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The fourth annual Fresh Fruit Festival, a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Art and Culture takes over New York from Tribeca to Soho, from Chelsea to Midtown. Diversity and creativity off the mainstream is the theme of this Festival that always surprises, delights and challenges assumptions. Fresh Fruit presents all genres of art and performance expanding its boundaries as it grows. Theater Highlights Love in the World of Fruits Two short plays, Marla's Devotion by Linda Eisenstein and Real Smiles by Jon M. Spano look at relationships, one lesbian, one gay and open up a world of fun, humor and insights. Friday, July 14, 6pm; Saturday, July 15; 3pm: $18. Collective: Unconscious 279 Church Street. Come Back to Me, by Jesse Alick A look at religion, communication, secrets, sexuality and unconditional love in an African-American Family. Saturday, July 15, 6pm; Sunday, July 16, 2 pm: $18. Collective: Unconscious 279 Church Street. Physics of Love, by Jennifer Pawlitschek According to Lisa, a student of physics and the protagonist of this one woman show " has about the same chance to emerge from dating as matter did from the early universe- 1,000,001:1" Join this witty lesbian's search for a love in this universe. Saturday, July 15, 8pm; Sunday, July 16, 4pm. $18. Collective: Unconscious 279 Church Street. Why'd Ya Make Me Wear That, Joe?, by Vanda As their men are off fighting World War II, two women fall in love. Can love survive the peace? A wise and heartbreaking look at the choices women in love faced in post- World War America. Tuesday, July 18, 6pm; Wednesday, July 19, 9pm; Thursday, July 20, 6pm; Friday, July 21, $18. Abingdon Theater Complex 312 W. 36th Street (Bet. 8th and 9th Avenues) To Whom It May Concern, by Aurin Squire A 15-year-old boy posing as a woman begins an online affair with a soldier in Iraq. Their epistolary romance takes an unexpected turn when the soldier decides to visit his lady-in-waiting. Tuesday, July 18, 9pm; Wednesday, July 19, 6pm; Thursday, July 20, 9pm, Saturday, July 22, 4pm. $18. Abingdon Theater Complex 312 W. 36th Street (Bet. 8th and 9th Avenues) My Mother Told Me I Was Different: Voices of the Stonewall Rebellion, by Carol Polcovar On June 27th 1969, a routine police raid on a Greenwich Village gay bar sparked a spontaneous series of events that forever changed the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. This is the story of that night in the words the people of lived it. Based on years of interviews with eyewitnesses,.this docudrama is brought to life by Off-Broadway pioneer director David Gaard. Friday, July 21, 9pm; Saturday, July 22, 9pm; Sunday, July 23, 2pm and 7pm. $18. Abingdon Theater Complex 312 W. 36th Street (Bet. 8th and 9th Avenues) Click here for complete schedule of events.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Various Locations, Off-Off-Broadway