Seattle Fringe Festival Opens 2/25

For two weekends, in two Seattle neighborhoods, you can see some of the best new work from veteran producers and emerging artists: from serious drama to family-friendly fare, from burlesque to sketch to dance duets, from highbrow to lowbrow to no-brow-Seattle Fringe Festival has something for everyone.

The Festival returns to historic Fringe venues Annex Theatre and Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill. And this year, we have also expanded to Queen Anne! Seattle Fringe Festival is partnering with Theatre Puget Sound to present performances in three venues at Seattle Center: TPS Center Theatre at the Armory, TPS Studio, and TPS Black Box.

Seattle Fringe Festival opens Thursday, February 25, and runs through Saturday, March 5, 2016.
Tickets and festival passes are available at click4tix.com or seattlefringefestival.org
Tickets will also be available at the door.

Three mainstage shows (on the Center Theatre stage) run 90 minutes; all other shows run an hour or less. Single tickets are priced affordably at $10 and 5-show passes are $40.

This year, SFF is trying something new: in addition to the 18 shows selected in the traditional lottery drawing, the Steering Committee curated three stellar acts for our TPS Center Theatre mainstage:

• An Oak Tree, produced by Radial Theater Project (producers of previous SFF hits "Aisle 9" and "Profile"), is an absurd comic play for two actors - one of whom has never read the script. David Gassner, former Artistic Director of Theater Schmeater, performs with a rotating cast of guest artists.

• Paper Angels, produced by SIS Productions, tells the gripping true stories of Chinese immigrants indefinitely detained at the Angel Island immigration center in 1915. This production enjoyed sold-out runs at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma and INScape in Seattle.

• Uncle Seagull, produced by The Libertinis - Seattle's sexiest inter-arts gang brings their signature mash-up of burlesque, clown, dance, drama, and indescribable pleasures to the SFF stage, dressing down and dressing up Chekov's most famous works.


The Seattle Fringe also brings you a host of other delights, including:

• Stellar solo work: further adventures with Sara Porkalob's The Dragon Lady, a multi-media comedy show with Portland wunder-adult Phil Schallberger, and Shawnmarie Stanton performing Anna and the Sea by playwright Scot Augustson.

• Live music: The Worry Machine, In Love with Chekov, and dance exploration Concerto Concerto bring the musicians onstage

• Veteran producers: Fringe Fan favorite Cindy Giese returns with a new slate of shorts, and theater:INFLUENCE digs into a neglected classic play By Special Request

• New faces: Brand new work by playwrights Lyssandra Norton (Self-Composed) and Tre Calhoun (Dirt+Dew)

• Bring the kids: Leah Adcock-Starr reexamines The Life and Many Deaths of Peter Pan and Bards, Bands, and Bravura finds the comedy in In Love With Chekov

• Leave the kids at home: Danielle K.L. Gregroire brings dark storytelling to the Fringe in A Necessary Sadness and A Little Burlesque presents a John Waters-flavored extravaganza of filth in DUMP

Up to the minute information about the Seattle Fringe Festival can be found on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/seattlefringefestival. Check in frequently to find news about our artist, events, and the Seattle fringe community. You can also go to our website at www.seattlefringefestival.org

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