Last call for "The Secretaries" in Fringe Encores!
Thurs., Sept. 23, 10pm

TOSOS returns to the New York Fringe Encores in 2010 with The Five Lesbian Brothers’ The Secretaries, directed by Artistic Director Mark Finley. The award-winning* revival of the Brothers’ 1993-94 production, continues its run at Venue #12, the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.

*recognized for "Excellence in Ensemble" by the NYFringe!


  • Thursday, September 23 10pm
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Tickets are $18.

Set in the mill town of Big Bone, Oregon, The Secretaries follows the lives of five women who work in the office of Cooney Lumber, where every 30 days…well something involving chainsaws and lumberjacks happens. And it’s not pretty. The story is told in flashback by Patty Johnson (Elizabeth Whitney), as she recalls her initiation into the cult-like Cooney coven, led by Susan Curtis (Jamie Heinlein). Office suck-up Ashley Elizabeth Fratangelo (Karen Stanion) is jealous of the new arrival; office lesbian Dawn Midnight (Virginia Baeta) wants to go out with her (as does lumberjack Buzz Benikee, played by Baeta in a dual role); and Peaches Martin (Elizabeth Bell), just wants to eat something.

What they're saying about "The Secretaries"

"Under any circumstances, do NOT miss "The Secretaries," currently sharing the Lucille Lortel Theatre with several other Fringe Festival entries. Written by the gifted Five Lesbian Brothers, it is screamingly funny, effectively and swiftly directed by Mark Finley (who did an amazing job with "Pig Tale" a ...few years back), and showcases the most captivating group of actresses in town. This is what ensemble acting is all about. I defy you to pick out the best one; it's simply impossible, they are all just perfect. "The Secretaries" has four more performances...May I suggest you get your tickets ASAP? If not, I fear that once the word of mouth gets around, you'll be standing on the outside looking in. Don't say you haven't been warned!
--Marle Becker, Out-FM/WBAI Radio


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FringeNYC Encore Series

Now in its Fifth year, the FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers a second chance to see some of the Festival's favorite shows. Beginning Sept 9, the 5th annual FringeNYC Encore Series will present twenty one works in rotating repertory at three downtown venues:  the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal St. (West 3rd Street & Bleecker) off the #1 to Christopher Street or the A,B,C,D,E to West 4th Street), Soho Playhouse - The Huron Club (15 Vandam Street between 6th Ave & Varick, off the #1 to Houston Street or C, E to Spring), and the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street (Bleecker & Hudson), off the #1 to Christopher Street or the A,B,C,D,E to West 4th Street) In 16 days even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a small fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. The FringeNYC Encores Series is a showcase some of the best and most crowd-pleasing shows from the New York International Fringe Festival, most of them right from their sold out runs. Check the lineup at the right to get more info about the shows and about purchasing tickets.  Come be a part today of what everyone will be talking about tomorrow...