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The Flea Theater

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20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007
212-226-0051 www.theflea.org

The Flea was founded in 1996 by a group of downtown artists looking to raise a joyful hell in a small space. That same spirit of adventure and excitement, which defines Off-Off-Broadway, also defines The Flea.

We don’t just encourage risk, we invest in it – in work that wouldn’t be produced elsewhere, and in early-career artists who wouldn’t gain opportunities elsewhere. As a result our stages are filled with new plays, fueled by emerging talent, and focused on urgent stories that reflect the world around us.

The Flea champions those voices least likely to be at the forefront of our culture. We also champion fun – pushing at the limits of live theater with participatory and durational work, or luxuriating unabashedly in the pleasure of storytelling. From early-morning fairytales to late-night serials, our lobbies stay buzzing and our stages hopping. True to our name, at The Flea you are bound to see something that gets under your skin.

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“Bar Dykes” by Merril Mushroom (NYC Premiere!)

July 11 - August 3
The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street New York, NY 10007

In Bar Dykes, playwright Merril Mushroom, drawing on her experiences as a lesbian in the Deep South and New York City in the pre-Stonewall era, transports us into the hidden subculture of lesbian society in mid-century America, and into the women and their relationships in a precarious time. Follow 11 bar dykes as they drink, dance, date, duke it out, and grab a few undisturbed moments. BAR DYKES will be an immersive staging so the audience can experience and eavesdrop…

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