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Fringe Encores series pops up despite festival hiatus
In spite of this year’s suspension of the New York International Fringe Festival, the SoHo Playhouse will host the 2017 Fringe International Encore Series through Oct. 22. The lineup includes mostly international productions: from Adelaide, Australia; Brighton, England; Edinburgh; Hollywood; and Winnipeg, Canada, among other places. The offerings include Irish standup comedian Jimeoin; the play Mengele, about the disgraced Nazi doctor who escaped to South America; Shell Shock, a play adapted from the memoirs of an American veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; Macbeth Muet, a comical silent version of Macbeth performed by two actors; and Turbulence!, a Hollywood Fringe Festival winner for Best Musical that takes place in 4242 and involves Earthlings and Martians. For tickets and information on all the productions, visit www.sohoplayhouse.com/fringe-encore-series-2016. —Edward Karam