Friday, August 9, 2019
2019 Minnesota Fringe FestivalHere are some of the accessibility features of the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
- Fri., August 9 at 12:00 am Audio Describers: Elana Centor, Rick Jacobson, Laurie Pape Hadley, Laura Wiebers. ASL Interpreters: Breanna Colaianni, Asher Edes, Amberlyn Kern, Nella Titus (NIC), Abby Turner, Greg Waletski.
- Audio Description
- ASL Interpretation
- Sensory Friendly
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: Patrons can purchase single tickets and multi-show passes online ($2 processing fee). Passholder reservations ($3) guarantee a seat at a show for multi-show pass holders. Reservation fees are waived for patrons using access services by entering the code "AccessFringe19" at checkout online. Shows generally last 60 minutes or less (Independently-produced shows may last longer), and a new show starts every 90 minutes. Festival box offices open 30 minutes prior to show time and accept cash, checks and credit cards. Box Office: 612-260-6466 or email. Info: 612-872-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For a daily recording of shows presented with accessibility accommodations, call VSA Minnesota at 612-332-3888, ext. 3.
About the Show
August 1-11, 2019.
The 26th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival will feature 11 days full of 700+ performances of storytelling, comedy, drama, music, opera, dance, improv, and other theatrical entertainment by 135 companies at 12+ accessible Minneapolis venues. Performing groups come from Minnesota as well as from across the country.
Accessibility services provided include Audio Description (25 shows), ASL interpreting (9 shows), Open Captioning (8 shows in Rarig Thrust on August 3 & 4) and Relaxed (Sensory-Friendly, 2 shows Aug. 2-3, 10:00 AM, at Barker Center for Dance). Electronic script copies will be available at select shows throughout the festival. Check with the box office for more information.
Transportation: Fringe will assist patrons self-identifying with a disability with local transportation costs to any venue in either festival in order to attend a show where ASL or AD services are being provided. Please indicate your needs by contacting Fringe at least 24 hours prior to the show time at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-872-1212.
Venues: All Fringe managed Festival and Family Fringe venues are physically accessible to patrons with mobility disabilities. See individual venue pages for specific information on accessible entrance doors and parking. If you're at a venue and need assistance or would like to remain in your seat between back-to-back performances you are viewing, check with a staff member or volunteer for help. Independently-produced shows in the Fringe Festival may not have the same level of accommodations. Be sure to check the show pages for more information.
Locations in Northeast Minneapolis:
Crane Theater: 2303 Kennedy Street NE #120
Ritz Theater (Mainstage and Studio): 345 13th Ave. NE
Strike Theater (Thorp Bldg.): 824 18th Ave NE
Locations in Cedar-Riverside:
Augsburg College Mainstage and Studio: at the Foss Center, 2211 Riverside Ave.
Mixed Blood Theatre: 1501 Fourth St. S.
Rarig (Arena, Thrust and X): 330 S. 21st Ave.
Southern Theater: 1420 Washington Ave. S.
Theatre in the Round Players: 245 Cedar Avenue.
Website: See a complete list of shows and sort by venue, genre or content to create a schedule specific to your own interests at http://www.minnesotafringe.org. Audio Described, ASL Interpreted, Open Caption, and Sensory Friendly shows are listed at http://www.minnesotafringe.org/access. Performances by artists with disabilities are included in the calendar and in the VSA News section (see Home page).
Agatha Christie’s Rule of ThumbPark Square Theatre
- Fri., August 9 at 7:30 pm Captioner: Shelia Bland.
- Sat., August 10 at 7:30 pm Captioner: Shelia Bland.
Schedule and Tickets
Schedule: 08/09, 08/10
Tix: ASL/AD/OC single ticket discount is half-price for patron & one guest with code ACC (regular $40, $60; previews $27, $37); age 30 & under: $21; Senior age 62+: $5 off; Rush tickets: $24 cash only, available one hour before performance; subject to availability; Assistive listening devices available; phone: 651-291-7005 or email.
About the Show
July 12 – Aug. 25, 2019.
Three one-act mysteries: The Wasp’s Nest, The Rats, The Patient, directed by Austene Van.
Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time – Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient.