Thursday, July 21, 2022

Fringe 2022 - Returning Favorites - Hey Rube!

Orzel Rising - Hey Rube

No food, no fuel, no country. Having fallen to the Nazis, Poland sends final orders to her last submarine. This is the true story, told using a Fisher-Price submarine, three flashlights, and stage wizardry.

I’m always curious what playwright Marcus Anthony chooses to tackle next, since each of his Fringe shows is unlike any of the others that came before it (it’s why he landed in my pre-Fringe Top 5 back in 2014). He’s constantly pushing the boundaries of what stories he tells and how he decides to tell them.  Here it’s a war story with a kid’s toy submarine and the actors creating the environment they exist in as the plot pushes them forward.  Their Fringe preview was an intriguing sampler:




(You can click on the following links to see a set of links to the full Top 10 list, the Top 11-20 list, a list of returning favorites, and the full coverage of the 2022 Fringe on this blog.) 

(Side note: Also during Fringe season, Minnesota has a primary election coming up on August 9th.  Early voting options are currently available.  You can also check out what's on your ballot ahead of time on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, as well as other voting services and information.  In Minneapolis, not only do we have the Governor and Lt. Governor on the ballot, but there's our U.S. Congressional Rep., our MN State Senator, the MN Secretary of State and MN Attorney General, as well as our County Sheriff and County Attorney, and two members of the Minneapolis School Board.  These are the people who decide what laws we live under and how they get enforced.  These are the people who decide whether or not we have voting rights.  These are the people who decide how our kids learn.  This is how we change things.  Personally, I'm alternately furious and despairing that my goddaughter and her little sister now have fewer rights over their own bodies than they did a month ago - there are things we can do, voting in the primary (and the general election) is one of them - here's a place you can go to do more.)




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