The New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 13-16, will be an extraordinary convergence of theater, performance art and spectacle. Forty groups from around the country and New Orleans will be presenting over 120 shows in venues across the city, primarily in the Marigny, Bywater and French Quarter. The shows include the exotic, the dramatic and the insane: drama, dance, one-person shows, cabaret, comedy, puppetry, clowning, improvisational, aerialist and many other creative works.
This is just a taste: for the complete lineup of all shows visit www.nofringe.org/shows.html. Show descriptions and high-resolution versions of images are available by clicking on the show titles and images. Visit the press kit for high resolution images of the festival logo and our signature image of the shotgun porch aerialists: www.nofringe.org/news_presskit.html.
Venues include traditional theaters as well as unusual spaces: Marigny Theatre, the Sidearm Gallery, the Hi-Ho Lounge, the North Rampart Community Center, Nola Candle Factory, the Skull Club, Le Chat Noir, On Piety, Maw-Maw the Chicken Memorial Theatre, Voodoo Mystere Lounge, and others. All performances are $7 each and run between 30 and 60 minutes.
Tickets are available online at www.nofringe.org, at the door before each show, or at the Fringe Circus Tent during the festival. The Fringe Circus Tent is the heart of the Festival; it is an antique big-top where audience members and performers can mingle over refreshments, read audience reviews, and enjoy free entertainment; it will be located at the corner of Press and Dauphine Streets in the Marigny.
Other free Fringe activities during the Festival include the Goodchildren Social Aid and Pleasure Club Fringe Parade down St. Claude at 10 am on November 15th, and later that day an outdoor children’s stage with free performances of puppetry, slack rope walkers and aerialists, hosted by the St. Claude Main Street Project from 2-5 pm on Saturday, November 15th.