So Much Muchness

Minnesota Fringe Festival 2014
Courtesy of the Minnesota Fringe Festival

Above, clockwise from top left: Tourist Trap; From Here to Maternity; The Second Oldest Profession; The Jungle Book; Defiance Alliance! An Atomic Comic; The Genealogy of Happenstance; Another Opening, Another Show

As always, the Minnesota Fringe Festival offers audiences the largest selection of diverse performances in the shortest amount of time—with more than 160 shows in 11 days. Here Are a few we’re looking forward to.


Tourist Trap, a horror story set in a small-town South Dakota museum.

Marie-Jeanne Valet Who Defeated La BĂȘte du Gevaudan, a new play created by the ensemble of Sandbox Theatre, is a historical drama set before the French Revolution.


Shanan Custer and Joshua English Scrimshaw’s From Here to Maternity, written during their children’s playdates.

Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend, an animated cartoon onstage.

Defiance Alliance! An Atomic Comic, combining puns, puppets, and protons.

Solo Performance

Peter Moore’s The Second Oldest Profession, a collection of anecdotes of 40 years in the theater.

Allegra J. Lingo’s The Genealogy of Happenstance, detailing the struggles she and her lesbian partner had to conceive.

Musical Theater

Reach, a new work from Nautilus Music-Theater.

The Jungle Book, Top Hat Theatre’s 11th appearance in the Fringe.

Another Opening, Another Show, opening scenes from four new musicals, in styles ranging from operetta to country to klezmer to classic Broadway.

July 31–Aug. 10 at various venues.