WELCOME TO THE THIRD ANNUAL
NEW JERSEY FRINGE FESTIVAL!
or as we will call it, “Jersey Fringe”!
Jersey Fringe 2018 will take place in Downtown Hammonton, NJ on August 3, 4, and 5th, 2018.
Jersey Fringe is a 3-day event featuring multiple theatrical productions at a variety of venues within walking distance of the central location and ticket hub, The Eagle Theatre. Multiple Producing Organizations will offer eclectic, unique selections for festivalgoers throughout the entire weekend.
Also featured will be a Beer and Wine Garden, Pop-Up Art, Food and Art Vendors, Live Music and More! Jersey Fringe is the ultimate social experience not to be missed!
Two ways to experience Fringe:
Buy a One-Day or All-Access Pass OR just come to hang out with friends and enjoy the FREE Festival atmosphere including live entertainment, food and art vendors, and a beer a wine garden!
COST - Saturday Day Pass: $19
Friday Day Pass: $19
Sunday Day Pass: $19
ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASSES are just $39!
Your Day Pass will allow you into as many productions as you'd like to attend on THAT DAY. If you purchase the $39 all weekend pass, you can attend as many productions as you'd like ALL WEEKEND LONG.
Lining the streets of Hammonton will be artists, food vendors, a beer garden, musicians and more! All venues will be within walking distance, making Jersey Fringe the first of it’s kind to offer this type of weekend festival!
Visit the SCHEDULE page to check out all of the stellar acts! Visit the VENUES page for venue locations and addresses.
Eagle Theatre - 208 Vine Street
Hammonton Family Success Center - 310 Bellevue Avenue (Performances upstairs and down)
M.B. Taylor Masonic Lodge* - 205 Central Avenue (*not handicap accessible)
Paul Morris DanceXplosion - 116 Bellevue Avenue
Hammonton Town Hall (Council Room) - 100 Central Avenue
Annata Wine Bar (Back Room) - 216 Bellevue Avenue
Allies in Caring Wellness Hub - 100 S. 2nd Street
Hammonton Artists Studios - 107 Vine St, 2nd floor (*Not handicap accessible)
1 Tick Pony (OCKAP Building) - 251 Bellevue Ave (*Not handicap accessible)
Hammonton Arts Center - 219 Bellevue Ave
St. Peter and Paul Community Life Center - 18 Central Ave
SCHEDULE, PRODUCING ORGANIZATIONS, RUN TIMES
VENUE: EAGLE THEATRE
BETSY CARMICHAEL'S BINGO PALACE: by Betsibu Productions (Joey Bucheker and Mary Kate O’ Connell)
RUN TIME: 60 minutes
Friday 9:30pm, Saturday 5pm & 10pm, Sunday 4:30pm Betsy Carmichael’s BINGO Palace is an original interactive comedy. Join the fabulous Betsy Carmichael as she hosts an unforgettable night of BINGO! Betsy brings the audience “into the act” with special BINGO games, prizes, fun, stories and surprises. Everyone is sure to leave a winner!
*Recommended for ages 12+
SOCIAL STUDIES, AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL: By co-creators Ryan Pifher (Book) and Jon Provan (Music and Lyrics)
RUN TIME: 90 minutes, no intermission
Friday 7pm, Saturday 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm
Description: 7 girls. One test. Multiple Choices. Seven girls from seven different walks of life get a surprise when they arrive for Day one of their social studies course. Full of probing questions about their feelings, families, and relationships. With an inventive, hilarious book and an emotional pop-rock score, SOCIAL STUDIES is a wide-open window into the mind of the American teenager.
*Recommended for ages 13+
FIRE, FAMINE, FLOOD: By Hartnell College...RUN TIME: 20 minutes
Saturday 1pm, Sunday 12:30pm
Description: A devised theatre piece centering on climate equity. A group of community college students from California (Hartnell College) created this piece with theatre faculty, history faculty, and science faculty.
VENUE: HAMMONTON ARTISTS STUDIOS
THE MOST AWKWARD LOVE LIFE OF PEABODY MAGOO: A Love Drunk Life production, written by Brandon Monokian
RUN TIME: 35 minutes
Friday 7pm, Saturday 12:30pm, 3pm, & 5:30pm, Sunday 2pm & 4pm
Description: A comedic play that explores and expresses love and relationships for those of us that are, all too often, lonely and unlucky in love.
CRIME OF THE HOUR: By Abby Deely, RUN TIME: 60 minutes
Friday 8:30pm and 10pm, Saturday 7pm, 9pm, 11pm, Sunday 12:30pm
Description: An original comedy variety show. The host reports the facts of a famous crime that is reenacted by improvisers. True Crime with a comic twist! No two shows are the same; each show a new crime to satisfy your bloodlust!
VENUE: HAMMONTON FAMILY SUCCESS CENTER (DOWNSTAIRS)
STRIDES: By Jonathan Edmondson, RUN TIME: 80 minutes
Friday 8:45pm, Saturday 2pm, 5:45pm, & 8:45pm, Sunday 3pm
Description: A contemporary realistic play that deals with LGBTQ and gender issues. Set soon after the Presidential election of 2016, STRIDES examines what it is like to live as a gay man in our current society.
VENUE: HAMMONTON FAMILY SUCCESS CENTER (UPSTAIRS)
MISCHIEF NIGHT: By Julian Bliss...RUN TIME: 30 minutes
Friday 7:15pm & 9:45pm, Saturday 1:15pm, 3pm, 6pm, & 9:30pm, Sunday 12:45pm, 2:30pm, & 3:15pm
Description: A dark comedy one-act play about a group of friends thrust into a bizarre night of accidental murders, deadpan zombies, and clown costumes. A zany, surreal piece!
VENUE: ANNATA WINE LOUNGE BACK ROOM
UNDER THE MOON, A CABARET ABOUT DREAMS: By Tiny Rocks Productions (Samantha Hitman)
Run Time: 60 minutes
Friday 7:30pm & 9:30pm, Saturday 5pm, 8pm & 10:30pm, Sunday 2pm & 4pm
Description: Walking the line between seriousness and silliness, original music by Tiny Rocks is strung together with stand-up comedy and sketches, featuring two quirky and colorful young women.
*Recommended for ages 17+
VENUE: HAMMONTON ARTS CENTER
MRS. SORKEN/WANDA'S VISIT BY CHRISTOPHER DURANG: By South Jersey Players
Run Time: 50 Minutes
Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 7pm & 9pm, Sunday 3:45pm
Description: Selections from the Christopher Durang collection, "Durang, Durang". Mrs. Sorken (Shirley Belitsky) gives a humorous lecture on 'how to view live theatre' followed by Wanda's Visit where Wanda (Kathy Steel) intrudes on the rather lackluster home of Jim (Ryan Daly) and Marsha (Jennifer Smith) creating chaos and catharsis, provided by the waiter (Tom Chin). The pieces will keep the audiences laughing from start to finish. Appropriate for family audiences.
VENUE: HAMMONTON TOWN HALL
AND PROM'S TOMORROW!: By CJ Higgins...RUN TIME: 45 minutes
Friday 7:30pm & 10:30pm, Saturday 1:45pm, 4:15pm, & 9:15pm, Sunday 12:15pm & 3:45pm
Description: Based on real-life stories of good, bad, and ugly prom experiences. Whether it is the expectations handed down from a prior generation, the gender and sexual norms associated with standard traditions, and incredibly uncomfortable memories of being a teenager, this group of diverse, experienced artists will lead this devised piece.
*Recommended ages 16+
COMEDIAN ELECTED TO TOWN HALL IN New Jersey: by Joey Novick...Run Time: 60 minutes
Friday 9:15pm, Saturday 6pm
Description: The story of Comedian Joey Novick's election to the Flemington Borough Council, and journey in local politics in the Garden State.
VENUE: 1 TRICK PONY at the OCKAP Building
GHOST STORIES: by Going Dark Theatre (Josh Hitchens)...RUN TIME: 75 Minutes
Friday 8:45pm & 10:45pm, Saturday 8:45pm & 10:45pm, Sunday 4pm
Description: From the team that brought you The Confession of Jeffrey Dahmer in last year's fringe, Ghost Stories is an autobiographical solo show where storyteller Josh Hitchens reveals true paranormal experiences from his past that literally continue to haunt him. "Hitchens is an intimate, compelling storyteller and these tales flow from pathos to laughs to chills under director Ryan Walter." - Alaina Mabaso, Broad Street Review.
*Intended for Mature Audiences Only
VENUE: MB TAYLOR LODGE
WILDEST FANTASY: by Aftershock Entertainment (Joshua Kurtz)...RUN TIME: 45 minutes
Friday 6:30pm & 10pm, Saturday 12:15pm, 3pm & 9:30pm, Sunday 12:45pm & 5pm
Description: Tyler and Alice couldn't be more different. He's a laid back man's man. She's a no-nonsense problem solver. He gets his way with any woman he wants. She's the chosen one, destined to save the world from the forces of evil. As their bizarre, unique worlds are thrust into one another, they'll find out exactly how deep the fantasy runs.
VENUE: PAUL MORRIS DANCEXPLOSION
DANCING PAST THE DARK: By Allegory Dance Theatre (Jennifer Gordon)...RUN TIME: Approx 25 minutes
Friday 7pm & 8pm, Saturday 12:30pm, 3pm & 5:30pm, Sunday 12:30pm & 1:45pm
Description: Derived from the choreographer's dream during brain surgery, Dancing Past the Dark takes the audience down the dark rabbit hole of life with Chiari Malformation and surgery gone wrong. Colorful and alluring succubae coax our main character into a their strange world featuring a charismatic master. The anxiety rises as our lead tries to escape the hell she has found herself and come back to life. The storytelling choreography of Jennifer Gordon, features a unique blend of ballet, contemporary, and folk dance set to music by Hans Zimmer.
3 EGG CREAMS - The Urban Love Story for the Ages! Written & Directed by GEORGE CAMERON GRANT. Starring VINCE BANDILLE. Inspired by & featuring the music of LOU CHRISTIE.
RUN TIME: 70 minutes
Friday 9:30pm, Saturday 7:45pm & 10:15pm, Sunday 4pm
Description: 3 EGG CREAMS - The Urban Love Story for the Ages, starring the incomparable VINCE BANDILLE as Vin Morrone, portrays one man's lessons in life, loss and love, with 1 actor, 5 characters, all in 70 minutes and 3 EGG CREAMS. Whether you grew up on University Avenue in The Bronx, Newark, West Philly, or Cedar Falls, you'll recognize the tough, tender, sometimes terrifying, yet ultimately transcendent human journey Vin takes, navigating an age that is redefining the mythos of the American male, and even the meaning of love itself. Blend in the timeless music of the legendary LOU CHRISTIE, and you have 3 EGG CREAMS - The Love Story for the Ages!
*Intended for Mature Audiences Only
VENUE: ALLIES IN CARING WELLNESS HUB
HURRICANE ETTA: By Moderately Well Known Productions (Written by Steve Silvestri, Directed by Andrew Guarisco)
RUN TIME: 65 minutes
Friday 8pm & 10:30pm, Saturday 1:45pm, 6pm, & 9:30pm, Sunday 1pm & 4pm.
Description: People have called Amelia different for as long as she can remember. But she's perfectly happy to let them go about their lives, as she has a more pressing issue to focus on: Etta. Eighty mile-per-hour winds, thirty percent increase in humidity, and sixteen inches of rainfall? She'll do anything to keep herself and her brother Luke safe from the storm - whether he wants it or not. Starring Anna Klein and Brian Sedita.
*Suitable for all ages
VENUE: ST. PETER AND PAUL COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER (FAMILY FRIENDLY VENUE)
Once Upon A Fringe: A Di*ney Cabaret: Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm & 5pm, Sunday 1pm & 3pm
Run Time: TBD
Ernie and Neil Rock Band for kids: Saturday 1pm & 6:30pm
RUN TIME: TBD
Eagle Theatre Summer Conservatory Performance: Times TBA
RUN TIME: TBD