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Hy on the Fringe: Your Personal Guide to the

2012 New York International Fringe Festival

This Cancellations Page Most Recently Updated: Monday August 27th 2012

FringeNYC Canceled Performances

Hurricane Irene Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene

This FringeNYC Guide page is typically a minor one, including merely a canceled performance here and there.


That is, until last year—when Hurricane Irene started heading for New York. Mayor Bloomberg chose to close all mass transit starting noon on Saturday August 27th, 2011; and FringeNYC decided it had no choice but to end the festival two days early.


Ironically, the final FringeNYC show on Friday night—running from 10:45 to past midnight—was Brave Ducks, a play about a massive storm that turns lives upside down. I attended the performance, and the show's ushering audience members into a darkened theatre with flashlights, and periodically simulating lightning and thunder before the play even began, was an eerily relevant way to conclude what was otherwise a spectacularly successful festival.


Thankfully, this year the Festival returned to its usual routine of just a rare missed performance. There was only one:



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