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Fringe File, #15: Sold-Out Performances (Final; Updated 8/16)

A promotional image for A Pickle by Really Spicy Opera, one of several shows that have sold out performances at the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Note: This article will be updated throughout the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Angela Timberman in Deborah Yarchun’s A Pickle, presented by Really Spicy Opera.

The following Fringe Festival shows have sold out one or more shows: Updated Wednesday, 8/16.

All Five Scheduled Shows + Encore

  • A Pickle (Friday, 8/4; Sunday, 8/6; Wednesday, 8/9; Saturday, 8/12; Sunday, 8/13-1 PM; Sunday, 8/13 Encore), presented by Really Spicy Opera at the Ritz Studio Theater.
    • The 8/4 sellout was omitted from the MN Fringe Festival’s 8/5 newsletter due to an internal error.
    • On 8/6, A Pickle became the only Fringe show to sell out a performance in advance.
    • On 8/8, A Pickle‘s remaining 3 performances were completely sold out in advance.

All Five Scheduled Shows

  • It Can’t Happen Here (Thursday, 8/3; Sunday, 8/6; Tuesday, 8/8; Friday, 8/11; Sunday, 8/13), presented by Sinclair Lewis Productions at the Ritz Studio Theater.
  • Sevlin & Devlin Presents: Seven Evans in Heaven (Saturday, 8/5; Sunday, 8/6; Thursday, 8/10; Friday, 8/11; Saturday, 8/12), presented by Ferrari McSpeedy Theatrical Productions at the Ritz Studio Theater.

Four Shows

  • Hot Air (Thursday, 8/3; Sunday, 8/6; Tuesday, 8/8; Sunday, 8/13), presented by SCHMAGENCY at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center Xperimental Theatre.
  • The Buttslasher (Friday, 8/4; Sunday, 8/6; Thursday, 8/10; Saturday, 8/12), presented by New Endeavors at the Ritz Studio Theater.

Three Shows

  • A Resister’s Handbook (for holding onto optimism in shitty times) (Saturday, 8/5; Thursday, 8/10; Saturday, 8/12), presented by minnerican productions at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center Xperimental Theatre.
  • Blackout Improv (Saturday, 8/5; Monday, 8/7; Thursday, 8/10), presented by Rogues Gallery Arts at the Phoenix Theatre.
  • BOOMBOX (Sunday, 8/6; Thursday, 8/10; Saturday, 8/12), presented by Hannah Starr at Bryant-Lake Bowl.
  • The Ballad of Bearclaw Jones (Sunday, 8/6; Wednesday, 8/9; Friday, 8/11), presented by Jacobin Grille at the Ritz Studio Theater.
  • The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox (Sunday, 8/6; Thursday, 8/10; Sunday, 8/13), presented by The Winding Sheet Outfit at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Arena.
  • Waiting for Gygax (Saturday, 8/5; Friday, 8/11; Sunday, 8/13), presented by Hot Chocolate Media at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Xperimental Theatre.

Two Shows

  • Couple Fight 3: Weddings! (Sunday, 8/6; Saturday, 8/12), presented by Weggel-Reed Production sat the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center Xperimental Theatre.
  • DUNGEON (Wednesday, 8/9; Saturday, 8/12), presented by Hit the Lights! Theater Co. at the Jungle Theater.
  • Live from New York, He’s A Prom Date! (Sunday, 8/6; Tuesday, 8/8) presented by Side by Side at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Xperimental Theatre.
  • On the Exhale (Friday, 8/4; Thursday, 8/10), presented by Market Garden Theatre at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Xperimental Theatre.
  • Out of the Shadows (Saturday, 8/12; Sunday, 8/13), presented by Gabriel Mata/Movements at Intermedia Arts.
  • Pope Joan (Sunday, 8/6; Saturday, 8/12), presented by Featherstone Creative at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Xperimental Theatre.
  • The Tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Saturday, 8/5; Sunday, 8/6), presented by Headcanon at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Arena.
  • There Ain’t No More! (Friday, 8/11; Saturday, 8/12), presented by Willi Carlisle Productions at the Crane Theater.

One Show

Early sellout performances are strong indicators of a show’s popularity as the festival continues. To guarantee a seat for a future performance of any of these shows, purchase a reservation online at fringefestival.org. Do remember that you will need to show a Fringe Festival day pass to redeem your reservation.

All of the Minnesota Fringe Festival shows that sold out in the first three days of the festival.
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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