Last Night’s Raw Viewership Sees Decrease, Pro Wrestling Play Debuts at NYC’s International Fringe Festival

Nick Paglino

WWE RawLast Night's Raw Viewership Sees Decrease

According to Zap2It.com, last night's edition of WWE Raw, which was a taped version of the show, averaged 3.678 million viewers, which is down from the 4.005 million viewership average from last week. The final rating for this week should be out shortly.

Pro Wrestling Play Debuts at NYC's International Fringe Festival

The following press release has been issued:

I MEAN! PRODUCTIONS presents
BREAKING KAYFABE
A new play written by Temar Underwood

The New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC
A production of The Present Company
August 9th – 25th
Tickets: $15 – $18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org

(New York, NY) I MEAN! Productions is proud to present the world premiere of Breaking Kayfabe by Temar Underwood (The Brokenhearteds, The Lady Drug Dealer and the Heist) as part of the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC. This gripping drama about the rise and fall of a professional wrestling superstar premieres in North America’s largest multi-arts festival August 9th – August 28th, 2013.

“The Suicide Bomber” Barry Dorchester was one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, but after the Nassau Coliseum Incident, his career was over. After years of silence, he sits down with Dan, a pro-wrestling podcast host, to finally tell all. As his story unfolds, the dark and colorful characters from his past come to life in this multi-media docudrama with live in-ring action.

Breaking Kayfabe, [pronounced KAY-fayb] is Mr. Underwood’s fourth production in New York, a follow-up to the trippy drug romp The Lady Drug Dealer and The Heist (FringeNYC 2011),  the political thriller The Brokenhearteds (Wings Theatre 2009), and the british sex farce The Ghost of Henderson Manor (Vampire Cowboys Saloon Series 2010 – 2011). “Professional wrestling is performance art,” says Mr. Underwood. “These are artists that suffer, truly suffer, for their craft and I want to share their stories with the theatre audience.”

Breaking Kayfabe features an ensemble of established New York stage, film, and television actors, including Adam Swiderski (Blast Radius; Willy Nilly, FringeNYC 2011), Luke Guldan* (Gossip Girl; The Changing Room, T  Schreiber Studios ), Aldous Davidson (The Dark Knight Rises; The Guy Code, MTV), Brian Silliman (The Particulars, FringeNYC 2012; Advance Man), Brett Davenport (Odysseus DOA, Theatre Row ), and Dale Thomas Krupla (Jesus Christ Superstar, National Tour). The creative team includes Daniel Winters, Lighting Design (Drama Desk Award nomination for The Man Who Laughs ); G. Warren Stiles, Set and Props Design and Maha McCain, Costume Design. *Member AEA.

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