A Gustie Guide to the 2018 Fringe Festival

Posted on July 27th, 2018 by

Chapter 23 is produced, choreographed, and performed by a Gustie-dominated cast of dancers. The show opens August 4 at the Minnsky Theatre.

Buckle up, it’s Minnesota Fringe Festival time! The annual festivities kick off August 2-12 at 16 theatres across Minneapolis and St. Paul. With low ticket prices and plenty of chances to see a wide cross-section of different performances, the festival encourages everyone to take a risk and try something new, from performers to audience members.

This year, as always, there are several Gusties involved in shows throughout the two week run, and you’ll need to be strategic. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. Here’s what’s on tap for this year’s festival:

 

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A Gertrude Stein Christmas

Devised by the ensemble from Stein’s play “Turkey and Bones and Eating and We Liked It.” If you’ve ever felt like an expatriate at your own family holidays, “A Gertrude Stein Christmas” will ring a few bells.

Gusties involved in this show: Jasmine Porter ’13

Dates: August 4, 5, 6, 9, 11

Venue: Augsburg Mainstage, 625 – 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/a-gertrude-stein-christmas

 

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Bits and Bobs: An Evening of Short Plays

Something for everyone: Five actors perform five shows for five times the fun. Join us for an evening of short plays presented by Trompe L’Oeil featuring a potpourri of comedy, drama and a dollop of surrealism.

Gusties involved in this show: Rob Ward ’14 and Kevin Bowen ’83

Dates: August 3, 4, 8, 9, 11

Venue: Theatre in the Round, 245 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/bits-amp-bobs-an-evening-of-short-plays

 

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Boobilicious

Boobilicious is a bodacious, original musical comedy inspired by our experiences as breasted human beings. Stuffed with sketches & musical parodies, it’s Monty Python meets SNL, with a dash of Laugh-In!

Gusties involved in this show: Adjunct Instructor in Voice Christina Smith

Dates: August 4, 5, 7, 9, 11

Venue: Augsburg Studio, 625 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/boobilicious

 

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Chapter 23

A collaboration of five choreographer’s visions and experiences, Chapter 23 weaves through an evening length work inspired by post grad life. It acknowledges we are never alone no matter how much we feel like it.

Gusties involved in this show: Maggie Arndt ’15, Madelyn Bakken ’19, Andrea Broman ’17, Kathryn Dudley ‘17, Kadie Habana ’15, Samantha Heggam ’17, Laura Johnson ’16, Nicole McGuigan ’17, Allison Reterath ’18, Libby Saunders ’18, and John Surber ’17

Dates: August 4, 5, 7, 10, 11

Venue: Minnsky Theatre, 1517 Central Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/chapter-23

 

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Fools, Errant

Inspired by the adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho, this new comedy follows idealistic teacher, Don, and his brother Sam, as they fight FOR windmills – and the “impossible dream” of environmental justice.

Gusties involved in this show: Chase Adelsman ’17, Thomas Buan ’16, and Professor in Theatre and Dance Amy Seham

Dates: August 3, 5, 7, 10, 11

Venue: Augsburg Mainstage, 625 – 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/fools-errant

 

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Geminae

Astronaut Cassie Matheson is in orbit, and she’s doomed. With nothing left to lose, she discovers there is nothing to hold her back…except the sister who won’t let her go.

Gusties involved in this show: Rob Ward ’14 and Erik Ostrom ’94

Dates: August 4, 5, 8, 10, 12

Venue: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/geminae

 

Locker Room Talk

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An original musical telling the story of a female coach and her high school boys basketball team as they encounter a chauvinistic, narrow-minded and asymmetrical culture still alive and well in a “man’s world”.

Gusties involved in this show: Dan Britt ’16

Dates: August 2, 4, 6, 9, 11

Venue: Rarig Center Thrust, 330 – 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/locker-room-talk

 

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Saree-ously Speaking? Uff-Da!

A wealthy family of Indian descent relocates to a small town in Minnesota for an unsurpassable opportunity. Hilarity ensues as the tight-knit community intersects with the new residents and cultures collide.

Gusties involved in this show: Brandon Raghu ’19

Dates: August 6, 8, 9, 11, 12

Venue: Rarig Center Thrust, 330 – 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/saree-ously-speaking-uff-da

 

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She Says, “Enough!”

She says, “ENOUGH!” to sexual violence, to patriarchy, by making her own way, defining her own identity. This show explores how we say, “ENOUGH!” with our bodies through movement and dance.

Gusties involved in this show: Jordan Bergman ’15, Maura Bremer ’15, Courtney Castleberry ’15, Claire Curran ’13, and Audi Dickey ’16

Dates: August 2, 4, 8, 11, 12

Venue: Augsburg Studio, 625 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis

Link: https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/she-says-quot-enough-quot

 

Other Gustavus-connected 2018 Fringe Festival presentations will be added to this post as additional information is received.

 

 

 

 

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