Monday, May 27, 2013

Going To The Fringe Festival This Year? If Not, Why Not?

As noted on this blog previously, Vicki and I have become big fans of the whole Fringe Festival phenomenon.  We tried it for the first time 3 years ago, thanks to our friend Susan, taking in just 2 plays to see what it was like.  The next year, we went to about a dozen or so shows (again with Susan), and enjoyed it so much that we followed that up a month later by traveling to Hamilton to spend several days taking in their Fringe Fest!  Last year we went to another raft of shows here in town, and even got Julie out for one evening (that she said went well).

This year, I'm taking it to yet another new level.  Since Susan is now professionally involved with the festival, I've been volunteering a little and will even be acting as an usher (or some such thing) for several of the performances.  So I'd really implore anyone reading this to give the event a try this year, as a show of support for the many talented performers who will be appearing there.

For those who don't know, the festival runs from Thursday, June 6th through Sunday, June 16th this year.  There are over 40 shows being presented across about 10 venues in the downtown area.  You can view the newly-posted master schedule on the main site, and I encourage you to do so.  Shows generally last about an hour, and cost about $10 per person.  In other words: short and sweet!  As I always say in regards to Fringe, if you try one out and it doesn't rock your world, you'll probably love the next one!  It can be hard to tell, from the brief descriptions in the master schedule, just what you're in for, but that's also part of the fun of Fringe. 

If you have any questions about Fringe Fest, or just want someone to take a show in with, give me a shout.  In case you haven't figure it out yet: I love Fringe Fest!

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