New York International Fringe Festival Now Through August 30

The NYC Fringe kicked off this weekend and is now in full swing. The annual festival is a massive undertaking, bringing over 200 productions to dozens of downtown New York City venues in a two and a half week period. The shows come from around the world and across the nation and they span every category possible – solo shows, plays, classics, musicals, revivals, experimental theater, dance shows, comedies, puppet theater, children’s shows, and theatrical pieces too unique to be found in any other setting. There’s truly something for everybody. Granted, the Fringe is a gamble – there is always some truly terrible theater in the festival – but it’s really wonderful when you unearth that special theatrical gem. And the price is right at $15 per ticket. If you’re a true theater explorer, pay $500 and see as many shows as you can cram in with an aptly named Lunatic Pass. FringeNYC runs through August 30.

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Carly graduated University Of Toronto, Theatre and Performance program. She has written for various publications including art-speaks, Pembroke Daily Observer, Toronto Star - Performing Arts Section, The Canadian Post and more recently the Village Voice and the New York Daily News. As a member of the Barrow Group, an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company and performing arts school, her specialties include performance stage production and talent casting.