Because of Americana Absurdum, the New York International Fringe Festival came to be. This pivotal two-part show is a riotous fun-house mirror reflection on life in the United States. In "Vomit & Roses" a family-run funeral home resists a hostile corporate take-over as the family children stare down the Senior Prom. "Wolverine Dream" is a high-stakes courtroom battle in which a poet/airline president faces a lawsuit, after one of his pilots intentionally crashes an airplane. Written by Brian Parks; directed by John Clancy.