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Fort Worth Fringe Fest 2017

Lenny Bruce
Lenny Bruce
Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce Is Back

Joey Folsom brings, directly from Second City in Chicago on the way to Los Angeles and an appearance at The United Solo Festival in New York City, his one man show - LENNY BRUCE IS BACK! 2 performances on Friday evening and Saturday evening - in the Scott Theatre. Joe Folsom as Lenny Bruce has received critical acclaim - see this show before it’s presented in LA and New York! 

Friday & Saturday
September 1 & 2 @ 7:00 & 10:00 pm
in the Scott Theatre

Photo Credit: Chuck Marcelo

The JIM Experiment
The JIM Experiment
The JIM Experiment

The JIM Experiment

Taking improv to the next level, The JIM Experiment troupe members will perform a unique set of short-form improv games for each show throughout the weekend. The host will draw games and players at random throughout so that even the performers won’t know which games they’ll be playing. This high-energy and fast-paced improv extravaganza is sure to entertain and delight!

Friday, September 1 @ 8:45 pm
Saturday, September 2 @
6:15 & 10:00 pm
in the Sanders Theatre
Killer's Head
Chuck Huber

Killer's Head

This play by Sam Shepard explores the final thoughts of a man condemned before his execution. Presented in the intimate basement space of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center - The Vault - this will be an immersive experience from the moment the patron presents their FW Fringe Pass to the moment they exit the venue. Limited seating to ensure full immersion into the execution experience. Starring Chuck Huber.

Friday, September 1 & Saturday, September 2, Multiple times
in the The Vault

Lisa Loving Dalton
Lisa Loving Darling

Big Bumps....
A Stunt Gal's Voluptuous Rollercoaster Life

Lisa Loving Dalton brings a fun and fully uncensored peek behind-the-scenes, revealing even more of the nitty gritty events shared in her Bestsellers: Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal's Tattle Tales and Murder Of Talent: How Pop Culture Is Killing "IT".

Friday, September 1 @ 4:45 pm
Saturday. Sept. 2 @ 12:45 & 8:15 pm
in the Sanders Theatre
Frieda Austin
Frieda Austin

Flying Frieda Aerials 

Frieda Austin began her life in performing arts at age eight and has been exploring dance and theatre ever since. She was introduced to aerials silks in 2012 during a uniquely staged production of “The Fifth Sun” at Artes de la Rosa in Fort Worth. She continued training after that show and began teaching aerial silks at Innovative Dance Inc. in Arlington in 2015. Frieda is thrilled to be performing in the silks for the second time in 2017.

Friday, Sepetmber 1 @ 5:15 & 9:45
& Saturday, September 2,
9:45 pm in the Scott Theatre

Photo Credit: Tommy Joran


American Classical Ballet Academy: FUSION

American Classical Ballet Academy, located in Arlington, TX, is a private school for dancers’ grades 3 - 12. ACBA incorporates intense classical dance training with serious academic study. Fusion showcases ACBA's unique diversity and style, featuring works by Artistic Director, Megan Young and up-and-coming choreographer Leah Williams, among others.

Saturday, September 2 @ 11:45 am
& 4:45 pm
in the Scott Theatre

Complete Works of Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] presents all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 60 minutes!  Three zany actors piece together Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies into one show that will have the audience roaring with laughter.  They venture through every show from Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet and if there’s any time left they’ll do it all again, faster!  Don’t miss this madcap comedy presented by the Ritz Community Theatre as we wish our actors good luck and may the Bard be with you!

Friday, September 1 @ 4:00 & 8:30 PM
& Saturday, September 2 @ 2:00 & 8:30 pm

in the Scott Theatre

or Vinegar Love

3 monologues woven into one experience

EllaBeth Bontley Bando weaves stories of seeming magic for three very different women. From a shining ball of light, to a toddler in the ICU, a most unusual rainbow, and something called a Sound Bath, transformations can come when we least expect it and change our lives forever.

Friday, September 1 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 2 @ 5:00 pm
in the SandersTheatre

Magician Grant Price
Magician Grant Price
Magician Grant Price

Magician Grant Price: MENTAL

Walk into MENTAL prepared for a world of mind-numbing feats. Grant approaches the stage armed with nothing but his mind and a notepad- even so, you will be in suspense until the curtains close. Exploring the possibilities of the human brain, Grant will read your thoughts and predict your behavior. He knows your phone number, bank account, what you ate for breakfast. You think it, he knows it. This is MENTAL

Friday, September 1 @ 6:45 pm
& Saturday, September 2 @ 3:30
& 7:30 pm
in the Sanders Theatre

Deanna Valone

SONGS: A Music Exhibit
with Deanna Valone

Deanna Valone is a singer-songwriter in the realm of progressive nostalgia, playing unique compositions often inspired by popular styles of the 20th century. She has love for an avant garde use of rhythm, tempo changes and acerbic voicings in otherwise familiar genres. Her vocal style exhibits range as well as stylistic versatility. Deanna also hosts Cafe Salon, an all-original song exhibit/interview once a month at Buon Giorno Coffee Shop in Fort Worth. 

Friday, September 1 @ 10:00 pm
in the Sanders Theatre

Photo Credit: Fort Worth Funky

Aloha O Hawaii
Aloha O Hawaii

Dances of the Islands

presented by the
Aloha O Hawaii Polynesian Dance Group
The Aloha O Hawaii group will be performing dances in the Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan and Maori dance styles. Diane Faulkner created Aloha O Hawaii Polynesian Dance Group  in 1981 in Midland, TX. She began Polynesian Dancing at the age of 8 years old in San Diego, California, studying and performing with Lehua Mallory’s Birds of Paradise. Aloha O Hawaii has performed throughout the United States including Hawaii and Italy. The group has performed at Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, and they will be performing at the Texas State Fair in October.

Saturday, September 2 @ 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
in the Scott Theatre
Frisco Improv
Frisco Improv
Frisco Improv

Improv Fun for Everyone

The Frisco Improv Players will perform a series of clean, short-form interactive Improvisational comedy scenes/games, each lasting 3-7 minutes in length. The audience is engaged from startto finish, as all of our scenes/games require audience participation, either in the form ofshout-out suggestions or by taking the stage alongside the performers.

Saturday, September 2 @ 11 am &
2:30 pm in the Sanders Theatre
FW Fringe Logo

The "2 Lilies"

Presented by the Fort Worth Poetry Society
This work presents the future of poetry performances today. Live poetry recitals generally feature only the spoken word of the poet. This performance will combine the live poetry recitals with audio effects and original music. The desire is to make the poem a performance piece.

September 1 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 2 @ 12:00 noon & 4:15 pm
in the Sanders Theatre
Jude McCoy

Abstract Dance in One Part

Abstract Dance in One Part is an exploration into chance methods of dance creation. Utilizing randomly generated movements, the dancers will interpret the information they are given in the moment, to create a new dance. Jude McCoy, Rose Kotopka, and Beth Bowen, will be performing to music composed by Kevin Day. All three dancers, and the composer, have studied at Texas Christian University.

Friday, September 1 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, September 2 @ 4:00 pm
in the Scott Theatre

Jesus Pantel

Jesus Pantel: Anthem of the Estranged

(paired with Flying Frieda Aerials)
Powerful poems, and song lyrics read as poems, explore the often overlooked, giving voice to the voiceless and airing that which society chooses to ignore.  Woven together as a story, the poems go from despair to a persistent defiance, showing hope springs eternal.

Friday, September 1 @ 5:20 & 9:50 pm
Saturday, September 2 @ 9:50 pm
in the Scott Theatre

Lone Star Film Society

Lone Star Film Society

2 Minute Shorts
The Lone Star Film Society is a non-profit organization that exists to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form while showcasing the City of Fort Worth.
The Society accomplishes this mission through year-round screenings, educational workshops, collaborative community partnerships and the annual presentation of the Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square.

Saturday, September 2 @ 11:00 am & 3:15 pm
in the Scott Theatre

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Arts Council of Fort Worth