Final Fringe weekend is upon us! If you haven’t been to a show yet – shame on you. But don’t worry – MPLS.TV has you covered with the down-lo on what’s worth the price of admission.

My friend and fellow improviser Jake Scott remarked, as we stood in a long line for The Gay Banditos (review forthcoming), that it’s “crunch time” for audience members who waited to find out what would be sure-fire festival hits. He’s correct; this will be an incredibly busy weekend. I for one won’t be able to see Troy until the encore slot (fingers crossed) as it’s sold out almost every performance. If there’s…

Welcome back, kiddos! Before we dive into the formal reviews, allow me to make a more personal recommendation: I highly recommend Amrita Dhaliwal’s solo show Lady Love at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. I met Amrita during the Chicago Improv Festival last May, as well her stage persona, Lady Love. Her show is a half-improvised, audience-interactive, energetic learning experience. She’s an out-of-towner, and doesn’t have much local support, so I want to…

With the festival in full-effect & over 165 shows to choose from, the Minnesota Fringe can be a little overwhelming. MPLS.TV wants you to know what you can’t miss, what to skip and what to ‘wait for video.’

Hi kids, I’m Nick Decker: Improviser, Actor, former Villain of the Fringe! I’ve been to a lot of Fringe shows, and I’d like to think I know what’s worth seeing. Please let me know that you disagree. And let me know what you think I should see!

One of the best things about the Minnesota Fringe Festival is the chance it gives first-time theater producers to try something new.

MPLS.TV’s coverage of the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival continues with reviews of a Shakespearean/Sci Fi/Horror show, an Improv/Scripted/Choose Your Own Adventure show and a Comedy/Storytelling/Danger show. Basically, last night was an evening filled with hybrids. But don’t worry, we’re not getting smug driving around in a Prius – we just want you to see more Fringe!

Tempests
presented by Tedious Brief Productions
The classic line from Aliens, ‘Get…

Our fringe coverage (and apparent obsession with the Magic Kingdom) continues today with reviews of Monday August 8th performances.

The 17th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival kicked off this weekend and MPLS.TV was there to take in some shows.