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EDITORIAL: On Lists and Awards

A double photo collage of every show image from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Some trivia: the decision to found the Twin Cities Arts Reader was made during the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's only natural, then, that the festival was very much on the core leadership team's minds as we brainstormed about

Fringe File, #25: The Last Two Days of Fringe / Prelude to the Encores

A photo collage of Minnesota Fringe Festival show images. The Minnesota Fringe Festival is nearing its close, with just two days' – and 214 performances – remaining. Audiences have spoken about their favorites, both in online reviews on the Fringe website and by putting butts into seats. Each day comes with new word

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

Fringe File, #13: Mark Monfils on Directing Thor: Jurassic Park

Mark Monfils directing a rehearsal. Photo courtesy of Access World Productions. The Minnesota Fringe Festival, which opens on Thursday, features 164 different productions presented by hundreds of amateur and professional artists. Theatre veteran Mark Monfils is one of those artists, directing Songs for a Post-Apocalyptic World and Thor: Jurassic Park. The Arts Reader's Hanne

Fringe File 2017, #6: Minnesota Fringe’s Second Official Preview of 2017

A promotional photo for Lysa Sparrow's First Year Queer, one of 30 Minnesota Fringe shows being previewed on Monday. Photo by Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography. Here's a game to play: how many Fringe titles can you fit into a sentence that still kind of makes sense? A Bollywood Twistery Facility Denial of Service