Baruch Performing Arts Center Hosts FringeNYC Encore Series
September 4 – 27
NEW YORK, NY- August 25, 2014 – Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series is offering theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the New York International Fringe Festival.
This year, the FringeNYC Encore Series will be divided into two separate mini festivals. Baruch Performing Arts Center will present exclusively solo performances as part of its ongoing “Solo In The City” performance series (which has previously presented works by Sandra Bernhard, Jackie Hoffman and Tovah Feldshuh), while SoHo Playhouse will host an array of drama, comedies and musicals. FringeNYC and The FringeNYC Encore Series are servicemarks and/or trademarks of The Present Theatre, Inc. and are used with permission.
Performances at the Baruch Performing Arts Center
SOLO IN THE CITY: THE FRINGENYC ENCORE SERIES runs September 4 - 27 at Baruch Performing Arts Center, located on the campus of Baruch College in Manhattan on East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues. Tickets are $18 - $20, available online at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac, by phone at (646) 312-5073, or at the box office at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter E. 25th St. between Lexington & 3rd Avenues.) Performances will include:
• Confessions of Old Lady #2: Joan Shepard's sparkling account of 74 years on Broadway and on TV. Laced with side-splitting stories & witty songs, this musical memoir won four stars from the London Times.
• Fearless: The story of one man's broken engagement (not his fault), failed suicide attempt (definitely his fault), the relationships that followed (probably his fault) and the misguided attempts to teach his students how to take risks and become fearless.
• Gary Busey's One Man Hamlet (As Performed by David Carl): In this absurdist romp through Shakespeare, pop culture, and life in the theatre, iconic actor Gary Busey (played by comedian David Carl) will perform all the parts in "Hamlet", using homemade puppets, videos, live music, and poetry.
• Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey, with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran: Ever wish the Holocaust hadn't happened? Some say it didn't! Join Barry's journey to find deniers from Illinois to Iran, meeting engineers and ex-presidents, dodging a brother in Hungary and a boyfriend back home to discover the truth.
• Magical Negro Speaks: Jamil Ellis gives voice to the Magical Negro -- one of Hollywood’s favorite tropes -- and examines what images in entertainment mean for future generations.
• Murder Margaret and Me: Margaret Rutherford became a global legend playing Miss Marple. Originally she didn't want the part, and Agatha Christie didn't want Marple played by "the funniest woman alive." This British sell-out sensation sees Christie playing detective, unearthing Rutherford's terrible secrets.
• The Pawnbroker: Lies, Lovers, and Bertolt Brecht: What price would you pay for love -- your dignity, your sanity, your place in history? Discover the lies behind Brecht's legend - and what five women lost to create it.
• Sex, Lies & Earl Grey: How do you take your tea? Georgina likes it hot with good manners, bad behavior and a pianist. Her crash course in etiquette reveals more than she, or you might expect.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.