Strip Club in Tijuana Meets Rap Opera at the Fringe Festival

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Naked in Alaska is about a 21 woman who joins her best friend to work a strip club in Tijuana. (Marisa Bramwell)

It's a busy time for theater goers. The New York International Fringe Festival is presenting 185 new plays until August 25th in several venues in downtown Manhattan.

The annual festival is known for introducing emerging theater groups. This year it features work from 13 countries, including Bulgaria, Spain and Japan. Topics vary from "Naked in Alaska," about a 21 year old woman who joins her best friend to work at a strip club in Tijuana, to "Gertrude Stein Saints!," an adaptation of Stein's unconventional 'saints' librettos that combines opera with gospel and rap.

Mara Wilson wrote the play "Sheeple." It's the story of a man who just wants to spend the summer smoking pot and hanging out with his girlfriend, when things change. Wilson said she is using the title, which combines the words sheep and people, in a mocking way.

"The truth is, I think, that everyone has moments when they are sheep, human beings are social animals, they do that," said Wilson. "And, so it's something I am sort of making fun of in the title."

"Sheeple" is playing at The Kraine Theater in the East Village.

Tickets are $18 at the door and $15 in advance for all performances.


Dixie Sheridan
Aisle Six
Jordan Harrison
Gertrude Stein Saints
Dixie Sheridan
Killer Therapy
Joanne Klimaszewski
First Hand
Hunter Canning
Ndebele Funeral
Miroslav Veselinov
The Spider


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Comments [1]

Valerie Hager

Thank you dear Gisele Regatao for helping Naked In Alaska be heard. This is so meaningful for me to have been mentioned here. And, from you more specifically is profound for me. Thank you so much.
Your work is inspiring!
Warmly, Valerie Hager

Aug. 11 2013 01:05 PM

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