The San Diego Fringe Festival is back for its 6th year and it’s bigger then ever!
Running for 11 days (June 21st through July 1st), the festival features everything from performance art, cabaret, puppetry, one-person and family friendly shows. As always, there’s something for everyone. Performances run mostly downtown at the Spreckles Theatre and Geoffrey Performance Space, Lyceum Theatre and Bristol Hotel. Some of this years off-site venues are Writers Ink, The Vine Mojalet and even Les Girls.
Here are a few shows that are worth checking out:
How Are you Being? from David Pinson. (San Diego, CA) The show is a parody of the one-man show, with monologues, improv, musings and music.
From Turning Tides Theatre Company in Oceanside, CA comes Wicked Wizards: A Potter Parody. A mash-up Wicked and Harry Potter featuring songs, “No One Names the Wizard’ and ‘Azkaban Life.’
Abeyance from Tyler West (Tucson, AZ). Ever have that job interview where you felt like nothing went right? West has and in the show, he’s waiting in a lobby and while he waits, everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
Poor Richard Players out of Las Vegas, NV presents Dick Johnson: Private Eye. Follow the adventures of Dick Johnson, the greatest detective the town has ever seen.
Let’s Prank Call Each Other from Zack Dorn (Pittsburgh, PA). Zorn weaves cameras throughout tiny Illustrated worlds making them visible through overhead real-time projection.
Tyler Anthony Smith presents Mein Comps (Chicago, IL). The show is about a certain dictator who is selling discount theater tickets.
One Man Bond from Lonesome Whistle Productions (San Diego, CA). This solo show takes you on a tour through all 24 James Bond movies and six Bonds, from Connery to Craig.
The Eulogy from Michael Burgos (Falls Church, VA). This one-man show is a parody of a funeral speeches.
San Diego Circus Collective presents, Xylem and Phloem. Acrobats, artists, aerialists and musicians come together to take a look at how television has influenced American culture.
The Gay Uncle Explains It All To You. From Seattle Washington, Jeffrey Robert, the gay uncle, shares what he learned about pop, camp, gay underground and trash culture.
For more information, showtimes and tickets: sdfringe.org