Posts tagged FringeNYC
POST: FringeNYC's 'Hard Day's Night' - how does Mickey relate?

Anyway, I walked, glad to see that I had made it, in and I took a seat on the fourth row. As I sat, I took quick notice of the stage: all Disney-themed, and wondered, "How does Mickey come in to relate with a crazy family?", as I had read in the description. I had never been in a venue this small before, but I had previously experienced a black box theater performance back in the high school. 

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Beware the Chupacabra!' - loneliness, a means to survival

Once they allowed us into the theater, I noticed how small and intimate it was, which I really appreciate because I like that up close and personal feeling. I was a little concerned though, because there was a seemingly homeless man laying down in the back of the theater. Once the audience was seated, he began to beg random guests for change. 

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Land of Broken Toys' - life doesn't make sense

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Land of Broken Toys. I found myself annoyed, angry, even disturbed by the qualities these characters possessed. But as more of their personalities came out, I started to see more of myself in these characters. Honestly, to see myself in characters as broken as Luke, an intense neurotic man, and Kenna, a defensive complicated woman, was rough. 

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POST: FringeNYC's 'The Boys Are Angry' - the odds against women

After the brutal introduction to AJ’s perspective on women, the bitter gamer settles onto a rugged yellow couch. It is quickly revealed that the living room is all he utilizes in the 1,000+ sq. foot home. He paces around the stage in search of food, through a pile of rancid takeout containers, only to then settle on grabbing a beer. I took a moment to ponder this - was this an artistic statement I was failing to see?

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Love in the Middle Ages' - it's never too late

As I entered, this woman asked for my first name and she wrote it on what turned out to be a name tag. Each audience remember received one. Because I was super excited I didn’t think anything of it but as I made my way into the theater and I was surprised. I thought for sure I was in the wrong place, so I turned around to walk back out, but I heard someone ask the if this was the theater to see Love in the Middle Ages and the reply, “Yes, just sit anywhere.” I immediately turned back around and majority of the seats were already gone and I was early.  After spinning around for a couple of seconds I found a seat next to an old couple, around a small table. 

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Night of the Living' - the child stuck in the middle

I didn’t really believe that Mia and Marshall really loved Henry. It’s not like they showed hard hitting signs of caring about him when Mia was cheating on Marshall or when Mia used wanting a family vacation to combat Marshall’s anniversary plans (when in reality she actually had plans with Jim, her coworker, that she did not want to cancel). I mean, I know we never actually met Henry, but I believe actions speak louder than words, and all Mia and Marshall did was argue over who took care of Henry best, who was the most responsible parent, etc. This constant argument seemed to scream, “Look how much heavier my burden in than yours!”

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Far from Canterbury' I liked the snug feel

I read the little blurb, about a Knight that is to find the one thing that women most desire. I was curious how that was going to play out. I was very amused with the concept of what women really desire most. As a woman myself, I couldn’t give you a definite answer. And I am pretty sure that my guess is just as good as anyone’s, but to have it narrowed down made me only want to know the answer. 

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Single Room Occupancy' shyness holding me back

I then notice the band playing, and the first instrument I see is a keytar, a fusion of guitar and keyboard. A total throwback, making me beyond excited to hear the synth/dance sound of this unique instrument. The play immediately earned cool points. I began bobbing my head and dancing in my seat to the music that was playing, the play hadn’t even started, and I was already in good spirits.

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