We’re past the half-way mark of the MN Fringe Fest. I’ve watched 13 shows and expect to watch more over the weekend with NOTHING on the calendar.
I caught The Champagne Drops on Fringe Fest Nightly. What a delightful evening of laughter, friendship, reflection on their youth, and a few songs, including a medley of songs from their youth. They did a bit where they read from their journals from the middle school years. They giggled through it, but I thought they were great. They even put some of those thoughts/words to music, a song that reminded me a little of the music in Dear Evan Hansen. You can go back and watch it on the Champagne Drops Facebook page. You can also find them on their website Champagne Drops.
Next, I watched the shortest show in this year’s MN Fringe Fest, virtually. Wash/Repeat by Meg Kirchhoff. The description from the Digital Hub: Is time moving forward, or are we always circling back, re-embodying who we were, hoping for new outcomes? This screen dance explores how a nonlinear sense of time creates new possibilities for understanding our own histories and informs how we imagine the future. ~5:38 minutes
It’s like poetry in motion. A woman who is inside and outside herself, using a double image and projection. An art piece that you might not quite understand, but can appreciate for the artistic qualities and excellent filming and editing.
After that, I rewatched Paul & Erika’s House Show. I watched it with a dessert plate this time. The show is sweet and satisfying, like a home made brownie with ice cream.
You can check out other reviews of MN Fringe Festival, virtually, 2020, on the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Facebook page, Rob from The Stages of MN, and long time Fringe reviewers Matthew from Single White Fringe Geek, and Jill from Cherry and Spoon.
Go. Create. Inspire!