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Fringe File, #19: Mini-Reviews, Pt. 3

A promotional image for Featherstone Creative's Pope Joan. Gruesome Playground Injuries (Mosaic Productions) Although far from a world premiere, Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries feels fresh despite 6 years on the shelf. It has a talented cast of two playing quirky characters, an organizing schtick (the terrible injuries that people invite and

Fringe File, #17: Mini-Reviews, Pt. 2

A promotional image for RE|dance group's It's About Love Again This Year. Here are some additional reviews from the first two days of the Minnesota Fringe Festival: Waiting for Gygax (Hot Chocolate Media) This parody of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot requires no prior knowledge of the play or Dungeons & Dragons, but is extra funny if you

Fringe File, #16: Mini-Reviews, Pt. 1

A promotional image for Imagined Theatre's Facility. Throughout the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Arts Reader will be posting short reviews of shows. Here are some reviews from the first two days of the festival: Facility (Imagined Theatre) A disturbing piece of theatre that makes you think about something with no easy answers, fraught fault lines,

Fringe File, #14: The Touring Showcase Preview Videos

Singer, banjoist, and guitarist Willi Carlisle in There Ain't No More. The Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest theatre festival in the state, opened yesterday with 62 performances at venues across Minneapolis. Before the festival officially opened, a packed crowd assembled at Mixed Blood on Wednesday to view the Touring Artists Showcase,

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, #12: Ariel Leaf on Her Mermaid Travel Life

A promotional image for A Mermaid Abroad & A Fish Out of Water. First came Died in a Trailer Park/Woke Up a Mermaid. Then A Mermaid in Narnia (on LSD). Now "Mermaid Beauty is the New Aboveground Punk" and mermaid Ariel Leaf is back for the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. This time around,

Fringe File, #10: The Out-of-Towners Preview

A publicity photo for There Ain't No More by Willi Carlisle Productions, an award-winning Fringe show that has been touring and selling out across the country.  The final official Minnesota Fringe Preview event takes place at Mixed Blood on Wednesday, August 2 @ 7:30 PM. This event, the Touring Artists Showcase, is usually

Fringe File, #9: Every Video from the Second Official Fringe Preview

An illustration for Waiting for Gygax, a Dungeons & Dragons-themed parody of Waiting for Godot staged by Hot Chocolate Media. Did you miss the second live preview of the Minnesota Fringe on Monday? Never fear: videos of each show preview (minus any last-minute cancellations and previews with Actor’s Equity members) are now online. Here they are