BooTown Presents the 2nd Annual Houston Fringe Festival, Celebrating the Arts

Style News Wire | 3/25/2009, 6:22 p.m.
No, it’s not the rodeo, but any excuse is a good excuse to get dressed-up and play! The Houston Fringe ...

WHAT: The Houston Fringe Festival

GET YOUR FRINGE ON! No, it’s not the rodeo, but any excuse is a good excuse to get dressed-up and play! The Houston Fringe Festival is a weekend long arts festival showcasing works by local theatre groups, dancers, improv troupes, film makers, music groups and more.

WHEN: May 15-17, 2009

WHERE: The Festival will be held in at various venues in the Montrose neighborhood including:

· AvantGarden (411 Westheimer)

· Sacred Heart Studio (327 Westheimer)

· Mango’s Cantina (403 Westheimer)

· Demitasse Net Café (412 Westheimer)

· La Strada (322 Westheimer)

WHO: The festival will contain a multitude of new works produced by Houston-based theatre companies including:

· BooTown

· Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre

· Melusine Theatre

· Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre

· Scatter! (improv group)

Projects from playwrights, performers, dancers and filmmakers from Houston and out-of-town will be presented. With minimalist staging and sets, the performances will emphasize non-traditional use of space. (For example, who wouldn’t want to see a play in front of a tattoo studio? How cool is that?)

COST: Pre-sale weekend pass: $50

Weekend pass: $55

Per show: $7 each

For more information about purchasing tickets in advance, as well as a listing of performances and schedule, visit www.houstonfringefestival.org.

**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Writers in the Schools, and a portion of the profits will be returned to participating artists based on ticket sales.