Fringe 2009 – Returning Favorites – Tim Uren


“It is very tragic, and very horrible. But that is all. I refuse to consider it anything supernatural.”

Rockstar Storyteller adjacent #10, via Joseph Scrimshaw

Every Fringe, there is much mention made of the Scrimshaws. But you can’t mention any of the Scrimshaws, without also mentioning their good buddy and partner in comedy crime…

Tim Uren

The Curse of Yig

In 1929, a young academic visits the Guthrie Asylum in Oklahoma to explore the native tribal belief in the snake god, Yig. There she is confronted by a bizarre creature, the sole living survivor of the nightmarish Halloween of 1889. As she learns the tragic tale of Walker and Audrey Davis- early residents of the Oklahoma Territory- she too begins to fall under the spell of an unrelenting fear that time cannot diminish.

(As someone who has one of his day jobs at the Guthrie Theater, I have to giggle at the phrase Guthrie Asylum. All too apt some days…)

I’ve been enjoying Tim’s solo Fringe outings since early in my blogging career, which is why he was on my Top 10 list in 2004

2004 – 10,000 Comic Books

2005 – Michigan Disasters

2006 – H.P. Lovecraft’s The Rats In The Walls

(I missed his most recent two shows in and out of the Fringe – Cannibals are Cooking, and Robert Anton Wilson’s “Masks of the Illuminati”)

But now he’s back for more Lovecraft creepiness. He likes telling these stories, and it shows. He has a little help this time out (in the form of actress Amy Schweickhardt), so that should probably just make it all the creepier and more unpredictable.

If you want a little chill down your spine in August, this is the place to go.

His website –

His show page

His video trailer…

His Fringe-For-All preview…