Fringe @ Nox
2019 Rochester Fringe Festival at Nox
Nox is excited to host 24 performances from 8 artists at the 2019 Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival!
Performances September 10-21; Special Hours Open Monday and Tuesday!
Join us in Nox’ secret event space as we present the Fringe’s most stimulating performances in an intimate setting.
For the 2019 Fringe, Nox will be hosting a variety of acts including musical tarot reading, interactive murder mysteries, local and nationally renowned comics, thought provoking dance, original theatre, astounding music and a one of a kind children’s performance.
Following the 2018 sold-out reading of “Black Matter” at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, director Aubrey Williams brings back a heart-wrenching, gut-busting preview about Black love, Black life and Black taboos. Williams’ inspiring production combines West African and contemporary dance, call and response, modern music, traditional African drumming and enhanced special effects to create an intimate and thought-provoking atmosphere.
Armed with an acoustic guitar, comedy songwriter and Rochester native Charlie Landsman delivers a unique blend of catchy melodies and irreverent humor as he skewers the NYC subway, toxic masculinity, online dating and much more. Charlie has worked for Comedy Central and has performed musical comedy on stages across the country, including at the North Carolina Comedy Festival and the NY Comedy Music Festival. He currently lives in Los Angeles and drives a bright orange Prius.
Playfully macabre musical duo Charming Disaster (Brooklyn’s Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris) perform an interactive musical tarot reading, with audience members selecting cards that not only determine the set list but also predict the future. Featuring original songs inspired by death, crime, folklore, fairy tales, ancient mythology and the occult, performed with ukulele, guitar, vocal harmonies, virtuosic foot percussion and theatrical flair. “Gothic tongue and cheek narratives … comparable to something Tim Burton and Danny Elfman would have dreamed up.” (CITY Newspaper)
Explore the fascinating world of the circus through the eyes of a young girl. Brought into a world of the unique and extraordinary, she must find her own place in this strange troupe. She learns that appearances aren’t what they seem and that anything is possible if you follow your dreams. An original story interwoven with Broadway classics, this magical experience will enchant audiences of all ages.
Stand-up comedy at Nox Cocktail Lounge! Featuring rising star and international touring comic Damon Sumner (EPIX’s “Unprotected Sets,” Prime Video’s “Indie Life” and Sirius XM’s “RAWDOG”), nationally touring comic and southern gentleman Nathan Owens (“Forth and Ten” podcast), and high-energy hilarity from hometown gal Amy Gibbs Brown. Join us for laughter and libations! Adult Content.
Siena Facciolo is a soul-folk artist. Her powerful voice touches your soul and lets you roam through your memories. Her lyrics reflect a desire to explore, to become more raw and open with her listeners. Experiencing her performances is like gathering around a campfire for childhood story-time. Her music infuses soul into folk, creating a unique sensational sound, and her album, Dear House, was met with beautiful positive reviews. You’ll experience original songs performed with drummer Chris Palace. Photo: Aaron Winters
In a follow-up to last year’s show, Erin Julian shares even more dating horrors and hilarity in “You Are (Still) No Match For Me.” Still searching for a prince, she has kissed a lot of frogs. Lucky for you, she’s not afraid to kiss and tell!
When a mysterious death befalls a cast member of a theater troupe’s production, everyone is a suspect and everyone has a motive to commit the dastardly deed. Was it the director? Or the starlet? Perhaps the stage diva? This interactive and open-ended play requires audience participation to help solve the mystery, so it’s up to you to decide who slayed our poor friend!
Wanted: Who Killed William Lyman?
October 20, 1837. William Lyman was killed as he walked home from work. Rochester’s first murder. Octavius Barron, 18 in 1837, was executed for the crime – but did he really do it? STORYCHICK presents an opportunity to revisit Rochester’s early history as you gather clues across seven venues! Play as a team or on your own. Self-paced so you can sleuth and explore in-between shows. Complete all tasks for a chance to win great prizes!