Most performers in the Minnesota Fringe Festival hail from the Twin Cities. But executive director Robin Gillette’s worked hard the past seven years to entice performers from around the state to join in the fun and the effort appears to be paying off.
The festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary, opens Thursday. It will be Gillette’s last year running the performance smorgasbord.
There are eight shows featuring greater Minnesota performers from Mankato to Duluth, and they’ll be doing everything from theater to dance to music and poetry. Check out a sampling below.