7/17/2008 Fresh Fruit


*Hosts Dixie Treichel John Townsend*

*8th Annual Queer Fringe Binge*

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”
Lily Tomlin

Tonight's Guests:

*Matthew Foster*, Communications Director

Minnesota Fringe Festival:http://www.fringefestival.org
Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 10

Minnesota Fringe Festival is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization that organizes an annual, 11-day festival. This year marks our fifteenth anniversary. Since 1993, Minnesota Fringe has grown by leaps and bounds into the Midwest’s largest performing arts festival and the largest non-juried, uncensored Fringe in the United States. The organization does not judge, jury or censor the work of any artist. Our goal is to provide a platform for performance, and we leave it up to the audience to evaluate the results.

*Allegra Lingo*, writer, performer
“Tipping the Bucket”
Rebelling against politics, proselytizing and puking, rockstar Allegra Lingo surfs the waves of her Baptist past and gay Catholic present to find an island of her own.

*Shannon Forney*, performer
20% Theatre Company Twin Cities
“elephant shoes, olive juice; (mis) communication in a modern world”
an original object/puppet symphony that follows the journey of muddled messages, tin can voicemails, cursive font emails, and cigar box guitars. a vintage listening play complete with handwritten subtitles.

*Ben Egerman*, writer, performer
Questionable Company Theatre
Two job applicants walk in for an interview and find themselves at the site of a nuclear hostage crisis threatening all we hold dear. A no-holds-barred farce about fear, sex, the media, and a bit of cannibalism

*Katherine Museus*, Stage Manager
Dedicated to Michele Bachmann, Ted Haggard and Larry Craig: two rival teams of documentary filmmakers, following two opposing Congressional campaigns, affect the election thanks to one swingin' higher power!

*A. J. Sass*, performer
“10.10 Post 9.11: Laughter in the Aftermath”
Five satirical scenes for your inner pot-smoking hippie... or war-loving neocon wingnut. This is humor for 9/12, from a woman paralyzed by fear (as told by Edgar Allen Poe) to George W. Quixote.

*Merriam Monash*, director *Edward Linder*, performer
TMJ Productions Theatre Unbound
“Brilliant Traces”
The wilds of Alaska. Fate, a runaway bride and a cynical recluse converge in a match of wills to echo the raging blizzard outside. A kooky exploration of love, loss and the unlikely places we find sanctuary.

*Laura Bidgood Curt Lund*, writers, performers
True Enough Theater
“Boys Don't Make Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses”
Embrace your inner dork as Laura and Curt (the geeks behind Take a Left at the Giant Cow) fog up your glasses with torrid tales of nerd romance. Did we say torrid? We meant awkward, embarrassing and unrequited.

*Matthew Everett*, writer *Sasha Andre*, performer
Magicword Theater
The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon and Dog Tag
Six condoms?! You're an optimist. If a $100 bill can bring a nerd and a frat boy together, can it last longer than the sex? If a dog can talk, can he reunite two estranged lovers?

“Why do Hell’s Angels wear Leather? Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.” Paul Lynde

Playlist Tracks: 
Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays - Theme artists: Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, Deep Dickollective, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul
Album: ; Label:
The Damsels - Dirty Little Nice Girl
Album: Ashes; Label:
RuPaul - Call Me Starrbooty (View to a Booty)
Album: Starrbooty, Original Motion Soundtrack; Label: EMI Virgin Music
Robert German - Fishnet Sailor
Album: Sirens of Brooklyn; Label: Pigeonhole Records
Ben Harper - Mama's Got A Girlfriend Now
Album: Welcome to the Cruel World; Label: Virgin Records Us
Leslie Gore - It's My Party
Album: The Golden Hits of Leslie Gore; Label: Mercury Records