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FringeNYC Returns Next Week With 200 Theatrical Performances

By Lisha Arino | August 5, 2015 1:27pm
 Phil Johnson, Melinda Gilb, Tony Houck, Andy Collins and Fred Harlow star in
Phil Johnson, Melinda Gilb, Tony Houck, Andy Collins and Fred Harlow star in "She-Rantulas from Outer Space in 3D!" which will shown as part of the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. The festival will run from Aug. 14 through 30.
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Daren Scott

LOWER EAST SIDE — The New York International Fringe Festival returns next week with performances by more than 185 emerging theater troupes and dance companies from around the world.

This year’s lineup of 200 shows includes a “hip-hopera” based on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” a spoken-word piece about “coming out” as a Trekkie, and an adaption of David Foster Wallace’s “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again," according to the event’s program guide.

Performances will predominantly take place at more than a dozen venues on the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village from Aug. 14 through 30.

The festival, now in its 19th year, features productions that cover a wide range of topics and genres, including drama, comedy and satire. This year’s participants hail from 21 states and eight countries, according to FringeNYC.

The festival will also offer a selection of family-friendly musicals, puppet shows and plays through its FringeJR events.

Tickets are $18 each with discount passes available for multiple shows. For a complete list of performances, visit FringeNYC’s website.