A Little Tipsy
Join sideshow artist David Doyle on his quest to earn some cash to keep up his luxurious lifestyle of expensive beers and cheap ramen going in the best way he knows how…..Hurting himself for your
entertainment! Having lost a bar bet or 2 in his life, he’s come up with quite the repertoire of stupid human tricks! Things will be swallowed, bondage applied, nails will be laid upon and much more.
The self-proclaimed “Susan Boyle of comedy,” Anna Phillips performs her first one-woman show combining elements of stand-up comedy, storytelling, and poetry to share her outlook on life from Baltimore to Syracuse. Tales of addiction, violence, weight gain, depression and more sprinkled with humor along the way, this level of vulnerability on stage is a new experiment for this up-and-coming local comedienne.
From Cuba to ‘Cuse
The unapologetic story of Jose Miguel Hernandez, raised with the wisdom of his grandmother during the Cuban Revolution in a little town called Santa Clara: “This is my story. My personal story of growing up in Cuba and the Culture Clash I encountered upon immigrating to the United States. I will be sharing stories of my life that I shouldn’t be telling you, but I am going to tell them anyway. These stories are my gift…If you want to cry, cry; If you want to laugh, laugh…You’ll leave with part of my essence, my being, my soul…”
L. John Cieslinski delivers a compelling performance as this twentieth century philosopher, theologian,paleontologist and priest. Discouraged and frustrated by the Vatican’s efforts to silence him for his viewson evolution and his Order’s heavy handedness in dealing with him, Teilhard confides his feelings to a sympathetic friend. Raw with truth and emotion, a lifetime struggle between religion and science rests upon one last confession.
It’s the court case of the year and you never know whatwill happen next! When male-nurse Chaz is put on Trial, will his friends and family be enough to prove his innocence? Dedicated journalists, power hungry lawyers, fame seeking judges, and other zany characters abound in this award-winning original work presented by the Jamesville-DeWitt High School Drama Club in a special scholastic stage performance.
Enlightened Men is a suite of three 15 minute plays. One piece deals with the nature of love and how a man come to terms with it. Another deals with power and how it so defines a man. And a third conversation discusses the very presence of man and the effect that it has. While each of these conversations are different, by the end of all of them, one or both men will have become enlightened…whether they like it or not.
Spring Collection: Dancing from Chicago to Milan
Ruth Arena and Dancers present an evening of Modern Dance. Enjoy a variety of dance pieces ranging from the joyful, to the exuberant, silly, and poignant. Ruth Arena and Melissa Gould present original choreography performed by dancers from Ballet & Dance of Upstate NY.
Pork Pie Hat is the house team at the Salt City Improv Theatre. They perform short-form improv comedy, in the style of the hit TV show, “Whose Line Is It, Anyway.” Every show they do is different and unique. Since all the scenes are created spontaneously, based on audience suggestions (nothing in the show is scripted or rehearsed), the show that you attend has never been seen before…and will never be seen again. This is truly comedy on the edge.
A Sunday Serenade
Syracuse artists Greg Giovanini and Jocelyn Rauch team up for an eclectic compilation of acoustic piano ballads, originals, and new interpretations of popular songs. Selections include songs by Bonnie Raitt, Rhianna, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Beyonce…like you’ve never heard them before and never on Sunday!
Special Fringe Events
Give and Take: The Currency of Culture
Join the Community Folk Art Center on Friday, June 21st for the opening of their summer exhibition that explores the symbiotic and complex relationship between Africans and African Americans. The reception if from 5pm -7pm and is Free and open to the public!
Body Painting, Jazz and Rumi!
Join us Saturday evening for a body painting viewing in our festival lounge! Accompanied by Jazz music and the poetry of Rumi – this is a FREE Fringe event not to be missed!