May 4, 2006 10:49 am at 10:49 am #72300
On the edge
Thursday, May 04, 2006
The second annual Columbus Fringe Festival will run today through May 27 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave.; MadLab Theatre, 105 N. Grant Ave.; and other locations. Here is a guide to the festival:
DANCE , PERFORMANCE ART
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Anatomical Scenario will present Anna and the Annadroids, choreographed by Anna Sullivan with guest musician Harold Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœHappy” Chichester, at 8 tonight through Saturday night and 2 p.m. Sunday in Columbus Dance Theatre, 592 E. Main St.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœTim Veach Dance” will be performed at 8 p.m. May 12-13 and 19-20 in Columbus Dance Theatre.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Yard Dogs Road Show, a touring variety act, will perform at 8 p.m. May 16 in Axis Nightclub & Theatre, 775 N. High St.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ColumbusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Eoin OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Brien & Grimaldi Circus will present Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœDr. Danga GrimaldiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Exhibition Fantastique” Ã¢â‚¬â€ a surreal cabaret show blending circus, comedy, music and puppets Ã¢â‚¬â€ at 8 p.m. May 25-27 in Columbus Dance Theatre.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Several music venues have joined the festival: Acme Art Company, 1230 Courtland Ave. (614-299-0296); Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave. (614-206-9092, http://www.myspace.com/carabar); OldfieldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on High, 2590 N. High St. (www.oldfieldsonhigh.com); and St. James Tavern (also offering stand-up comedy), 1057 N. 4 th St. (614-294-0064, http://www.stjamestavern.com). For show dates and times, visit http://www.columbusfringefestival.com.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available Cupholders, a Chicago improvisational-comedy troupe, will present The Improvised Play at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and will lead an improv workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, both at MadLab Theatre.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ MadLab Theatre and Blue-Forms Theatre Group will present Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœFringe24″ Ã¢â‚¬â€ a stunt-theater festival in which several short plays will be written, cast, directed, designed and rehearsed within 24 hours Ã¢â‚¬â€ at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Columbus Performing Arts Center.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ MadLab TheatreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seventh annual Theatre Roulette of short plays in three repertory evenings will be offered Thursday through May 27 at MadLab. Opening at 8 tonight: Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœTextiles & Fake Smiles” (J.J. SteinfeldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Old-Fashioned Seamed Nylon Stockings, John ZygmuntÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Coming Out of the Closet and S.H. CrawfordÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Shirt). Opening at 8 p.m. Friday: Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœBad News & Rendezvous” (Kristina MeekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Greek to Me, Jennifer FeatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Rebuttal and Jim AzelvandreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mr. Jones Has a Day). Opening at 8 p.m. Saturday: Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœCrustaceans & Frustrations” (Donald DeweyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jams & Jellies, Susan HunterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Level Four, Michael KimballÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Say No More and William WhitehurstÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Happy Lobster).
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Miscreant Productions will present In Flux, a double bill of new one-acts by central Ohio playwrights Elizabeth Nolan Brown (Untitled Stage Play One) and Ted Brengle (Alone Untogether) exploring the transience and fables-vs.-reality mind-set of 20-somethings, at 8 p.m. next Thursday through May 13 and 8 p.m. May 18-20 in the Short Stop Youth Center, 1066 N. High St.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Foolish Bison Players will present Midnight in America, Philip James HickmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new drama about a life of desperation, at 8 p.m. May 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27 in Kafe Kerouac, 2250 N. High St.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Beth Josephsen and Elizabeth Blockinger will present encores of their Ohio State University productions of The Girls Across the Street, JosephsenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one-act about a college student befriending four poor girls, and Bringing the Baby Home, BlockingerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one-woman show about uncovering family secrets, at 8 p.m. next Thursday through May 13 in the Columbus Performing Arts Center.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ ChicagoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hermit Arts and Tricklock Company will present Braising, writerdirector Idris GoodwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s comic drama about the bizarre ways people treat those they claim to love, at 8 p.m. May 18-20 in the Columbus Performing Arts Center.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ IndianapolisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Jeffrey Barnes will present Remember Who Made You Ã¢â‚¬â€ his one-person, one-act show exploring the myths, fears and joys of being Christian and gay Ã¢â‚¬â€ at 8 p.m. May 25-27 in the Columbus Performing Arts Center.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Among the exhibits: Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœOn the Fringe” (MadLabÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Gallery Like No Other, opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday through May); Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœOutsider Art” (Art Access, 540 S. Drexel Ave., Bexley, opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, running through May 30); Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœSamantha A. Lopez & Ryan Turner Roth: The Many Roles of a Hidden Agenda” (Roy G Biv, 997 N. High St., Saturday through May 27, 614-297-7694); and Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœEsoteric: V. Mann and Barbara Ahlbrand” (Kirsten Bowen Gallery, 537 S. Drexel Ave., opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, running through May 30, 614-231-1125).
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Tickets cost $12, or $30 for a three-show pass; $10, or $25 for a three-show pass, for senior citizens, students and MadLab members; or $20 for Ã¢â‚¬ËœÃ¢â‚¬ËœTim Veach Dance” performances. Prices vary for music events. Admission is free to art exhibits.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ For more information, call 614-470-2333. For a full schedule, visit http://www.columbusfringefestival.com.
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