Gustie Night at the Fringe Posted on July 6th, 2009 by

For decades, hundreds of Gustavus theatre  and dance students, alumni, and faculty have performed and participated in the Minnesota Fringe Festival. This year is no exception, with the department officially represented in Keiko Kasza’s A Mother for Choco (& Other Mother Stories), a Kid’s Fringe piece developed by Amy Seham and Anne Sawyer-Aitch, in collaboration with a cast of student performers.

We will be celebrating our connections as students, alumni, and faculty with a reception at the Bedlam Theatre, 1501 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, in the back fireplace room on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 p.m. For more information and to RSVP (not necessary but appreciated), please e-mail Andrea Gross.

The entire Fringe Festival Schedule is available online. Following is a list of performances on Saturday, Aug. 1, that include Gustavus alumna:

The Three Bonnies by DA Dance
1 p.m. at The Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413)

Keiko Kasza’s A Mother for Choco (& other Mother Stories), by Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance
4 p.m. at The Rarig Center XPERIMENTAL SPACE (330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis 55455)

Maria, a contemporary tragedy by Christina Lein
5:30 p.m. at The Theatre Garage (711 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis 55408)

The Red Tureen by Doolin & Dingle
5:30 p.m. at The Rarig Center THRUST SPACE (330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis 55455)

Blue Ribbon Burlesque by Lili’s Burlseque Review
7 p.m. at The Rarig Center PROSCENIUM SPACE (330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis 55455)


One Comment

  1. Kevin Bowen says:

    Thanks for including “The Red Tureen” in this posting. Would it be possible to add in the names of the alumni who are connected to it? Here is some info you could pull from.

    Co-creators Kevin Bowen (’83) – (music and lyrics) and James Lundy (’81) – (book) spent the past four years developing their story, and the last six months editing a 60 minute Fringe-friendly version.

    The Gustavus and South-Central Minnesota connections in this production run throughout. Bowen & Lundy first met while attending Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota in 1979. Longtime Gustavus Theater Director, Rob Gardner provided periodic feedback on the script, and former student and current freelance journalist, William Randall Beard (’78), has lent feedback on the original score. One current Gustavus student, Christian DeMarais (’11) will be performing as Publican Lonan McMonigal during the Festival.