than those he is trying to heal.

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August 13th @ 4:30pm
August 15th @ 8pm
August 21st @ 5:30pm


As He Likes It *
By Chris Weigandt & Genny Yosco
Produced by Sour Grapes Productions
Comedy
105 minutes (1 hour 45 minutes)
In this LGBT re-imagining of one of Shakespeare's classic plays, the star-crossed lovers Ross and Orlando are separated just as quickly as they fall in love. Ross must stay in disguise to avoid certain death, but must simultaneously find a way to woo his new love without drawing suspicion to himself.
* Equity-approved showcase

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August 16th @ 9:30pm
August 18th @ 7pm
August 20th @ 6pm


The Country Husband *
By Eddie Aronoff
Produced by Stage Russia
Drama
75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes)
1954. Frances Weed, a married business man living in the suburbs of NYC, is head over heels in love; unfortunately, not with his wife. Following a near-death experience, Frances journeys through a lifetime worth of challenges that puts into question his character and the series of private resolves that had formed it. Based on the classic John Cheever story, The Country Husband provides a meditation on the ramifications of the decisions we make, and the compromises we must endure to live as one with another.
*Equity-approved showcase

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August 11th @ 8pm
August 13th @ 10pm
August 14th @ 9pm


Dan Marmor is God
By Dan Marmor
Produced by Blanket Fort Productions and The Tao Company
Drama
90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes)
Dan Marmor is God, and his friends don't understand why he thinks that. If Jesus came back today, would people believe it?

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August 15th @ 6pm
August 19th @ 7:30pm
August 21st @ 7:15pm


Dark Play Or Stories For Boys
By Carlo Murillo
Produced by The Playing Company
Drama
120 minutes (2 hours)
Obsession grows between 2 young men who meet online, as lies and manipulations take place to ensnare the other. It culminates in a vicious but inevitable attack that changed them both. Exploding with deception, fluid identity, and sexual exploration in the world of technology, it is the collision of the virtual world and the real, where love and lies grow thick.
August 12th @ 9:30pm
August 13th @ 6pm
August 15th @ 9:30pm


Faye Drummond *
By Tom Rowan
Produced by Stefano Fuchs
Comedy
100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes)
Faye Drummond, the trophy wife of the fifth-richest man in America, is the  woman who has everything, but she wants the one thing she can't have: her handsome stepson. With apologies to Euripides and Racine, Faye Drummond updates the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus to contemporary New York with uproarious results.
*Equity-approved showcase

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August 17th @ 9:15pm
August 20th @ 8:45pm
August 21st @ 3pm


Flight Number Love
By Necessary I.T.E.M.S. Project
Produced by Necessary I.T.E.M.S. Project
Experimental
90 minutes (1 hour 30 minutes)
Our flight attendant will serve you raw stories seasoned with laughter, tears, and lots of turbulence. Throw some dance and poetry into the mix and this might be the best flight you have ever taken. Based on the true love stories (including those of the performers!), told in monologue form. It begs the timeless question: Is the pain of love worth it?

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August 12th @ 6pm
August 14th @ 7pm
August 17th @ 7pm


Ice Cream Man, Blue Balls, and The Funny Thing *
By Willie Johnson
Produced by Amy Rafa
Drama
80 minutes (1 hour 20 minutes)
The story of two men whose journey transforms them from strangers to enemies to lovers.....and then back again.....Ice Cream Man, Blue Balls, and The Funny Thing is a three-part exploration of masculine anger and identity, examined through the lenses of race, disability, and sexuality.
* Equity-approved showcase

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August 11th @ 6pm
August 13th @ 8:30pm
August 16th @ 7pm


The King is Dead: A Play About the Trials and Tribulations of Tindering in A Modern World in Three Parts ... in Three Parts
By Timothy Bell
Produced by RAGE Readings and Mudbear Productions
Comedy
60 minutes
The absurdist play about Tinder that you didn't know you didn't know you were waiting for. Or maybe you did. The King is Dead is, at its heart, a play about the desire for human connection. It incorporates three types of performance art (theatre, clowning, and live music) into an absurdist piece about the difficulties of finding romance (or something like it) in the urban electronic world.

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August 12th @ 8pm
August 14th @ 5:30pm
August  18th @ 9:30pm


Unturning *
Book by Gloria Makino; Music by John Thomas; Arrangements by Jonathan Fox Powers
Produced by Gloria Makino
Musical Drama
80 minutes (1 hour 20 minutes)
A musical adaptation of Thomas Hardys classic novel The Return of the Native;  however, unlike the nineteenth-century story told by a white man about an exotic young woman, Unturning lets the legendary Eustacia Vye tell the story of her tumultuous life, love, and estrangement from the polite society that condemns her as an outsider.
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August 11th @ 9:30pm
August 14th @ 3pm
August 19th @ 9:30pm


SCHEDULE

Thursday August 11th
6:00pm
: Ice Cream Man, Blue Balls, and The Funny Thing
8:00pm: The Country Husband
9:30pm: Unturning


Friday August 12th
6:00pm
: Flight Number Love
8:00pm: The King is Dead
9:30pm: Dark Plays Or Stories For Boys


Saturday August 13th
4:30pm
: Almost Awful
6:00pm: Dark Plays Or Stories For Boys
8:30pm: Ice Cream Man, Blue Balls, and The Funny Thing
10:00pm: The Country Husband


Sunday August 14th
3:00pm
: Unturning
5:30pm: The King is Dead
7:00pm: Flight Number Love
9:00pm : The Country Husband


Monday August 15th
6:00pm
: Dan Marmor is God
8:00pm: Almost Awful
9:30pm: Dark Plays Or Stories For Boys


Tuesday August 16th
7:00pm
: Ice Cream Man, Blue Balls, and The Funny Thing
9:30pm: As He Likes It


Wednesday August 17th
7:00pm
: Flight Number Love
9:15pm: Faye Drummond


Thursday August 18th
7:00pm
: As He Likes It
9:30pm: The King is Dead


Friday August 19th
7:30pm
: Dan Marmor is God
9:30pm: Unturning


Saturday August 20th
6:00pm
: As He Likes It
8:45pm: Faye Drummond


Sunday August 21st
3:00pm
: Faye Drummond
5:30pm: Almost Awful
7:15pm: Dan Marmor is God

Location

The Secret Theatre (View)
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States

Categories

Arts > Theatre
Other > Festivals

Minimum Age: 13

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