Maya Phillips | 8/8/2013, 10:04 a.m. | Updated on 8/8/2013, 10:04 a.m.
“I Am a Moon”
This lyrical play, inspired by the life of Japanese porn star Ai Iijima, explores the way Eastern and Western cultures “construct beauty and sexuality through shame.” Lynn Redgrave Theater, 45 Bleecker St.
Forget Lollapalooza and Coachella and check out this rock concert of fake bands that makes fun of all of your favorite genres of popular music. SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St.
This musical explores the life of the great abolitionist Sojourner Truth. The lyrical score even contains many of Truth’s own words. Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place.
“Cowboys Don’t Sing: A Western Musical”
In this western musical, a cowboy encounters romance, perils and “The Racist Song.” Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place.
This isn’t your normal trip to the grocery store. Faced with a cursed supermarket, an evil puppet and other odd obstacles, a new trainee must try to save the day. Lynn Redgrave Theater, 45 Bleecker St.
“A Fallopian Fairy Tale”
This isn’t quite Disney princess material, but this solo show takes a shameless look at femininity and sexuality. CSV Kabayitos, 107 Suffolk St.
In this one-man multimedia show, Kilusan Bautista explores race in America through the lens of his personal experience (his relationships with his family and friends) and the wider context (the history of Filipino people and the growth of hip-hop culture). The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St.
This one-woman show recounts a woman’s experience with sexual dysfunction. Along the way, she encounters a crazy hypnotist, a Tantric mistress, a sexpert, a lascivious rabbi and more. Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E. Seventh St.
“Not Another Teen Solo Show”
High school just isn’t like it is in the movies. This show, which combines storytelling and sketch videos, tells the tale of a Indian girl in Indiana who turns to teen movies to try and figure out how to conquer the perils of high school. The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 115 MacDougal St.
“Sarazad and the Monster-King”
This play, which is a new twist on “The 1,001 Arabian Nights,” tells the story of a shy 9-year-old who loves books and stories. When she is bullied at school, she meets the Monster-King, and everything changes. Kids will be guided through tales of pirates, detectives and robots while learning the power of friendship, strength and imagination. The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St.
“The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever”
Kids can dive into the tales of Greek mythology with this fun musical, which tells of the “amazingly awesome” adventures of young Hercules, Perseus, Jason and Andromeda. The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St.
For even more info, visit www.fringenyc.org.