Fearless Successes of Fringe Festival

Fearless Comedy Productions is proud of our many talented company members on their early accomplishments in this year’s Fringe Festival.

From the Pioneer Press to the Star Tribune, artistic director Tim Wick’s Death in Yosemite, it’s agreed, is one you can’t miss. Full of “loose and laughable fun” and opportunities for light-hearted audience participation, you can catch the final two performances 8/9 at 7:00pm and 8/13 at 1:00pm. Read more here http://www.twincities.com/2017/08/04/fringe-review-death-in-yosemite/
and here http://www.startribune.com/ten-don-t-miss-shows-at-the-minnesota-fringe-festival/438605463/

We’ve seen sold out crowds at Waiting for Gygax and The Tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi, two more shows you’ll want to see. Twin Cities Arts Reader said it best, “early sellout performances are strong indicators of a show’s popularity as the festival continues.” Waiting for Gygax can be seen 8/11 at 10:00pm and 8/14 at 4:00pm, and The Tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi is playing 8/10 at 8:30 pm, 8/11 at 4:00pm, and 8/13 at 7:00pm. Waiting for Gygax is produced by company member Kyle Dekker, who also co-wrote the script, and The Tragedy of Obi-Wan Kenobi features company members Nathan Gerber and Matthew Kessen, with fight choreography by Jena Young. More info on sold out performances can be found here

Blackout Improv, featuring company member Duck Washington, is a high sellout risk for the remainder of their performances at the Phoenix, so make sure to reserve a seat for yourself ahead of time. City Pages noted of their opening performance, “it was typical of Blackout’s blend of serious conversation with comedy that ranges from pointed satire to glorious goofiness.” Star Tribune touts the show as “exhilarating freestyles on the topics of our time.” Cherry and Spoon reiterated that “Blackout Improv is funny, smart, relevant, topical, and sure to sell out so reserve your tickets in advance.” The remaining shows are 8/9 at 5:30pm and 8/10 at 8:30pm. Read more about Blackout Improv here http://www.citypages.com/arts/fringe-day-1-journeys-in-gender-blackout-improv-and-yep-that-play-about-pedophilia/438541483
here http://m.startribune.com/blackout-improv-exhilarating-freestyles-on-the-topics-of-our-time/438589713/?section=variety
and here http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2017/08/fringe-festival-2017-blackout-improv.html

You can learn more about the origin story behind Nancee Magistad’s Facebook Lite, which is acted and directed by several other company members in this write up on Breaching the Fourth Wall here http://breachthefourthwall.com/post/163947273817/symposium-minnesota-fringe-2017-facebook-lite and catch one of their remaining shows 8/8 at 8:30pm, 8/11 at 5:30pm, and 8/13 at 2:30pm.

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