New York City may be home to the biggest and most fabulous stage productions around but something even better is just around the corner. Coming August 14th through 30th, The New York International Fringe Festival brings together over 200 performance companies from around the world to put on more than 1300 performances in the approximate two week span. Visit the festival's website to get all the details, including information on the hundreds of performances headed to the big apple. Oh, did we mention each ticket to each show is a mere $15? Yay, recession prices!
Among the shows featured is none other than the San Francisco Players' Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party. The exciting and innovative piece has grabbed lots of press, thanks in part to its title (come on, how can you not read more when you see that name?), including a shout out in the August issue of Vogue.
The show's plot is simple, yet intriguing. In Abe Lincoln's hometown, a teacher is put on trial for asking the eternal question: "Was Lincoln gay?" The show features three acts in which the audience decides the order. That essentially sounds like a hot mess, but apparently it works, seeing as audiences keep coming back for more.
Check out the preview of the show above, then get your tickets (fast!) by visiting the show's site.