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August 8th, 2007


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01:31 pm - Hmmm. Fringe?
So there's this Fringe Festival going on and I haven't been able to put as much effort into it as some of my friends. (I don't think anyone Fringes as much as barondave but I haven't mustered even dreamshark or even minnehaha levels of Fringing.) In fact, I haven't been to a single Fringe show this year.

Wednesdays are my "night off," however, so now I'm thinking that a Fringe show may be just the thing to do to break up the week. So if I was going to see one Fringe show and it was going to be seen tonight, which one should I go to?

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From:dreamshark
Date:August 8th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Well, our agenda for tonight is as follows. "Bards" is by the same group that did "Deviled Eggs" last year, and it was a hoot and a half. "Monster Movies" is a really dumb title, IMHO, but the story-teller is one that I saw last year and liked quite a bit.

7:00 PM
Bards
Presented by Four Humors Theater at Southern Theater

8:30 PM
Monster Movies with My Undead Dad
Presented by Nancy Donoval at Playwrights' Center
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From:dreamshark
Date:August 8th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)

And of the shows I've already seen...

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These would be my picks in each timeslot:

5:30 # Ritz: Tom Thumb, or The Tragedy of Tragedies
7:00 # Mpls Garage: The Cody Rivers Show: Flammable People
8:30 # Interact Center: The Broken Brain Summit
10:00 # Ritz: Alpha Come Home: A Bawdy Puppet and Clown Show

I didn't actually see "Alpha Come Home," but Richard did and he spoke highly of it.
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From:anney
Date:August 8th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
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I left the TC as a KID! So I don't know, what the heck is the Fringe Festival? Is it like Ren Fest only for rassels and fringes?
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From:jbru
Date:August 8th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Nah, not like the Ren Fest. It's a bunch of theater types doing little productions of various types at all the little theaters in the city. It's like an intro to alternative theater with some added buzz because so many people are seeing so many different things all at the same time. I feel more arty just knowing about it.
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From:barondave
Date:August 8th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
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If you're only going to see one, then Cody Rivers as recommended by dreamshark. Strange and hysterically funny sketch comedy. If you want to take a bit more of a chance (and see a longer show) they I'd suggest The Most Mysterious Day of the Year; a phantasmagorical outing in a Bring-Your-Own venue. The one everyone is talking about is Macbeth, which I'm seeing tonight, but I don't recommend that because the Scrimshaws are local and might put it on again, and because it's likely to be sold out.
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From:dreamshark
Date:August 8th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Also, it's not really all that good. Amusing in a sophomoric way, but you can do better.

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