Archives: Performances

This post is used to manage the performances at Indy Fringe, both at their venue throughout the year and during the festivals.

The Reluctant Mind Reader

Popular Magician and Mind Reader, Brendon Ware, returns to IndyFringe with his energetic comedy and Mind Reading show, The Reluctant Mind Reader. This interactive show is sure to make you laugh and make you wonder… what’s it like when you know everything?!

Women’s Work

Nursing. Teaching. Answering the phones. Raising children. You know, women’s work. All while trying to make a dollar out of 83 cents. This play shows the evolution of complexities women face as they navigate external and internal challenges from their first day on the job to the start of retirement, and explores how these stories shape the next generation of women at work. This original piece by Alicia LaMagdeleine also includes musical accompaniment by guitarist Dave Pelsue.

When Jesus Divorced Me

She was married to the man of her dreams. Shortly after her wedding, he gets cast at a theme park where he either plays Jesus or crucifies him every day at 3. She tries to be proud of her husband in this new endeavor, until a princess from a neighboring theme park comes into the picture and she realizes something is amiss. Now, she is left with the weird and funny aftermath.

This musical storytelling show asks: When a theme park Jesus leaves you for a theme park princess, what do you do next?

What Could Go Wrong?

“You’ll laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll demand a Refund! But what you’ll hear during my monologues is real.” – David Vass What Could Go Wrong? The musings of an eccentric recontour who happened to be in the right places at the right times. What Could Go Wrong is a look back at a career that included politics, celebrities, sex, strippers, funny and horrific moments, more sex, and nearly the entire history of the LGBTQ+ community.

Type Cast

60-minutes of never been seen and never to be seen again. Type Cast will create poetry and comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. Local poets and improvisers take the stage. They get a one-word suggestion from the audience. The poets take to their typewriters and write a poem based on that suggestion while the improvisers create a scene using that same suggestion. At the end of the scene, the poets will recite their poems to the audience. The improvisers then bring those poems to life in another improvised scene. Hilarity ensues.

TRAPPED

One couple’s journey from bliss to battery. Why do women stay? And is there such a thing as a. “reformed abuser?”

Richard and Michelle have been madly in love since high school. Now, married and in their 40’s, their perfect picture begins to unravel right before your eyes. Michelle wants for nothing but Richard’s love, but Richard wants EVERYTHING! And he wants it HIS WAY!

Tortillo! 3: Sombrero’s Revenge

Catalyst Repertory’s crass, slap-stick comedy, snack food sitcom returns to IndyFringe for its final (we hope) installment.

You aren’t going to believe this, but somehow there’s cocaine in the chips again… again. When the notorious drug-lord “Sombrero,” returns, the gang all turns their blame on known snack villain and former intern, Patrick. Only this time, Patrick is innocent, and a bit preoccupied… in love. So, who’s wearing the big hat?

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Experience the fourth year of a new rendition of 24 Unique Micro-Plays in 48 minutes! The evening promises an emotional and intellectual rollercoaster of ideas, absurdity, and comedy at breakneck speed as dictated by the audience! Journey through Italian futurism with slices of Dada, Surrealism, Brecht, Happenings, Grotowski, and Boal all thrown in. It’s a different show every night and if they do not complete the plays within 48 minutes each audience member receives a treat!

The Real Black Swan Confessions of America’s First Black Drag Queen

The Real Black Swan… is the true story of William Dorsey Swann, a former slave who became the Queen of Drag in the late 1800s. She became the first gay rights activist and one of the first civil rights activists.

This one-actor historical drag show strikes the perfect balance of historical and personal and it does so with a lot of heart.

The Princess Strikes Back: One Woman’s Search for the Space Cowboy of Her Dreams

“I was Princess Leia, the most badass force-sensitive being in the galaxy! And I wanted Han Solo: tight pants, big blaster…” – Victoria Montalbano

In 1977, 13-year-old Victoria Montalbano was introduced to her perfect man, Han Solo, and she’s been looking for him ever since. In this solo comedy show called “delightful” and “highly energetic” by Around the Town: Chicago, watch as she grows from awkward theatre kid to professional out-of-work actress while swiping her way through a galaxy far, far away!

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