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...A woman googles "painless suicide" and finds the people who will help her end her life - if she will let them film it. And sell it.

Gideon Productions presents Viral, a play by Mac Rogers, directed by Jordana Williams. The New York International Fringe Festival- FringeNYC, August 14th-30th.

Viral is a frank, humane and surprisingly funny look at some very complex issues—assisted suicide, fetish, dignity and privacy in the age of viral videos, where there’s nothing so twisted that it doesn’t have an audience.

Mac Rogers, is the recipient of two FringeNYC overall excellence awards: Outstanding Playwright, 2007 (Hail Satan) and Outstanding Musical, 2005 (Fleet Week). Mac’s play Universal Robots was recently named “Best Off-Off Broadway Play” by the Independent Theater Bloggers Association. Mac’s plays have been produced at HERE Arts Center, The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 45 Bleecker and manhattantheatresource, and his play The Second String is published by Playscripts, Inc. His play Happening To Your Body, produced by the Estrogenius festival, earned praise in The New York Times.

Viral is a reunion of the creative team behind FringeNYC hits Fleet Week, Hail Satan and Air Guitar. Gideon Productions presents subtly innovative theater in a popular entertainment package, using genre to engage audiences in something fun and familiar—and then taking them somewhere unexpected. Other productions include The Blueprint Project, The Lucretia Jones Mysteries, The First Annual St. Ignatius Chanukah Pageant, The Second String, The Electric Cat, Dirty Juanita and Universal Robots (co-production with manhattan theatresource.)

Tickets will be 15 bucks. You can get them online, starting July 24th, at www.fringenyc.org.

 

Reviews

Time Out NY
Viral Review

Backstage
Viral Review

Show Showdown
Viral Review

nytheatre.com
Viral Review

Links

Viral Facebook Group

SlowLearner
(Mac's Blog)

Seanrants
(Sean's Blog)

Mac's Twitter Feed

Sean's Twitter Feed

Universal Robots
ITBA Award

Universal Robots
Website

Hail Satan
Website