FringeNYC 2003

3 THEMES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW by Frank Kuzler

Three social satires told in mythic, cartoon and burlesque styles.

ACTS OF CONTRITION by Timothy Nolan

What begins as a summer beach retreat turns into a fight for the souls of three young priests as The Cardinal looms over their actions - past and present - and hideous long-kept secrets are revealed and faith, friendship and the seal of the confessional are all put to the test.

EXPAT/INFERNO by Alejandro Morales

Haunted by an encounter with a French chanteuse in a gay bar, Danny escapes post 9/11 New York to go to Paris … and come face to face with a tragedy he would do anything to forget.

FINAL COUNTDOWN by Saviana Stanescu

A torrid Balkan Americanized absurdist comic adventurette about balloons, children and deviant parents.

GOTHAM STANDARDS by Chris Harcum

In a series of eight monologues, Chris Harcum goes in the minds of several men and looks at life in relation to two icons, his grandmother and Batman.

LOST, A MUSICAL by Kirk Wood Bromley

A Hansel and Gretel upgrade in which the fairy tale format is transplanted and twisted into a fresh new form, containing real American myths and ghost stories, intensely modern situations and dilemmas, and troubling meditations on the way children are treated in present American society.

MEDITATIONS FROM NORTH AMERICA by Anthony P. Pennino

Rich McLain – kidnapped, tortured, alone, far from home – discovers that there are still choices.

MO(U)RNING by Adrian Rodriguez

Inspired by the 9/11 tragedy, the play explores the diverse reactions to trauma in and around the disaster area.

MUSE OF FIRE by Kelly McAllister

A pair of new muses join a college theatre group in the hopes of turning a young actress into a great artist

NHARCOLEPSY by Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman

The story of a Belgian cabaret singer and his mostly silent accomplice who go searching for the Yeti at the North Pole.

POOP-A TRUE STORY by Micheline Auger

When an actress is hired to be a piece of art, she gets more than she bargains for.

PRINCIPIA by Michael Maiello

A comic,musical exploration of religion,philosophy and conspiracy theories; also, how to take over the world.

SHIRTWAIST by Ellen K. Anderson

Sparks fill the modern-day Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, as ghosts of the girls who died in the blaze torment an NYU professor and a spunky woman NYC fighter.

SOUTHERN GOTHIC NOVEL: THE ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI SEX-SLAVE INCIDENT by Frank Blocker

A solo play about a fictional book that feels like a movie: Viola Haygood chases her newest unavailable love amid town panic, disappearing young women and an FBI investigation.

THE SAVIOR OF FENWAY by Brendon Bates

As the Red Sox loose to the NY Yankees, four loyal fans retreat behind the cheap wood paneling of a South Boston bar.

THIS IS A NEWSPAPER by Jordan Seavey

Who has it worse – hostages in a Moscow theatre or Winona Ryder caught shoplifting? A satirical take on post-9/11 news that proves that the stories we read in the paper are just stories.

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