2005 Long Fringe

Long Fringe Schedule at
the Blue Theatre

Ticket prices vary by show. Make reservations by calling 479-PLAY (479-7529). All Long Fringe shows are at the Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Road. It's easy to find and just minutes from downtown! Check out this map.

Butter (Bifrost Productions and Equinox Theatre)

Calvin's goals are simple: win fame and fortune, clean out the refrigerator. The obstacles to his quest: conniving co-workers, random surveillance, an utter lack of talent, and, possibly, long-dead Nazis. Downloaded from Kent Davis' delightfully twisted mind, this one-man extravaganza is filled with inventive characters, physical comedy, and a really big stick of butter. "Kent Davis works wonders" - San Diego Union Tribune. "An actor to watch" - San Diego Reader. Tickets $10.

Tuesday, January 25 - 7:00pm
Friday, January 28 - 11:15pm
Saturday, January 29 - 9:00pm
Sunday, January 30 - 1:45pm


Candyland (Goatsong Productions)

A beautiful young dancer at a strip club in New Orleans is torn between her lover and her loyalty to the eccentric club owner who has befriended her, in this powerful drama by B. Iden Payne Award-winner Hans Frank. This play contains nudity and very strong language.

Candyland features Ken Bradley, April Perez, and Jude Hickey, and is directed by Hyde Park Theatre Artistic Director Ken Webster. Tickets $10.

Tuesday, January 18 at 9:15 PM
Saturday, January 22 at 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 27 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 30, at 12:00 Noon


Dance Carousel: 40 0ne-Minute Dances by 10 Austin Choreographers (Austin Independent Choreographers)

At FronteraFest 2005, the Austin Independent Choreographers will present the Second Annual Dance Carousel. The Dance Carousel is a showcase of ten local dance artist creating four one-minute dances for a total of 40 one-minute new movement pieces. The Dance Carousel is brainchild of Ellen Bartel, co-founder of the not-nonprofit choreographers' group, the Austin Independent Choreographers. The group is dedicated to creating opportunity for the Austin area choreographers to show new work in an environment that supports the growth of the arts community. Last year's showcase performed for full and sold-out houses. This dance sampler is the BEST way an audience can be introduced to modern dance and the massively diverse dance artistry in this community.

The choreographers are Ellen Bartel, Cristina Jesurun, Nancy Moran, Caroline Sutton-Clark, Sharon Marroquine, Peggy Lamb, Karen Carlson, Amy Cone, Mendie Clark, and Ray Swartz. The artists are incorporating local composers, poets and talented dancers into their one minute dances. Tickets $8.

Wednesday, January 19, at 7:00pm
Saturday, January 22, at 2:15pm
Sunday, January 23, at 4:30pm
Friday, January 28, at 9:15pm


Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, by John Patrick Shanley (TPF Productions)

A chance encounter in a Bronx bar sets up the journey towards redemption in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, by John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck and Joe Versus The Volcano). Husband and wife team Weldon Phillips and Martinique Duchene perform in this powerful and poignant play as Danny and Roberta, two lost and damaged souls looking for love, hope, and redemption. Tickets $10.

Friday, January 21 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 22 - 12 noon
Tuesday, January 25- 9:15pm
Saturday, January 29 - 6:45pm


Leonard's Car, by Isabella Russell-Ides (My Way Productions)

Leonard's Car is the metaphorical ride that takes Molly and her daughters off the map when love collides with art's darker self-destructive side. This powerful evocation of one family's long day's journey into the light sets daughter Zoey stumbling after the person who hides behind the extreme performance that both engines and imprisons her Artist Mother, Molly. This new play by Isabella Russell-Ides is by turns intense, comic, poetic and illuminating. Tickets $10.

Saturday, January 22- 10:30pm
Sunday, January 23 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 24 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 29- 2:15pm


Mao On Line One, by Kimberly Megna (Championship Theatre Group)

Cell-text me regarding the ipso facto, septa skills, Intra-Scoping Assessments email we were instant messaging about during the Telescoping videoconference ten minutes ago. It's the uber-office from uber-hell, but somehow Daniel and Lorraine manage to fall in love. It's cute, touching, and a little odd. Mao and Polk are friends, and Frog and Toad will sue. So come on comrades! Finally, a show that really kicks ass. Tickets $10.

Wednesday, January 19 - 9:00pm
Thursday, January 20 - 9:15pm
Sunday, January 23- 8:45pm
Sunday, January 30 - 4:00pm


Paul Bullock: A One-Man Show (Paul Bullock)

Bullock's show consists of original poetry performed by several different characters. Subject matter runs the gamut from war stories to comedy. Tommy X Hancock recently wrote, "Certainly Bob Dylan is a literary artist. Butch Hancock is in the same category and paul Bullock as well." Lubbock Avalanche Journal's William Kerns says, "Trust me: Paul Bullock is no ordinary poet." Tickets $5.00

Thursday, January 20 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 22 - 4:15pm
Monday, January 24 - 9:15pm
Sunday, January 30 - 6:00pm


The Tanqueray Prayer Circle, written, produced and directed by Malisa Hargrove and Rhonda Kulhanek

Life in a small Texas town can lead even the strongest of ladies to pass judgment from time to time. And although they struggle, Ethyl and Imogene manage to get by through the strength of their friends and the miracles of their prayer circle. Along the way, they unexpectedly discover the secret ingredient that makes their friendships, prayers and casseroles so special! Tickets $8.

Thursday, January 27 - 8:45pm
Friday, January 28 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 29 - 12:00 noon
Sunday, January 30 - 8:15pm


The Unbearable Marketing of Being, by Joshua Lellis (Cameo Productions, in association with The Austiner Ensemble)

Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being performs the muse in this hilarious new play The Unbearable Marketing of Being by Joshua Lellis. This new comedy intertwines three sets of people: 1) the Stone Age inventor of the wheel, 2) two medieval English wheelbarrow manufacturers, and 3) two disgruntled Austinites fed up with the bleak work-a-day existence and struggling to make it as marketers. Their stories intermingle and feed off of one another, spiralling out into a playful and exciting new theatrical experience. Also featured are Bert Brecht, Sam Beckett, and the man himself, Mr. Kundera.

These ninety minutes could produce a whole new paradigm of how you view the assault of media presented to you on a daily basis, or at the very least, it will produce a pleasant synthesis of divergent gut laughs. If you've ever seen a commercial and asked, "Why?", then this is the show for you. Tickets $8.

Tuesday, January 18 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 22 - 8:15pm
Sunday, January 23 - 2:15pm
Wednesday, January 26 - 9:15pm


Where Are They Now??? A Fantasy Based on a True Crime, by Cyndi Williams (Aunt LuLu Plays And Shrewd Productions) (An Austin Script Works Commission)

choreographed by: Julia M. Smith
directed by: Julia M. Smith and Cyndi Williams
performed by: Shannon Grounds and Lynn Mikeska with Julia M. Smith
original music by: Catherine Berry
sound: K. Eliot Haynes
costumes: Leigh Fisher

Where Are They Now??? is inspired by a lurid murder committed by two New Zealand schoolgirls in the 1950's.

While Hilary the librarian struggles to control unruly library patrons and protect her books, the flamboyant writer Anne delves into the shelves to research the murder for a true crime novel. As their stories draw ever closer together, Hilary and Anne find themselves dancing around seductive memories and difficult questions about guilt, denial, identity, and the betrayal of friendship.

Where Are They Now??? is a collaborative work with text by Cyndi Williams (American Arcana), choreography by Julia M. Smith (The Philomel Project), and dramaturgical work by Shannon Grounds (Much Ado About Nothing) and Lynn Mikeska (Orange). Historic text taken from diaries, newspaper accounts, the trial and the autopsy are also driven into the heart of this sexy, disturbing story.

Tickets $10.

Friday, January 21- 9:15pm
Sunday, January 23 - 12 noon
Wednesday, January 26 - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 29 - 4:30pm