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Fringe File 2017, #3: Minnesota Fringe’s First Official Preview of 2017

Aidan Jhane Gallivan in Swing and a Miss’s production of A Murmur of Murder.

Fringe is coming. Minnesota’s nationally renown festival of experimental performing art opens on August 3rd, but local audiences can get sneak peeks at 30 of the 167 shows next Monday. Each of these 30 local companies will present a 3-minute preview of their show at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities’ Rarig Center Thrust Stage. The price for this ticketed event has been reduced to $4, and now includes a collectible Fringe Button.

Jamila Joiner and Kira Pontiff in McGo Productions’ En Passant, one of the Fringe shows previewed next Monday.

The shows being presented are:

  1. A Mermaid Abroad & A Fish Out of Water presented by Mermaid Productions.
  2. Blood Debt presented by Degenerate Theatre.
  3. Code: L-O-V-E presented by Highlander Kitty.
  4. DANCING BARE FEET presented by R.G.K. Modern Indian Dance Academy.
  5. En Pessant presented by McGo Productions.
  6. F@*k the 90s presented by FurTrader Productions.
  7. FOOL’S MEDICINE presented by Theatre of Fools.
  8. Full Metal Rabbit presented by Beta Fish Productions.
  9. Knifeslingin’! presented by The Theatre Cosmic.
  10. Mnemosyne presented by Sunday Driver.
  11. Never Wonder Land presented by Laughing Nomad Productions.
  12. ODD MAN OUT presented by Underdog Theatre.
  13. On the Exhale presented by Market Garden Theatre.
  14. One Foot presented by Langston Theatre Company.
  15. Playwrights on a Train presented by TROMPE L’OEIL.
  16. Pope Joan presented by Featherstone Creative.
  17. Queen of Delicious Animals presented by The Rachel Teagle Effect.
  18. Repertoire Dogs presented by Ideal Productions.
  19. Slaughterhouse Five: A Musical presented by Clevername Productions.
  20. Small Time Dicks presented by Siege Perilous Films.
  21. Songs for a Post-Apocalyptic World presented by Dean Olivet.
  22. Swoopstake presented by LuminTheater Lab.
  23. The Buttslasher presented by New Endeavors.
  24. The Murmur of Murder presented by Swing and a Miss.
  25. The Perils of Steve presented by SaMi Productions.
  26. The Second Banana Revolt! presented by Far From The Tree.
  27. The Wright Stuff, or You’ll Believe They Can Fly! presented by Outlandish Productions.
  28. Thor: Jurassic Park presented by Access World Productions.
  29. Wellstone: A Minnesota Musical presented by Albino Squirrel Productions.
  30. William & Mary: The Way Out Experiment presented by Surprise Me! Productions.

The first official preview event for the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival begins on Monday, July 17 at 7:30 PM at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities Campus (West Bank), Rarig Center Thrust Stage.

Hanne Appelbaum
Hanne Appelbaum is the Editor of the Twin Cities Arts Reader. She was born in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and moved to the Twin Cities to take up a career as a classroom paraprofessional. She is the mother of three children, an enthusiastic educator, and a passionate fan of dance in all of its forms. She enjoys ice skating, Game of Thrones (books over HBO, but who's counting), and restaurant dives.
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