Fringe Day 3: Journeys Below, Around, and Across

To continue my weirdly thematic Fringe experience, today I saw three plays about the things you can learn when on a journey. From the underworld to ancient Greece to contemporary immigrants, the who and the where seems less important than the what: a lot of truths get revealed when you put yourself in a different…

Fringe Day 2: One-Woman Shows

Like Sophie wrote about her Fringe experiences yesterday, I did not intend to have a “theme day”, but I did: I wound up seeing two one-woman shows. However, I can’t really compare them, because the similarities kind of end there. Lord of the Files, written and performed at the Theatre Garage by Lesley Tsina, is a…

Fringe Day 2: “Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods”

With Fringe in full swing, I’ve been hit with a barrage of information about new and exciting shows! In Downtown Minneapolis, costumed performers have been hurriedly spreading the word about their upcoming performances in the minutes between events. If you come across Dan Bernitt advertising his Yelling at Bananas in Whole Foods , now playing…

Fringe Day 1: “Katharina Von Bora”

Fringe 2013 has something for everyone! Katharina Von Bora, the story of the runaway nun and widow of Martin Luther, is the just the sort of play I would take my feminist grandmother to. Minnesota has its share of Lutherans, so I was not surprised to see that that the opening night was so well…

Fringe Day 1: “The God Squad”

I love seeing new shows on the first day of Fringe. No reviews, no rumours, no spoilers; just me and my program. Unfortunately, Day 1 was not just me and my program, it was me and my program and my job that prevented me from seeing any shows before 10 PM, but I’ll take one…

Fringe Day 1: Love Stories

Welcome to Day 1 of Fringe, where every show looks great and you haven’t yet memorized the pre-show announcements! This is the first in a long series of posts between now and August 11, so keep checking back as we see more and more shows. I don’t like to intentionally theme my Fringe viewing experience,…