Featured Member Reviews: Fringe Encores, Special Edition!

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Sep 27, 2016

Every Tuesday we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Today we're looking at our favorites for shows in the FringeNYC encore series, including reviews of  "Zamboni," "Dementia Americana," and "The Fall!"

So summer may be officially behind us this week, but one piece of summer we can still hold on to is this summer's Fringe Festival! Every fall FringeNYC presents its "best of the fest" offerings it its FringeNYC encore series, this year presented by Soho Playhouse. You can read our guide to all the shows here. Fall may be upon us, but there 's still time to check out some of this summer's most buzzed about festival hits!

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Jaclynn B gave Pucker Up and Blow (FringeNYC) a 82

Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Raunchy
September 18th, 2016

See it if You can let yourself go and abandon your moral compass just enough to find yourself laughing at the most deplorable situations.

Don't see it if You have issues with touchy subject matter, language, and nudity.

Cassandra M 6266 gave Dementia Americana (FringeNYC) a 95

Intelligent, Entertaining, Ambitious, Hilarious, Resonant
September 22nd, 2016

See it if You enjoy dizzyingly fun period pieces with dark, brassy humor and whip-smart transitions. Smart, exciting, and hilarious. See this show.

Don't see it if You're not a funny person, nor someone who can keep up with quick character/scene changes. It's lightning fast in the best way.

Cristina R 6224 gave The Fall (FringeNYC) a 85

Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Resonant
August 25th, 2016

See it if You're ready some very raw and beautiful acting/singing performances, and an honest/loving re-telling of a horrible experience

Don't see it if You prefer a linear narrative structure, or if 9/11 is a very difficult trigger for you

Edmond M gave The Cleaning Guy (FringeNYC) a 95

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Resonant
September 22nd, 2016

See it if You want to hear a charitable exposé of humanity told by a veteran New York apartment cleaner. There's music and great compassion.

Don't see it if You are unnerved by people's quirky private lives, which may resemble your own.

VS 13 gave ZAMBONI (FringeNYC) a 95

Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Original, Profound
August 17th, 2016

See it if you want to hear a truly original story; you enjoy great acting in intimate spaces; you want to think about the play you are seeing

Don't see it if you don't enjoy watching plays focused on dark subjects; you don't like it when the "bad guy" isn't a black and white choice

Patrick Mc 6043 gave The Extraordinary Fall of the Four-Legged Woman (FringeNYC) a 89

Unique, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Enveloping
August 21st, 2016

See it if desire a unique, human, acapella experience handling issues of identity, choice, acceptance & image with a capable cast singing beautifully

Don't see it if you can't be immersed in issues of identity, choice, acceptance & self image