By PK Greenfield
Beginning September 5th, the SoHo Playhouse starts a series of international productions from Edinburgh to Winnepeg and Brigton along with a domestic winner from the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
This year’s Fringe Encore Series will open with world renowned comedian Jimeoin: The Ridiculous (Adelaide), other presentations include, Mengele (Brighton), Trippin (Brighton), Shell Shock (Brighton), Blamed: An Established Fiction (Hollywood), Fafi D’alour and The Delinquents (Adelaide, pictured above) Turbulence! (Hollywood), and Just Like Life (Hollywood).
Direct from Australia, Fafi D’alour and The Delinquents is a wild emporium of exceptional vocals and breathtaking movement in burlesque, ballet, jazz, contemporary and aerial dance. The troupe is led by some of the most influential women in music; from Nina Simone, Etta James and Amy Winehouse to Beyoncé and Christina Aguilera.
Blamed: An Established Fiction is a new play that combines a narrative with live music and dance to examine the girls and women throughout mythology, history, and literature who have been blamed for the ills of the world. From Eve and Pandora to Lilith and La Llorona, Blamed brings the women to life with a mix of live music, dance, and story telling.
Praised for their “deft choreography” by theatre critics, The Fruit Flies Like a Banana World Tour brings together conservatory-trained flute player Hilary Abigana, bass trombonist C. Neil Parsons, and percussionist Greg Jukes with a new hybrid art form. They play while dancing a tango, hanging upside-down, or maneuvering atop fast-moving hover boards.
The talented Tymisha Harris takes to the stage with the story of Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar told through theatre, song and burlesque.
More shows will be added to the series in the coming weeks.
For tickets and more information, please check out their website: http://www.sohoplayhouse.com
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Pictures courtesy of Soho Playhouse.