The buttoned-up Dr. Oscar von Shtein bounds into the room to deliver a FRED Talk on the classics. His cards are set, his water is in place, his projections are in the toilet: It seems they’ve been hijacked by a mysterious force called Puru, which we soon learn is a guru of poo. Writer-actor Shawn Shafner gleefully toggles between von Shtein and the Puru, whose mission is to communicate the surprisingly fascinating physical and cultural history of defecation and link it to such modern ills as body shaming.
Seeing a show in the New York International Fringe Festival is always a roll of the dice. Will you catch the next Triassic Parq or Silence: The Musical? Or will it be more like the next "damn, I wish I had those 90 minutes back" moment of your life? For those limiting this year's Fringe shows to gay-friendly ones, your very queer choices are contained below.
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