The 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival opens this weekend. The craziness begins on 30 July and runs until 9 August.
If you’re not familiar, the Fringe Festival is what happens when an ungodly number of indie theater productions land in town. They run all hours in all the theaters, back alleys and grocery-store produce sections in town. Its a great chance to see a wide variety of shows. In fact, the selection is almost overwhelming.
The beauty of the Fringe is that you get a lot of entertainment for your budget dollar. Split the cost of a punch card with some friends and share – the punch card gets you into multiple shows. You’ll be surprised at how inexpensive they are. Keep and eye out for 2-for-1 deals and discounts.
Fringe Fest on Twitter – Oh, and all things fringe-ish on twitter will be marked with the #mnfringe tag.
This is your chance. No excuses, get out there and SUPPORT LOCAL ART!
I have it on good faith that the fringe show Sodom, Gomorrah and Adam will be worth attending, mostly because of the people involved instead of anything I actually know about the show, which would be about this much:
Sodom, Gomorrah and Adam was created by Local-Mad-Evil-Genius Chris Strouth. If you don’t know about Chris, just buy me a pint or two after the show and I’ll tell you all about his lurid behavior back at Totino-Grace.
Here’s the schedule. I’ll probably hit the Saturday show and report back with a lovely review.
Sat., Aug. 1 @ 10:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 2 @ 5:30 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 5 @ 5:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 9 @ 4:00 p.m.
If you have a good/bad/indifferent experience at Fringe Fest, post it in the comments here, or on the fringe website so that others can benefit from your experience.