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Arts Watch: 18th Annual NYC Fringe Festival Kicks Off Tonight

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Jason Goodman and Andrea Trovato star in Vagabond, directed by Arianna De Giorgi, at FringeNYC. (© EXTRATeatro)
Jason Goodman and Andrea Trovato star in Vagabond, directed by Arianna De Giorgi, at FringeNYC. (© EXTRATeatro)

The 18th Annual NYC International Fringe Festival is up and running, featuring works from over 200 solo performers and companies for the next 16 days.  The legendary theater fest that turned into one of the largest multi-arts events in North America offers a lineup includes more than 200 companies from all over the world performing in more than 20 venues.

At the conclusion of the juried festival around 20 shows are selected to participate in the FringeNYC Encore Series which runs for an additional two weeks in September.

The festival’s headquarters, know as “Fringe Central,” are conveniently located this year in the back of The Clemente (114 Norfolk Street, between Rivington & Delancey).

Lower East Side venues include four different theaters at The Clemente, the old Living Theatre space, (which is now The Celebration of Whimsy theater) and four different E. 4th Street theaters, among others.

Here’s a good verview and some recommendations from Theatre Mania and The NY Times.

Shows run through Aug. 24th.  Tickets are $18.  For a complete list of shows, click here.

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