Saturday, July 28, 2018
Returning Favorite - Les Kurkendaal - Walking While Black In Moscow - Ritz Studio
Winner of The Sold Out Award at The Rogue Festival in Fresno. Les has taken a trip to Russia. There are not many black people in Russia so this is a whole new world for him.
Les loves the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and the Minnesota Fringe Festival loves him back. It’s always a treat when the lottery brings Les back for another festival (he touts himself as “the longest returning out of town performer at the Minnesota Fringe” - since 2003) Mom is one of Les’ biggest fans, and for her it doesn’t feel like a real Fringe if he’s not a part of it. So we’re both looking forward to hearing about his latest adventures.
And this one sounds like a doozy: “He does not speak or read Russian. He quickly learns that people in Russia are not used to seeing black people. He is also openly gay and let's just say Russia is not very fond of gays and lesbians. See how Les navigates his way through this new land that is way different to what he is used to dealing with.”
Yay! More Les!
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