The fringe fest continues into the waning days of August. Here’s a sampling of shows. See fringenyc.org 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, collob.com/breeze
Creation: A Clown Show
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.
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, dannyboytheplay.com
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
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
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, walmartopia.com
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 whizkidplay.com