A whimsical, musical vaudeville about planetary ecology. Audience members portray the spirits of the yet unborn who are cajoled by a “cosmic carnival barker” to consider being born on planet Earth, even though it has a temperature and garbage problem. Content Warning: Adult.
Fringe 2"A Good Hair Day is Hard to Find"
11:10 am – 12:10 pm CDT
From Rapunzel to Hair, flowing locks (or the lack thereof) have been important to our lives. Hear stories short and long, told straight or with a bit of frizz. Take a quiz on hair mythology and become a “permanent” fan. Content Warning: Ages 12 and up.
When a man turns into a giant bug, we watch his family as their whole lives change around him. In a story full of satire and black humor, Gregor struggles to maintain some speck of dignity. He is, as Kafka puts it, vermin. As outrageous as the story is, it is all too real. Content Warning: Adult (because of complexity of story).
"Following the Bear: A Story of Love, Loss & Rebirth"
I can’t bear it. I’ve lost my bearings. Love bears all things. To the ancients, bears symbolized resurrection. Through personal narrative and myth, Marie will speak to the loss of her only child David, celebrate his spirit and her own rebirth. Content Warning: Adult.
How events and circumstances drew me into the civil rights, black power, and anti-war movements in the late ’60’s and early 70’s. A journey in tumultuous times that changed my life. Content Warning: Adult oriented.
I dreamed I was given the Story Stone and these are the stories given. Journey inside the bones of traditional stories, sprinkle them with the yeast of dreams, and bake them into bread to nourish a new world. Content Warning: Teen/Adult.
Norm was raised in a hardscrabble town on the Oregon coast. Growing up in this beautiful yet rugged place, he learned that you need to make your own fun on the rough edge of the ocean. Content Warning: Adult
Family and fun, valuable work, total satisfaction, or is it? Women, especially mothers, take on role after role to prove their worth. Explore inadequacy through the lenses of motherhood and womanhood, and hope to discover adequacy. Poignant, funny, thought-provoking.
Content Warning: Adult