Muhlenberg's First-Ever Fringe Festival
April 4-5 & 17-19, 2020
Presented in Partnership with WMUH 91.7 FM
Featuring off-beat, innovative, outrageous performances created by 'Berg students, faculty, and staff
Fringe festivals celebrate the cutting-edge power of indie theatre by producing some of the best live art on the planet. Fueled by the passion of young artists, experimental companies, and fresh, new work, fringe festivals are celebrations of innovation, showcasing multiple raw projects across several weeks, in venues all over a city’s map.
This year we are proud to present the first-ever ’Berg Fringe — a series of boundary-breaking, bare-knuckle performances of all kinds, produced in spaces all over Muhlenberg, throughout the month of April.
A brand-new group-devised performance in the Rehearsal Hall? A world-premiere radio drama, broadcast on WMUH? A modern Shakespeare adaptation in the outdoor amphitheater? An original dance theatre piece? A solo show in the Recital Hall? Gig theatre in the Red Door? A workshop production of a new play? Environmental performance in a public campus space?
Showtimes to be announced…
Preview Weekend: April 4-5
Seven plays, written, rehearsed, designed, directed in twenty-four hours
Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved as a playwright, director, designer, or performer, regardless of your other spring commitments.
MFDC x Katarina Zagorski
US premiere of Slovakian artist's "Kilometre Dance"
Women’s Ensemble Performance
dir. Christopher Jackson
A special Fringe performance — details to be announced
Performances are listed alphabetically.
Kickoff Event: Friday, April 17, 2:30 pm
The Garden of Henohm — A Musical
Kasler & Wilkie
Max Kasler & Gwen Wilkie
The Earth is dead. Now what?
Powers & Reph
Ellen Powers & Melissa Reph
Chaos and heart — brought to you by literature’s greatest troublemakers
A devised piece exploring relationships between technology and humanity
The Movement Garden
Here, then, there, now and the spaces in between.
Drew the Dramatic Fool
Rising sea levels and no health insurance—it’s a laughing matter!
Part Three of Holly Cate’s adaptation
of Shakespeare’s War of the Roses tetralogy
By Holly Cate; dir. James Peck
More heads, lots of weapons, flying bones and some screaming
Neural Plasticity: Reorganization, Neurogenesis
Co-inhabit my brain — let’s explore the queer poetics of neuroscience!
Overreacting: An Experiment Gone Wrong
Kaufman & Kessler
Eden Kaufman & Shachar Kessler
Interactive performances of secrets, laughs, and overreactions.
The Climate Collective
How to save the planet: think like a child.
Shut Up, Socrates
Someone’s gotta shut Socrates up. Might as well be you.
Sweet Tooth: A Musical
Ian Scot, Sean Cheney
Ice Cream, Punk Rock, Mariah Carey. What could go wrong?
Circles & Lines & etc.
A juggling show about creativity, self-discovery, and gravity.