Below are the shows at the 11th anniversary of the Fringe Encore Series, from September 9h to October 29th, 2016 at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), selected from both the New York International Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe, listed chronologically by opening date.
From the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival
A celebration of the lives of the nine gunned down at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina on June 17, 2015.
September 9-17, 2016
Winner of Fringe NYC Overall Excellence for a Play
David, a young actor with only children’s theatre credits, is making his Broadway debut in a play by New York’s “most inflammatory” playwright—but it means nudity and performing a lewd sex act. What’s more important? Dignity or career?
September 11- October 16
One man’s dealings with the dirty secrets of apt dwellers in NYC. A wild ride with original musical numbers that give you a voyeuristic view of what lies behind their doors.
Sex! Murder! Insanity! John Philip Sousa! All this and more in a darkly comic and appallingly relevant play that explores the upsetting and true events surrounding Evelyn Nesbit, Harry K Thaw, and the 1906 murder of famed architect Stanford White.
September 8 – 27
Two oddball acquaintances meet once a month over a ping pong table. But this night is different. This night there is something else in the room
September 19 – October 1
Winner of Fringe NYC Overall Excellence for a solo show
Evan Zes portrays 30 characters, including himself, a struggling actor turns an NYC rent-controlled apartment into a lucrative AIRBNB scheme in this wild-but-TRUE one-man show
September 24 – October 8
Acrobatically brilliant sequel to The Little Prince. Note: This is the only show in the Fringe Encore Series being performed at a different theater, Barrow Street Theater.
When you teach third grade, you can’t tell your students everything. A two-time Moth GrandSLAM champion comes clean about classroom disasters, falling in love and forging letters from an imaginary Queen.
October 1 – 14
Jamie has resurfaced the ice rink for decades – frozen in isolation, unnoticed by the world around him. On the brink of his mother’s death, he begins a high-stakes journey of self-discovery through darkly funny and morally risky encounters.
October 3 – 15
Ten years have gone by since 9/11, but life without Dad has not gotten any easier. In this memory play-meets-docudrama, six young women search for identity, understanding, and redemption in the wake of a national—and very personal—tragedy.
October 5 – 18
Carlos Dengler he talks about heavy metal, human origins, and his road from pizza delivery to rockstardom with the band Interpol.
October 15 – 29
Glimpse underneath the Big Top with our a capella musical circus sideshow! In the dusty desert, Myrtle Corbin, the Four-Legged curiosity, meets her match. Can this veteran performer make a life outside the tent?
Winner of Fringe Overall Excellence for a solo show.
One woman. 25 characters. All inside a cupboard! The doors open to reveal: a drunken couple in Vegas, a lonely Giantess, the entire Greek Army inside the Trojan Horse, & more!
Winner of Fringe Overall Excellence for a Play
A look at The Sound of Music from the point of view of Rolfe (“I am 17 going on 18”), a Nazi who is also gay.
Oct 23- 29
From the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
September 3 – September 17, 2016
When Ryan moves from the city to Katie’s coastal town, they make a connection that will shake their worlds forever. Playful visual storytelling with a live electronic score about autism, friendship and a very big wave.
Sep 13-24, 2016
Eric Maria Remarque’s classic vision of the First World War from the German viewpoint receives a first rate production and performance from Incognito Theatre
5 GUYS CHILLIN’ VIP
Award-winning graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the gay chemsex chill-out scene. From surgeons to students, couples to kink; guys that love it and lost guys longing to be loved. Made from interviews with guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin’ is an original look into a drug-fuelled, hedonistic, highly secret world of chemsex, Grindr and the search for intimacy and instant gratification. (“Chemsex” is defined as men using specific drugs to have sex with other men.)
September 27 – October 9
PIAF AND BREL (THE IMPOSSIBLE CONCERT)
Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: Two French musical icons. They sang songs of romance, heartbreak, hope and love. They lived lives of drama and passion. This impossible concert, featuring internationally acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall, relives the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music. With Amsterdam, Milord, La Vie en Rose and other French classics.
October 4 – 14
Dublin, 11th March 2015. A slip-up loophole in the law declares all drugs legal for 24 hours. On this night of rebellion, Harry finds himself under the influence of Saoirse. Bound by the ecstasy of their union, secrets are shared, and the stench of bloodshed is looming. Stay Up Late and Bear Trap Theatre fuse cut-throat dialect with stylized movement, forging a fresh, progressive theatre experience.
And for the Children
Tilly Mouse lives under an opera house, and she just loves to sing! Her dream is to perform on stage. But whenever anybody sees her, they scream and run away. With determination, imagination, and help from her friends, Tilly proves that even a mouse can be a star! Featuring songs and arias from several operas, including Gianni Schicchi, Carmen and The Magic Flute.