SoloFest

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Country and Region United StatesNew Jersey
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Festival Contact Information

Garage Theatre Group
Phone: +01 201-569-7710
Email: getinfo@garagetheatre.org

Festival Description

The SoloFest, produced by the Garage Theatre Group features a two week fringe theatre festival that presents solo performances. Each show at the festival previously took place at New York City’s International Fringe Festival and are considered some of the best from fringe festival.

Festival Dates January 8 - 17, 2010
Festival Links

http://www.garagetheatre.org

Festival Events:

Performances 2010:
  • Art’s Heart (FringeNYC ‘09)
    Friday, Jan. 8 at 8:00pm
    Saturday, Jan. 16 at 8:00pm
    • Art’s Heart
      “ART’S HEART” won OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW at this year’s New York International Fringe Festival. In ART’S HEART, Anthony Johnston tells the story of a childlike young man convinced he suffers from a very serious heart condition. Art’s obsessive love for the handsome Frenchman who lives across the street, his strange friendship with a fish named Paul, and the harsh realities of the world outside his apartment force Art to confront his fears head-on in this one-man comedy.
  • Spitting in the Face of the Devil (FringeNYC ‘09)
    Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3:00pm
    Friday, Jan. 15 at 8:00pm
    • The sins of the father go on from son to son until someone chooses to end them. Discovering disturbing family secrets, Bob Brader took a knife and nearly killed his father. A totally true, daring, dark and funny solo show.
  • Amy Claussen’s SURFACE (Quarterlife in FringeNYC ‘09)
    Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8:00pm
    Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3:00pm
    • Surface
      My Journey as a 17-Foot Tall White Girl Navigating the Waters of Indonesia, America and Life. “Claussen is an engaging performer, and the show has many memorably touching and funny lines. It brings up several interesting themes about the racist, classist aspects of Indonesian culture established during colonial days and Claussen’s complicated relationship with that culture after growing up there with all the privileges of a wealthy white woman and also about how her background living in two countries makes her feel that she does not truly belong anywhere, in America or in Indonesia.”
      —nytheatre.com
  • AND…They Call Me Mister Fry (FringeNYC ‘08) - EXTENDED! 3rd SMASH MONTH!
    RUNNING: 90 minutes
    Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
    All shows 5pm!!
    • Ask for the Mister Fry Special — FREE TICKETS (regularly $25)
      You only pay a 2 drink minimum ($20 per person) with a reservation (212-861-9386)
      RESERVATIONS A MUST (212-861-9386) TO GET BARGAIN
  • Comic Strip Live Theater
    1568 2nd Ave (between 81st and 82nd)
    New York, New York
    • The 2009 Washington Capital Fringe hit (one of the Best of the Fest dctheaterscene.com and Best Male Monologue allartsreview4u.com) about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a first-year teacher teaching 5th grade in South Central Los Angeles .. This fall Mister Fry performed a “Command Performance” at the Department of Education in Washington DC before 2 at-capacity crowds.

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Practical Info:

Venue 2010:
  • All shows are at the Becton Theatre at 960 River Road in Teaneck, New Jersey on the Teaneck Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  • Located ten minutes from the George Washington Bridge and easily accessible by bus (NJ Transit).
  • Parking is always free in the FDU lot adjacent to Route 4.
Tickets 20101:
  • Tickets for SoloFest shows are just $20; if you buy a 3-pack, it’s just $45.

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