Fringe Festival play has Old Gem feelOld Gem regular, Joseph Scrimshaw (“Fringe Favorite,” Pioneer Press, “King of Comedy,” MN Monthly) has created an all new family-friendly comedy for the 2008 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Old Gem regular, Joseph Scrimshaw (“Fringe Favorite,” Pioneer Press, “King of Comedy,” MN Monthly) has created an all new family-friendly comedy for the 2008 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
“An Inconvenient Squirrel” is set in the lost village of the Squirrel People where every squirrel is named for their most distinctive trait -- there’s Clumsy Squirrel, Wise Squirrel and even Socially Awkward Squirrel.
But the village is thrown into chaos when a young squirrel refuses to pick a name -- an inconvenient squirrel.
"An Inconvenient Squirrel" is a live action cartoon for the stage. Designed to engage both children and adults on their own level, this fast-paced morality tale tackles issues of identity and conformity with wit, intelligence...and several grown men dressed as squirrels. It’s like a Pixar movie on stage.
The all-star cast includes Joseph Scrimshaw; Craig Anderson; Brave New Workshop and Fringe alum Tim Uren; Ministry of Cultural Warfare alum Reid Knuttila; and Mystery Cafe and Martini & Olive alum Dan Rooney!
Performances are at The Thrust Theater in the University of Minnesota Rarig Center at 330 21st Ave. S on: Friday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 9, at 2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug 10, at 4 p.m.
Adult tickets are $12. Children’s tickets (under 12) are $5.
Students/Seniors/MPR members: $10. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting Uptown Tix at 651-209-6799 or via e-mail at www.uptowntix.com.