It's that time of year again!
It doesn't seem like 12 months since this expat was involved in her first Sydney Fringe Festival, lets see how this year's measures up…
SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL AT NEW THEATRE
New Theatre has curated a top selection of productions, from Sydney and beyond, to create a vibrant and eclectic program for this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. We’ll be presenting some of the most exciting theatre on offer: from one-person shows, to cabaret, story-telling and dance, to the world premiere of a new Australian play.
Here’s the low-down:
JANE AUSTEN IS DEAD
Written and performed by Mel Dodge, directed by Patrick Davies
What do you do when your ideal man is Mr Darcy and the only man at the pub seems to be Mr Wickham? … or even worse, Mr Collins?
16, 17, 18 September 6pm, 21 September 9pm, 23 September 8pm
See attached media release
By Michael Gottsche, directed by Louise Fischer – World Premiere
Dan Paul Newman, Olympic swimmer turned television presenter, is trapped in a world of inane lifestyle and entertainment programs, shameless self-promotion and tragic Sydney parties.
19, 20 September 7pm, 21, 22 September 5pm, 23 September 6pm
See attached media release
TOLD BY NIGHT
Directed by Jonathan Dunk, with Travis Ash, Zerrin Craig Adams, Finn Davis, Jonathan Dunn, Caitlin West
A family gathers to tell stories they already know, to mourn and celebrate around a fire, a table, a grave. In the tradition of Skazka (Russian folktales), an ensemble of actors share the story of a ruined house.
18 September 8pm, 19, 20, 22 September 9pm, 24, 25 September 6pm, 28 September 7pm
Devised by Sydney Contemporary Dance, facilitated by Kirsty Fromholtz
Four young performers with Down Syndrome collaborate with dancers without a disability to perform an integrated, contemporary dance piece. The development of the work through to performance is being filmed as part of a feature-length documentary on disability and the creative arts.
21 September 7pm, 22 September 3pm
THE HARDEST PART OF LOVE
Written and performed by Aaron Robuck
This semi-autobiographical musical cabaret about family, Judaism, experimentation and letting go is a dynamic, emotional and often hilarious take on the journey to adulthood.
24, 25 September 8pm, 28 September 9pm
Three performers from diverse backgrounds, who have faced the challenge of disability, share their experiences about demolishing barriers, reaching their potential and achieving success. WARNING: there is no nudity or sexual acts, just inspirational acts!
26, 27 September 7pm, 28 September 5pm
By Becky Mode, directed by Alexander Butt, performed by Nick Curnow
This sharp and funny one-act play follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant. One actor performs over 40 characters!
26, 27 September 9pm, 28 September 3pm
FULL DETAILS FOR ALL SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL EVENTS AT NEW THEATRE CAN BE FOUND AT: NEWTHEATRE.ORG.AU