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Flirt With the (Lunatic) SF Fringe!

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Does it make me cool if I say I went to high school with a person who writes and produces plays for Indianapolis Fringe? Probably not, but it’s true. Since Facebook has kept me abreast of every development that could conceivably affect Indy Fringe, I’m well aware of Fringe’s theater culture. So get thee to SF Fringe by Sept. 18, and enjoy theater the way it was meant to be experienced: produced by amateurs!

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I kid (sort of). Fringe consists of 44 plays this year, but they were chosen by lottery instead of jury, so there’s no guarantee that anything will be objectively good. However, there is a guarantee that you will see things you won’t be able to unsee. For example, The Secret Adventures of Fat Woman and Remedial Girl is a one-woman show telling the story of a family underachiever and her obese friend as they try to discern whether slacker’s granny wants to murder her. Not your speed? Try Another Picnic at the Asylum, which follows a delusional father who has bipolar disorder and many picnics, apparently.

Whatever theatrical outlet you’re seeking, you’ll find something that’s close enough at SF Fringe. Although there are no all-show passes, each performance is relatively cheap, so you can pick and choose one or two to attend. Personally, my life experiences resonate strongly with the title of I Love You (We’re F*#cked).

SF Fringe at Exit Theatre
156 Eddy St. at Taylor [The Tenderloin]
Now through Sunday, Sept. 18
$10-12.99 per show

Photo credit: SF Fringe

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Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator

When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join eharmony.com and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

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