I like to think that I haven’t been closing down Fringe Central every night because I’ve been sick – not because I’m old. Sick and old, maybe. My endurance is down. At the end of three shows, my throat is scratchy and I can cough better than I can talk. I predict a full recovery on, say, Monday.
As we enter the closing weekend, I’m resigned to knowing that I’m just not going to see everything that I wanted to see. I’ve further complicated my life by telling Bob that Interpol is at First Avenue tomorrow night. That was a huge error in judgment. Now I’ve got Interpol tickets AND reservations for Fringe shows.
For your last-minute list (and on my last-minute list):
Ballad of the Pale Fisherman presented by Isabel Nelson at Mixed Blood Theatre. Friday at 7 and Sunday at 7.
Can Michael Come Out and Play? presented by Mahmoud Hakima at the Playwrights’ Center. Last chance Saturday at 4.
Underneath the Lintel presented by Pat O’Brien’s Vanity Theatrics at the Jungle Theater. Last chance Sunday at 1.
Fruitcake-Ten Commandments from the Psych Ward presented by Rob Gee at the U of M Rarig Center Thrust. Last shows Friday at 5:30 and Sunday at 7.
The Bush Monologues presented by Troy Conrad at the Ritz Theater Studio. Last chance Saturday at 2:30.