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  • Fringe Review: The Border

    SHOW: The Border GENRE: Theater/Dance Theater GROUP: Jo Strømgren Kompani ATTENDED: Sept. 9, 6:00 p.m., FringeArts CLOSES: Sept. 12 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: This stunning duet weaves theater and dance, humor and sensuality, to tell a story that unfolds from a classic drama into the surreal dynamics of irrational human behavior. WE THINK: Hmmm....

    • Sep 11, 2015
  • Fringe Review: She Is a Problem

    SHOW: She Is a Problem  GENRE: Devised Theater GROUP: She Is a Problem Collective ATTENDED: Thursday, Sept. 10, 8:00 p.m., Adobe Café CLOSES: Monday, Sept. 14 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Why is the death of a female artist romantic? Why is the concept of the dead woman seductive? She Is a Problem is an interactive gallery installation and devised theatrical...

    • Sep 11, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Me First, An Autobiographical Comedy About Dying

    Photo by Clarissa Caponera. SHOW: Me First: An Autobiographical Comedy About Dying GENRE: Theater GROUP: Cursed Church Artist Collective ATTENDED: Sept. 10, 7:00 p.m., The People’s House CLOSES: Sept. 19 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: A solo, autobiographical comedy about how hard it is to live while you’re (kinda) dying from autoimmune disease. WE THINK: Suffering...

    • Sep 11, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Available Light

    SHOW: Available Light  GENRE: Dance GROUP: The Lucinda Childs Dance Company ATTENDED: Sept. 10, 8:00 p.m. CLOSES: Sept. 12 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Available Light is about space, time, and the interaction of dance, light, sound, and architecture. WE THINK: A revival of a collaborative work from 1983 by choreographer Lucinda Childs and composer...

    • Sep 11, 2015
  • Fringe Review: American Standard

    SHOW: American Standard GENRE: Dance GROUP: Brian Sanders’ JUNK ATTENDED: Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m., JUNK Studio CLOSES: Sept. 19 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: “American Standard mulls JUNK’s evocative style with the twangs of bluegrass, the sweet smell of rotting hay and bare flesh atop a shaggy Hereford.” WE THINK: Perennial, generally reliable Fringe fest...

    • Sep 11, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Still Standing You

    SHOW: Still Standing You GENRE: Dance/Physical Theater GROUP: Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido ATTENDED: Sept. 9, 7:00 p.m., Painted Bride Art Center CLOSES: Sept. 11. BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Two dancers play out scenes of male friendship, machismo, and the naked male body…With a dance idiom entirely their own Pieter and Gui shamelessly, and...

    • Sep 10, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Zombies…with Guns

    SHOW: Zombies…with Guns GENRE: Theater GROUP: Tribe of Fools ATTENDED: Sept. 6, 6:00 p.m., Luna Theatre CLOSES: Sept. 12 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: A small group of humans survive the Zombie Apocalypse by the grace of God…and guns…lots of guns. The creators of Two Street and Heavy Metal Dance Fag comically shred our cultural ideas...

    • Sep 9, 2015
  • Fringe Review: Sometimes Callie and Jonas Die

    SHOW: Sometimes Callie and Jonas Die GENRE: Theater GROUP: Poison Apple Initiative ATTENDED: Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m., 151 N. 3rd St. CLOSES: Sept. 13 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Callie and Jonas can die for short periods of time. WE THINK: Find the venue but it’s closed, the windows covered in brown paper. But sign...

    • Sep 9, 2015
  • Fringe Review: 901 Nowhere Street

    SHOW: 901 Nowhere Street GENRE: Theater GROUP: Sam Tower + Ensemble ATTENDED: Sept. 8, 9:00 p.m., Power Plant Productions, 233 N. Bread St. CLOSES: Sept. 17 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: Three hardboiled heroines are swept up in a twisted exploit of power, greed, and manipulation. WE THINK:  Sam Tower + Ensemble make an auspicious debut with this...

    • Sep 9, 2015
  • Fringe Review: The Lid

    SHOW: The Lid GENRE: Musical Theater/Rock Opera GROUP: Pat Finnerty/BRAT Productions ATTENDED: Sept. 5, 11 p.m., Underground Arts CLOSES: Sept. 6 BRIEF SELF-DESCRIPTION: “Don’t you wanna know about the lid? What was underneath the lid? I don’t know. I can’t tell you.” WE THINK: That’s not a description, actually – it’s the...

    • Sep 6, 2015

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