2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 8 NYC Shows Online

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which last year went entirely digital, is back in person in Scotland this year through August 30th, though smaller than usual — only about a thousand shows at a mere 140 venues. Luckily for stay-at-home New Yorkers, some of the shows this year are online, including at least eight that originated in New York City and are now on demand at the festival. Below is a list of those eight, put together by one of the playwrights, Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works Project. “It seemed like something theater-lovers might like to know about.”

Click on the titles to learn more about the shows and to buy tickets.

Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies 
Jessica Sherr as Bette Davis takes us on a bumpy ride through her most defining moments, including her triumphs over misogyny and four failed marriages.

Hitler’s Tasters (August 19 + 20)
Sarah Norris of New Light Theater Project’s dark comedy tells the story, based on true events, of the young women who had the “honor” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters.  https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/hitler-s-tasters

Language Games 
Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works Project offers an absurdist take on philosophy and language, when a present-day student and activist joins Ludwig Wittgenstein, Paul Shepard and Walter Benjamin for an aggressive game of mahjong.

Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal 
Melissa Center is… marrying Jake Gyllenhaal. No really – she is! What starts out as her Jewish mom’s pesky fantasy turns into a full-on mission..  

Megan Hill & Crystal Skillman, presented by NYC’s Flying Carpet and The Tank, offer an LGBTQ love story. A woman called The Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, yet is attempting something more impossible than illusion – rescuing her girlfriend from death.  

Planet of the Grapes
Peter Michael Marino presents a live, toy theater parody of Planet of the Apes.

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano
In this play by Tlaloc Rivas and Los Rivax Project, based on a young adult novel by Sonia Manzano, a young girl growing up in Spanish Harlem learns important truths about herself, and all that went into shaping the Nuyorican identity.

A Sip With Vodka
Sarah Lazarus and Slaz Productions tells the story of a Russian immigrant named Natasha who moves with her son to NYC in the hopes of becoming a Real Housewife and cabaret star..  

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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