About Minnesota Fringe

There is one big thing that makes Fringe different from any other event in town: All the shows you'll see at Fringe were selected randomly by lottery.

Yep. That's right. Each year the lineup is crafted by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and drawing them out, one by one. From stage veterans to people who are brand new to theater, Minnesota Fringe is a forum for anyone with a story to tell. We also provide the necessary support to make producing a show as easy as possible, regardless of where you land on the artistic spectrum.

Anyone (yes, anyone) can apply to have a show in the festival. If you'd like to have a show in our next festival, applications will go live in November here on our website. Sign up for our newsletter to receive a reminder as well as information about other theater events happening around town.

The mission of the Minnesota Fringe is to promote creative freedom and diversity of artistic expression by linking adventurous artists with adventurous audiences. Thank you for joining in this adventure!

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Showtimes

Shows start and end on time at Fringe. With 850 performances of 167 shows in just 11 days, we have to run a tight schedule to avoid descending into chaos. Performances are no more than 60 minutes long with a half hour between each show.

On weekdays shows begin at 5:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm and 10pm. On weekends there are additional shows at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Late seating: There is NO LATE SEATING at Minnesota Fringe. In addition to keeping our schedule, late seating is a safety issue for artists and audiences.

Safety for artists: Some of our theaters require that patrons walk across parts of the stage to reach the seating area, and many of our production companies’ stage work encompasses entrances and exits from the house.

Safety for audiences: Entering a darkened theater, possibly for the first time, and trying to find open seats puts patrons and volunteers at unnecessary risk.

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Fringe Central

Fringe Central, sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Downtown, serves as the late-night watering hole for artists, staff, volunteers and audience members alike. Come in after a day full of shows to grab a beer and some bar food. Talk about what you loved and what you didn’t. Meet the artists behind the scenes and actors on the stage. Find out what you should see tomorrow or dream up your own idea for next year. You never know what will happen during Fringe, but dropping by Fringe Central gives you a serious head start.

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What to Wear

Shorts and a t-shirt. Seriously. Also, a pair of comfy shoes will serve you well in case you have to wait in line. Pro tip: Most Fringe shows take place indoors in air-conditioned venues, so having a layer to throw on in case you get chilly is also advisable.

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Choosing a Show

With 850 performances of 167 shows, it's scandalous to see just one. But how to choose the perfect lineup?

Search by genre: You can filter for genres when trying to decide what to see.

Talk to people: It only sounds scary. Just look for the folks in lanyards. Lanyards are worn by Fringe artists and there are at least a thousand of them dying to tell you about their show.

Read and write reviews: See what audiences are raving about on our audience review page, then return the favor and let others know what you thought.

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Get Involved

Fringe isn't just a festival - it's a community, and it couldn't exist without people like you.

Create: Applications for the 2018 festival will go live mid-November on this website. Fringe is open to everyone, all shows are selected by lottery, and you don't even need to have a show ready when you apply.

Attend: Thanks to the new day pass system, attending Fringe is easier and cheaper than ever.

Volunteer: Our 400+ volunteers are near and dear to our hearts and make our festival go, so we shower them with lots of love and complimentary seats! Sign up for a shift now!

Socialize: Join us any night of the festival at our official hangout, Fringe Central sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Grumpy's Bar & Grill - Downtown, for a beer, a burger and maybe even some late-night shenanigans.

Support: Help us create Minnesota's Summer Theater Crawl by donating to or sponsoring our annual festival. Gifts of any size make a large contribution to our ability to meet our mission.

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Box Office Info

Pass + Token = Your Admission

Everyone needs a valid pass to see a show. In addition to your pass, you will receive a token at the venue which guarantees you a seat. Turn in your token to the usher when you enter the theater.

More information about passes and policies here.

Reservations

Optional reservations guarantee a seat for a particular performance and can be purchased online in advance. You must also have a valid to get in. Day passes can be bought online with a reservation to save time, and can be picked up at the venue box office 30 minutes before the performance.

More information about reservations here.

Rules

For everyone's safety, Fringe does not allow late seating or re-admission. Photos and video are prohibited without written permission from the production staff. Fringe cannot provide refunds or exchanges.

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Broad Sex in the Twin Cities

By GIRL Theatre
Directed by Alexandra Hatch and Scarlett Thompson

Playing at Strike Theater

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GLBT content, First-time Minnesota Fringe Festival producer, Includes artists of color

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Warnings: Adult language, Short show length.

Inspired by cult classics "Broad City" and "Sex and the City", two quirky millennials enjoy love, laughter, and the light-rail in this exhilarating and fun-filled comedy.

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 16+

 

Fri, 8/4 @ 10:00pm
 

 

Sat, 8/5 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Mon, 8/7 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Thu, 8/10 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Sun, 8/13 @ 4:00pm
 

* Reservations not required, but a Day Pass is. Find out more below.

Ticket Options

Day Passes are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Day Passes serve as entry to any show in the festival on a given day. Optional reservations to guarantee a seat for a particular performance are available by clicking the "reserve" button above. Day Passes can be purchased in advance with a reservation or at any venue box office during the festival.

Weekdays 1pm-3pm and Weekends 11am-1pm we'll also open an Alternative Box Office at Fringe Central so you can grab a Day Pass and skip the lines at the venue before the show.

Day Passes for kids 12 and under are available at any box office during the festival just $5 every day.

A 2017 Fringe button isn't required for entry, but it does get you access! Wearing it not only identifies you as a part of a fabulous Fringe community, it also entitles you to special deals at local bars and restaurants and access to reduced ticket prices at various theaters throughout the year. Get your 2017 Fringe button for only $4 at any Fringe preview event or Fringe venue during the festival.

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Delightful local references

by Janis Emily Peabody on August 16, 2017
This user has reviewed 48 shows

Great idea for a show, and I loved the local references, but I had a hard time hearing the dialog as it was not well annunciated and a bit too fast paced with many lines dropped. Partially my fault, I do have a hearing disability, but honestly I only caught some of this script. Energy level was great.


Congrats on the encore!

by Maggy Johnson on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Incredible, ladies. 😘


Brilliant!

by Maria Markman on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

An absolute delight! Quirky, sassy, and real.


Great young troupe

by Corrie Fiedler on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 43 shows

We got some good laughs from Broad Sex. Creative and (very) well designed script. As other reviews have noted, it wouldn't take much to make your theme a bit more interesting to those in older age groups, while retaining the humor and relevance.


Really wanted to love it

by Heather Rand-McKay on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

The cast had a lot of heart but I felt that the content was shallow and oddly detached considering the writers were writing for their own age and experience. It felt at times like it was co-opting the experience of being poor and being weird but that it didn't actually explore the experience in depth. The digs at the theater space and at the basic levels of organization of the Fringe in general were odd choices. I commend the effort and am glad for the huge turnout the show has gotten, and the supporting cast showed depth and talent, but ultimately the entire show left me wanting focus and development.


Soooooo

by Leah Eve on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I literally just peed myself.
This show was gut wrenching and sooooo real. Women, check this out. Men, ch go this out.
A fringe must see.


Funny Fringe

by Isabel Medrickson on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Definitely had a great time. Make sure to check it out! Fringe jokes, venue jokes, twin cities jokes, and a familiar manspaliner. 5 stars for sure!


Women Rock

by Holly Hoiland on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

So excited to see this show again today! Funny, raw, honest, and wacky!
5 stars!


Hilarious

by Julie Elizabeth on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

The audience, myself included, was laughing, clapping and knee-slapping throughout this performance.
Tremendously benefitted by a wonderfully written script, and actors with impeccable comedic timing, this show hit all the marks with a bang.
The leading characters helped carry the show very well and the supporting roles were nothing but delightful.
My only tiny critique is that this show caters to a pretty particular audience. If you aren't a liberal from the Twin Cities who is involved with fringe, much of this may go over your head.
GO SEE THIS SHOW!!

2 people found this review helpful


My opinion doesn't matter

by Jon Golden on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 16 shows

5 stars

2 people found this review helpful


BAHAHAHA

by Stephanie Alexander on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

Very funny. I loved all of the making fun of St Paul. Good use of the stage. Would have loved it to be just a bit longer, could have delved in a little more into a character or MSP activity.

1 person found this review helpful


3 Stars for Enthusiasm

by J. Bach on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 26 shows

High energy and fast paced, but the humor was broad (as in unsubtle) and sometimes mean-spirited.


They don't care about my opinion.

by Bradley Johnson on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 56 shows

Oh well, they're getting it anyway. Overall it was high energy and fun. Definitely geared towards 20 something female, but some good local reference that were quite funny. I'd see future shows of theirs.


Hilarious. Non-stop Energy. Feministy <3

by Holly Peterson on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 18 shows

This is very solidly in my top five favorite shows of the festival.

The plot (two college aged women run around the Twin Cities trying to get to their Fringe show on time) exists only as a vehicle for the comedy, which ranges from sex, birth control, feminism, mansplainers, relationships, the St. Paul/Minneapolis rivalry, and the intensity of Fringe festival volunteers.

Not every joke lands for everyone, but the frenetic energy of the show and the rapid fire speed of delivery ensures that everyone is laughing constantly.

It is a great show and well worth seeing. I can't wait to see what else they do.

2 people found this review helpful


Bad Ass Women

by Rachel Glass on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

This show is honest and gut wrenching hilarious. The show was sloppy at times due to the venue and space, but the cast used it in their favor. Scooters, dental dams, karaoke and shot skis. It's a fun time.

2 people found this review helpful


Hilarious!

by Luke Merges on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

First of all, laughed my ass off. As a privileged male, I not only enjoyed the show, but got insight on how some of my good intentions don't really matter. These women were so real and honest in their performances, and that's what made me laugh. This show was about how ridiculous we all are and how ridiculous life is. Check your privilege at the door because if you are a white suburban mom, Joe Dowling, Joe Haj, or a cis man- you will be the butt of jokes. But revel in it and learn from it, and most importantly- laugh!
Special shout out to the actors Marisa Tejeda and Hope Funke on leading the cast through this piece. It's so refreshing to see a woman of color and a queer woman dominating the stage and truly owning it!

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Not that in to it.

by Crosby Reisch on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

The title speaks for itself, it was funny but felt juvenile and immature often. Liked the actors, did not like the writing.


Five Star Fringe!

by Rachel Hicks on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Hilarious, fun, and ridiculous. These girls put on a really fun show and I highly recommend this to all my lady pals.
Fragile men, maybe sit this one out.

2 people found this review helpful


Impressive Energy!!

by Meghan Maddigan on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

I enjoyed this show not only because of the content, but because you could really see how much fun the actors were having. If the audience was giving them 80% they were always giving back 110% no matter what! The elements of broad city and sex in the city were well intertwined into a story that was ultimately about 2 best friends facing the challenges of the fringe, mansplainers and the world at large! Also, there is a fair amount of twin cities jokes, which I enjoyed because even though I'm from out of town, it was interesting to hear the jokes people make about their own cities. Girl Theatre is killing the fringe game! Go see this show!!!

1 person found this review helpful


More brave kids

by sam gisselman on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Fantastic energy and performances by everyone in the show - congratulations for being so damn BRAVE! I want my daughter to be as brave as y'all are some day! It seems that courageous kids is the theme of this year's Fringe. The pace was fast and the show FULL of hilarious clever jokes and moments - bravo to the authors. Chino Latino! Woodbury! St. Paul at night! And omg, the FRINGE HOUSE MANAGER!! We really couldn't get enough. Great work by everyone involved. Hope Funke looks a STAR and we can't wait to see what she does next. My only complaint: "guys, we don't care if you liked the show or not?" Damn...I didn't know I was the enemy :-(

1 person found this review helpful


LOL!

by Margaret Funke on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

So I'm not from MN. 60 and grew up with Guys and Dolls. Despite these shortcomings, I found this show honest to the core! Edgy. Unconventional. A vunerable generation whose flexibility leaves them finding themselves in hysterical situations as they navigate life, love and the pursuit of happiness! An interesting glimpse into the minds of millennials and an education for baby boomers! I had a chance to meet all these sincerely talented young women! This is the future! This is a show for mature audiences If me-maw and pe-paw are Southern Baptist, you may want leave them at home with the younguns! Go. Enjoy! But leave your tight clothes at home as you might bust them open laughing so hard! Break a leg Hope!

1 person found this review helpful


Good light humor

by Richard Heise on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 25 shows

A bit chaotic. Could be tightened up a bit but overall very enjoyable light humor.

1 person found this review helpful


On the Edge of my Seat!

by John Ramsey on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I haven’t been to the theater in a while and to tell you the truth, I wasn’t expecting that much. I was dead wrong! This play was upbeat, hilarious, and I actually was on the edge of my seat the whole time. This is something that you would expect out of adult directors. Broad Sex in the Twin Cities was great and I would go see it again. I haven’t laughed like that for a long time. A special shout out to Hope, but the entire cast and crew was outstanding. Spot on, GIRL THEATER!

2 people found this review helpful


broad LAUGHS in the twin cities !!!

by Stefan Hankerson on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Loved it. Great writing, great acting, had me giggling the whole time. Gotta say those two directors really know their STUFF! So young and yet so bright. Like shining stars! Looking forward to the next GIRL Theatre production, I'm sure it will be a hoot and a holler.

2 people found this review helpful


Hilarious

by Justin Udulutch on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Broad Sex in the Twin Cities was not only extremely comical, but also insightful and is a must-see.

2 people found this review helpful


Watch Out for GIRL Theatre1

by Rebecca Hart on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

If you didn't have fun during this show, you probably were determined to have a bad time. These women are hilarious. There were sound and light issues, but it seemed more like the tech person's issues because the laughter was so heavy that it seemed hard to hear cues. The writing is hilarious and familiar but fresh, the bits of improv are done so well, and the dance numbers were joyous and I loved watching this cast have fun. I recently have seen one of the young actresses, Marisa Tejeda, in a show at Park Square. Let me tell you, she is an upcoming force as a dazzling and honest young comedic performer- She had me in stitches then and now. Attlee Jensen was another standout. Quirky and weird and great character work on her multiple roles.

2 people found this review helpful


GIRL Theater Put in a Strong Performance

by Tina Lahti on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

The long line of Fringe performers was a clue that this show would be a good time. The storyline is roughly, two actors trying to get to their Fringe show on time. There were topical jokes about mansplaining, Kenwood moms, rigid Fringe voulenteers, Minneapolis hang outs and, of course, our sleepy neighbor city, St Paul. Broad Sex in the Twin Cities delivered the laughs with clever dialogue, on stage action and limited costumes & props. The performance I saw had issues with sound, lines of dialogue were delayed or lost due to audience laughter and the performance space & stage were less than ideal for the show.

2 people found this review helpful


y'all

by Maggie Cramer on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

These ladies are S M A R T. Real astute Twin Cities-centric comedy. That being said, I brought friends from out of town who maybe wouldn't get all the jokes and they were still rolling, especially at the performances by Justin and Marisa. Definitely a must see for this years Fringe. But remember, NO LATE SEATING!!!!!!!

2 people found this review helpful


5 Stars Easy

by Brian Adams on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

To be quite honest, my opinion does not matter as a cis man- But these ladies rock!
5 stars!

2 people found this review helpful


Watch out for GIRL theatre!

by Margaret Kern on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Watch out twin cities theater scene, these girls are bopping their way to the top so quickly! This show was witty, fun, and smart and I can't wait to see what's GIRL theatre does next.

2 people found this review helpful


Outstanding!

by Zoe Morales on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

GIRL Theatre- Wow. This show was absolutely incredible. I am glad I got their in time, because these girls sold out their performance of the show I saw. It was so refreshing to see this kind of comedy on stage and presented by a diverse group of women. Marisa and Hope had the audience in their hands with their scenes. Hope was outrageously funny, and the podcast monologues delivered by Marisa were honest, hilarious, and were total "I've been there moments". Atlee Jensen was outstanding as a Fringe volunteer character and gets extra points for RIPPING Joe Dowling to shreeeeddddsss. You must see this show, there is no doubt about that.

2 people found this review helpful


Good acting!

by Divya Maiya on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 12 shows

So many funny moments and references. The young ladies were good but the guy was outstanding. The script was well written!

2 people found this review helpful


short, sweet, and hilarious

by Katelyn Henslin on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

After seeing previous GIRL theatre productions I came in with high expectations and was not disappointed. The directors and cast alike were amazing in their collaboration to create a relatable comedy that has something for every woman. A must see show !! I laughed nonstop

2 people found this review helpful


Five Star Fringe

by John Ritchie on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I don't have to tell you this show is funny and that these women are talented and poised. But I am going to anyway.
This show is funny and these women are talented and poised.
GIRL Theatre really did it with this funny little Fringe show.
The road construction and navigating to the theatre was difficult, but even the girls have some good bits about that in their play.

2 people found this review helpful


AMAZING!!

by Ian Udulutch on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This was the best show I have ever seen in my entire life!

2 people found this review helpful


Femme Fatales

by Madeline Ziebell on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show had me ugly cry laughing the whole time. The songs, the queer love, bad ass femmes on stage, and brewery jokes. The Fringe comedy circuit is usually dominated by four white men, so it was refreshing to see these young women make their mark at MN Fringe.
A Must see for all the bad ass ladies/femmes who are fringing this year.

2 people found this review helpful


Two of my Favorite Things

by Deborah Orman on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

You gals, and guy, nailed it! Highland Park and chemically treated green lawns, quiet downtown and the roots of your fringe. Hard to escape our roots but alas you made it only a moment too late to the big city. Gender and sexual idenity, relationships and the back drop of Broad City came together in a short and funny play. I love the GIRLS! Thank you for a cheek hurting smile and laughter filled night.

2 people found this review helpful


A

by Jim Louis on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 30 shows

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2 people found this review helpful


YASSSSSSSSS

by Carrie S on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Go see this show! The cast is filled with talented females and bad ass comedy. Joe Dowling- I dare you too go see it.

2 people found this review helpful


Millennial Madness

by Gretchen Harmonson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show was so much fun! These women had complete control over the audience and kept us laughing the entire time. A cast full of stand out performance and funny improv and sketch comedy. A must see! The road construction is the only obnoxious part about this show, but go through it to see the show!

2 people found this review helpful


Lots of energy

by Fourth Wall on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 24 shows

I suspect if you're a millennial that this is a must-see. My forty-year-old self enjoyed it, but I was expecting more given how many 5-star reviews it had. I had trouble hearing all of the lines, which probably didn't help.

1 person found this review helpful


Best ride I've been on all year!

by Dan Marckel on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This whirlwind of a show had me laughing from beginning to end.
The performers pulled the audience into their world and accelerated throughout the show,
culminating in spontaneous audience uproar and the dang-dandiest dance vogue you'll find in the five-state area.
Great writing, performances, choreography, music, humor, dancing...just see it and you'll know what I am trying to say.

2 people found this review helpful


Hip with it!

by Joseph Bricker on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

The team that created this show nailed it. All of the actors on stage had amazing chemistry, and the writing was contemporary and clever. While the show went so far as to even poke fun at the Fringe Festival, it never took itself too seriously. Between the actors' character work and the writers' zingers, this show is a comedic win.

2 people found this review helpful


HILARIOUS.

by Matt Pitts on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This show is the best one I've seen so far. Great script, great job at bringing some fun Minneapolis humor into this parody or two shows that I love.

2 people found this review helpful


Fresh comedy!

by Tim Craig on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Go see this show! Quick and fresh and makes fun of itself. These women are a hoot to watch and I adored the performance.

2 people found this review helpful


Refreshing!

by Latoya Johnson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I saw GIRL Theatre's show last year and I became a fan. I was so excited to see this refreshing comedy, and it lived up to my expectations. Representation on stage is so important and it was so refreshing and exciting to see such a diverse group of women on stage having fun. There was a queer love story and leading the cast is a hilarious and talented young woman of color. This show does a good job at keeping the show light while poking at this male dominated community and world.
Congrats, ladies! Keep up the amazing work!

2 people found this review helpful


Wild and Wacky Comedy!

by Gregory Huck on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Wild, wacky, funny, honest, clever, and real.
Definitely recommend for you to put this on your Fringe list!

2 people found this review helpful


Girls Rock!

by Meghan C on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Yes, I had a friend in the show, but I am sure you can tell from other reviews that THESE WOMEN ROCK.
The comedy was smart, witty, clever, unapologetic, and not offensive (unless you're sensitive white dude, but oh well- go to the Guthrie)
These girls fearlessly and furiously delivered this quick paced comedy like nobody's business. I highly recommend this show to everyone, but especially young women who yearn to see real representations of women on stage!
Yes Girl Theatre!

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B-A-N-A-N-A-S

by Evan Myers on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Broad Sex in the Twin Cities had been my favorite show at Fringe so far. Although the set and transitions are a bit mess, the cast took advantage of it and make fun of the messy parts. I loved the writing, cast, and dance numbers. Marisa Tejeda and Hope Funke have so much chemistry together and clearly are comfortable at improv when the moment comes. Go see this show! These bad ass women know what's up. To the older people who might be interested- you might miss a few jokes because of millennial jargon but you'll absolutely love the rest of the show. This show is B-A-N-A-N-A-S. ;)
A Must See fersure!

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A Classic Fringe From Emerging Talent!

by Kevin Granger on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Go see this show. Classic Fringe from younger artists in town. These women really know how to please a Fringe crowd but also have so much fun on stage themselves. The cast was filled with young emerging talent including outstanding performances from Hope Funke, Marisa B. Tejeda, and Atlee Jensen. We could learn a thing or two from these talented artists. A must see!

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Girl Theater is awesome!

by Claire Buchwald on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Girl Theater does it again! Their previous show at the Bryant Lake Bowl was amazing. This fringe piece is fresh and fun. It is original and full of laugh-out-loud moments. We enjoyed it so much that we want to see it again!

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High-Energy Romp Through Pop Culture

by Larry Bogoslaw on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Two resourceful, imaginative directors and their talented, confident cast deliver a fast-paced show that kept me in stitches -- even though I'm not cool enough to catch all the jokes! The actors project magnetic personalities, the dialogue is well timed, the staging is dynamic, and the song parodies and karaoke are irresistible. Must see!!!

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SO FUN!!

by C. Jensen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Whether you're a fringe fan or new to the scene you must see Broad Sex in the Twin Cities!!!
It is clever, creative & hugely funny!This quick paced show with its relatable content, fast talking cast & intimate setting makes for a uniquely entertaining experience!
Kudos to this amazingly talented pool of local artists who have created this must see show!
No doubt I will be going again!!!

2 people found this review helpful


Fast paced and Furious

by Jon Jensen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Fast paced, furious tempo, hilarious comedy - loved every second. The many digs on our MSP scene make this a must see Fringe event. I will see this show again!

2 people found this review helpful


Performances Save Purposely Wonky Script

by Jesse Swanson on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

Confident performances! The script is very much in the style of Broad City, so expect a series of sketches looselt tied to a premise. It's a very self-involved style of storytelling that sometimes satisfies and sometimes feels too frenetic to enjoy. There are too many side trips in the story. Funny moments created through character work.

3 people found this review helpful


Big promises.... well kept!

by Elizabeth Schuetzle on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This show was absolutely hilarious. It captured the essence and tropes that you expect from Broad City and Sex in the City while keeping it true and specific to our city! As a Fringe semi-professional I enjoyed the fun poked at Fringe rules - it's important to laugh at yourself from time to time. Above all I would recommend seeing this show to support young women creating new and relevant theatre, they do a fantastic job.

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Fun, witty, fast-paced satire

by Julie M on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This talented ensemble of young actors deliver a fun, witty, fast-paced satire. Don’t miss it – a must see for the Fringe!

2 people found this review helpful


Go see this show! So Fun!

by Adam Stary on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show is fun and full of honest, relevant humor! Ragging on everything from "woke male feminists" to millennial culture and even the Twin Cities theatre scene and Fringe Festival itself! This energetic cast showcases emerging talent our city has to offer. The audience seemed to enjoy themselves throughout the whole show and had lots to talk about after. Female artist consistently create amazing work with less recognition or support but in spite of that Girl Theatre is creating unapologetic work and I hope they get what they deserve. Go see this show!

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Great Writing. Energetic acting!

by Anna Dielschneider on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This show is a must see if you are 30 or younger or you want to try to understand what it's like to be 30 or younger! It's hilarious, but still carries a deep truth. Well done! A must see!

2 people found this review helpful


Bad Girls Do it Well

by Peg Yoakam on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

These girls are HILARIOUS. These young women are fearless in their comedy. The show I saw was a bit messy, but I also think that's the point of this show. These girls revel in the awkward, funny, and serious moments of the show. The entire cast was wonderful but Marisa Tejeda and Hope Funke really held the piece down. These women are seriously the future of Fringe and sthe sketch comedy scene in the Twin Cities. A Must See

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lady power

by Chloe Bell on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

loved this show! it's like a cross between a dirty chai and an oprah give away.
10/10 would recommend to a friend! these ladies (and gentleman) had all the energy! i was engaged throughout the entire piece and left wanting more!
go see this show!! let's hear for the ladies!!

2 people found this review helpful


Badass Broads

by Vanessa Markman on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

These women are amazing! The cast had loads of energy and impressive comedic timing. The script had a great mix of witty jokes, sarcasm, goofy bits, and flat-out outrageous moments, so there was a little something for everyone. This piece proves that young women are the future of theatre/comedy! Can't wait to see what's GIRL Theatre does next.

2 people found this review helpful


Funny, with lots of energy

by Todd Hayen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Well-written, fast-paced topical sketch comedy. Go see it.

2 people found this review helpful


Lots of fun!

by Christopher Allen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 24 shows

This is a fun show, very much in the vein of Broad City more than anything else. Girl Theatre is doing good work. The only reason I don't give it five stars is because it can get a little messy and shouty at times, which gets in the way of its own comedy. But, worth seeing!

2 people found this review helpful


Couldn't stop laughing!!

by Jenna Gustafson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Broad Sex in the Twin Cities is relatable and fun... the comedic timing is precise, the writing is smart, and the actors imbue so much heart into their roles. One of the best shows I've ever seen at fringe. Left me wanting more!

2 people found this review helpful


Broad Sex In The Twin Cities

by Bobbi Pauling on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

I probably shouldn't be rating this show because I had trouble with some of the young generation's jargon and how fast they were talking in juxtaposition with that I was tired and my hearing ain't the greatest. Nevertheless, this is a really lively and spunky show with good pacing. This piece does not aim to solve the problems of the world except for bringing it a bit more fun. It is an imaginative piece, and I liked the ending.

1 person found this review helpful


Loved the mansplaining and St.Paul jokes

by Kathleen Warner on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

But didn't catch all the jokes (some sound or mic issues?) Overall, very clever writing and the performers are fearless. I also loved the dance routine.

2 people found this review helpful


Guess I'm not the right type

by Danielle S on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

I thought the show was decent, but judging from the 25 5-star reviews it has already, I have a feeling I'm not the type of person this play is really meant to connect with. It felt kind of stereotyped at times, and too silly/unreasonable at other times. But hey, what would I know, I live in Saint Paul (eek!)

1 person found this review helpful


best in fringe

by Bailey Holloway on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

These ladies are funny, smart, and downright crazy. You have to go see this show! Definitely going again with friends!

2 people found this review helpful


Funny!

by Hailey Colwell on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

The energy was high, the performers into it and there were lots of really fitting jokes. Both silly and chaotic, it also made some interesting insights. I don't think it matters if you're a millennial or if you're familiar with Sex in the City or Broad City — it's a thoroughly funny and enjoyable show.

2 people found this review helpful


Energetic and Comedic Thrill Ride

by Maurice Fields on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Women are so funny. This is a show I could watch over and over again because of it's specificity to the life in TC. Not only could I really relate to the story, it was just funny all the way through. The staging was well done, and the space was intimate for such a good story that just keeps you going. Excellent, excellent show.

2 people found this review helpful


This show is my Jumanji

by Audrey McCarthy on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I can't tell if this show is just highly relatable, or if by purchasing a ticket I have opened a Pandoras Box of Justins. Either way, this show was awesome. Awesome writing, acting, music selection, and overall atmosphere. Big fan.

2 people found this review helpful


Fresh and Fun!

by Mary Markman on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show is a fresh new comedy that gives a real look into the everyday life of young women. The show is funny, pointed, and hilariously executed.
You gotta put this on your Fringe list!

2 people found this review helpful


Witty and Well Acted

by Mary Petrie on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

What a wonderful show! This is a light touch to the big issues young women navigate. The acting is wonderful; the dialogue and direction are outstanding. It's also fun to see local places referenced. I highly recommend this show, which makes me optimistic about our future citizens and artists!

2 people found this review helpful


Females are Funny? ;)

by Andrea Murphy on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show was outrageously hilarious and relatable. As a young female artist, I recommend this to all the young women and femme people in town. I love raw and honest depictions of females on stage. And although I could relate to most of the characters, it didn't stop me laughing from how ridiculous and outrageous their encounters were. Very real, very funny, and very Fringe!
So proud of GIRL Theatre!

2 people found this review helpful


YES GIRL THEATRE!

by Jackie Krage on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

If you want to see a show that makes fun of itself, society, the Guthrie, and mansplaining - It's a must.
GIRL Theatre- Please produce more shows in the future! I am so excited to see what these women will do in the future.
The set changes were weird, but the girls embraced it and let the audience laugh at how random and abrupt the changes were.
These girls had me constantly laughing!

3 people found this review helpful


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

by Danielle Takbi on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

The title of my review is lame, I know. But this show was everything but lame.
Hats off to these funny, young, talented, and brave women.
Congrats, GIRL Theatre! You did it again!

3 people found this review helpful


Real (Funny) Women

by Bridget Schumann on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I wen't in expecting to love this show because I am a fan of Broad City, and I was not disappointed. But I really enjoyed the show because it had all my favorite Fringe must haves - Random dance numbers, romance, theatre jokes, uptown jokes, St. Paul jokes, karaoke, and a wacky charming scene on our cities own lightrail.
These women clearly know what they're doing and were so joyous and fun.
I love shows that allow women to be true on stage - weird, funny, loving, and complex.
Check this show out!

3 people found this review helpful


GIRL Theatre Brings Down the House!

by Joseph Lowe on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

GIRL Theatre really brought the house down with this one. Yeah, the show is clumsy at times- but hey, that's Fringe. The show was filled with fresh comedy, funny females, and a beautiful and oh so relatable story about female friendship. It was so great to see young talent in town owning their work and creating new work. GIRL Theatre's "Broad Sex in the Twin Cities" is definitely a little secret Fringe Gem.

3 people found this review helpful


Girl Theatre Does it Again!

by Lillian Wenker on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

The best word I can use to describe this show is fun. EVERYONE in the Strike theatre during Broad Sex in the Twin Cities was having fun - the actors, the audience, etc. This ridiculous show was smartly crafted, allowing both humor and poignant comments on society to drive the show along. The actors' chemistry invited the audience along for the quick paced, wild ride! Go see this show; you won't be disappointed.

3 people found this review helpful


The Future is Female!

by Janie Isakson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

My daughter had friends in the show, but I was inspired to write a little review.
This show was refreshing, brave, unapologetic, wonky and weird.
These young women are extremely impressive. I saw their show at Bryant Lake Bowl last year and thoroughly impressed with how diverse, skilled, and funny these young theatre makers are. Check this show out!

3 people found this review helpful


Fun filled!

by Alexander Johnson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Saw this show on a whim and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The cast is filled with young talented emerging artists and my daughters and I enjoyed the show.
Congrats, Girl Theatre!

2 people found this review helpful


YASSSSSS

by Anais Stenson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

If you love Broad City and Sex and the City, you cannot miss this Fringe hit!

2 people found this review helpful


Fun!

by Q Nyguyen on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This is the type of show I love to see at Fringe! Jokes about our city, scene, and social commentary through comedy.
These girls killed it.

2 people found this review helpful


live, laugh, love, and lightrail

by Katie Lund on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

These girls are funny. I was extremely impressed with the comedic content and loved the lightrail scene!
5/5 stars!

2 people found this review helpful


5 stars!

by Laura Olson on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I loved this show! I highly recommend you catch this before it closes!

1 person found this review helpful


Tinder, Podcasts, Dental Dams OH MY

by Jessica Lynn on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Really impressed with the cast and the writers. 10/10 recommend catching this show. The show is clearly targeted towards younger people/ young adults, but the older people in the audience clearly had a great time as well. Although I am a millenial, I highly recommend this to anyone who loves sketch comedy, Broad City, Sex in the City, or jokes about the Twin Citities community/theatre community.

2 people found this review helpful


Hilarious!

by Alex Dall on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

I stayed in NE for my entire Fringe day today and did not anticipate seeing this show, but I am really glad I stuck around. The show was clever, funny, and I had a great time following the characters throughout familiar places in the Twin Cities. Definitely recommend checking this one out!

2 people found this review helpful


Funniest Females in Town

by Nikki Hagen on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

THIS SHOW WAS SO GREAT. These girls (and 1 dude) killed it. The two main character, Marisa and Hope, had an incredible chemistry and had great comedic timing. These girls were made for sketch comedy. Their friendship reminded me of the Broad City duo and I but I love loved the nod to Sex in the City. The podcast element was a nice modern MN touch. These young women are brave, obnoxiously funny, and honest. Although some of the moments are a little clumsy, the rest of the material, writing, and acting make up for it. I am really glad I was at the Strike today and caught their show, you really don't wanna miss out on this one! This show is filled with Twin Cities theatre roasts and jokes that will keep you laughing the whole time.

3 people found this review helpful


Go Girls!

by Mimi Doran on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I am from St. Paul and I am "old" and I LOVED this show! Bravo to the brilliant directors, sassy writers, and talented actors. Don't miss Broad Sex in the Twin Cities!!!

3 people found this review helpful


my dream show

by Aspyn Fields on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Loved it. Some jokes were targeted a little more towards a younger audience, but my mom came with me and LOVED the St. Paul references and nods to Sex and the City. It was so refreshing to see so many young femme people doing their thing onstage, and I laughed all the way through.

4 people found this review helpful


LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!

by David Kern on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This is probably the funniest fringe show I've seen. Really relatable for young people living in the Twin Cities.
Such a great ensemble piece.
Going at least one more time!!

4 people found this review helpful


Just Delightful

by Dahlia Acman on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

So much fun! Brilliant writing, true acting, perfect comedic timing. So very 2017 but the jokes weren't stale. I can't wait for this theatre company to build a presence in the cities!

4 people found this review helpful


From St Paul -- and still loved it!

by Dick Zonneveld on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Fast paced, irreverent, smartly-written satire of modern life in the Twin Cities. Like 'Serial' -- but sexier.

5 people found this review helpful


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Cast and crew

Alexandra Hatch

Co-director/Co-producer

Alexandra Hatch has been frequently dubbed an "international directing sensation," after directing several pieces in the Twin Cities, New York, and one short performance art piece to an audience of pigeons in Toronto. Since she made her MN Fringe debut directing the Titanic parody, Bottom's Up, she has been asked "do women laugh?" And "were you in the Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Stepping Stone Theatre?" Since withering away in her Drama 101 class at Vassar College, Alexandra has been doing all she can to further the gay agenda.


Scarlett Thompson

Co-director/Co-producer

Scarlett the Starlet Thompson has been gracing Twin Cities stages since the tender age of 8 when the Children's Theater Company first made her audition for a show in front of thousands of people on a stage in the middle of the Mall of America (she didn't get cast). Since then, she's acted at the Guthrie, Children's Theater Company, History Theater, Torch Theater, and many more, but most importantly, Joe Dowling once remembered her face but forgot her name. She's interested in exploring how many times a theater company can make jokes about men in the Twin Cities before they're shut down for good, and would like to be referred to exclusively as the "bitch director" since being dubbed that by a man when she was 17.


Hope Funke

Hope

Hope has been spending the past 3 years as a student in the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and still doesn't know how to get anywhere in the Twin Cities without google maps. Because she is a basic white girl, Hope has seen every episode of "Sex and the City" while also being a big fan of "Broad City." She even went on a New York City adventure with her dear friend, Kat, that was inspired by the episode "BB NYC," from "Broad City." The pair sent a video documentation of the adventure to Ellen DeGeneres. They never heard back. Hope, a South Carolinian Native, loves the Midwest and is thrilled to be spending her first summer here. She looks forward to hopefully seeing her first Minnesota summer snow *fingers crossed*! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiraR6Upkzw&feature=youtu.be


Atlee Jensen

Ensemble

After completing her first year at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the Contemporary Theatre BFA program, Atlee is thrilled to be back in the Twin Cities! A regional Emmy Award winner, Atlee's fifty year-old father was actually the one who introduced her to Broad City. Thx dad. When she's not onstage or reading the 800 books about theatre required that a BFA student read before graduating, Atlee can be seen embarrassing herself in public and trying to tame her copious amount of flyaways.


Max Marckel

Justin

Max Marckel is excited and still a little bit surprised to be a part of this production. Max began his theater career at two years old, when his family forced the role of Tiny Tim upon him for a Christmas skit. He has previously performed at Central High School and Swarthmore College, most recently as Katurian in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman and as several characters in Boys in Pants, a devised piece.
Max is currently pursuing a major in Biology and a minor in Mathematics, but trust me, many of those skills overlap with theater.


Marisa Tejeda

Marisa

Marisa B. Tejeda is excited to be back at the Fringe Festival with GIRL Theatre. She has performed with the Guthrie Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Shakespeare Theatre of South Dakota, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Artistry Theatre, Mission Theatre, and last year she spent her year touring and crying with CLIMB Theatre. Marisa just graduated in 2016 with a degree in Theatre so monetary donations to her Venmo are warmly welcomed – @Marisa-Tejeda. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, Beyonce, and Joe Dowling for retiring (just kidding love you Joe ;)).


Gabby Zonneveld

Lohla

Gabby Zonneveld is excited and honored to be a part of Broad Sex in the Twin Cities! Her role as a sexually ambiguous singer/songwriter has been an incredible stretch, but somehow she has persevered. She would actually like to thank this production for inspiring her to try her hand at music! Her new sexual health/Kendrick Lamar themed album,
(dental) DAMN, will be released later this year. When she is not theater-ing, Gabby studies studio composition at SUNY Purchase, and prepares for a lifetime of poverty.

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"Broad Sex in the Twin Cities" follows the misadventures of Marisa and Hope as they visit every hotspot in the Twin Cities on the way to their Fringe performance that night. Join them at every brewery, planned parenthood, lightrail stop, and hot brunch spot that the greatest cities in the world have to offer. 

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