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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One Foot

By Langston Theatre Company
Written by Lojo Simon, and featuring Andrew Erskine Wheeler as Finn, and Jamie White Jachimiec as Dove.

Playing at Strike Theater

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First-time Minnesota Fringe Festival producer, Actors' Equity participants

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Warnings: Sexual Content.

Finn wakes up one morning to find his foot missing in this haunting meditation on love and death. Poetic. Icy. Pure Minnesotan. Starring local standout Andrew Erskine Wheeler (THE CHRISTIANS, Walking Shadow).

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 12-15 and up

 

Sun, 8/6 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Mon, 8/7 @ 10:00pm
 

 

Wed, 8/9 @ 5:30pm
 

 

Fri, 8/11 @ 8:30pm
 

 

Sun, 8/13 @ 7:00pm
 

* 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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Read the reviews

more than meets the eye

by Trevor Keeth on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

a lovely piece, carried by two really lovely actors. They did what actors do best- make me believe. Through the use of mime and a simple white sheet, they made me believe I spent an hour watching the life and love of two people in the frozen cold. I believed I could see the ice, feel the heat from the soup, and cringed when I was sure Dove would slip one too many times. Too late to encourage you to see it, so hope you did.


One Foot

by Jacob Gatschet on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Very well written and very well acted. A wonderful job of blending a narrative arc with some open-endedness that made you think. I was drawn in especially by the mix of realism with something approaching a dream-like quality that came across especially in the line delivery and the staging. Very engaging and moving, which was quite a feat when one considers this was "just" a two-person cast.


Standing Ovation!!!

by Tish Vantickwallentedburg on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

When you witness great art, words to convey the feelings and emotions experienced fall too short to do justice. But I will try. I LOVED One Foot. From the very first scene I was drawn in and immediately cared about and loved the characters. Top-tier acting by Jachimiec and Wheeler had me emotionally invested in the story, and masterful directing by Langston gave the play a very natural, real pace and flow. Creative use of props had me mesmerized and CONVINCED there was water and ice on stage and that it was a cold, harsh winter! I found myself laughing, crying, and was compelled to stand and cheer at the close of the play. Well done, VERY well done! A huge THANK YOU to all the artists involved.


Superb show!

by April Bogard on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show was fantastic! The actors had an amazing connection on stage. The musicality of the performances was stunning. If you didn't see it during Fringe, I'm sorry you missed it!


Captivating Every Moment

by Kevin Fanshaw on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Andrew Erskine Wheeler and Jamie White Jachimiec deliver top quality performances in this chilly meditation of love, loss, and healing. Director Lanny Langston wisely opts to keep things simple, and with a handful of carefully selected props, the poetic imagery of the text, and the relentless specificity of the actors, our imaginations are willfully employed in the creation of this world. Through short and subtle (though clearly well thought out) transitions, the actors flow between scenes of delight and pain, of levity and longing. However, no emotion is ever forced with Wheeler or Jachimiec, but allowed to happen so naturally and fully that it is, at moments, beautifully heartbreaking.


Best of the Best...Really!

by Kris Kade on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Great acting! Superb script.
Enjoyed 21 shows this season and this was the best!


Lovely.

by Jessica Passaro on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Having read the script, I couldn't wait to see how this piece turned out. Totally worth it. Great direction, great performances. I would love to see this same production mounted in another space, like a thrust stage, because I do think that the limited stage depth at the Strike really limited the scope of the blocking.


Breathtakingly, tender, haunting

by Siri Hammond on August 14, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

Langston's staging of this strange, tender, raw and lyrical play was enchanting, with each scene flowing right into the next and strong, lingering imagery set forth. Props were minimal - fabric, wood, an axe, a pitcher, and were used in clever and intriguing ways to suggest the world of the play. The actors Andrew Wheeler and Jamie Jachimec are two of the Twin Cities' Finest, and were perfectly matched together, navigating the cycle of freezing and melting, ebbing and flowing, joy and sorrow that comes with navigating new and then old love, all in the face of tremendous loss. This production had just the right amount of magic, and I have been haunted, beautifully and sorrowfully, by moments playing in my head since witnessing it last night.


Stunning

by Katie Ackerman on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This was, by far, the best show I saw at Fringe this year. The performances by Jamie Jachimiec and Andrew Erskine Wheeler were real, moving, and connected. The direction by Lanny Langston was beautiful and deft. The script by Lojo Simon was full of poetry and symbolism, while staying simple, honest, and human. Even the music and movement between scenes contributed beautifully to the piece. Gorgeously staged and acted. I hope they get a chance to remount this sometime so that more people can see it.


Holy cow!

by Robert Bunker on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This play was phenomenal. I saw a lot of shows at Fringe this year, and have only felt compelled to write reviews for a few of them. Both actors in this show were outstanding. Some of the best acting I've seen this year, not just at Fringe, but in the cities. Clever use of props, and a wonderful soundscape. Hope to see this group around next year.

1 person found this review helpful


Breathtaking!

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

Breathtaking performance and story. The characters were mesmerizing. It was a heart wrenchingly true look into humanity, love, and loss. I cannot wait to see these actors and director elsewhere in the Twin Cities! Bravo.

2 people found this review helpful


Top notch

by Brooke Magid Hart on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 13 shows

This was one of the best shows at this year's Fringe. Very real, very touching. Both actors were superb. In the small venue, with front row seats, I felt like I was with them, rather than watching a play. The staging was very clever, too, with great use of a piece of cloth as blanket, wedding gown, lake edge and ice fishing hole. Beautiful performance in every way. I hope to see them again at the Fringe or elsewhere.

2 people found this review helpful


Touching. Intimate. Real.

by Jess Wheeler on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

The story was a beautiful platform for these two wonderful actors. Their intimacy, their caring dialogue, their compassion towards one another ensnared the audience. We were mesmerized from the first sentence. Bravo!

2 people found this review helpful


One Foot

by Jane White on August 13, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I was taken away with emotion drawn out by the performance of One Foot. I laughed, wondered, waited and cried throughout the show. Andrew Wheeler and Jamie Jachimiec lived the characters and I felt could have been telling their own life story. The production was very fluid moving through each act. Using the scarf as multiple props was especially creative - from ice to wedding dress to blanket, laundry, baby and more. Super creative and well used. Both actors were true professionals, lines were spoken as if they

2 people found this review helpful


Lovely story and wonderful performances

by Taylor Kaupa on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I was absolutely touched by this play. A wonderful story of love and life. Andrew and Jamie's connection on stage was outstanding and both are extemely talented actors. Highly reccomend seeing One Foot!

2 people found this review helpful


Breathtaking- MUST SEE

by Michelle Morris on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

The pacing was brilliant, the two actors had a amazing connection, and the entire show had me paying attention. The use of music throughout the show was a perfect pairing to the story and the two main characters were absolutely truthful and beautiful. Regardless of your end of Fringe schedule go see this show!

2 people found this review helpful


Great performance, intriguing storyline

by Dan Giesen on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

The actor's chemistry allowed the story to unfold on an intimate stage. Their ability to use imaginary and otherwise limited props brought the setting forward in a tangible way. I really enjoyed the story line and was captured by the conversation style and the customs of the time. Overall wonderful performance.

2 people found this review helpful


Touching Drama with a Dash of Humor

by Bradley Johnson on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 56 shows

Like the majority of other reviewers, I give this 5 stars. A wonderfully done 2 person show that is very well acted. It is well worth seeing and with only one show left, it's a great show to end the Fringe!

2 people found this review helpful


I stood up!

by Charla Marie Bailey on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I was trying not to review any shows this year. But this show was so good, I just had to let you know you need to go see it. It was beautiful, I enjoyed the directing and the acting and... I don't stand up for just any play.

2 people found this review helpful


accents!

by Milli Manchester on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 12 shows

another show with a hard accent to pull off! they did it!

i must admit, going into this show i was stiff and fidgety from fringing all day. so i was not very focused so i was not prepared for the depth that this show brought. for those who love symbolism, this would be a great show.

also enjoyed their use of props! :)

2 people found this review helpful


Superb play, wrong venue

by James Gerlich on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 13 shows

A poignant play with two superb performances; however, the venue does not work well. Much of the play takes place on, or near, the floor, so if you aren't sitting in front, you will miss a lot. Also, this is a quiet play, by design, but that makes hearing difficult if you are sitting in the back and don't have the best hearing (me : (. Still, by all means, see this if you can --- the female lead is absolutely astonishing.

2 people found this review helpful


A Fringe Gem

by Stanzi Schalter on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This is an amazing two person piece. The company creates a believable world of cold winters and soup stories, of grief and hope. Balances "funny" and "tender" with aplomb. The costumes, set, lighting, and sound were also executed really well. "More, please!"

1 person found this review helpful


One Foot but a Leg Up for Fringe Shows

by Douglas Stewart on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This is a "must see" show at the Fringe this year! A beautifully written play by Lojo Simon. Superb direction by Lanny Langston. Flawless acting by Andrew Erskine Wheeler as Finn and Jamie White Jachimiec as Dove. This show should have a "leg-up" on the competition going into the final showcases on Sunday night. It deserves recognition.

1 person found this review helpful


Moving & beautiful

by Cristine Patlan on August 11, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

This is by far one of the best Fringe shows I've seen this year! Superb acting!!!! Beautiful, sweet, and heartwarming story. Make your reservation now! You won't want to miss this show!

1 person found this review helpful


Entranced

by Robbye Lewis on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Jamie was incandescent. Andrew was heartbreaking. Together they wove a story of love and loss that is unforgettable. Do not miss this wonderful production. The director's touch was unerring. I cannot praise it enough.

1 person found this review helpful


When Doves Cry

by Kayla Hambek on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This is one of those beautiful gems of a show that defies description. Andrew Erskine Wheeler and Jamie White Jachimiec act the heck out of a good script, effortlessly transporting the audience into a small Irish hamlet in an undetermined time. I found moments of the script to be a bit hazy (I'm not familiar with Irish folklore at all), but it was also 10pm and the end of a long day. 4 stars for the script, 5000 stars for the acting, which is the best you're likely to see at the Fringe this year (or almost anywhere else).

1 person found this review helpful


One Foot fishes for connection amid isol

by mark miller on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Lojo Simon crafts a beautifully simple and sparce play that lilts and sings until it has you completely immersed in the deep and chilling waters of human connection. Humorous, haunting and heartbreaking, One Foot searches and, ultimately, finds the light within through its character's brave vulnerability.

Lanny Langston navigates these waters with a light and magical touch, confident in the story and his cast.

Andrew Erskine Wheeler and Jamie White Jachimiec go far beyond showcasing their extraordinary talent and skill. Rather, by example, they lead the audience on an emotional excavation of what it means "to be" and "be with." Beautiful, reflective and hopeful.


One Foot

by Alex Yang on August 9, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows

Poignant, funny, masterfully performed, and wonderfully staged. Though the set and props are simple, the transitions alone provide some of the strongest imagery I've seen this year. Make it a priority to see this - it's worth the trip to the venue.


Just wow.

by Diana Thompson on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

Amazing. Stunning. Heartbreaking. This show will give you laughter, tears, and so much more. I was so engaged in the story, the actors were amazing, and I wanted to keep watching all day. There was nothing I could have wanted more from these two. They gave it their all and left it all out on the stage. Thank you for sharing this with us as an audience.

1 person found this review helpful


Outstanding

by Sean Wilcott on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows

The performers were top notch, the direction was simple and powerful and the sound was icing on the cake - all outstanding. A must see.


You'll see the sky

by Mariellen Jacobson on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 38 shows

A breathtakingly beautiful and haunting production of playwright Lojo Simon’s brilliantly crafted piece about love, loss, restoration scarcity, plenty and contentment. The acting, the gentle singing, the staging, the minimal but effective props (that sparkly white fabric!) - it all came together to enchant me from the first minute to the last. Can I give it more than 5 stars? Don’t let a little thing like torn-up streets stop you (you’re a Minnesotan after all) - make your way to Strike theater to see this!


Stunning

by Brendan Philip on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 11 shows

I can't recommend this show enough. The acting is phenomenal and likely some of the best you'll see at the Festival. A beautiful story, beautifully staged.

1 person found this review helpful


I've a part missing.

by Joe Allen on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 17 shows

This show is simply stunning, and even after a night's sleep I'm failing to words. I'm still haunted by the two stunning actors displaying a tremendous range of passion, joy, and pain. The setting is a nondescript Scandinavian, agrarian, dreamscape - wherein the relationship with death, loss, fish, and water is commonplace, immediate, and earth-shattering. This play demands to be seen. I'm humbled having witnessed it. I think I will forever be haunted by the soundscape of this play. Their voices, howls, murmurs, and sighs. Fuhhhhckkk.

I'm heartbroken about the last-minute changes to Strike's layout, because it really does the blocking of this play a disservice. Try to sit in the front row. Or bring stilts.

1 person found this review helpful


Exceptional

by Charlotte Stark on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

This show is absolute perfection. Everything about it was done with crisp and clear intentions. The dialects were accurately spoke, the set was perfectly simple and used wisely, the movements were specific and important, but most of all the acting in this piece was simply breathtaking. I was with them the second those two set foot on stage and I'm still reeling from this production because it's made that much of an impact. Thank you to the cast and crew of One Foot. I hope you remount this because everyone needs to see this. Everyone needs to stop what they're doing and see this show!


High quality production

by Nanette Stearns on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 25 shows

I had seen both performers previously so knew we were in for a high-quality and professional production. This short, sweet story of Finn and Dove has comedy, tragedy, great characters and wonderful action in its short timeframe (less than an hour). It was well-worth driving through the construction zones in Northeast Minneapolis so if you have a chance to see it, head on over to Strike. I look forward to see what's net for these performers and the production.

1 person found this review helpful


Great theater

by kh H on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Having moved recently from Berlin, Germany, I thought, I had to sacrifice the possibility of just walking to a great theater. My today's visit showed me what Berlin might be missing...

4 people found this review helpful


An intellectual and deep musing

by Corrie Fiedler on August 8, 2017
This user has reviewed 43 shows

When I see a complex play for the first time, I often go to Wikipedia to understand the theme, characters, and general flow. I wish I could have done that for One Foot. In fact, my sister and I are still arguing about some of the facts of the play (how did Finn's wife die and how was she buried). Without understanding the facts, I found it hard to stay 'tuned in' and understand the symbolism and theme.

There were two underlying issues. First, others have commented on the great accents. I had a really hard time deciphering them. Second, we were sitting in the third row, and found it hard to see the action that occurred on the stage floor (and lots of action happens there). More audience oriented stage design could have helped.

1 person found this review helpful


So Beautiful

by Kelly Regan on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 10 shows

The most beautiful thing I've seen at Fringe this year. The story, the ACTING!!!, the accents, the staging and use of props, the singing, the sound design, everything. Well done!


Superb

by Kelley Yount on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

If you want to hear beautiful Irish accents tell you a compelling tale about love and life, see this show!!


Beautiful

by Eric Nelson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

A lovely, moving story of love and loss. The best show I've seen thus far this Fringe. The acting is top-notch, the soundscape (both recorded and in Jamie White Jachimiec's singing) is beautiful; the lighting, staging, and use of props very thoughtfully executed. This one's a treasure. Strike Theater is hard to get to right now, but this one will reward you for making the trip.

1 person found this review helpful


Acting!

by Wells Farnham on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

I can honestly say it's the best show I've seen at the Fringe in years, and easily the best I've seen at Strike Theater. When attending a "fringe" festival, I wouldn't necessarily expect a dramatic acting experience such as this. But it really is an exceptional dramatic piece, with remarkable performances. Bravo.

2 people found this review helpful


Quality Storytelling - Top 10

by James Stone on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Some of the finest work being done at Fringe, both now and in years past. An actor-driven production that features Andrew Wheeler and Jamie Jachimiec, two actors whose emotional vulnerability is matched only by their technical proficiency. Lanny Langston's affinity for the text is clear and specific in his direction, and Lojo Simon's words are the perfect balance of Irish drama - a brutal bleak truth about love and living with it balanced with the joy that only true love can bring.

2 people found this review helpful


Sweetly Funny Love Story Dives Deep

by Matt Sciple on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Effortless stage magic and richly human performances anchor this dreamlike, deceptively simple script with a stunning intimacy that hooks you by the subconscious and won't let go. What begins as a sweetly funny love story reels its audience into the deeper waters of heartache and regret, without losing track of the light. It's not just another Fringe Show. Don't let this one get away!

1 person found this review helpful


A kids review

by Adah L. on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Just a heads up this is my dads play:) I really liked it! (As you can clearly tell) it was exciting and when it was over you wanted more! Im not giving it 5 stars 'cause my dad wants me to. I'd give it two if I didn't like it. The actors are just AMAZING. They should seriously go to the Guthrie. And the directing was really awesome. Don't go to any other play tonight or today whatever time it is. GO TO THIS ONE!!!!!! plz we need it. Also if you go you can write a review. I really recommend this play. It's entertaining, funny, and best of all, you can use your imagination! If your an adult who doesn't use you imagination, go to this!!!

5 people found this review helpful


Poignant, Moving Show

by David Berglund on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Genuinely moving, honest and humble study of grief and marital commitment. Simple but involving direction and absorbing performances, especially from Jamie White Jachimiec. A must-see.

1 person found this review helpful


What's Next, One Eye?

by Reid Gagle on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

A few Fringes ago, we had the excellent 'One Arm'. Now (from a different company and playwright) we get the excellent 'One Foot', the bittersweet story of the course of a pioneer marriage between a widower and a woman left on the shelf because of a slight physical deformity. It is well worth seeing.


Wonderful Performances

by Todd Knutsen on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This show is packed with powerful story and performance. I left feeling dazzled by the actors and their portrayals of life,love and loss...it is a show you MUST SEE. Best of the Fringe for sure!

1 person found this review helpful


Poetic script & stunning performances

by Florence Brammer on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 41 shows

This is an absolutely beautifully acted production of a haunting and poetic script. Both actors are just stunning and the quiet, heartfelt emotion of the scenes will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommended.

1 person found this review helpful


transporting

by Warren Porter on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows

warmly funny, moving
with a touch of music
an expression of love by the playwright for her man, who’s from Minnesota


A Must See

by Jenica Maselter on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

Wow! What a great show! The actors did a fantastic job! I was captivated the whole time; I laughed and cried. This is a must see at the fringe festival! You won't be disappointed!


Well done

by Dorothy Owen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

All kinds of feelings.


Masterfully Acted

by Ryan Maddux on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Emotionally engaging from start to finish. Full of heart and soul, and skillfully told. Make your way to Strike Theatre for this production. Stat.


Breathtaking.

by Jonathan Fondell on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 4 shows

One Foot is an absolute treasure. A fascinating and textured script brought to life by stunning performances from the cast, with a perfect touch of stage magic. I've never felt so cold on an August day. I've never felt so intensely connected to the people onstage. This show will suck you in and it will not let go.

One Foot is one to watch for. It's raw, it's heartwrenching, and it will change you.

1 person found this review helpful


10/10

by Dani C on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 8 shows

From the captivating preview to the full run, One Foot did not disappoint. Both Andrew and Jamie were outstanding. Definitely make time for this show.


Powerful Fringe

by Laura Knutsen on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show

This play was thoughtful, funny and heartbreaking at times. The actors were stellar in their performances. DON'T MISS this one folks. It's amazing!!!!!

1 person found this review helpful


Pure Intimacy

by Harry Lantto on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Absorb this carefully crafted tale that warms, freezes, and thaws your heart. A character driven story wonderfully performed and directed by Langston Theater Company that deserves a repeated viewing!

2 people found this review helpful


What Keeps you Warm?

by Riley Parham on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 14 shows

Heartfelt, haunting, and honest. I'm going to be thinking about this show for the rest of Fringe. To walk with one Foot is to be unbalanced, incomplete, cold. What are the little things that warm you up? Sometimes a blanket doesn't cut it.

1 person found this review helpful


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Cast and crew

Andrew Erskine Wheeler

Finn

Recent Minneapolis credits: The Christians (Pastor Paul) and The River (Man) at Walking Shadow Theatre Company. Baltimore is Burning (Lt. Ramsey) at Underdog Theatre Company. Other Theatre: Company Member Los Angele’s Actors’ Gang 1998-2015, Andrew has appeared in over 30 productions with the Actors’ Gang including national and international tours under the Artistic Direction of Tim Robbins. He has performed at Pasadena Playhouse, New York’s Public Theatre, London’s Riverside Studios, Australia’s Brisbane International Arts Festival, Indian National Tours of Chennai, Bangalore, and New Delhi, multiple tours of the US with productions of Trial of the Catonsville 9, Embedded, and 1984 directed by Tim Robbins, teaching workshops in Commedia Del Arte and Theatre as a Social Force at campuses including Notre Dame, St. John’s, University of Maryland, and Arizona State University. Andrew has written and directed children’s theatre for the Actors’ Gang and currently teaches acting, improv, and on-camera classes for Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis. Andrew has appeared in film, television, and commercials.


Jamie White Jachimiec

Dove

Jamie White Jachimiec holds a BFA in acting from WSU in Detroit and currently studies at Guthrie Theater’s Actor’s Workout. Theater Credits: Theatre Coup d’Etat (Crucible), Aethem (Persuasion), Daytrippers (Wife Begins at 40), Nimbus (Endgame), Theatre Unbound (Shattered), Lab Theater Co. (Radio, Radio), Hilberry Studio, MI (Two Rooms, Top Girls, The Cripple of Inishmann), Bonstelle Theater, MI (Miracle Worker, Dancing at Lughnasa, Ah, Wilderness!) Film Credits: The Greatest, Last Cowboys of Excelsior, 120 Hertz, Rainbow, Pardon List

Upcoming Shows include Conor McPherson’s “The Weir” at Matchbox Theater and Tracy Letts’ “Superior Donuts” at Lyric Arts.


Lanny Langston

Director

Lanny Langston holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Idaho, and BFA from Utah State University. A fairly new arrival to the Twin Cities, Lanny has locally directed The Glass Menagerie with Theatre Coup d'Etat, and assistant directed Equus, also with Theatre Coup d'Etat, and was seen on stage in The Crucible and A Midsummer Night's Dream, both with Theatre Coup d'Etat. Various stage and directing credits at theatres in Utah and Idaho you wouldn't know the names of anyway! Lanny would love to expand his network, so if you're interested in working with him after watching this show, please email him at LannyLangston@gmail.com


Lojo Simon

Playwright

LOJO SIMON is a playwright and dramaturg. Plays include ALBERT PORTER: BOY EXPLORER (Creede Repertory), NICE & SLOW (Old Miner Award, Noorda Theatre Center for Children and Youth), ADORATION OF DORA (KOLT Run Creations, Idiom Theatre, KCACTF/ATHE David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award), ONE FOOT (Minneapolis Fringe, Salt Lake City Fringe), LOVE ALL (OC-Centric New Play Festival) and CONTROLLED BURN (MonoMyth Theatre). Lojo has worked as a dramaturg for Laguna Playhouse, Native Voices and private clients. More at www.lojosimon.com.


Turi Jystad

Stage Manager

Turi is thrilled to be working at Fringe with One Foot! Other theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Mission Theatre Company), The Marvelous Wonderettes (St. Croix Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre), The Last Firefly (Children’s Theatre Company), and We Are Proud To Present (SMSU Theatre). Enjoy!

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Finn can't keep warm after his mom boils his coat to make soup. Dove discovers it's too cold to bury her father, and has him frozen in a bathtub out back waiting for spring. Don't miss this world premier that is a purely Minnesotan meditation on love, loss, and a missing foot--sure to thaw even the coldest of icy hearts. 


Ghoulish Delights
Sunrise Banks