We Interrupt This Programming with a Fringe Show Ad

Do not adjust your screen, this image is supposed to be blurry:

Fringe shows do postcards and this is a postcard advertising the show PENELOPE, which my daughter, Kiera, is performing in with a group of her friends. This is an all-teen show about the wife of Odysseus being wooed by various skeezy dudes. (Kiera is playing a skeezy dude.)

Here’s the show information on the Fringe site itself but as always happens as the festival gets close, the site is slowing down, so for your convenience, I’m also including the information about the show in this post. Performances are at the Augsburg Studio, 625 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis in the following slots:

Friday, August 5, 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 6, 2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 8, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 11, 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 14, 8:30 p.m.

And the show description: “It’s 11:30 a.m. and already it’s ninety-two degrees. Four ridiculous men connive, plot, and play for an unwinnable love. A riveting and savage take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus.” Appropriate for ages 16+.

Everyone needs a button to attend shows at the festival. Buttons are $5, tickets are $15 (you can buy a punch card for a discount — a ten-punch pass is $110, or $11 per show), the box office is cashless (but takes checks, if you have any of those around) and you’ll need proof of vaccination but I’m not sure at what point you have to present it. (Masks, alas, are only “encouraged,” which puts this well out of the comfort zone of many friends.)

I am excited to see the show — I’ve loved so many Fringe shows in the past that were put on by small groups of theater kids who decided to do a show together, and I’m really delighted to get to see one that’s a group of theater kids I know and love!