Founded in 2014 by The Wilbury Theatre Group, FRINGEPVD (The Providence Fringe Festival) is open to anyone who wants to produce their own show. For some artists, it’s a once-a-year opportunity to create a show; for others it can be an opportunity to try something new. Audiences are encouraged to take full advantage of the variety of performing & visual artists participating in the fringe. Attend performances that you wouldn’t normally attend, see things you wouldn’t otherwise see. Keep an open mind, and have fun.
AS220 is happy to be one of the six venues of the FringePVD Festival. There will be 10 shows over 6 days. The shows, all performed in The Black Box Theater at 95 Empire St, include:
And Now No Flip Flops?
July 26th @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Divorced with an ex-wife, Eliza couldn’t legally marry and cross-country co-custody of their 72 pound dog. Her search for a way to breathe again takes her from indoor skydiving to drill team tryouts, to making fish flashcards and yes, to losing her favorite flip flops. BRING YOUR EX-WIFE! SHE GETS IN FREE!
This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?
July 26th @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm / Jul 29 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
A solo show written and performed by Ronna J Levy, directed by Tyler Spicer, and based on the true stories in a remedial English community college classroom.
Streetcar to Nazareth
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Syn:- To say of, and never to stop saying /of/ or hardly ever/ as the incorruptible winds blow tumbling Words Sounds Noises Movements Scenery Lights into the foaming ferocious sea…as it tides up to surround the imprints of ancient trilobites in the sand….
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Controversy has followed Bill Pacer. Victimized several times by terrorists, he’s also taught in the inner city, run afoul of British police, worked child care, been an avowed nudist, met a Pope, dealt with censorship and roved though life with fervor and passion. Surviving near death last Christmas, Bill’s perspective on racial and religious differences, reality and who is Santa Claus is unique.
Lifepoems in Motion
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
An original theater/dance performance piece created by Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi with original percussion by Michael Goldberg. Using poems written by members of Kevin’s family, the play offers oral history through poetry, movement and percussion.
The Immaculate Big Bang
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life and death.
Veja Doolittle Back In Town
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Veja Doolittle’s back in town. Things have changed. There are things she wants to remember. And she is expecting you. Critics called her last touring show “a charming and melancholy piece of theater that leaves us with a tear in our beer and some familiar music to hum on the ride to the next bar” and “a winning combination of music, media and performance art.” She can’t wait to see you again.
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm / Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Verge – Part 1 – Greatness (2015) is a contemporary ballet piece in 3 sections. At its heart are 3 young girls setting out to forge professional dance careers. Emotionally, the piece begins with camaraderie, progresses to excitement and anticipation, and concludes with competition. (9 dancers; 7 minutes)
Verge – Part 2 – Despair (2016) A dance-theatre work exploring a woman’s struggle through darkness and despair. (6 dancers; 23 minutes)
Willie Filkowski Welcomes You To Florida, the Sunshine State!
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
A sort of busted illustration of the place: a playground for human ignorance, wild optimism, bureaucratic failure, and weather–both defiant of popular imagination and deeply reflective of it. In this solo performance, which won Fringe Spirit Award at the Asheville Fringe Festival, Willie assembles a collage of popular myth and personal narrative on stage using storytelling, dance, and video.