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Hy on the Fringe: Your Personal Guide to the

2011 New York International Fringe Festival

This Page Was Most Recently Updated: November 22nd 2011

Show Ratings & Rankings

COBU - Dance Like Drumming, Drum Like DancingThe Bardy BunchPigPen Presents The Mountain SongYeast Nation


This section lists the FringeNYC 2011 shows I've seen from beginning to end. (Shows that I walk out of mid-stream—there have been six so far—won't be mentioned here or on the Reviews page.)


The following shows are listed in rough order of personal preference, with each production assigned one to four stars using the following rating system:


**** = Transcendently Great

*** = Solid & Worth Seeing

** = Unless Your Relatives Are in the Cast, Think Twice

* = "I Wanted to Kill Myself"


If a title is underlined, you can click it to jump to my review.


If a title isn't underlined, I haven't yet written up the show. I won't review every production seen, but will strive to review as many as possible in the time available.


I'll be updating the list whenever I see additional FringeNYC shows, so please make a habit of checking this page frequently.


Please also note that I very seldom give a show four stars. This is the first year ever that I've given three shows in the festival a **** rating. Naysayers notwithstanding, FringeNYC continues to get better every year.


All that said, here are the 56 FringeNYC 2011 shows I've seen from beginning to end::


Yeast Nation ****

PigPen Presents: The Mountain Song ****

The Bardy Bunch ****

COBU: Dance like Drumming, Drum like Dancing ***½

Bongani ***½

Wallstories ***½

Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin' Rock Opera ***½

The Women of Tu-Na House ***½

I Will Be Good ***

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love ***

The Three Times She Knocked ***

All Atheists Are Muslim ***

When the Sky Breaks 3D ***

The F*cking World According To Molly ***

Cow Play ***

You've Ruined a Perfectly Good Mystery ***

Who Loves You, Baby? ***

Daja Vu ***

Killing Nellie ***

The Day the Sky Turned Black ***

The Legend of Julie-Taymor or The Musical That Killed Everybody ***

Theater of the Arcade: Five Classic Video Games Adapted for the Stage ***

Noir ***

Fourteen Flights ***

The Bobbed-Haired Bandit ***

Poe-Dunk ***

Heroes and Other Strangers ***

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies ***

The Toughest Girl Alive ***

After Anne Frank **½

Carnival Knowledge **½

Vignettes of an I-talian American Girl **½

Scared of Sarah **

Bella and the Pool Boy **½

Winner Take All **½

Words Don't Work **

The Whale Song **½

Hard Travelin' With Woody **½

Paper Cut **½

The Custodian **½

The Apartment: A Play With Four Sides **½

I Light Up My Life **½

Mic. **

The Chamber **

Brave Ducks **

Destinations **

Felony Friday **

Zombie Wedding **

Dystopia Gardens **

Pearl's Gone Blue **

Em O'Loughlin Was a Big Fatty Boombah **

The More Loving One

The Eternal Husband

Walls and Bridges
Smiley *½

Recovery *


For my reviews of FringeNYC 2011 shows, please click any underlined title above, or click here.


Please note that because of Hurricane Irene, FringeNYC ended on Friday August 26th, with all shows scheduled for Saturday and Sunday canceled. To learn more, please click here.


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