Tuesday, August 21

IndyFringe Schedule 2012

 IndyFringe 2012 Schedule continues through August 26 at various theaters in the E. St. Clair and Mass Ave. theater district. Below is the entire lineup.

What: iNDYfRINGE 2012
Website: IndyFringe.org
Tickets: IndyFringe/Tickets

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Maya: Illusions, Gustav Holst
Intimate Opera of Indianapolis
Genre: Drama/Musical/Performance Art
Warnings: Adult Content
Links: Website: http://www.intimateopera.org/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/intimateopera
Have you ever had a recurring nightmare? What if you could no longer tell the difference between your dreams and reality? Such questions could drive you to the brink of insanity. How would you react if your answer determined, not your life, but the life of someone you loved?
Friday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.

The Blue Monkey Sideshow presents "NEW BLUE"
Blue Monkey Sideshow, Indianapolis, IN
Genre:Novelty/Variety/Comedy
Warnings: If you watch TV after 8:00 P.M., then this show is acceptable to all--however--it is not for everyone!
Links: www.bluemonkeysideshow.com
Come See The Sideshow--As It Was, As It Is, and As It Will Be!! The Blue Monkey Sideshow is here doing what they do best! Sword-swallowing, Glass-walking, Whip-cracking, Juggling, The Human Blockhead and much more. Locally based, this group has performed from Alaska to New York.
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 p.m.

A Real Modern Family: From Hipster to Dipster
Playwright: Scott Long, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Warnings: Adult Content/Adult Language
Links: arealmodernfamily.com no www.
Some journeys in life are more complicated than others. Meet Scott Long. Standup comedian. TV writer. Husband who decides to have one child. 6 years later with the help of IVF, the love of his life is born, Madeline. 3 years later Maddie is diagnosed with autism. Soon after, baby twins are born. Urban hipster becomes Suburban dipster seemingly overnight. An edy, hilarious exploration of how events can send your life off the rails and how you might become a better person because of it.
Friday, August 17, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 p.m
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.

Dracula: The Panto
Eclectic Pond Theatre Company, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Thomas Cardwell and Lucy Cardwell
Music: Ben Asaykwee
Genre: Comedy/Musical/Kid-friendly
Warnings: Strobe Light
Links: facebook.com/EclecticPond
twitter.com/eclecticpond
Website: www.eclecticpond.org
"Panto?" - 'Pantomime, a family-friendly comedy-musical parody traditionally found in the UK, Australia, Canada, etc. but not often in America, until Now! Mostly performed during the Holiday Season, parodying such tales as Cinderella or Peter Pan.' Penned by British siblings Lucy & Thomas Cardwell, Revived and Re-Vamped for IndyFringe.
Friday, August 17, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.

 “Just Amazing”
TRIGG Watson, Texas
Genre: Magic/Kid-friendly
Warnings: None
Links: After top selling shows at the Indy Fringe’s Winter Magic Festival, TRIGG Watson returns to Indianapolis with his award winning magic and comedy. “Just Amazing” is an eclectic mix of amazing magic, skillful juggling, and zany humor that will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing along the way. Just back from Las Vegas, don’t miss this rising magical star!
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 3:00 p.m.

Illusionistory: The History Of Mystery
Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Monthly, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Magic/Comedy/Drama/Variety/Musical
Warnings: None
Links: madmenmagic.com/
indymagicmonthly.com
"History has something up its sleeve. Magic is a force that has shaped history, stopped a war, and created religions. Come and see Madame Esmerelda Fallendo's tour of magic throughout time. Joining her are “Mad Men Magic,” who will recreate one of Houdini's greatest illusions. See water changed to wine, a stick to a snake, and spirits coming alive in a theatre. Taylor Martin's 8th Indy Fringe production will be amazing.”
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.

Cinderella: A Far-Fetched Fairy Tale Opera
The Steele Project, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Musical/Kid-friendly/Performance Art
Warnings: Adult Language
Links: www.thesteeleproject.com
The Steele Project retells this famous fairy tale with well-known delightful music and a sassy, original script. There’s the ball – and the prince – and the two “fairy” godmothers, who have impeccable sense of fashion, gurl! Shoot! *Triple snap! Hair toss!* A fairy tale as you’ve never seen—or heard—it before!
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.

Souvenir
Playwright: Stephen Temperley
Footlite Musicals, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical/Kid-friendly
Warnings: None
Links : Souvenir.Footlite.org
Souvenir is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins who believed she was a great singer, when actually incapable of producing two notes in tune. As news of her singing spread, so did her celebrity. Her ‘fans’ packed her recitals, stuffing handkerchiefs in their mouths to stifle their laughter.
Friday, August l7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August l8, l0:30 p.m.
Sunday, August l9, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.

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Brad Hinshaw, You Ruin Everything
Brad Hinshaw, Long Beach, CA
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: www.bradhinshaw.com
Comedian Brad Hinshaw shares his experiences in life, love, being a Boy Scout and his time as a police officer in this stand-up performance act.
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 1:30 pm
Monday, August 20, 6:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 pm

Daycare Ditties
Playwright: Leah Isaacson
Leah Isaacson, Minneapolis, MN
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: None
Between dirty diapers, juicy gossip, hangovers, arts and crafts, and betrayal, we find out how coworkers really feel about each other when a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup goes missing. In this hilarious one-woman show, we bring you in on a typical day in the life of a day care worker by portraying real people and real scenarios.
Friday, August 17, 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 4:30 pm

After Paul McCartney
Rob Johansen, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: David Hoppe
Victory Dog
Genre: Comedy/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language
Comedy with a question mark. Rob Johansen takes you on an amazing journey spanning two continents, three countries and more characters than you can count, all expertly portrayed by Johansen. Come take part in a hilarious and poignant quest to find friendship and touch fame. Jay Harvey, Indianapolis Star, named After Paul McCartney's run at the IRT one of the best five shows of the year in 2010
Friday, August 17, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 pm

Left Right TIM presents SUMMERPOCALYPSE
Left Right TIM, Boulder, CO
Genre: Comedy/Improvisation
Warnings: Adult Language
SUMMERPOCALYPSE is a long-form improv comedy show. Using audience suggestions, Left Right TIM will craft an hour long adventure into the funny and fantastic with high-energy improv that's sure to make everyone go home laughing.
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 3:00 pm

Phil Van Hest: Public Nudity
Phil Van Hest, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Solo/Performance Art/Physical/Multimedia
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Phil has come a long way: from the skyscrapers of Indonesia and the jungles of Rhode Island, to the lush greenbelts of Los Angeles. Throughout his travels, Phil has noticed men being reluctant to show the world who they truly are. Sometimes that is great (and appreciated), but often the world could really use some public nudity.
Friday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 pm

CabarGay!
Indianapolis Men’s Chorus
Greg Sanders, Artistic Director
Genre: Cabaret, Music, Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: http://www.indychoruses.org/
Appearing for its first time at IndyFringe, the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus presents CabarGay!, a treasure trove of musical theater charms. Explored emotional range may include, but is not limited to: amusement, heartbreak, mirth, lamentation, delight, despondency, enchantment, regret. (I.e. you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it’s better than Cats.) .
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 pm

Donating Sperm to My Sister's Wife
Playwright: Stewart Huff
Stewart Huff, Winterville, GA
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Stewart Huff was voted "Best of the Festival" at the 2011 Aspen Comedy Festival. He is also featured in an upcoming PBS documentary called "Big Work on Little Stages". His show is about his lesbian sister, her wife and helping them get pregnant. Stories, thoughts and opinions from a true Southern Liberal.
Friday, August 17, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 pm

Iris and Rose -Wild and Thorny
Playwright: Roxanna Keller and Damaris Wilcox, Colorado Springs, CO
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Link: http://www.iris-n-rose.com/
"Iris and Rose – Wild and Thorny" is a true sister act of the traditional pub sing variety. Bawdy ballads and dirty ditties are the order of the day mixed with a dose of toasts, jokes and even limericks. Audience participation and adult beverage consumption are not only encouraged, but expected, so leave your shy bones at the door.
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 pm
Monday, August 20, 9:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 pm

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The Last Nickel
Playwright: Jane Shepard
Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, Anderson, IN
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Puppetry
Warnings: Adult Language
It’s another long, sleepless night for Jamie; with some Jack, some Jane and an obnoxious sister who CAN’T shut up- and “Oh what dreams may come!”. Love and nostalgia don’t necessarily make good bed-mates, as Jamie discovers in her midnight journey, through the bright and shadowy landscape of what it means to “be there” for someone you love.
Friday, August 17, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 p.m.

And I Am Not Making This Up!
Playwright: Nell Weatherwax
Nell Weatherwax, Madison, WI
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo/Improvisation/Physical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: http://www.nellweatherwax.com/
Hilarious, truthful, improvised, super-physical, solo, storytelling. This show is the love child of David Sedaris and Garrison Keilor after spending the summer on a Mime Commune in Indiana. A riveting blend of vocal sound effects, song, and metaphor that plays out like a human movie. “a profoundly beautiful, imaginative, unique, and special evening, one that should not be missed: Hoosier Times
Five Stars “mesmerizing …Weatherwax offers proof of a collective consciousness and soothing relief to a grateful audience.” NUVO
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.

Is That Your Reel Hair?
Playwright: Tiffanie Bridges
Tiffanie Bridges, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Solo/Musical
Warnings: None
Links: www.facebook.com/DivaTiffReelHair
Tiffanie Bridges presents her special kind of crazy as she recalls the tragedy of her “6th grade hair fiasco” in a zany musical tribute of sorts, and transforms into some of your favorite pop culture icons to discover that beauty is more than scalp deep!
Friday, August 17, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 p.m.

These Shining Lives
Playwright: Melanie Marnich
Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
Genre: Drama/Multimedia
Warnings: None
These Shining Lives explores the true stories of five women who worked for the Radium Dial Company in the l920’s. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true, but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits – or endanger the lives of those who come after them.
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.

The Blizzard Sells Out: 60 Minutes, 30 Plays
Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN
Genre: Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language
Website: www.newplays.org
Facebook: facebook.com/bloomingtonplaywrightsproject
We SOLD OUT. This year, each of the 30 plays our ensemble will attempt to perform for you in only 60 minutes in the random order you’ll choose features a different Indianapolis business. “30 plays!?” you squeal. That’s right. That’s only $0.33333333333 per play… and that’s insane!
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 3:00 p.m.

Schoolhouse Wrong To! Even More Wronger
Three Dollar Bill Comedy, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content/Loud Noises
Links: http://threedollarbillcomedy.com/
The minds behind “Schoolhouse Wrong!” are back and dumber than ever. They say humans use only l0% of their brains; well, Three Dollar Bill Comedy is trying
To get that down to 6-7%.
Friday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.

SimpliCity
MONTERCERMUNDO
Playwright: Carlos Monte - Bogota, Colombia
Genre: Comedy/Musical/Variety
Warnings: None
SimpliCity is a show which tries to show the audience how through simple things we can transport ourselves to a magic imaginary world. Third World Comedy is the style I propose for this addition of singularities. Absurdity and foolishness are coexisting all the time with surprise and humor.
Friday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.

Do Re Me Fa So Latino
Yes Theatre Co, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Kristopher Owens & Carlos Portillo
Genre: Comedy
Warnings:
Links: www.theatreyes.com
Do Re Mi Fa So Latino is an Hispanic re-imagination of American pop culture. Meet President Rodriguez (the first openly non-American citizen President), and Mexican Harriet Tubman, smuggling hard working Hispanics out of Arizona to the less oppressive north. A fun, and slightly offensive romp, with no Spanish speaking skills necessary!
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 7:30
Friday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.

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Victory?! (some names have been changed to protect the guilty)
Playwright: Judy Lombardo, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: None
Links: victorytheshow@yahoo.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/385705714829284
A humorous, dramatic and fact-filled story about the performer’s real life battle with 2 brain tumors. From “The Strangeness of Friends” to “Survivor Guilt” and “Eating My Words”, Victory?! takes the audience through 19 years of the life of this brain tumor patient and survivor.
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 p.m.

Breaking Rank!
Howard Petrick, San Francisco, CA
Playwright: Howard Petrick
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language
This autobiographical show of a Vietnam-era draftee who comes up against the military bureaucracy while organizing his fellow GIs against the war.
“Petrick delivers .. he has you laughing through the fear…” Winnepeg Uptown
“Petrick’s smooth writing and linear flow makes his story super-engaging and yes, very funny.” Winnepeg Uptown.
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.

Joe’s Café
Rupert Wates and Friends
Playwright: Rupert Wates, NY, NY
Genre: Solo/Musical/Storytelling
Warnings: Adult Content
A music revue comprising songs based on true stories. Recreating the welcoming atmosphere of an all night cafe, Rupert Wates and Friends deliver fifteen songs that retell the experience of ordinary American people and through them, the story of America itself.
WINNER, BEST MUSIC REVUE, SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE 2010
"Witty, tender, poignant" (NUVO, 2010)
Sunday, August 19, 1:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.

GO TO HELL!
Jim May, Storyteller
Playwright: Jim May, Harvard, IL
Genre: Storytelling/Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: www.jimmaystoryteller.com
Obsessed With The past…? The Future…? Eating…? Not eating…? Sex…? Thoughts…? Making the right decisions…? If so, you will regret missing this session for the rest of your life!
If you’ve ever asked yourself:
“What the hell?” “Who the hell?” “ What the hell’s the matter with me? you?” Or, “we’re on our way to hell in a hand basket”, then you may have some humorous hell issues to enjoy and explore.
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 p.m.
I Am Peter Pan
NoExit Performance, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Devised and Directed by Michael Burke
Genre: Comedy/Physical/Multimedia
Warnings: Adult Language
Links: www.noexitperformance.org
"Ever wonder why Peter Pan chose to never grow up? We do too. But, with our powers combined, we can find out: ADVENTURE, SUSPENSE, and SWEET DANCE MOVES await the lucky few brave enough to follow Peter on his epic journey... Did we mention the awesome dance moves? Oh yes."
Friday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 p.m
Saturday, August 25, 9:00
Sunday, August 26, 3:00

Storms Beneath Her Skin
Rebecca Kling, Chicago, IL
Playwright: Rebecca Kling
Genre: Solo/Performance Art/GLBT/Multimedia
Warnings: Adult Language
Are you a boy or a girl? You can only pick one, obviously, and you had better get it right. I’m transgender, which complicates things. This show is about that – my identity and experience as a transgender woman – but it’s about other things, too: apologies, surgery, the equations of sex, the weather (metaphorically speaking), boobs, and more. Rebecca Kling has been described by the Chicago Tribune as "charming, smart, and unpreachy" and NUVO as a four-star performer.
Friday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.

Feed Your Nightmares
Mary Hamilton, Frankfort, KY
Genre: Storytelling/Solo
Warnings: None
Links: http://www.maryhamilton.info/
Audience members select tales from an enticing menu of haunting, disquieting, and creepy stories. Ingredients: death, dread, dismemberment, deception. No added heart-warming life lessons. No added social or political commentary. Enjoy dread-filled tales told by Mary Hamilton. Nourish your nightmares here.
“Warnings – read the description!”
Friday, August 17, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.

Dandelion Chains
Playwright: Shanna Shrum
Shanna Shrum, Chicago, IL
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: www.DandelionChains.com
A universal tale of love, forgiveness and acceptance, Dandelion Chains
goes beyond sexuality to determine what breaks a family and what keeps
it together. Set in 1988, it offers a revealing glimpse into the
lives of a gay couple as they struggle to maintain custody of their
adopted daughter. Written and performed by Chicago based solo artist,
Shanna Shrum and infused with Shrum’s signature humor, Dandelion
Chains asks: Will the chain break?
Friday, August 17, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.

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The Best of Super Soul
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis, IN
Choreographer: David Hochoy
Genre: Dance
Warnings: None
Links: www. Dancekal.org
DK does Motown! Cynthia Pratt, Nicholas Owens and David Hochoy created the choreography to some of their favorite songs including "Say a Little Prayer," "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," "Pretty Young Thing" and "For Once in My Life." The moods shift from funny to tender to sexy and the dancers will blow you away!
Friday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 3:00pm
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 pm

Purrrrrr-lesque!
Angel Burlesque, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Katie Angel
Genre: Comedy/Performance Art/Dance/Variety
Warnings: Nudity/Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: www.angelburlesque.com
The fine felines of Angel Burlesque present a fresh, fun and frisky cat-themed extravaganza! A rotating cast of kitty characters scamper across stage. Quirky, sexy and not to be missed…bring your catnip and get ready for the furry art of the striptease.
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 1:30 pm
Monday, August 20, 6:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 pm

BOT.
Q Artistry, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Ben Asaykwee, Carrie Morgan, Ryan Powell
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Performance Art/Dance/Kid-friendly
Warnings: Loud Noises/Strobe Light
Links: www.qartistry.org
Seven robots beep and click their way through a wildly visual and musical story of loss and redemption. Using a mixture of dance, performance art, and song, BOT searches for her lost partner after he is sent away in disrepair.
Friday, August 17, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 pm

"JFK vs The UnDead"
Playwright: J. Nicholas Shoemaker, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Musical
Warnings: adult content/adult language, comedic violence, mild B movie gore.
Set in a supernatural re-imagining of the 1960’s, this camp musical dramedy hemorrhages wit, heart, and hemoglobin: An UnDead army of Zommunists plots to overthrow America. A deceased starlet reanimates her career amidst Hoover’s Dead Scare. An enigmatic first lady engineers her endgame, and a star-crossed president defends Earth from the evil.
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 3:00 pm

Colaboração-the intersection of Street Dance & Contemporary Movement DANCEPartners Kristan Jackson (IN) and Marco Rodrigues (BR).
Choreographer: The Performing Artists and Dance Colleagues
Of Indiana/Brazil Dance Exchange, DANCEPartners
Genre: Dance/Performance Art/Physical/Kid-friendly/Musical
Warnings: None
Links: www.inpartners.org, www.partners.org/br
Features exciting performances with Brazilian and Latin choreography.
Live accompaniment by William Engle, pianist and Brett Terrell, guitar from Butler University. Includes music of Sergio and Odair Assad, Ernesto Nazareth and Orlando Cotto.
Sponsored by Indiana Partners of the Americas (www.inpartners.org) and Rio Grande do Sul Partners of the Americas (www.partners.org/brDANCEPartners
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 pm
Monday, August 20, 9:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 24, 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 pm

DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS: The Cease and Desist Musical
Book, Lyrics & Music by Mike Hall & Joshua Steele
Additional Music by Steve Milloy
Directed by Mike Sherman
Musical Direction by Steve Milloy
Genre:Musical Comedy
Warnings: Adult content/adult language
A popular early 80’s film about ghosts and the people who bust them is receiving a stage musical adaptation by a New Jersey theatre. When their world is shattered by a “cease and desist” letter from the lawyers of Columbia Pictures, the cast and crew give the show a new title, make delirious changes to an increasingly unrecognizable script and recruit a handsomely clueless soap opera actor to play the role of Peter Venkman. Silly string ion streams are unleashed and a softshoe dance battle is waged in a madcap theatrical farce a la NOISES OFF and “Waiting for Guffman.”
Winner: 2012 League of Cincinnati Theatre Award for “Outstanding Ensemble”
Friday, August 17, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 pm

465: Sex Drive….a musical
Red Boat Productions, LLC, Indianapolis, IN
Music by Lynn Lupold
Lyrics by Lynn Lupold and Ron Spencer
Book by Kenny Shepard, Ty Stover and Sharla Steiman
Genre: Musical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Ride with our five captivating sex addicts as they carpool to their weekly sex addiction therapy session. Hear their funny and sad accounts both in the car and during therapy as they sing songs and share their histories and “her”stories about how they ended up on 465 and in therapy.
Friday, August 17, 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday August 26, 4:30 pm

Bonnie Bitch’s OBEY! Comedy Hypnosis Show
Steve Daly Productions, Las Vegas
Playwright: Steve Daly
Genre: Comedy/Variety/Improvisation/GLBT/Musical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content/Strobe Light
Bonnie Bitch is America’s FIRST & ONLY Female Impersonator Hypnotist!
Direct from Las Vegas and many world tours & Television appearances, Bonnie comes to the IndyFringe Festival with a HERsterical, FUNbelievable show filled with audience participation! “See the show or be the show!” No two shows are ever alike!
www.BonnieBitch.com
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 pm

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G-D
Theatre Non Nobis, Indianapolis
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Performance Art
Warning: Adult Language/Adult Content
G-D, a new collaborative performance by Theatre Non Nobis, explores many concepts behind the idea of God. Who is she? What does he look like? Does such a being exist or is it our way of trying to make sense of our lives? Looking at the many names by which people call their deities, Theatre Non Nobis plans to present thought-provoking ideas – without providing answers. Come join us during the 2012 Indy Fringe to experience G-D
Friday, August 17, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 pm

Creatures of the Night
Prairie Ditch Productions, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Bennett Ayres
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
There is nothing easy about sighting a werewolf. Ask Conk and Fleckwell and they’ll tell you. These are not just two men in a shed in the middle of the night. They are the founders of the newly-formed Lycanthrope Action Committee—an organization built on science, research, and above all else, loyalty.
Friday, August 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 1:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 pm

Where is My Mind?
Schedule C Productions, Anderson, IN
Playwright: Schedule C
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo/Physical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content/Loud Noises
Links: www.schedulec.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/schedulec
Mesmerizing mind reading, crazy karaoke, vindictive ventriloquist figures, and even a soulful song are par for the course as Jackie Strait attempts to escape the one-man show in his mind. Is he merely mad, or is there something more? In the end, only Jackie’s imagination…and yours…can set him free.
Friday, August 17, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 3:00 pm

Born to Be Wild
Presented by Assorted Fruits and Vegetables, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Bryan Starchman
Genre: Comedy/Family Friendly
Warning: You may laugh yourself to death!
Wonder why your cat acts like he’s king of the world? Why flamingos stand on one leg? What a spider would say to a fly before devouring him ? How a raccoon family plans a heist? Or what transpires between a cannibalistic female praying mantis on a date with a naïve male mantis?
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 pm
Monday, August 20, 6:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 pm

We've Got Powers!
The Power Couple, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Jason Adams and Erin Adams
Genre: Comedy/Magic/Variety/Musical/Puppetry
Warnings: None
Flying Babies. Public School Witches. Eskimos with ESP. What do they all got? Powers! Real-life marrieds Jason and Erin Adams (The Power Couple) portray a cast of unusual characters and display their extraordinary abilities. Hovering between sketch comedy and magic cabaret, “We’ve Got Powers!” promises to elucidate, intrigue and amuse.
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 4:30 pm
Screw You, I'm Nancy Drew
Sarsparilla Shook Productions,
Playwright: Kim McCann, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Solo
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Link: https://www.facebook.com/SarsparillaShookProductions
In 1959, publishers of the Nancy Drew books update the series, white-washing characters and changing Nancy’s personality to better fit the feminine ideal. When the head publisher is murdered, police question a mysterious woman who purports to be the real Nancy Drew, sending their case in an entirely different direction.
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 pm
Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 24, 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 pm

Lady Bits
Gunstar Productions, Bloomington, IN
Playwright: Emily Goodson
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Physical
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Sheltered Kate has a lot to learn … about everything really, but especially about sex. And, she desperately wants to learn so she can save her marriage from that husband-stealing horse-faced horse face with the triangle haircut. Enter Sarah, a tough independent contractor working her way through nursing school and Sarah’s stalker, Diane, a bitter member of the one percent out for revenge. Together these three women will either heal wounds or inflict some – and maybe both.
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 pm
Monday, August 20, 9:00 pm
Friday, August 24, 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 pm
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 pm

Singular Sensations!
A Wing And A Prayer Productions, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Monologues and Scenes Written by Local Actor and Playwright,
Robert W. Berry
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Offerings range from touching and serious to hilarious and improbable.
A witty, humorous, adult-oriented and thought provoking offering.
Friday, August 17, 10:30 pm
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 10:30 pm

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Cabaret Absinthe: A Theatre du Grand Guignol
Main Street Artists, Parker City, IN
Playwright: Darrin Murrell
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Performance Art/Physical/Musical
Warnings: Violence/Adult Content/Loud Noises
Links: www.facebook.com/CabaretAbsinthe
A gothic horror show in the style of Belle Epoque Paris’ Theatre du Grand Guignol, this trio of graphic vignettes is woven together by the musical Green Fairy as audiences are taken on a macabre trip through the world of Absinthe-induced madness and terror.
Saturday, August 18, 10:30p.m.
Monday, August 20, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 9:00 p.m.

The Fabulous Problemas
Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris, Maine
Playwright: Daniel Orrantia, Amanda Huotari, Aaron Tucker
Genre: Comedy/Physical
Warnings: Adult Content
Links: http://thefaboulousproblemas.wordpress.com/
In this outrageous comedy, a renegade trio scheme to get rich through a life of crime, gun fights, song and dance! It’s a story of three desperados who lie, cheat and steal from each other until they decide to band together to form a gang. The Fabulous Problemas.
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.

Imagine That
JEH Productions, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Janice Hibbard
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Links: Facebook page - www.facebook.com/ImagineThatIndy
Twitter - @ImagineThat_IN
Evan is in love with his imaginary friend. His brother, Brandon, commits Evan to a mental health facility to free him from his delusions, but imaginary Vivianne isn't so eager to be erased. With the help of fellow patient and new friend Amy, and under the Doctor's watchful eye, Evan has to take control of his life for the first time.
Saturday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 10:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 3:00 p.m.

Going...Going...Gone
Two First Name Productions, Indianapolis, IN
Playwright: Lou Harry and John Thomas
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Improvisation
Warnings: There won't be strobe lights. We promise. Beyond that, you're on your own.
Links: https://www.facebook.com/GoingGoingGoneIndyFringe
A live auction comedy with a new cast of terrific actors at every performance, "Going...Going...Gone" lets the audience participate in the final sale at Ed's, an auction house filled with spontaneous stories and surprising revelations. What other show lets winning bidders take home the props?
Friday, August 17, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.

facebook me
Young Actors Theatre
Playwrights: Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney
The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Multimedia
Warnings: Adult Language
Links:
Six million girls ages 13-15 are on Facebook, leaving countless adults to ponder what it’s like to come of age in the iGeneration. "Facebook me" is an eye-opening look into the lives of ten teen girls as they attempt to navigate the excitement and embarrassment, the success and sometimes the shame of their adolescence online, where status is so much more than an update. A witty comment, a suggestive photograph, a connection made, even a scandal revealed – nothing is too sacred nor too personal in the goal to garner "likes" and be liked.
Friday, August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 3:00 p.m.

The Sunset Limited
The Sunset Limited -Abridged version
Indianapolis Urban Theatre and Dance Company
Playwright: Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
Links: _www.indyurbantheater.org_ (http://www.indyurbantheater.org/)
"The Sunset Limited" by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men). The play presents a startling encounter between two strangers on a New York subway platform and follows them to a run-down apartment, where they engage in a brilliant verbal duel on Hell, Heaven and the meaning of life.
Friday, August 17, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 1:30 p.m.

Sirens: Chasing the Sun
Twilight Productions, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Performance Art/Musical
Warnings: None
Links: http://onesheet.com/kriandhettie/
Gypsies, guitars, poetry, a big orange cat, a van named “Joy.” Wide-open hearts on the wide-open roads of America. Life without a map. Fresh off their U.S. tour, kRi&Hettie is an amazing duo that defies description: acoustic, folk, hip-hop, spoken word, harmonies and melodies all combine to bring life-affirming messages and big laughs.
Friday, August 17, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, l0:30 p.m.

AQUARIUM
The Arden Theatre Union
Playwright: Sharla Steiman, Indianapolis, IN
Genre: Comedy/Drama/Spoken Word/GLBT
Warnings: Adult Language/Adult Content
By the author of last year’s SLAMMED
Lee works with the dolphins and after closing she trips voer Calypso, asleep …on the ground .. under a blanket .. naked. “Blankets are less of a commitment. Clothing constrains you – it’s too much Work. With a blanket you just – Uncover.”
AQUARIUM >..R U wet yet?
Saturday, August 18, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 4:30 p.m.

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. Read her new column, Infused, at GottaGo.us and FoodandDrinkDigital.com and catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published on Gottago.us, BroadwayWorld.com, in M and Retired Living magazines and several Indianapolis area newspapers. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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