Fringe Festival Features Gustavus Theatre and Dance

Posted on July 20th, 2009 by

Since its founding, the Minnesota Fringe Festival has featured the work of hundreds of Gustavus Theatre and Dance students, alumni and faculty. This year is no exception, with a number of performances by alumni and current students across the 11-day festival. And, once again this year, the department is officially represented. One of many productions in this year’s festival is Keiko Kasza’s A Mother for Choco (& other Mother Stories), a Kid’s Fringe piece developed by Professor of Theatre and Dance Amy Seham and Anne Sawyer-Aitch, in collaboration with a cast of student performers.

The Gustavus Department of Theatre & Dance will be celebrating this continuing connections to the festival with a reception at the Bedlam Theatre (1501 South 6th Street, Mpls) on Saturday, August 1 at 9:00 p.m. Friends of theatre & dance are invited to join in the celebration in the fireplace room after a full-day of performances across the city. For more information and to RSVP (not necessary but appreciated), please email Andrea Gross at

The entire Fringe Festival Schedule can be found at The schedule of performances including Gustavus alumni on Saturday, August 1 is as follows:

1:00 p.m., The Three Bonnies by DA Dance The Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE, Mpls)

4:00 p.m., Keiko Kasza’s A Mother for Choco (& other Mother Stories), by Gustavus Adolphus College Dept of Theatre and Dance The Rarig Center XPERIMENTAL SPACE (330 21st Avenue South, Mpls)

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

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

7:00 p.m. Blue Ribbon Burlesque by Lili’s Burlseque Review The Rarig Center PROSCENIUM SPACE (330 21st Avenue South, Mpls)

9:00 p.m., GUSTAVUS THEATRE & DANCE RECEPTION AT THE BEDLAM THEATRE (1501 South 6th Street, Mpls 55454), join us in the back fireplace room to reconnect!

For more information or to reserve a space at Saturday evening’s reception, please email Andrea Gross at


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