It’s FRINGE Week in Saint John

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The Fundy FRINGE Festival offers up a full week of theatre unjuried, unexpected and uncensored.

Scott Shannon performs in House: A Stand Up Sit Down One-Man Comedy Nightmare.

Saint John’s Fundy FRINGE Festival just keeps growing. On now through until Saturday, the seventh annual event features 17 truly unique performances spread out over five main venues with performances running from 5:30-11 p.m. nightly, with additional events that include everything from a variety show to improv comedy. Over 100 performances in total!

Besides boasting a stellar lineup, this year’s event includes a pair of new initiatives that move the festival beyond the boundaries of the theatre stage. This year’s lineup features youth programming made possible through a new festival partnership with the InterAction School of Performing Arts. Kids Fringe will offer performances and activities for children to explore their creative side through dance, circus, magic, technology and song. 

“We’re lucky to have a company like InterAction in Saint John that develops young performers into skilled and talented individuals,” said Festival Director, Sarah Rankin. “We are excited to work with BrilliantLabs, the Saint John Free Public Library and The Magic Circle of Saint John to provide activities and entertainment that kids and kids at heart will love!” 

All Kids Fringe events are open to the general public and are free of charge.

Fundy FRINGE is also partnering with ACAP Saint John and NatureLab.World to achieve carbon neutrality status. 

“We were inspired by the play, Lungs by Cart Before the Horse, appearing in this year’s festival, which deals with the issue of starting a family and the resulting carbon footprint. Their team has been working to ensure their tour through the Maritimes is carbon neutral,” says Rankin.

Through the purchase of carbon credits, the Fundy FRINGE Festival will offset its carbon emissions by having trees planted. The purchase of carbon credits is generously sponsored by ACAP Saint John.

“We are excited about both of our new projects for 2019. It’s important to us that the Fundy FRINGE be a festival with roots in the community while constantly looking towards the future,” says Rankin. “Both of these endeavours will allow us to ensure not only the health of our community in the future, but the health of art and culture in the years to come.”

Visit fundyfringefestival.com for complete details on all the FRINGE performances and events happening this week.  And be sure to look for reviews and updates from Grid City Magazine as the week progresses.

 

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