The NY International Fringe Festival: Aug 16-27 

The fringe fest continues into the waning days of August. Here’s a sampling of shows. See for info.
Americana Absurdum
The Lucille Lortel Theatre

The show that launched FringeNYC returns! With all its absurd black comedy.
Tue Aug 22, 5:30pm; Wed Aug 23, 8:45pm; Thu Aug 24, 11pm; Fri Aug 25, 6:30pm; Sat Aug 26, 12pm. 121 Christopher St, between Bleecker and Hudson Sts.

Breeze Off The River
Classic Stage Company

Worlds collide when Eric and his autistic son move in with a gay friend.
Fri Aug 18, 10:15pm; Mon Aug 21, 6:30pm. 136 E 13th, between Third and Fourth Aves,

Creation: A Clown Show
Theater 5

The story of creation, direct from the Holy Bible, acted out by one clown, one narrator, two musicians, and a room full of props. Though kids in the audience had a great time, anyone who throws around a little dirt and falls down a lot can have the under 12 demo in the bag. The point is accessible enough — clowns represent our innocence as we try to comprehend the origins of the universe — but it’s not enough to hold together an entire show.
Aug 4-Sept10. 311 W 43rd St, 212-868-4444.

Danny Boy
Classic Stage Company

Thirtysomething Danny Bloch seeks romance, but his stature complicates matters — he stands about four feet tall.
Thu Aug 17, midnight; Sat Aug 19, 6:45pm. 136 E 13th, between Third and Fourth Aves,

Happy Sauce
Access Theater

A guy creates a sauce tasty enough to win him fame, fortune and a girlfriend. Unfortunately, the sauce also seems to be killing people. 
Thu Aug 17, 9:30pm; Sat Aug 19, 2:45pm; Fri Aug 25, 3:45pm; Sat Aug 26, 9:45pm. 380 Broadway, 4th Fl, between Walker and White Sts

Never Swim Alone
The Actors’ Playhouse

Two compete in a series of events refereed by a girl with a secret from their past.
Mon Aug 21, 10:45pm; Wed Aug 23, 7:15pm; Fri Aug 25, 4:45pm; Sat Aug 26, 7pm; Sun Aug 27, 12pm. 100 Seventh Ave South, between Bleecker and Christopher Sts

Open House
Access Theater

Confronted by their neighbors’ monstrously patriotic yard display, a white-collar couple wage suburban warfare.
Wed Aug 16, 5:30pm; Sat Aug 19, 9pm; Tue Aug 22, 7:15pm; Sat Aug 26, 4:30pm. 380 Broadway, 4th Fl, between Walker and White Sts

Rainy Days & Mondays
DR2 Theatre

Brian’s pursuit of fun at gay circuit parties challenges his friendships, his self worth, and his belief in love. A play by Andrew Barrett, featuring music by world-renowned circuit DJ/producer Randy Bettis.
Thu  Aug 17, 3pm; Fri Aug 18, 10:45pm; Sun Aug 20, 7:30pm; Wed Aug 23, 10pm; Thu Aug 24, 5:30pm; Fri Aug 25, 8pm. 103 E 15th St, at Union Square

The Harry de Jur Playhouse

A musical comedy about a single mom who takes on the world’s largest corporation. When she’s jettisoned to 2036, she faces the ultimate nightmare: an America run entirely by Wal-Mart.
Wed Aug 16, 9pm; Thu Aug 17, 4pm; Fri Aug 18, 7pm; Sun Aug 20, 12:45pm; Tue Aug 22, 9:30pm. 466 Grand St, at Pitt St,

Whiz Kid
The Connelly Theater

A young genius obsessed with being normal falls under the influence of a self-destructive babysitter and a dangerous teenage sociopath.
Thu Aug 17, 5:45pm; Fri Aug 18, 9pm; Tue Aug 22, 5:15pm; Thu Aug 24, 3pm. 220 E. 4th St, between Aves A and B


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