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Animal Scavenger Hunt with BenAnna Band

September 18th at 10:30am

Grab your binoculars and your favorite stuffed animal as we go on a musical animal scavenger hunt with the BenAnna Band! This interactive musical concert will take us to the farm, the zoo, and everywhere in between while getting all our sillies out. Ben and Anna have been making music with neuro-diverse and neuro-typical kiddos of all ages and abilities for more than five years and can’t wait to make music with you!

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

The Ark

On Demand

Imagine: you have been isolated in a huge, dark, space full of all kinds of animals – the sounds, the smells, the desire to escape. You open the hatch and emerge from darkness into the light of day. As you look around, you see nothing but an endless expanse of water. How would you feel? What would you do? Noah and his family enter this long journey into the unknown. Experience 50 minutes of family entertainment. A musical triumph!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Becoming Adorable

On Demand

Amy Williams thought taking a class in making online videos would be fun – that she would get to review some of her beloved romantic comedy movies. Then, she's assigned lab partner Oscar Ludlow, who seems to think he’s going to be another Spielberg. Suddenly, the things she doesn’t like discussing, such as being a trans woman, are being revealed to the world. It's a solo Rom-Com!

  • Length: 52 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Being B.A.D.

On Demand

Performed at the National Women’s Theatre Festival and BorderLight International Virtual Fringe Festival, "Being B.A.D." is about personal acceptance and redemption from the cycle of abuse. Embodying creative resistance against oppressive gender stereotypes and domestic violence, this solo piece explores the lengths to which one will go in order to take back power back after years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of family and a romantic partner. #1in4nomore #IPVawareness

  • Length: 18 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Beyond the Legal Limit

On Demand

Pat Henman is a 40-year veteran of Canadian theatre as an actor/director/singer. "Beyond the Legal Limit" is adapted from her published memoir of the same name. In 2013, Pat and her daughter, Maia, were hit head-on by a drunk driver; both survived. Pat tells her story of trauma and joy on stage accompanied by powerful music and lyrics by Canadian composer, Konrad Pluta. She is joined by singer extraordinaire, Rachel DeShon, and accomplished pianist, Robyn Lamb.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Capsule (32020-32520)

On Demand

“Capsule (32020-32520)” was created during the initial spread of the COVID-19 virus to the U.S. in March 2020. A series of improvisations captured over the course of six days, the work documents the geographical and emotional transition of moving out of school dorms back into a family home. “Capsule” exists now much as it did then, relatively untouched but decontextualized. Enclosed within it is remarkable tragedy, grief, uncertainty, and fear told through movement, body, and place.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

Captain Ambivalent Is In Denial

On Demand

Do you find that sometimes real life's too hard to face? Escape to the fantasy world of Captain Ambivalent as he shares his comedy songs, his imaginary friends' comedy songs, his toys, and his denial. Says Plays with John & Wendy: "...amazingly funny songs, wild costumes, and wonderfully cheesy props." This show was created under "stay at home orders" for the 2020 Elgin Fringe Festival as a live, solo performance experience with some very special effects.

  • Length: 44 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Comedy of (Zoom) Errors

On Demand

Brawling Bard Theater tackles Shakespeare’s beloved tale of long-lost twins and comic confusion. On Zoom, of course. Can the play possibly survive screen freezes, muted monologues, intrusive family members, bizarro backgrounds, and the thousand other shocks that Zoom is heir to?

  • Length: 63 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Connections

On Demand

Students at The Harley School participate in a collaborative performance/fine art project around identity, exploring what it means to be an individual, and connections to others in a community. Students participated in a series of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Social-Emotional Learning classes. Their exploration includes movement, choreography, developing original scenes, and constructing identity suits, inspired by artist Nick Cave. The central idea comes from thinking what does, “This is me” mean? And exploring, “This is me, with you.”

  • Length: 32 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

The Consciousness

On Demand

Reece, a struggling music student, decides to 'borrow' some ideas from the archived consciousness of a dead composer, but Theodore Price is irascible, forgetful, and hiding a critical secret.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Don't Stand Up!

On Demand

"Don't Stand Up! A Zoom Comedy," written and directed by Amy Losi, won The Spirit of the 2020 Hartford Fringe Festival, Excellence in Directing, and Best Ensemble. Audiences raved: "laugh-out- loud funny," "very clever," "so much fun," "great performances," and "like Noises Off Zoom style." An amateur theatre group and director (with a short fuse and tall drinking problem) have three days to rehearse and perform a new play over Zoom. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Length: 41 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

The FABULOUS King James Bible

On Demand

In this raucous comedy, historically gay King James I questions the role of the Church and its scripture in order to translate a new bible, much to the chagrin of two high priests who are nothing if not traditional.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Feather Moves

On Demand

Exercise. Imagine. Create. PUSH Physical Theatre's "Feather Moves" is a movement class led by Artistic Director Heather Stevenson ("Feather"), a teaching artist for 25 years. Grab some comfy clothes and join her in your classroom or living room. Gain physical skills, stimulate imagination, and realize the joy in movement.

  • Length: 27 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

The Fixer

On Demand

"The Fixer" is a mother's journey with her daughter born with Cerebral Palsy from birth to age 18. Purky travels with her daughter through a maze of conventional and unconventional therapies, schools, and doctors – some standard, some hysterically funny. "The Fixer" also addresses Purky's struggle with addiction in grappling with the diagnosis of CP and a future with a very different path for her and her daughter. The ending is a triumph, both for Purky and her daughter.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Fly Fly Fly

On Demand

A wistful empty-nester "accidentally on purpose" conjures her adult children back home and finds that she must choose between perpetually reliving her past or stepping off the edge into her unknown future. Book, music, and lyrics of this heart-warming musical are by award-winner Katie Brady.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

FUCKING MEN

On Demand

"Fucking Men" focuses on the lives of 10 men, with wildly differing ages, professions, and priorities. Meet the married couple, the soldier, the actor, the porn star, the student, and so on. All are in different emotional places, especially in terms of their sexuality – some are just experimenting while others wholeheartedly embrace their identity. All face problems or dissatisfactions of one kind or another.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

The Geriactors Present: Journal of a Modern Plague Year

On Demand

2020 was an unusual year here on the home front. The Geriactors, with the help of some local playwrights, reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, appropriately through the medium of Zoom. What was life-altering, what was just absurdly inconvenient, and what new talents did we discover? How did we keep up when things could change so quickly? Come along with us and smile as we look back on a year of coping with the “new normal.”

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

A Journey to the Music of the East

On Demand

Dibyarka Chatterjee (Tabla) and Satyaki Dutta (Sarod) will bring forth the flavor of India through its music. The pounding heart of traditional Indian classical music is ornamented by the melodic framework called Raga. In this show, we will present you the majestic evening Raga: Rageshree. Sit back, relax, and travel back in time to the ancient past, to a world of moods and perception.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

La Nela De Socartes

On Demand

"La Nela De Socartes" is an uplifting musical tragedy about love, opportunity, and change. Adapted from classic Spanish literature and conceived virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic for a modern theatre-going audience, the book, music, lyrics, and orchestrations are by Greggory Nekrasovas and Massimiliano Cicio in their theatrical debut. This musical is an adaptation of Marianela (1878) by Benito Pérez Galdós with English translation by Clara Bell.

  • Length: 125 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Lockdown Love Story

On Demand

"Lockdown Love Story" is a UK-based comedy created by Alice Fforde and Charlie Dryden, highlighting the ups and downs of online dating during a pandemic. Classic love story: Coronavirus strikes, boy is single, boy can’t meet girl, therefore boy goes on dodgy dating app…you know? The show has already received recognition from Ricky Gervais, The Wombles, and Yorkshire Tea! Follow us on social media: Twitter, @LockdownLoveUK; Instagram, @lockdownlovestory; Facebook, @lockdownlovestory.

  • Length: 54 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

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