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April 17-30, 2014

April 17-30, 2014

Minnesota Fringe Festival: The Fringe File

Red Baraat

Red Baraat

Presented by Live at Orchestra Hall
Created by Red Baraat
Playing April 25, 2014
at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis
$25 ticket w/Fringe button. Code BROOKLYN. Web, in person or 612.371.5656

Get ready to party! These eight musicians from Brooklyn are part Bollywood and part hip-hop, jazz, and go-go. “The band artfully hybridizes Indian bhangra and something akin to New Orleans second-line funk. Plus it’s fun as hell.” —Chicago Reader

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Nacirema: Stories of Color

Nacirema: Stories of Color

Presented by nimbus
Mitchell Frazier
Playing April 5-27, 2014
at Nimbus Theater in Minneapolis
$2 off each ticket with a Fringe button

Nacirema is funny. It's painful, satirical, offensive, and real. It believes that to be color blind is to ignore the beauty of color. Nacirema is America and Americans and these are their stories.

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The Theater of Public Policy

The Theater of Public Policy

Presented by Danger Boat Productions
Created by Tane Danger & Brandon Boat
Playing April 7-May 22, 2014
at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis
Tickets $7 with Fringe Button.

Mass transit, education policy, public data, and apple breeding. Just some of the issues The Theater of Public Policy will tackle this season. Live interviews with newsmakers inspire some of the Twin Cities funniest improvisers. It's like civics class, but with comedy, theater, and beer.

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Merry Spider Cafe

Merry Spider Cafe

Presented by Ferrari McSpeedy
Created by Ferrari McSpeedy
Playing April 11-26, 2014
at BNW Student Union-2605 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis
$3 off each ticket with a Fringe button!

"Merry Spider Cafe" is a brand new sketch comedy revue written and performed by Ferrari McSpeedy. Mike and Joe will aim their fast-paced, absurd sketch comedy style right at your funny muscles. FMCS is NOT in the Fringe (wait list #295!) this year, so now might be your only chance to catch them!

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Tales from Camelot

Tales from Camelot

Presented by Six Elements Theatre
Written by phillip andrew bennett low
Playing April 11-19, 2014
at Northrup King - Studio 402b in Minneapolis
$3 off using the code fringe6e on Brown Paper Tickets

An evening of two shows: Broceliande; or the Death of Merlin - a dreamscape of music, language, and dance. Followed by The Rise of General Arthur - where the fifth century meets the twenty-first as Lance-Corporal Pellinore is shipped off to Baghdad. It's King Arthur's story as you've never heard it.

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Silkworms (a nun play)

Silkworms (a nun play)

Presented by Theatre Unbound
Created by Isabel Nelson, Anne Bertram and Ensemble
Playing April 26-May 11, 2014
at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis in Minneapolis
$2 off each ticket with a Fringe button

In an era where a woman is expected to have either "a husband or a wall," and the most exciting task in the convent is the tending of silkworms, what is an order of discontented nuns to do? When quiet rebellions no longer suffice, sometimes only a spark is needed to ignite a more dangerous revolt.

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Rapture, Blister, Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Presented by 20% Theatre Company
Written by Gina Gionfriddo
Playing April 24-May 10, 2014
at Minneapolis Theatre Garage in Minneapolis
2-for-1 with Fringe Button

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Gina Gionfriddo's searing new comedy is a wickedly perceptive and surprisingly relevant take on cross-generational feminism, exploring the evolving attitudes of women towards career, marriage and family and the consequence of choice.

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
Directed by Shanan Custer
Playing April 25-May 18, 2014
at Theatre in the Round in Minneapolis
2-for-1 on Sundays with a Fringe button

Nora Ephron wrote this lighthearted mix of anecdotes, life stories, and one-liners to show how the closet can be a time capsule of a woman’s life. It’s a great chick flick for the stage because of its relatable characters, quotable comedy, and just the right mix of sentimental moments.

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Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend

Presented by Hardcover Theater
Created by Steve Schroer
Playing April 18-26, 2014
at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis
$2 off each ticket with Fringe button

Surreal comedy, family-friendly but very, very weird. Plays like an animated cartoon onstage. The premise is simple: At bedtime a man eats rarebit, which causes indigestion, which leads to dreams. Over and over again...

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Mom! A New Musical

Mom! A New Musical

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
Directed by Bradley Donaldson
Playing April 25-May 11, 2014
at Ames Center (formerly the BPAC) in Burnsville
$3 off per ticket with a Fringe button!

"Mom!" celebrates the twists and turns, delights and dilemmas, rewards and regrets of parenting. Be among the first to see this Premiere of a new musical! "Mom!" was a winning entry in Chameleon's 2013 New Play Festival!

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This Side of the Blue

Presented by Virgo Productions
Directed by Elizabeth Windnagel and Alex Hathaway
Playing April 24-26, 2014
$7 single ticket with a Fringe button.

Shadow puppets, baroque and folk music, an electronic soundscape, and animation come together to tell the story of a young water-nymph. Led by love, magic, and mischievous creatures, she embarks on a journey to find her place among the forces of nature in an ethereal world of light and darkness.

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Minnesota Fringe Festival: The Fringe File

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