Spinach is eaten, fists are thrown and blood (a lot of blood) is spilled in Sailor Man, a new play that premieres tonight at the New York International Fringe Festival. Deconstructing Popeye to a new extreme, the 45-minute dark comedy "explores what happens when familiar scenarios from cartoons are divorced from their harmless context and performed naturalistically, by complex human beings."
Also opening this evening at the experimental theater fest: Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (Or At Least The Greater Los Angeles Area): The Musical. This one takes a look at "a normal day in the life of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton. Well, were it not for the plans of evil Islamic terrorists. And Kathy Griffin. Throughout the course of the day, Perez must wrestle with the demons of love, ego and celebrity, all whilst saving Los Angeles from an imminent nuclear disaster."
Both productions are scheduled to run through August 22.