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50 Shades of Gay AT 2018 FRINGE Returns to Writers and Books!

After selling out all four nights at the 2017 Fringe, Award Winning Comedian Ike Avelli brings back 50 Shades of Gay to the 2018 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on Wednesday, September 19th at 9pm; Thursday, September 20th at 9pm; Friday, September 21st at 10pm and Saturday, September 22nd at 8pm. Tickets are $15.00 at, where more information is also available. Remaining tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before curtain.

Back in 2015, Ike Avelli decided to create an Adult Variety Show for Gay Pride in NYC, and “50 Shades of Gay” was born. The day before the show, Friday, June 26th, the Supreme Court Ruled; Same Sex Marriage A Right Nationwide! On the night of the show, Saturday June 27th, the theater in NYC was SOLD OUT and everyone was ready to celebrate. Since its debut, Ike has been selling out venues all over the U.S. and continues to do so three years later. Critics and audience members alike have been raving and Avelli continues to provide the best in Comedy, Music, Drag, and most importantly, audience participation with lots of giveaways! Get your tickets HERE.

“Mastermind of creativity, Ike Avelli showcased a riveting, adult variety explosion” – Eileen Shapiro, Huffington Post

“A raucous adult variety show…sheer energy and talent” – Adam Lubitow, Rochester City Newspaper

Along with Star Ike Avelli, the cast for the 2018 Rochester Fringe Festival will include:

Recording Artist Tym Moss and NYC Drag Superstar Viki Villainess. Since 2013, Ike Avelli has written, produced and starred in eight shows! Some of his cast members of past productions have included stars from Rupaul’s Drag Race (Monet Xchange, Miz Cracker) and Recording Artist (Aaron Paul).

More about Fringe: Since its debut in 2012, the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival has become one of the most successful fringe festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 78,000 attendees in 2017. Now an 11-day event, this multi-arts festival boasts over 500 performances and events – more than a quarter of which are free – in 25+ venues in downtown Rochester, NY. Celebrating and inspiring creativity, the Fringe – which is partially curated by the non-profit festival and partially by festival venues – includes everything from theatre, music, comedy and dance, to children’s entertainment, spoken word, visual arts, film, and much more. Please visit for a complete schedule, tickets, and more information.