Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fringe Decompression 2011, Part II: Experimental, Dance, Improv, and Musicals

The Minnesota Fringe Decompression continues with Matthew Everett, Courtney McLean, and Joshua Humphrey digging into multiple genres. Discussed in this episode: Son of a _____!, Midwestern Drug Circus, Illusion: The Magic of Jared Sherlock, FLESH, How Do You See It?,…

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Fringe Decompression 2011, Part I: Solo/Spoken Word

Just when you thought you could put the Minnesota Fringe to rest, Matthew Everett, Joshua Humphrey, and Courtney McLean tackle Solo/Spoken Word shows in Part I of this year’s Fringe Decompression. Discussed in this episode: Something’s Gone Wrong in the…

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Recommendations, Part II

Four more days have passed and we’re into the final three days of the festival. My previous recommendations still hold, but I have some additions: Do Not Miss, Would See Again Red Resurrected–Everything you may have heard is true–Isabela Nelson…

Amidst the Fringers, Part II

The fringing continues in this series of on-the-ground interviews during the Minnesota Fringe Festival. Joining me amidst the fringers are Brian Watson-Jones, Hazen Markoe, Rob Callahan, Beverlee Everett, Bob, and Liz Neerland. Shows mentioned: Tempests, Once Upon a CSI, Fear…

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Recommendations

Since I am constantly being asked what people should see and we are only half-way through the festival, here are the recommendations I can give based on having seen 22 shows: Let’s Have a Damn Good Time Brain Fighters–For me,…

Amidst the Fringers

I am on the ground at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, talking with artists and fringe-goers. Featuring Brian O’Neal, Tamara Ober, Ed Huyck, Matt Rein, Amelia English, and fringer Jean. Shows mentioned in this podcast: 7 (x1) Samurai, Tempests, FLESH, The…

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Fringe Mini: Lot O’ Shakespeare

Timothy Mooney, creator of 2010’s Dancing Nude, discusses his new show, Lot O’ Shakespeare. Lot O’ Shakespeare can be seen at the Bryant Lake Bowl on August 8, 12, and 14. [podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/lotoshakespeare.mp3[/podcast]

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Fringe Mini: Luke Comes to Life

Mime artist Wesley Brainerd discusses using his toolbox to make the stories of the Gospel of Luke come to life. Luke Comes to Life has three more performances at the U of M Rarig Arena August 7, 11, and 13.…

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Fringe Mini: Something’s Gone Wrong in the Dreamhouse

The Scream Team is back in Minnesota with their new show, Something’s Gone Wrong in the Dreamhouse. I first saw Scream Blue Murmur at the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival, and want to everyone to get to their show while they…

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Fringe Mini: Four Clowns

The piano player for Four Clowns, Mario Gransville, and the Nervous Clown himself, Amir Levi, pause for a chat in the Rarig. Four Clowns has four more performances at the Gremlin Theatre on August 6, 7, 9, and 11. [podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/fourclowns.mp3[/podcast]

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