7 Days of fringe

Now Showing:

The Saints of Festus

The Flea Theater

Aug. 18 at 9 p.m.; 19 at 12 p.m.; 23 at 7 p.m.

David Drake directs Scott Hess in this one-man, multi-character romp about the demise of small-town America.

Fitz & Walloughs Get it in the End!

Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction

Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.;

20 at 5:15; 21 at 5:30;

This comedy tuner chronicles the meteoric, murderous career of the “fagulous” dysfunctional ditty-writing duo, Fitz å(Micah Busey) & Walloughs (Andrew Edwards).

Never Swim Alone

The Actors’ Playhouse

Aug. 21 at 10:45 p.m.; 23 at 7:15 p.m.;

The play pits two boyhood friends living the American dream in a vicious game of one-upmanship.

Don’t Ask

Henry Street Settlement – Experimental

Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.; 19 at 3:15 p.m.; 22 at 9:15 p.m.

A sexually-charged, two-man drama about an affair between a rambunctious U.S. Army Private and his superior officer during the war in Iraq.

A Small Hole

Dance New Amsterdam

Aug. 18 at 11:15 p.m.; 20 at 9:45 p.m.; 24 at 6:15 p.m.

Performance Lab 115 offers a sadistically twisted take on Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park.”

Return of the Wayward Son

Henry Street Settlement – Experimental

Aug. 20 at 9 p.m.; 23 at 4:45 p.m.

An unflinching look at the underworld of male hustlers based on writer/director Brian Fraley’s personal forays into the infamous Upper East Side bar, Rounds.

Vile Affections

The Linhart Theater at 440 Studios

Aug. 19 at 9:30 p.m.; 24 at 9 p.m.

This play traces the first record of a lesbian relationship, attributed to a 17th Century abbess named Benedetta Carlini, who’s falsely accused of “mysticism.”

The Penguin Tango

The Actors’ Playhouse

Aug. 18 at 4:45 p.m.; 19 at 7 p.m.

This comedy chronicles zookeepers’ stunts to set the boys straight, including electro-shock therapy and infiltration by a femme-fatale penguin.

Rainy Days and Mondays

DR2 Theatre

Aug. 17 at 3 p.m.; 18 at 10:45 p.m.; 20 at 7:30 p.m.; 23 at 10 p.m.; 24 at 5:30 p.m.

The play follows a group of gay friends around the circuit party scene in the ‘90s as they discover the limits of hedonism—and serotonin.

Blue Balls: In & Out of Uniform with the NYPD

The Flea Theater

Aug. 17 at 4:30 p.m.; 19 at 6 p.m.; 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Michael Tester chronicles his own trajectory from neighborhood sissy to NYPD stud, only to be dissed and dismissed for being queer.

Band Geeks: A Halftime Musical

The Lucille Lortel Theatre

Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m.; 23 at 11:30 p.m.; 24 at 8:45 p.m.

A hilarious send-up of the big-haired ‘80s, this elaborate musical comedy pits jocks against the geeks, dweebs, burnouts, preps, sluts, and art freaks.