This story includes a graphic discussion of sexual assault. One night in July, wigmaster Jolie O’Dell turned out the lights and went to bed. She awoke, she says, to find herself being groped by her house guest, a bass-baritone opera singer named Matthew Stump. Stump masturbated as he fondled her; amidst
The cast of The Breakfast Club: The Musical! in a promotional photo replicating the classic movie's poster. The Breakfast Club begins with an old dramatic standby. You isolate a group of people in a room, you have them talk, and eventually they exchange truths about themselves and come to new understandings.
A rehearsal photo from Threepenny Productions' production of Fools, Errant. Photo by Scott Gilbert. This latest installment of the Fringe File series shines a spotlight on Thomas Buan, an actor in Threepenny Productions' production of Fools, Errant. This spin on the classic novel Don Quixote was written by Amy Seham and engages
The cast of Theatre Corrobora's Rejection. Aidan Jhane Gallivan is the executive director of Theatre Corrobora. The company's premiere of It Always Rained in Paris earned the Arts Reader's highest award, the Editor's Pick, at the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Earlier this year, it staged The Critic and the Drama Queen, a new play
A superhero fight training session for A Justice League of Their Own, presented by Mainly Me Productions. L-R: Heather Meyer, Meredith Kind, Emily Jabas, Lauren Omernik, Kelsey Cramer, and Sulia Altenberg. This installment of the Fringe File series looks at Josh Carson, the brainchild behind A Justice League of Their Own. This fringe show
Liv Augusta (right) in a Goof Goof show. This installment of the Fringe File series on the Minnesota Fringe Festival shines a spotlight on Liv Augusta. Augusta is a co-creator of (a) Normal Theatre Play, a piece grounded in absurdist theatre and ridiculing the meaninglessness inherent in the world. When did you do
Actor Corey DiNardo, who plays Christian in the upcoming Fringe show Cyrano on the Moon. Today's Fringe File installment is a Q&A with actor Corey DiNardo, who plays Christian in Red Dice Collective's production of Cyrano on the Moon. This ongoing series looks at the assorted people who make Fringe shows possible, onstage
Actor and show co-creator Larissa Marten in I Killed the Cow. Browse the list of shows for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe and you'll find a show called I Killed the Cow. Unlike last year's Queen of Delicious Animals, however, this animal-titled show is not about complicated relationships with animals that you
The company for Colleen Somerville Productions' Not Fair, My Lady! One of the original musicals in the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival lineup is the catchingly named Not Fair, My Lady! Its marketing copy reads "It's 2018 and misogyny is alive and well on Broadway. And in the world. Everywhere. Let's...sing about it!
Emily Dussault as Báthory Erzsébet (Elizabeth Bathory) in The Winding Sheet Outfit's production of Blood Nocturne. Báthory Erzsébet, or Elizabeth Bathory as she's more commonly known in English, holds an infamous title: history's most prolific murderess. A Hungarian noblewoman, Countess Bathory (1562-1614) was arrested by a royal agent on December 30,