The first week of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival is over. Ludlow Lad has seen eleven or twelve shows with another five or so to go. Among the best of the Fringe this year, from what Ludlow saw, were: Butterfly Butterfly Kill Kill Kill (photo below) a kabuki-noir with film, live music and puppets.
Getting Even With Shakespeare invents a very funny world where the Bard’s title characters live on are are forced to endure every performance of their namesake plays and conspire against their creator. Terror Super Highway is a gritty, contemporary tale of an American everyman who is swept up in an investigation of terror financing and its consequences for both him and us. Miss Magnolia Beaumont goes to Provincetown is a sweet and funny solo show about a southern debutant trapped in the body of a thirty-something gay male - it’s better than it sounds! Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is just plain silly - a musical version of the famous film, told from the dinosaurs’ point of view. Ludlow Lad laughed a lot.
And when you need a break from it all, just sit back and enjoy the thirty-minute stage pictures created during Ground To Cloud (photo above), some of which are even in 3D (glasses included).
Tickets and Info can be found for all Fringe shows at www.fringenyc.org.