Photos: At the East End Fringe Fest

The cast of "Fifty Flat" at the opening night of the East End Fringe Fest
The cast of “Fifty Flat” at the opening night of the East End Fringe Fest

The first East End Fringe Festival continues this week, with Project Poetry: Readings by Both New and Notable Poets tonight and performances of several exciting new shows over the course of the week ahead at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.

The plays cover topics ranging from stardom and addiction to the idea of meritocracy to Alzheimer’s Disease to a comical side effect of the use of Viagra.

“It was a very interesting spread. Some were challenging, nothing was conventional, and they explore different topics, from health to religion to sexuality and addiction,” said festival co-organizer Debbie Slevin in a mid-June interview with The Beacon.

Each playwright whose work was selected has been tasked with bringing their own director, cast and limited set to the theater.


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The full schedule for the week ahead is as follows: 
Tuesday, August 1
Readings by New and Notable Poets
Reception to Follow
$10 per person

Thursday, August 3
7:00 Mr. Danby’s Son
$25 single show/ $35 all shows
BONUS! Theater Express highlights in between our August 3rd shows

Friday, August 4
7:00 Mr. Danby’s Son
8:00 The Supreme Beings
$25 single show/ $35 all shows

Saturday, August 5
8:30 Priapism
$25 single show/ $35 all shows

Sunday, August 6
6:30 The Supreme Beings
$25 single show/ $35 all shows

For tickets and more information, visit


Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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