by Matthew A. Everett • July 20, 2008 • One my day jobs is in the box office at the big blue theater by the river. One perk, every year when the Fringe programs are first being printed, a stack ends up at Stage Door, before it appears in City Pages. For a Fringe addict, such as myself, this is manna from heaven. (Yes, I know, there are no words for how sad I am, nonetheless…)
Another perk, seeing which show cards make their way to Stage Door as well. Not an easy drop off. Normally it means someone knows somebody. So it’s fun to see what pops up.
First time I checked…
One Missed Step – which, frankly, is ironic, since I nearly skipped over the card because “Minnesota Fringe Festival” – isn’t anywhere on the front of the card – neither name nor logo (oops – the dates made me look twice but, honestly, that may cost them in terms of being overlooked… I even second guessed it for a second here, typing the blog entry, even though I knew I must have picked it up for a reason. Nice picture and everything, but, oops – thankfully the Fringe moniker appears a couple of places on the back – so, not two missed steps at least – they are indeed in the festival, don’t pass ’em by)
When I looked today, another had joined them
and, oddly enough, this thing called
Hmmmm, wonder how they got there?
Entering his sixth year of blogging about the Minnesota Fringe Festival (and bringing Mom along for the ride as a guest reviewer), Matthew A. Everett is also a local playwright and three-time recipient of grant support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Information on Matthew and his plays can be found at matthewaeverett.com.