ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The 5th annual St. Lou FringeFest kicks off tomorrow in Grand Center with 30 acts and 100 performances over six days.
Matthew Kerns, the executive director of St. Lou Fringe says the 30 acts comprise of 10 national acts, 10 local acts and 10 lottery winners. The acts include independent theater, music, visual arts, dance and spoken word poetry.
Anything goes when it comes to the performances at FringeFest. “We provide the stage, you provide the content. So really they can bring anything to the table that they want to produce in a public forum to the stage,” Kerns says.
Some of the productions are serious, such as actress Elizabeth Townsend’s play about Patricia Prewitt, a woman some say was wrongly convicted of killing her husband, and a 30-minute adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Other acts are humorous, like Dan Vigors’ puppet show titled “Big Hair, Big Dreams: The Mini Donald Trump Musical.”
Kerns highlights the event’s accessibility to the public. “It’s not going to cost an arm and a leg. We make it afford able and we have something for every age group,” he says.
There are FringeFests like this all over the world. St. Lou FringeFest runs tomorrow through Aug. 27.
The entire lineup is available at stlfringe.com.
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