Fringe Festival

Israeli Men Do ‘Romeo And Juliet’

Special To The Jewish Week

Talk about men needing to get in touch with their feminine side. Ido Bornstein’s new comedy, “Dogs,” starting this week at the Fringe Festival, centers on a group of Israeli men, both Jewish and Arab, who stage a musical version of “Romeo and Juliet” that not only helps them to explore their emotions, but leads to one of them getting pregnant! The play, which has enjoyed a successful run in Israel, is newly translated into English; it runs at the New Ohio Theatre in the West Village.

A scene from Ido Bornstein’s “Dogs.”

Politics And Power At Fringe Festival

Three new, and wildly different, offerings with a thematic connection.

Special To The Jewish Week

If you’ve ever worn tzitzit, you know that if you stand still, the fringes stay more or less flat against your body, but as soon as you start to move, they splay out in all directions. The same might be said of the dozens of plays at this year’s Fringe Festival, which are as multifarious, unpredictable and uninhibited as ever.

Robert McKay with Big Bird puppet in scene from “Right on Target.”
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