Chicago Fringe Festival Schedule & Tickets to Go Live This Saturday
The Chicago Fringe Festival is proud to announce its line up for the 2015 festival. Performances in the sixth annual Chicago Fringe Festival take place in five venues in Jefferson Park, September 3-13. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Aug. 1 at 12 p.m. Entrance to the Chicago Fringe Festival, called Chicago's "Best Performing Arts Festival," by the Chicago Reader, is a one-time button purchase of $5, after that all individual performances are $10. Kids Fringe is a one-time button purchase of $5 plus each show ticket admission of $10 for adults and children ages 12 years and younger are $5 for each Kids Fringe performance, no button required. Passes with a discounted ticket price are available when attending multiple performances: four-show pass is $36, ten-show pass is $80 and an unlimited pass is $175. Each venue will have a box office for day-of purchase and the box office for the entire festival is located at Fringe Central, 4780 N. Milwaukee Ave, Fischman's Liquors. Tickets may be purchased at chicagofringe.org.
The 2015 Chicago Fringe Festival includes 50 performance groups from around Chicago and the world, including return performers The League of Miscreants (performed in the 2010 - 2014 Fringe Festivals), Duplicity Ensemble (2014), HartLife (2013 and 2014), Jaded Optimist Productions (2012), Kayla Lane Freeman and Sara Faye Richmond (2014), Rally Theatre (2014) and Sarah M. Chichester (2014). Other performers hail from: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Washington, Canada, and England. And for the first time in its six-year history, Kids Fringe, featuring Ashley Roberson, Barrel of Monkeys and FoolSize Theatre, will present theatre aimed at young audiences ages 12 and younger along with free workshops.* Some of the performance groups in Chicago Fringe Festival 2015 have participated in other prominent Fringe Festivals, including the Edinburgh Festival, Indy Fringe and the FringeNYC.
The main box office, information and activity center for the Chicago Fringe Festival is Fringe Central (Fischman Liquors and Tavern, 4780 N Milwaukee Ave.). Fringe Central has a party atmosphere and houses activities throughout the Festival, including after-parties, music and more. A Preview Party Wednesday, Sept. 2 offers a sneak peek of the lineup with three-minute previews by the participating artists. The party is free and open to the public.
The five Jefferson Park performance venues are:
· Congregational Church of Jefferson Park Gymnasium, 5320 W. Giddings Street
· Congregational Church of Jefferson Park Meeting Hall, 5320 W. Giddings Street
· The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.
· Windy City Music Theatre Black Box Studio, 5340 W. Lawrence Ave. and
· Jefferson Playhouse, Home of Windy City Music Theatre, 5340 W. Lawrence Ave.
The complete list of performances and times, company and performance descriptions and venues are available at chicagofringe.org.