Magical Exploding Boy (and other clown shows) at the NY Fringe (8/13-8/27)

Looks like there’s a fair amount of circus/clown stuff going on at this year’s NY Fringe.

Lots of interesting stuff– I’m particularly interested in Magical Exploding Boy– I like the title, and the preview trailer looks very good.  I also like the looks of the Great Galvani.  And SHINE is supposed to be wonderful.  (I have friends who saw it’s preview performance)

If you see any of these shows (or others worthy of mentioning) please leave a mini-review in the comments.  Thanks, and Happy Fringing!


SHINE: A Burlesque Musical
The Wet Spots
Writer: Cass King, John Woods (The Wet Spots) and Sam Dulmage
Director: Roger Benington
SHINE is a tassel-twirling original musical about an infamous downtown burlesque theater and the family of talented misfits who try to save it from demolition or worse – respectability.
2h 0m   International   Vancouver , Canada
Musical   Vaudeville/Sideshow/Magic/Burlesque
Staycation: “Lingerie and DVD” Store Backstage
VENUE #7: The Ellen Stewart Theatre @ LA MAMA    Share/Bookmark Fri 13 @ 8:15 Sat 14 @ NOON Mon 23 @ 9:45 Thu 26 @ 2 Sat 28 @ 2
THE GREAT GALVANI The Magpies Writer: Shawn Reddy Director: Shawn Reddy “Best Shows of the Year” (Chicago Tribune), Orgie Playwriting Award Winner. A tinkerer of dead frogs dissects everything from the famed Fiji Mermaid to catastrophic loss and the need for bewildering beauty. Inspired by P.T. Barnum and Michel Foucault. 0h 30m   National   Chicago, IL Vaudeville/Sideshow/Magic/Burlesque   Comedy Staycation: Through Heaven & Hell Absurdly Surrealist Dream VENUE #11: Players Loft    Share/Bookmark
Wed 18 @ 7 Sat 21 @ NOON Sun 22 @ 3:30 Mon 23 @ 7 Sat 28 @ 7 Sun 29 @ NOON
Magical Exploding Boy
Chicago Physical Theater
Writer: Dean Evans
From a child with mind control powers, to an amoeba struggling for life, to a man cast helplessly adrift in outer space, this darkly comical show transforms space to present an original story, reaching beyond the limits of language.
1h 0m   National   Chicago, IL
Clown/Mask   Comedy
Staycation: Outer Space Zombie Adventure Absurdly Surrealist Dream
VENUE #4: 4th Street Theatre    Share/Bookmark Fri 13 @ 5 Fri 20 @ 8:45 Sat 21 @ 4:30 Sun 22 @ 11:15 Fri 27 @ 4:45
Hamlet Shut Up Sacred Fools Theater Company Writer: Story by William Shakespeare, Adapted by Jonas Oppenheim and the Ensemble, Music by Josh Senick Director: Jonas Oppenheim Classic tragedy. Silent comedy. Shakespeare’s masterpiece, without all that pesky dialogue. Award-winning production from Los Angeles-based Sacred Fools features vaudeville, puppetry, live original piano score, and a shark. Holy shhhhh! 1h 25m   National   Los Angeles, CA Comedy   Clown/Mask Staycation: Literary Lane Fantasy Island Excursion VENUE #5: The First Floor Theatre @ LA MAMA    Share/Bookmark
Sat 14 @ 8:30 Mon 16 @ 2:30 Wed 18 @ 9:45 Fri 20 @ 8:15 Sat 21 @ 2:30



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  • The Hyperbolist
  • THE PRINCES OF PERSUASION: Recipes For Romance

  • American Gypsy
  • Friends of Dorothy: An Oz Cabaret
  • Playing By Air
  • SHINE: A Burlesque Musical

  • Butterfly, Butterfly, Kill Kill Kill!
  • Hamlet Shut Up
  • Magical Exploding Boy
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