FringeNYC: Tales from the Dark Side

Crimes, illnesses, violence, and unhealthy relationships. The FringeNYC shows in this Guide are a grab bag of dark stories. Prepare for some intense though often comedic journeys as you hear about loved ones fighting cancer, the horrors of prison, abusive romances, and taboo desires. You'll come out stronger on the other side.

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Ruddy Productions Presents Sinners on a Southbound Bus (FringeNYC)

Members say: Absorbing, Great writing, Clever, Great acting, Funny
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Part of FringeNYC: Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, "Sinners on a Southbound Bus" is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind.

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Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From Ruddy Productions. Written by Ben Holbrook. Directed by Phoebe Padget.

FROM THE ARTIST:
Set during a late night bus ride on a warm, misty Alabama night, "Sinners on a Southbound Bus" is a dramatic/comedic meditation on fear, morality, and the ghosts we leave behind. When Trudy, a quick-thinking young woman, finds herself in the presence of the rash, charismatic Morgan and his more stoic associate, Silas, she sees an opportunity to alleviate some of her boredom on the long, hot bus ride to Dothan. The pleasant conversation, however, takes an ominous turn after an encounter with the police reveals that the two men share a dark, potentially violent secret, which could place every passenger in danger. Trudy, nevertheless, still sees the good in Morgan and, through their budding friendship, finds a connection that forces him to face demons that make every mile more dangerous and every confrontation more volatile, as they head towards their inevitable destination.

 

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