Posts tagged FringeNYC2016
POST: FringeNYC's 'Black & Blue' - two worlds collide

The first scene of the show, a police officer was on the ground kneeling as if she had killed someone, and turns out she did. People surround her and spoke their opinions, such as “she followed protocol” or “he attacked her”. I later found out that the man killed was the main character's cousin Mark. The scenes seemed all so familiar to me because... it was the society I am living in.

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Colorblind'd' - this started an inner conflict

During the first scene Eden, one of the characters presented the idea that a character shouldn't be chosen for a play based on their skin tone but based on how well they act. When she said that line I felt like I could jump and scream "damn right!" But then something stopped inside of me when she showed the headshot of the character she chose, and I realized she was really white. 

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POST: 'The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby' - I had severely misjudged...

As the initial shock of learning that this was a comedy/musical fades, I find myself getting really into it. Characters come and go, and soon Jesus is born. At this point in the show, which I thought was actually the end of the show, a thought finds its way racing into my head that invades my brain for the rest of the show. What kind of toys did Joseph make for Jesus?

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Anonymous, Anonymous' - my brain hurt

The play opens with a train car scene - one guy sitting reading a book and another standing and holding a pole. Suddenly, two guys break into the scene yelling “What time is it? SHOW TIME!” They rip off their clothes revealing tutus and do an intricate, choreographed ballet routine. I died laughing. It was a twist on the usual train entertainment that most New Yorkers experience. 

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POST: FringeNYC's 'Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show' - comedy and commentary

 I spent the vast majority of the 80-minute performance bellowing with laughter. The mix of stand up comedy, small skits, spoken word-style poetry and musical numbers thrilled me. I found myself constantly surprised by the variety the duo unleashed. At some point in the early beginnings of the show, they started singing about the “bowl-cut blues”, and I remembered my lovely bowl shaped haircut at five years old. Not a great look. 

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