If you’re bummed about having to wait another six months for the return of the Rogue Festival, you’ll be happy to hear that this weekend will see a mini fringe festival in the Tower District.
“Seattle to Fresno: Best of Fringe” will take place tonight through Sunday and will offer an off-the-beaten-path alternative to theater entertainment in Fresno. Six original shows from four locals and two out-of-town artists will be performed over the course of three days at Mia Studio and Gallery, located behind The Revue.
Sponsored by the Rogue Festival, “Seattle to Fresno” is curated by former Rogue producer Jayne Day and Seattle’s Minion Productions.
Show lineup and times include:
Wet-Wired for Weird (even wetter?)
By: Shane ‘Scurvy’ Spears
Times: Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
Synopsis: A delightfully acidic series of ill-connected vignettes and passionate rants about kinky sex, internet culture, end times, true noir, and shameful thoughts; collected and curated with only one rule…..no segues: featuring the verbal machine gun misanthrope Shane “Scurvy” Spears, creator of hit shows “We all hate you” and “Cap’n Scurvy’s Apocalypse Hoedown Revival.”
Implausibly Delicious! — The Magic of Tim Mannix
By: Tim Mannix
Times: Friday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Synopsis: Comedy magician/Mentalist Tim Mannix returns to the Seattle-to-Fresno Mini Fringe with his latest show, “Implausibly Delicious!” Rated “H” for hilarity, his stand-up comedy act is sure to tickle your funny bone. “Mannix treats every show like he’s on a huge network station. He cares about every detail and making sure the audience will have a good time!”
Nothing is Beautiful; Everything is Fine
By: Alexandra Tiscareno & Fresno Dance Company
Times: Friday, Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:30 p.m.
Synopsis: A dance piece on three themes: Human Connection | Conformity | Wonder
In angsty political and social times, art is where we explore current ideas, express our voices and manifest hope. The lens through which we see our lives may change from hour to hour, day to day… sometimes our perceptions and patterns of thought extend throughout long seasons and lifetimes. But in this refreshing though experiment, we look at the world through different lenses and practice tolerance.syncopated, and complex.
Girl On A Bike
By: Nat Vickers
Times: Friday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Synopsis: A two-wheeled adventure of Canadian proportions! “Girl On A Bike” spins strange-but-true stories of characters from a ride across the country: from graveyard groundskeepers, to wild west proprietors, and wanderers with secrets only fit for strangers. “Girl On A Bike” is a one-woman storytelling show that retraces a real-life bike ride across the Canada, from Halifax to Vancouver, uphill and against the wind the whole way.
By: Laura Splotch
Times: Friday, Sept. 8, 10 p.m. | Saturday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m.
Synopsis: The story of a dreamer, beat down by life but keeps on dreaming about the big win…with scratchers. Barbie q is the queen of the trailer park and works hard — hard being the operative word here — at keeping that title. Maybe, just maybe, she will come out on top…
Robert’s Eternal Goldfish
By: Brad McEntire
Times: Saturday, Sept. 9, 8:30 p.m. | Sunday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.
Synopsis: In this solo show by Brad McEntire, the audience comes face to face with Mr. Robert J. Roberts. Roberts has a huge problem with people. All people. One day he becomes the unlikely custodian of a magical goldfish and Mr. Roberts’ misanthropic view of the world is seriously challenged.