U of M Rarig Center Xperimental

330 21st. Ave. S., Mpls.

2 Sugars, Room for Cream

Shanan Wexler & Carolyn Pool Productions
No matter how bad things get, there’s always coffee. Sometimes there’s even wine. Carolyn Pool and Shanan Wexler write and perform “scenes from life, stuff we think is funny.” Peter Moore directs. Written by Carolyn Pool and Shanan Wexler. Ages 15+ Adult language


Shadow & Substance Theatre
Agamemnon comes home after ten long years at the Trojan Wars to a wife who is plotting to kill him and a ghost who is bent on revenge. Hilarity and violence ensue. Join us for this murderous family reunion! Written by Eric Netterlund. Ages 13+ Violence

Bedroom Stories

From London, U.K.: From the intimacy of the bedroom emerge these three darkly humorous stories, innovatively told in a physical and vividly imaginative way that interweaves music, movement and text. Created by Fergus Rougier + collaborators. Ages 13+ Adult language

Death Camp Diaries

Howard Lieberman/Jaded Optimist Productions
Solo/Spoken Word
An anti-certainty secular Jew visits former concentration camps in the Czech Republic and Poland just prior to the Fringe opening. He keeps an honest diary. Prepare to laugh, cry and be challenged. Created by Howard Lieberman. Ages 15+ Violence, Adult language

The Finkles’ Theater Show

That One Theater Company
Hi there, friend! Come see our first ever theater show! We may be new to this, but we have seen a lot of theater, so we’re pretty sure we know what we’re doing! Like Shakespier said, “The show must go on!” Created by Ryan Lear and Rachel Petrie. Ages 16+

June of Arc

Sandbox Theatre
Take a peek under the apron of the paragon of motherly virtue—June Cleaver! Go beyond the Jell-O and pearls to reveal her shield of cookie-plated resentment. With live-action 1950s commercials! Created by Sandbox Theatre. Ages 13+

Keiko Kasza’s A MOTHER for CHOCO (& other mother stories)

Gustavus Adolphus College
Puppetry/Comedy Kids
From St. Peter, Minn.: Kasza’s tale of a little bird’s search for a mother is beloved by families, especially in the adoption community. This adaptation uses puppetry, live action and personal stories to bring Choco’s message to life. Created by Amy Seham with the Ensemble. Ages 2+

Love Me Or Die!

Savage Umbrella
Musical theater/Comedy
A classic tale of deception and the theater, loosely based on the opera “Pagliacci”. Guitars, juggling, singing, heart-break, intrigue, death and fried chicken. Part homage. Totally rock and roll. Created by B. Bolan & L. Leffler-McCabe. Ages 13+ Violence, Adult language

Moby Dick Tonight

Loren Niemi
Solo/Spoken Word
Melville’s novel of obsession retold in 50 minutes with philosophical digressions, bad jokes, erotic memoir, a suitcase full of props with an off-the-Cliff (Notes) narration on the act of storytelling itself. Created by Loren Niemi and H. Melville. Ages 13+ Adult language


The Bottling Company
This multimedia solo show follows Pipa as she weaves between the broken lines of a map, chasing her own spirit through the transient worlds of a magician, wire walker and faith healer. Created by Tamara Ober. Ages 5+

Second Skin

Marble Hand Productions
Inner demons, office politics, and original sin explode in this drama about two women competing for the same job as the world collapses around them. Written by Neal Beckman and Ryan Kellar. Ages 13+ Violence, Adult language, Loud noise/gunshots

Thursday, July 30

5:30 Death Camp Diaries
7:00 Agamemnon
8:30 Pipa
10:00 2 Sugars, Room for Cream

Friday, July 31

5:30 Second Skin
7:00 Love Me Or Die!
8:30 Death Camp Diaries
10:00 Bedroom Stories

Saturday, August 1

1:00 2 Sugars, Room for Cream
2:30 June of Arc
4:00 Keiko Kasza’s…
5:30 Pipa
7:00 Love Me Or Die!
8:30 Moby Dick Tonight
10:00 The Finkles’ Theater Show

Sunday, August 2

1:00 Keiko Kasza’s…
2:30 Second Skin
4:00 Bedroom Stories
5:30 The Finkles’ Theater Show
7:00 Death Camp Diaries
8:30 Agamemnon
10:00 June of Arc

Monday, August 3

5:30 Moby Dick Tonight
7:00 Agamemnon
8:30 June of Arc
10:00 Pipa

Tuesday, August 4

5:30 Keiko Kasza’s…
7:00 Moby Dick Tonight
8:30 2 Sugars, Room for Cream
10:00 Love Me Or Die!

Wednesday, August 5

5:30 Love Me Or Die!
7:00 Death Camp Diaries
8:30 June of Arc
10:00 Second Skin

Thursday, August 6

5:30 Bedroom Stories
7:00 The Finkles’ Theater Show
8:30 Second Skin
10:00 Agamemnon




Friday, August 7

4:00 The Finkles’ Theater Show
5:30 Keiko Kasza’s…
7:00 Bedroom Stories
8:30 Pipa
10:00 2 Sugars, Room for Cream

Saturday, August 8

1:00 Moby Dick Tonight
2:30 Keiko Kasza’s…
4:00 Death Camp Diaries
5:30 The Finkles’ Theater Show
7:00 Love Me Or Die!
8:30 Bedroom Stories
10:00 June of Arc

Sunday, August 9

1:00 Agamemnon
2:30 Pipa
4:00 Moby Dick Tonight
5:30 2 Sugars, Room for Cream
7:00 Second Skin
8:30 Fringe Encore