My love for the Minnesota Fringe Festival runs deep. Unnaturally, gloriously deep. I’ve performed in every festival, save two, since 2000, and have written about it here since 2005 (save for a little, intended gap in 2009 coverage): 2000 – The Last Cherry Pit, Ministry of Cultural Warfare (MoCW) 2001 – Into the Acid Fountain (The Federico Fellini Variety Hour), MoCW 2002 – Slaughter House Warming, MoCW 2003 – Industrials, MoCW 2004 – In Defense of Sin (My Friends’ Best Stories), MoCW 2005 – served as The Voice of the Fringe for the official Fringe Festival podcasts (this also happens to be what launched my professional voice-over career, so I think this means I owe the Fringe my firstborn or something. I can't remember. I'll have to go back and check the paperwork). 2006 – The Unbearable Lightness of Being American, MoCW 2007 – The Tyranny of God’s Love, MoCW (appeared onstage via video, as was touring another show at the time) 2008 – blogged my brains out in exchange for a Fringe Press Pass 2009 – (just watched, and didn’t want to talk about it) 2010 – See You Next Tuesday, Walking Shadow Theatre Company
It is now a joy and a pleasure to add 2011 to the list:
2011 – Minnesota Middle Finger, Ben San Del
Tim Hellendrung, John Middleton, and I opened Ben San Del's Minnesota Middle Finger last night to a sold-out house, robust laughter, and excellent reviews. It's been such an honor to work with these delightful guys, and I cannot wait to see how the rest of the run plays out. Do come!
Sat., Aug. 6, 8:30 pm Sun., Aug. 7, 5:30 pm Thur., Aug. 11, 10 pm Fri., Aug. 12, 4 pm Sat., Aug. 13, 7:30 pm