Overture, Curtain, Lights

FringeNYC is here.

Tonight, there'll be an inaugural party and celebration at The Cutting Room to kick things off.  Tomorrow, the first shows of this year's festival will give their first performances.

And then, at 3:15 on Saturday, Dragon's Breath opens.

At this point, there's really nothing left to say about the show.  It's turned out better than I ever imagined (and I've got a vivid imagination).  It's a blast to perform.  Now all that remains is for it to find an audience.

This, hopefully, is where you come in.  So I wanted to be certain you had some crucial information in regards to being in the audience of a Fringe show:

- THERE'S NO LATE SEATING.  At all.  There's too many shows at each venue, operating on too precise a schedule.  If you're late, they won't seat you, and there'll be nothing I can do to intercede on your behalf.  So please get to the theatre early!

- THERE ARE NO CASH PURCHASES AT THE DOOR.  The Fringe is trying to move to a purely paperless system; you can scan a ticket you've already bought, and you can pay by credit card, but they won't be taking cash at the door.  They'd prefer you to buy tickets in advance, either on line or at the FringeCentral location.  This location is on Norfolk Street between Rivington and Delancey, is the only place where the Fringe DOES accept cash, and is conveniently right behind our theatre.  (That theatre again is La Tea Teatro, at 107 Suffolk Street.)

- COME AS EARLY AS YOU CAN!  It's crucial that we have people come to our first performances in order to start to build buzz and stand out from the two hundred other shows taking part in the festival.

Be sure to consult the Fringe website for further details about their policies.

And that's it.  I hope you make it down to our theatre and enjoy what we've created.  I'd say more about it, but I've got a show to do.