WaterTower Theatre announces lineup for 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Fest

Posted on 06 Jan 2016 at 1:02am

Ebony Stewart

WaterTower Theatre’s Terry Martin announced today the full lineup for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, which will take place Feb. 25—March 6, at the Addison Theatre Centre. The slate, which features six world premieres, includes two female-led cabarets, four dance works, one circus act, three solo performances, one musical reading, one play reading,  nine play productions, a spoken word performance, a 24-hour play festival, and “interdisciplinary piece” and several returning acts.

Among the world premieres are: Innovation Through Tradition; The Theatrical Piano; Diana Sheehan Sings: The Jerome Kern Songbook; With My Eyes Shut; I Love You Honey Bunny; and Prospect High: Brooklyn.

Single tickets ($10) go on sale Feb. 9 here. Festival-wide passes cost $65 and are on sale now. The full lineup is below.

Innovation Through Tradition is an evening of live music and innovative dance. Feb. 26 and 28.

Oh Jesus or An Actor, A Cynic and A Savior Walk into a Bar is a dark comedy that explores the battle between our angels and our demons.  Feb. 26; March 2 and 5.

Le Train Bleu — originally premiered on June 20, 1924 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for gay impresario Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with a libretto by Jean Cocteau — will be restaged here. Feb. 25 and 27.

Solo: Women Dancing Women. An evening of solo dances created by and for women. Feb. 25 and 27.

Diana Sheehan Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook. The chanteuse performs the queer composer’s best songs. Feb. 26 and 27; March 5.

Hunger. A solo performance by spoken word performer and poet Ebony Stewart, pictured. Feb. 27 and 28.

Down That Road. A “vulnerable” cabaret. Feb. 27; March 4 and 6.

The Missionary Position: Pleasure Journeys for the Intrepid Lady Explorer is a comedic faux lecture series packed with physical comedy with a feminist bent. Feb. 25, 27 and 28.

With My Eyes Shut. Two people on the autism spectrum find themselves stuck in clown school to learn social skills. Feb. 28, March 1 and 5.

Prospect High: Brooklyn was created with the intent of offering a new collection of serious, true‐to‐life material for teenage actors. Feb. 28.

Ian Ferguson, Guitarist. Feb. 27; March 6.

Ian Mead Moore, Guitarist. Feb. 28; March 5.

Pun: A Play on Words is an energetic, meta-theatrical comedy following the desperate final rehearsal of a new play’s staged reading in the minutes before its only public performance. March 4 and 6.

The Theatrical Piano. Pianist Jeff Lankov performs his solo program. Feb. 27; March 3

The Transformation Project provides a glimpse of what challenges exist within our teen communities and family ecosystems. March 4 and 6.

And Then I Woke UpVampires! Demons! Sex! Billy Idol! Kris Noteboom performs his anecdotes about dreams. Feb. 28; March 5 and 6.

Le Petit Lone Star Circus. A Texas twist on the classic circus. March 2 and 6.

One Word RevolutionA new musical, presented as a staged reading. March 1.

I Love You Honey BunnyIf you can afford couples therapy, then that doesn’t automatically assume you can have a “date night” once a week or go on a long weekend each quarter, but if your marriage is important enough then you’ve got to make some sacrifices. Feb. 25; March 2 and 5.

The King’s Face is loosely based on the true story of a wounded warrior, circa 1403. Presented by Shakespeare Dallas. Feb. 27; March 3 and 6.

Jane and Mabel is a play about two homeless women and the funny, deep and interdependent nature of their friendship. Feb. 27; March 3 and 5.

Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been? A play about the Communist Witch Hunts of the 1950s. Feb. 29.

24-Hour Play Festival. Playwrights, directors and actors will come together to create four brand new plays in one day. Four playwrights will be chosen via submission, after which they will be assigned a director and a group of actors who will then inspire them to write a 15-minute play. The 24-Hour Play Festival will culminate in a one-time only performance on March 5.

 

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