2019 MN Fringe West Bank Picks
August 1-11, 2019
Every year for ten days in August, Minneapolis comes alive with the most experimental, most laugh-out-loud, most affecting, most fringe-iest theater and dance performances of the year. The Minnesota Fringe is the largest non-juried festival in the country, and most of the action takes place right here on the West Bank.
Here are our picks for shows on the West Bank:
Permanent visuals spill into the world of performance art as dancers take the stage with paint and markers to articulate ecological concepts. This thrilling culmination promises no shortage of groovy fun.
Rarig Center Xperimental
3 blackboys sit on the front stoop of their apartment building, trying to navigate & understand what it means to love deeply. To question tradition. To be queer. To be unapologetically black in the world today.
Carbon Man-Dating: A climate themed Gay Romantic Comedy
Climate activist groups form an online dating program to help their LGBTQ organizers build up a love life, piecing the profound intersectionality between both social movements into a quilt of nonstop laughs.
Xena and Gabrielle Smash the Patriarchy
Theatre in the Round
In a time fraught with the resurgence of patriarchy, body regulation, and the imposition of draconian laws, the world cried out for a hero… her name was Xena!
Ploys for Ensemble Glitz and Crisis Actors
It’s not a conspiracy, we “promise!” The lights of Satan frame the faces of those who prepare to take the stage. And we’re going to take it back! We take a keen, empirical interest in the obvious truth!
It’s Happening Now
Rarig Center Arena
Painting the Room is a collective of dancers, musicians, and speakers who, together, create performances on the spot. All of the content is totally improvised.
Edith Gets High
Rarig Center Arena
Meet Edith. Nothing helps her escape like taking a hit from her bong and playing video games. When she finds a mysterious game cartridge, Edith is sucked into a virtual realm and must face her own mythic quest.
Personal South Asian stories from the community. Stories about immigration, integration, cultural differences, similarities and more.
There are even more shows happening on the West Bank, Northeast Minneapolis, and around town. Check them all out here on the Minnesota Fringe website →
Tickets to the Fringe Festival start at $14 for adults/ $6 for kids, but there are multi-show passes available. Learn more on the Minnesota Fringe website →