by Kate Hoff • August 9, 2008 • Friday! We started off with Roofies in the Mochaccino presented by Empty S Productions at Interact. Michael Shaeffer is an extremely talented performer and a pop culture maven. Check out this collection of poems and stories – perfect Fringe. Two shows left! You’ve got no excuses. 10:00 Saturday, 5:30 Sunday.
Strawberry Fields Temporarily presented by Leaky Pen, Ink at Interact. Local stand-up comedian Ben Sandell tells stories about turning points in his still-young life. Very funny and appealing to a wide audience. Last show 1:00 Sunday.
All Rights Reserved: A Libertarian Rage presented by Maximum Verbosity at Theatre Garage. Phillip Low, the hardest working Fringe artist, teeters on the precipice of brilliance. One day soon, he’s going to fall in. Social and political commentary by someone who spends a shit ton of time thinking about these things. Phillip is supported by an extremely strong cast – nicely done. Last show Saturday at 1.
The Nosdrahcir Sisters presented by Sara and Kimberly Richardson at U of M Rarig Xperimental. Charming, wacky, often frenetic sketch comedy. People are loving the hell out of this show – because what’s not to love? Bob even loved it. So much talent in that gene pool. Last show Sunday at 2:30.
Are you freaking out that there are only two more Fringe days left? I am. I’m making deals with the devil, mentally asking forgiveness from friends whose shows I won’t see, and re-prioritizing every fifteen minutes or so. Let me help you narrow down your options:
HUGE buzz (that got to me just in the last day; nothing like late notice) about The Jamal Lullabies at the Southern Theater. I’ve jettisoned a second viewing of SHIFT in order to check it out, Sunday at 1.
A little bird told me that glancing over the synopsis of the original Aïda only increases one’s enjoyment of the beautiful piece. Two shows left! See small aïda presented by fellow Fringe board member Penelope Freeh at Jeune Lune Saturday at 8:30 and Sunday at 2:30.
Kate Hoff is a fundraiser, printmaker, and alternative-theater denizen. Her prints were included in the Visible Fringe show in 2004—also the year she began blogging about the festival. A few years, countless blog entries, and a hundred-some Fringe shows later, Kate joined the Fringe board in early 2008. The views expressed here are hers alone and do not represent the official position of the Fringe (unless noted).