Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mermaids, Musto, and More!

Reports that today's earthquake was caused by a rush of people CLAMoring for tickets to the three remaining performances of THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID have been slightly exaggMERated (although not by much. Reports that we're referring to the event as MERthquake 2011, however, are completely true).

But in all honesty, tickets are going fast, so be sure to buy yours before you miss the comedy that Michael Musto of The Village Voice describes as "a clever romp!"

PICTURED: Dawn McGee, romping cleverly
from her wheelchair
Photo Credit: Joe Wehry

And that's not all; author Edward Lazellari posted a wonderful review on his blog! Lazellari writes that "The Average-Sized Mermaid stands apart" from all the other FringeNYC shows he's seen this year and goes on to say that the "opening monologue alone is worth the price of admission." Wow! Click here to check out the review in its entirety!

Also, it looks like Lazellari's debut novel, "Awakenings," will be released on August 30th by Tor Books. Since he clearly has excellent taste, we'll definitely be checking it out, and you probably should as well!

And somehow we neglected to mention that playwright Jessica Fleitman was interviewed by novelist and mermaid-enthusiast Carolyn Turgeon about THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID on Turgeon's mermaid blog!

In other MERMAID-related news, we had a pick-up reMERsal yesterday. There was definitely something special about having the mer-family back in the rehearsal room one last time, but of course nothing compares to performing the show in front of an audience!

Thanks again to all of the support-mers who've come out to SEA us so far! We can't wait to share the tail-end of the run with the rest of you!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A WondMERful Week!

Our first two performances of THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID went swimmingly!

This entire experience has been so fin-tastic that it's difficult not to break out into a song-and-dance number (complete with Jamaican crustaceans on back-up), but we shall restrain ourselves and instead present some highlights of the run thus far:

  • Packed houses of wondMERful audience members who've laughed their tails off!
  • Stellar reviews! Molly Marinik of Theater is Easy writes that "The Average-Sized Mermaid is a wonderfully written adult fairy tale about keeping your dignity through the hardships of love," while Case Aiken of nytheatre.com raves that "The Average-Sized Mermaid may well be one of my favorite FringeNYC shows to date," goes on to claim that "I was laughing hard enough that I worried I might upset the rest of the audience—only to realize they were right there with me," and finishes off with the thought that "It’s easily in my top three festival shows of all time and one of the best pieces I’ve seen in a long time." WOW! Thanks, Critics!
  • Three more chances to SEA the show (August 25 @ 6:00, August 26 @ 9:15, and August 27 @ 1:00)! Get your tickets today before they swim away!
We can't wait for the second half of our run! Please spread the word about the show, and be sure to vote for us as this year's FringeNYC Audience Favorite! Thank you to everyone who's come out to support us!

Dawn McGee, Vinnie Penna, and Erika Myers
photo credit: Joe Wehry

Saturday, August 13, 2011

We Don't Know When, We Don't Know How...

...but we know something's starting RIGHT NOW!*

What an exciting day! A huge thank-you to everyone who made it out to the opening performance of THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID this afternoon! We had a blast and couldn't have asked for a more FIN-tastic audience!

We're beyond thrilled for such a swimmingly successful start to the run of THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID in FringeNYC! Tickets are still available for the following performances:

MON 8/15 @ 9:30pm
THR 8/25 @ 6:00pm
FRI 8/26 @ 9:15pm
SAT 8/27 @ 1:00pm

Click here or visit www.fringenyc.org to get your tickets today! Or else, you might miss out on THIS:

Truly, a battle for the ages. Photo credit: Joe Wehry

We hope to SEA you there!

* If you don't get this reference, please click here and behold the mermaid magic.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Average-Sized Mermaid OPENS TOMORROW in FringeNYC!

The day we've been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived... THE AVERAGE-SIZED MERMAID dives into FringeNYC at the Connelly Theater TOMORROW, August 13th at 3:15 PM! We are so excited to finally share our hilarious tale of a tail with you!

Just a reminder that the Connelly Theater is located at 220 E 4th St (between Aves A & B). FringeNYC shows begin on time and a "no late seating" policy is strictly enforced, so please be on time for the 3:15 PM show!

Latecomers will NOT see mermaid love!

If you can't make it tomorrow, we'll SEA you at one of our other performances:

MON 8/15 @ 9:30pm
THR 8/25 @ 6:00pm
FRI 8/26 @ 9:15pm
SAT 8/27 @ 1:00pm

Tickets are still available at www.fringenyc.org! $15 in advance, and $18 at the door!

We can't wait to SEA you there!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


We don't open until Saturday... plenty of time to get inSEAbriated and drink until we're unCONCHious at tonight's FUN-raiser! Won't you join us? Happy hour prices, awesome prizes, and a chance to hang out with our cast and crew before this tidal wave of talent takes the stage on August 13th! We can't wait to SEA you there! 
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
232 W. 14th St 
New York, New York