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August means the Fringe Festival—this time with more than 200 shows debuting all over downtown. Here, five of the most promising.


A scene from Days and Nights: Page 121, Lines 11 and 12.  
  1. 1. As Far As We Know

    UnCommon Cause theater company’s drama about the real-life events surrounding the disappearance of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin, the only American soldier still unaccounted for in Iraq.

  2. 2. Hillary Agonistes

    Nick Salamone’s dark comedy about a day in the near future when 65 million people disappear and how President Hillary Clinton must figure out where they’ve all gone.

  3. 3. Roxy Font

    Liza Lentini’s tale about the misadventures of a three-footed prostitute and how she rose to fame.

  4. 4. Juliet

    András Visky’s drama about a Hungarian woman held in a Romanian detention camp with her seven children while her husband is in a Communist prison.

  5. 5. Days and Nights: Page 121, Lines 11 and 12

    Marc Stuart Weitz’s new play that blends dialogue from The Seagull with the characters and circumstances from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

August 10–26; schedule varies, check for dates and locations; $15; call 212-279-4488 for tickets.


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