Fable, a New Musical – is more fact than fiction

NYMFFor those 17-25 years old, parents of this age group or anyone that remembers being this young, you will thoroughly enjoy Fable, a New Musical. I warn you the “F” word flies, there’s lots of drinking, and there is plenty of talk of sex. Rather than offending, you get the chance to be a voyeur into the lives and psyches of teenagers. Believe me, you will not want to go back!

A graduation party is about to take place. Four best friends are hosting and a girl not well known to them crashes, literally, this seemingly intimate get together. Their fears, hopes and dreams are shared, but not around a coffee table having quiet conversation.

Remarkably (to me) this clever, funny show is written by two undergraduates: NYU’s Harrison Kaufman and Northwestern’s Christopher Anselmo. The actors themselves are all young enough to be recent graduates. What a talented bunch! I must make special mention of Gerianne Perez and Michael Luwoye who sing their heart and soul into this play.

Kaufman and Anselmo wrote about what they know and did it extraordinarily well. LAR

Ford Foundation Studio Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd Street

Performances: 7/25, 7/26, 7/27

Tickets: $25 at NYMF.org


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