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 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.
wordmongerprod.com


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
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, dannyboytheplay.com

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
thebluecake.com


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
neverswimalone.com


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
partialcomfort.org

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
ramtalent.com/rainy_days.htm


Walmartopia
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

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
whizkidplay.com

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