New York's annual Fringe Festival—a 17-day marathon of nearly 200 shows in 20 downtown theaters—lures its audience with the prospect of discovery. It offers rediscovery too, through visiting spaces rich in the history of neighborhoods and the cultures they've sheltered as well as the history of cutting-edge creativity. For a veteran, art-hungry New Yorker, personal history is likely to be involved as well. I saw a quartet of shows in one day at four different venues (a typical agenda for a Fringe devotee) and constantly felt I was... More >>>