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.

Yep. That's right. Each year we select our lineup by placing numbered ping-pong balls into a bingo cage and pulling 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 and provides the support to make producing a show as easy as possible.

Anyone (yes, anyone) can apply to have a show in the festival. If you'd like to have a show in the 2017 festival, applications will go live in November here on our website.

Minnesota Fringe is one of many fringe festivals across the nation and around the world. Check the rest of 'em out here.

The mission of the Minnesota Fringe is to promote freedom and diversity of artistic expression by linking adventurous artists with adventurous audiences.

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Showtimes

Shows start and end on time at the Fringe. With 880 performances of 169 shows in just 11 days, we're on a tight schedule. Shows 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 the weekends there are additional shows at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.

Late seating: There is NO LATE SEATING at Minnesota Fringe. Here's why. Beyond keeping the festival running on schedule, our primary reason for no late seating is safety.

Safety for people on stage: 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 our patrons: Entering a darkened theater (and possibly the first time a patron has been in a particular space) and trying to find open seats is not only dangerous for the late patron but also for our volunteers and any seated patrons as well.

Fringe Central

Fringe Central, sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Republic, 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 (or two) and talk. Talk about what you loved. Talk about what you didn’t. Meet the artists behind the shows and find out what you should see tomorrow. You never know what will happen at the Fringe, but dropping by 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 169 shows to choose from, it's scandalous to see just one. But how to choose your perfect lineup?

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

Talk to people: It only sounds scary. Just look for the folks in lanyards. Pro tip: Lanyards indicate Fringe artists - they'll be glad 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.

Get Involved

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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!

Be social: Join us any night of the festival at our official hangout, Fringe Central sponsored by Surly Brewing and hosted by Republic, for a beer, a burger and maybe even some late-night shenanigans.

Create your own show: Applications for the 2017 festival will go live mid-November on this website. The 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.

Box Office Info

Reservations are optional and may be bought in advance through the Fringe website. Advance sales stop at 1 pm on weekdays and 10 am on weekends. A reservation guarantees you a seat for the show. You must also be wearing a day pass wristband to get in. Day pass wristbands can be purchased at any Fringe venue 30 minutes prior to show time, as well as online with a reservation.

Purchases made in advance allow you to bypass the venue box office completely. Check in with a Fringe volunteer at the house door to pick up your reservation starting 30 minutes before show time. Once reservations are purchased, they are guaranteed and will NOT be resold.

Payment methods: Fringe accepts cash, all major credit cards and checks made out to "Minnesota Fringe Festival."

Kids at Fringe: There is a recommended minimum age for each (see individual show pages on our website). It is up to the parent/guardian to make the final decision; Fringe makes no guarantees about content.

Day pass wristbands: ALL patrons must have a wristband to see a show. Your wristband serves as your pass to any show in the festival on a given day. Wristbands are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends.

Wristbands for kids 12 and under will be available in the venues during the festival for $5 every day.

Late seating: Nope.

Refunds: Nuh uh.

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The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs

By Imagined Theatre
Written by Phil Darg and Jules Darg
Playing at Mixed Blood Theatre

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Kids show (12 and under), Opera/New Music, Physical theater/Clowning, Puppetry, National/international company, Includes artists of color

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs is a fun, fast-moving show highlighting the plight of shelter animals. Appropriate for ages 6 and older — but entertainment and social commentary for dog lovers of all ages!

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 7-11 and up

 

Fri, 8/5 @ 7:00pm

 
 

Sun, 8/7 @ 8:30pm

 
 

Wed, 8/10 @ 10:00pm

 
 

Fri, 8/12 @ 8:30pm

 

Sat, 8/13 @ 4:00pm

Ticket Options
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Your wristband serves as your pass to any show in the festival on a given day. Wristbands are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Optional reservations to guarantee a seat for any performance are available by clicking the "reserve" button above. Wristbands can be purchased in advance with reservations or at any venue box office during the festival.

Wristbands for kids 12 and under will be available in the venues during the festival for $5 every day.

You don't have to buy a 2016 Fringe button, but you might just want to. It identifies you as a part of our incredible Fringe community and gets you great deals at these local bars and restaurants. Get yours at any Fringe preview event or Fringe venue during the festival.

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Read the reviews

Charming

by Mark Webb on August 14, 2016
This user has reviewed 55 shows

A nice cast delivers a fine performance in this sweet little musical. There are some very touching moments and some adorable songs. Although pacing was a bit uneven throughout, the energy was nice.


Headed to the pound....

by Connie Petersen on August 14, 2016
This user has reviewed 34 shows

Such a cute show! Really enjoyed it. We laughed and cried and now I need to adopt another dog....damn it!


Great and touching show

by William Rowe on August 13, 2016
This user has reviewed 1 show

Cut songs, good acting and very good singing. Loved the story of dogs conversing, diversity mirroring society. Quite tearful in one part. Highly recommened!


Polished!

by Travis Carpenter on August 13, 2016
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Lively characters and the harmonies were great! Its definitely a well-rehearsed show as the presentation was professional.


So cute!

by Thomas Howard on August 13, 2016
This user has reviewed 2 shows

With this being my first show at my first Fringe Festival, I thought it was really adorable! A perfect production to show not only the kids, but the adults as well, to tell the audience what happens and the stories of animals in a shelter and what they go through! It was fun and energetic! It made me cry in so many ways! Thank you for this awesome opportunity and I will definitely be back!!


If you love dogs...

by Bailey Hess on August 13, 2016
This user has reviewed 22 shows

This was a very fun show, with lots of energy and puppy love. The songs were bright and the actors were committed to delivering their message.
Occasionally the pace was a little odd; there were often high energy pauses where everyone was doing something, and yet nothing was happening. I'm sure that's what happens when condensing a full length show to an hour.
But it was still fun to watch. And to think I cried at a puppet dog.


Musical Theatre Fun!

by Jeanie Johnston on August 12, 2016
This user has reviewed 23 shows

This was a fun romp with great costumes and puppetry.. Great for kids. Some of the most talented singers I have head at Fringe this year! Go see this if you love musicals!


Ambitious, Emotional, Colorful and Fun!

by Carol D. on August 11, 2016
This user has reviewed 3 shows

This piece was more complex than you might guess - a bunch of "dog" actors using both puppets and their bodies to express various characters both funny and poignant. Short, melodic songs sung with peppy fervor; GREAT colorful costumes; a number of funny lines/jokes as well as some truly emotional (sad) moments. This is great for kids, but really is also a great choice for anyone looking for a real musical (not just a parody) with songs, story, movement and characters who make their way through a story in which no character leaves the stage(!). Also contains important messages about the treatment of animals.

1 person found this review helpful


A Tail Wagging Good Time.

by Jim Louis on August 11, 2016
This user has reviewed 18 shows

I really enjoyed the show. I liked the premise and the actors gave their all. There were little things that distracted from the performance. Opening song was at times overpowering the actor singing, curtain exits, etc. If you have an open slot and are looking for something more whimsical, then this is a great show for you.


Tried Too Hard

by Emma Cohen on August 11, 2016
This user has reviewed 13 shows

Here's a perfect example of an interesting show idea with a great underlying message, and it all gets forgetten by how forced the acting felt from all the cast members and that it tried way too hard for its emotional moments to be sad and make you want to cry. Also, I felt the songs were pretty basic, and didn't show off what these actors could do singing-wise, it felt simple.


Cute

by Jeanette Chalgren on August 10, 2016
This user has reviewed 41 shows

This show is very cute. It has its funny moments, but it seemed to go too quickly for me and some things felt too predictable and forced. I'd be interested to see if the full length show solves this; it might just be a problem with the adaptation.


Must see!

by Beth Darg on August 10, 2016
This user has reviewed 1 show

Loved the show. So original, great songs. I laughed -and surpringly -I cried. This is a show everyone can enjoy!


Odd Tone

by Alexander Gerchak on August 9, 2016
This user has reviewed 3 shows

When watching the Pound, I was primarily struck by how the overall tone and direction of the show felt uneven. In general, this show sports light entertainment well suited to a children's audience, with catchy tunes and an energetic cast. However, in an effort to inject political commentary, the show often veered into subplots involving city council politics and other dark, decidedly adult plot elements.

It felt incongruous to have a bouncing showtune followed by a fighting dog arguing the merits of overtaking their caretakers ala Animal Farm. This show has strong potential, but may need to reconsider how it can portray the adversities of an animal shelter for a children's audience.


Rah for the Pound

by Michael Rabideaux on August 8, 2016
This user has reviewed 1 show

Great family show. We felt it was heartwarming with great singing. Great voices, especially Fido, Billy and Slinky. A fantastic way to raise awareness and bring compassion for man's best friend.

1 person found this review helpful


Sweet "tail" of ruff lives

by Katherine Engel on August 8, 2016
This user has reviewed 9 shows

Nothing particularly deep, just a simple, straight-forward, touching, musical “tail” to remind us that the heart is big enough for kindness toward all sentient beings. Good singing, honest acting – not easy to make cutesy work for adults as well as kids – forthright is indeed the way to go. Good for all ages. (All my dogs are/have been rescues, so I did cry – but I don’t think having pooches at home is a prerequisite.)

1 person found this review helpful


Forced

by Alyssa Brooke on August 8, 2016
This user has reviewed 6 shows

As an animal lover and rescuer, I thought this show would be wonderful. However, I found the whole thing to be contrived and forced. No matter how much energy the actors put in (and believe me- they did everything they could), this script could not be brought to life for me. There were plot turns that seemed to happen just for the sake of adding a campy song or character developments left... undeveloped. I often felt the actors were stuck in "what now?" moments because the direction of the plot had been side railed.
I am glad others got enjoyment out of it but I think it needs a lot of training before I'd take it home.


Warning: This Review Contains Puns.

by Glen Dawson on August 7, 2016
This user has reviewed 2 shows

A stellar ensemble cast bring this delightful story to life!
A whimsical tail of beleaguered pups, the story brings laughter and tears alike, with moments so heartfelt, it'll give you paws. Excellent costuming, cagey humor, and bright musical numbers made this an absolute joy. The cast is incredibly talented, both vocally and theatrically, with the wizened, saddened, somewhat long-in-the-tooth (but ultimately redeemed) shelter supervisor stealing the show.

A great show for all ages, and a wonderful comedic addition to this year's festival.

1 person found this review helpful


Smiled the whole time

by Sarah Parker on August 7, 2016
This user has reviewed 4 shows

This show was very cute, really good for kids, especially kids who love animals. The sounds were catchy and the singing was strong. My favorite performances were by Andy Rakerd as Fido & Bethany McCade as Yappy.

1 person found this review helpful


Good music and some great performances.

by Naomi Kritzer on August 7, 2016
This user has reviewed 8 shows

Back when my kids were younger I was always excited to find Fringe shows like this one: kid-appropriate, solidly the sort of thing my kids adored, entertaining for me as well. My youngest kid is now 12 and still LOVES dogs so bringing her to this one was a no-brainer even though I can take her to more teen-oriented stuff as well. She loved the show and I quite enjoyed it. If you have a child who loves animals, this will be a delightful hour for both of you.

1 person found this review helpful


Super Cute, great for kids.

by Geoffrey Conklin on August 7, 2016
This user has reviewed 4 shows

A great kids show with catchy music and really good musicality. It's full of unique characters that make for a really fun hour.

1 person found this review helpful


Great family show!

by Julie Peters on August 7, 2016
This user has reviewed 1 show

Finally, a musical that the whole family can enjoy together! Age appropriate for all, fun for young kids, with a deeper message for older kids and adults. Very unique show!

1 person found this review helpful


A sweet story

by Nanette Stearns on August 7, 2016
This user has reviewed 16 shows

Musical story of an animal shelter. The dogs were talented and skilled singers. I did find that the music overpowered the voices especially in the early songs. Heartfelt and engaging but probably most enjoyed by the youngsters in the audience.


Four Paws Up

by Blake Wanger on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 12 shows

I though this show was wonderful. Tons of fun. Tons of heart. Laughter, tears and surprises abounded. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the music was so loud that at times it completely drowned out the actors. I was sitting maybe four rows back and I could barely hear Slinky's song. But aside from the too loud music, I really really enjoyed this show.

1 person found this review helpful


Loved it.

by Lauren Pettersen on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 2 shows

A very funny and sweet musical. I laughed. I cried. I loved it.


The Pound

by Sam Burnham on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Overall, a very cute show with some clever jokes and a great song by Pal. But the show had too many characters to keep track of. Most of the songs were also pretty basic. They didn't accompany the vocalists, and instead played the same notes that the actors/actresses were singing.


Woof, Woof... Meow!

by Bradley Johnson on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 6 shows

You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy The Pound, but you probably will be by the end of this delightful musical. A superb cast, well written script and great music. I thoroughly enjoyed it all!


Puttin' on the dog

by Jeff Cawhorn on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 7 shows

This is a wonderful show! You will laugh a little, cry a little and tap your toes a lot. I recommend this uplifting musical highly.

1 person found this review helpful


Pure enjoyment!

by Kathy Wolpers on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 1 show

Heartfelt and sometimes poignant, this show tugs at your heartstrings. Humans and puppets alike are cute and clever, the music is catchy, and the humor is clever and fun. You'll leave with a smile on your face.

1 person found this review helpful


Laugh and cry!

by Suzanne Cross on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 5 shows

Heart felt and thought provoking in the way we treat living things who need our love and support. Great acting, great music! A must see!

2 people found this review helpful


Doggone cute and a great show

by Suzanne Sharrock on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 56 shows

I had no particular expectations, but was smitten with the show. Loved all the dogs, who were charming and funny (also their humans) - great music, cute and uplifting story. I particularly enjoyed the wide variety of dog personalities (OK - both the stuffed-animals and their corresponding human). Nice mix of singing - solos and group. I was able to understand everything from my third-row, middle seat, but it might have been a little hard far at the back...Although many younger kids (under 6 or so) will probably love it, one child had to leave because it was "too scary" for her. I'd love to see it again!

2 people found this review helpful


Very Well Performed and Heartfelt

by Aurora Strike on August 6, 2016
This user has reviewed 5 shows

The show was great and I loved watching it. I would recommend everyone go see it. It is funny and has great humor about dogs. The music is beautiful and catchy as well (my favorite being the solo of Pal). This show will make you laugh and cry. Very well performed. However, it was hard to hear the actors singing over the recording at some points (could turn it down a notch or two - not too much) and I was on the right side of the audience over half-way back. There were also moments that seemed to lack energy but they quickly picked up (possible 1st show of fringe slip-ups being the cause of that - probably). Overall an enjoyable experience with a few minor things to worry about. Great job guys!

1 person found this review helpful


Heartfelt

by Jocelyn LaBerge on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 4 shows

Sweet, goofy and heartfelt with an outstanding vocal solo by Isabel Pone (Pal). I got a bit teary in spots, but I volunteer at an animal shelter, so it hit close to home .....

1 person found this review helpful


Sweet, Fun Musical

by Sara Robinson-Coolidge on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 46 shows

This was perfect for my 13 year old daughter, and I liked it way more than I expected to as well. While the songs aren't likely to become standards, they were catchy and well performed. Great show for dog lovers, kids, and anyone who likes a sweet show.


Catchy & Meaningful

by Bethany Aleshire on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 1 show

With a varied cast and multiple catchy songs...this is one bright musical, though it's message is purposeful. I'd recommend going if you love dog puns and a ton of singing!


A Brief Introduction

by Ian Baird on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 2 shows

About half of this show is compromised of introductions to characters that don't really do much after they are introduced. That said, there are some fun moments and performances with the potential to be engaging if they were allowed to develop. I would love to see this show with a trimmed down cast and a little more direction in the plot line.


Doggone Awesome!

by Michelle Griep on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 3 shows

Heartwarming and relevant. Win, win! See it!!!


Great show for the kids.

by Greg Sautter on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 6 shows

The show was great from beginning to end. My eight-year-old and four-year-old were enthralled.

1 person found this review helpful


A Doggie Delight

by John Simon on August 5, 2016
This user has reviewed 2 shows

Fun score, great actors.

1 person found this review helpful


Cast and crew

Mariah Griep

Laura

Mariah Griep (Laura) - is thrilled to be back in Laura’s shoes, after last fall's premier production of The Pound. She’s been singing since she first stood up in her high chair and belted out a rousing rendition of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall." Next fall, she has plans to attend Normandale Community College’s excellent theatrical department and expand her repertoire beyond smarmy pirate songs. Her favorite roles include Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, and Emily Webb in Our Town. Follow all her adventures at: @mariahjgriep on Twitter and Instagram!


Martha Wigmore

Ms. Hargreave

Martha Wigmore (Ms. Hargreave) - in the past ten years, Martha has performed a rich blend of major dramatic roles and classically funny characters in the Twin Cities theatre scene. She is excited to work with Imagined Theatre for the first time! Her previous Fringe appearance was in Tim Gage’s Danny Is Going To Die. Martha’s favorite roles include Linda Loman (Death of a Salesman), Big Mama (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Hannah (The Spitfire Grill), Aida (Over the River and Through the Woods), Baptista (Taming of the Shrew), Lady Britomart (Major Barbara), and roles in The Laramie Project. Employed as an accounting manager by day, Martha sends her love and thanks to family, friends, and good pet owners.


Brandon Cayetano

Barnaby

Brandon Cayetano (Barnaby) - is excited to be making his Imagined Theatre debut. Although he worked for the Fringe as a Front of House Manager last year, he’s glad to be in a show this year. Currently a Junior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, he’s a double-major in Economics and Theatre Arts. Some of his favorite roles include Nicely-Nicely (Guys and Dolls), Horton (Seussical), and Moonface Martin (Anything Goes). He would like to thank his friends and family for all of their love and support, and his acting and voice teachers for making him the performer he is today. Enjoy!


Isabel Pone

Pal

Isabel Pone (Pal) - this is Isabel's first time working with Imagined Theatre and she is very excited to be a part of this exciting new production! She has also participated in several productions with the Coon Rapids Community Players (Half a Sixpence, Here Come the Brides, and The Producers) and has performed at St. Cloud State University (Avenue Q, How I Learned to Drive, and Ghost Sonata). She would like to thank her boyfriend, family, and friends for their continuing support, and she hopes that you enjoy the show!


Zachary Kulzer

Lucky

Zachary Kulzer (Lucky) - Zachary Kulzer is an actor, director, and improvisational comedian from Ham Lake, Minnesota. This is Zachary’s first show with Imagined Theatre! Some of the musicals Zach has acted in are The Drowsy Chaperone, Reefer Madness, Three Penny Opera, Sweeny Todd, and The Rocky Horror Show. Some of the shows Zach has directed include: Dance of Death by August Strindberg, World Without Memory by Seth Kramer, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rebecca Feldman. Zach would like to thank his wife Suzanne for all her love and support. Zach also plans on going camping later. It will be intense.


Nicole Korbisch

Billie

Nicole Korbisch (Billie) - is excited to be back for another Fringe Festival! She has performed in and around the metro area with The Chameleon Theatre Circle, Really Spicy Opera Company, The Seasons Dinner Theater, Old Gem, and Cross Players, to name a few. Some recent favorite roles are Magenta (The Rocky Horror Show), Angel/Reno [understudy] (Anything Goes), Paula Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can), and Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto). Up next for Nicole: a number of exciting film projects and Dinner Detective Minneapolis shows throughout the year.


Cayla Marie Wolpers

Fluffy

Cayla Marie Wolpers (Fluffy) - Cayla Marie has always wanted to make a difference in people's lives through theatre, and she believes that with hard work and determination, she can achieve that goal. Cayla studied Musical Theatre at Drake University and graduated Cum Laude with a B.F.A. degree in Musical Theatre, and received Departmental Honors. Cayla Marie has been performing in the Twin Cities for several years now; her most recent works include: KamehameHamlet (Freeza) with Play-Dot (MN Fringe 2015), The Debutante (Cecelia) with Abas Theatre (MN Fringe 2015), Dido and Aeneas (Chorus) with Garden of Song Opera, and The Producers (Ulla) with Coon Rapids Community Players. Past theatre companies she's worked with: Open Window Theatre, CLIMB Theatre, and Pioneer Place Theatre. http://caylamarie07.wix.com/caylamarie


Zack Lee

Shep

Zack Lee (Shep) - is new to the Twin Cities theatre scene. Originally from North Dakota, he received his undergraduate degree from Valley City State University and recently graduated from the University of North Dakota with an MA in Theatre Arts. He has done some acting work in North Dakota and in Wisconsin, but this is his first show in the Twin Cities. He is excited to be working with Imagined Theatre and to be a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. See more at www.zackleetheatre.com - enjoy the show!


Andy Rakerd

Fido

Andy Rakerd (Fido) - this is Andy's fourth production in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, having previously been seen in Love and Persuasion, The Ohman Stone, and Sacagawea and the Average Joes. He also recently appeared in Minneapolis One Minute Play Festival, and in the play We Just Clicked produced by Freshwater Theatre. The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs marks Andy's Imagined Theatre debut. He would like to thank his friends and family for their undying support.


Bethany McCade

Yappy

Bethany McCade (Yappy) - this is Bethany's first time participating in The Fringe. She recently moved from the great state of Texas to the Twin Cities. Some of her favorite roles she's gotten the chance to play include Tracy Lord (The Philadelphia Story), Deirdre (I Hate Hamlet), Gloria Upson (Auntie Mame), and Meredith O'Connor (First Night). All the gratitude and love to Mom, Dad, Joshua and the greatest Chihuahua that ever lived, Taco Supreme!


Thalia Kostman

Slinky

Thalia Kostman (Slinky) - grew up in Paris and is now a performing artist working in the Twin Cities. Her artistic training includes physical theatre, eight years of voice training, and intensive corporeal mime work at Studio Magenia in Paris. Major performances include: back-up vocalist on Ben Folds Orchestra Tours, film and performance projects with local artist Rachel Perlmeter, emerging artist at Red Eye Theater’s Works In Progress 2013, and acting in numerous Macalester College and local productions (Theatre in the Round, Mad Munchkin, ShadowHorse). This summer she is thrilled to be working as a puppeteer in local parks and performing with Imagined Theatre!

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It is Laura’s first day of work at Eastview Municipal Animal Shelter (working under the shelter’s director, Ms. Hargreave) when she discovers her awesome talent: she can actually understand what the dogs in the shelter are saying! As she gets to know all of the dogs, it becomes clear to Laura that each dog has a sad story to tell about how they ended up there. The dogs themselves try to remain hopeful about their situation - even though adoptions are few. Laura then strives to find a way out of the shelter for all of the dogs - even as its future is threatened by a cash-strapped city government and the dogs remain trapped in an uncaring system with an uncertain future . . .

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs is a fast-moving, fun show with a wide variety of songs for dog lovers of all ages. The subject matter is appropriate for children ages 5 and up, but also provides social commentary for adults of any age and persuasion - a show for dog lovers of all ages!

www.imaginedtheatre.org/ThePound/

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