Fringe for all

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This year’s Fringe Festival runs August 5 – 15.

Each year the Fringe Festival rolls in to the Twin Cities, and each year thousands of theater-goers are bowled over by all the choices they face. To help you figure out what’s new and different this year, the MPR Arts Unit put together a look at emerging trends in this year’s offerings. You can find it here.

Of course, the Fringe Festival’s website is an excellent resource for all your planning needs, giving you the ability to browse shows by venue, time and title (according to the new feature “Fringe tracks” Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak plans to attend “EWOCS do it in 10 minutes” because “this collection of 10-minute plays fits my attention span”).

In addition, you may want to strategize your plan of attack… City Pages’ Quinton Skinner has some useful tips for you.

In addition, if you want to get the word on the street about what’s hot and what’s not, pay a visit to Bedlam Theatre in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, which for the next eleven days plays the role of “Fringe Central.” There Fringers hang out, trade reviews, and get the scoop on how to spend their precious time for the remaining week.

FYI – I’ll be at Bedlam Theatre Friday night to take down some of those reviews, and you’ll be able to read them here first thing Saturday morning.

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