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Oct 20 - 30 2022
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Hartford Fringe Festival

What’s a Fringe Festival you ask? The first Fringe happened in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. Theater groups not invited to the famed Edinburgh Arts Festival organized their own happenings along outskirts of town, the fringe. This edgier work soon surpassed the original festival’s popularity as audiences championed bold, daring work from across the spectrum.

Hartford has a long and distinguished history of theater dating back to its heyday in the late 19th/early 20th century. Today, Hartford is the home to several amazing professional theatres, but those spaces are oftentimes unavailable or too expensive for smaller companies or individual artists. The Hartford Fringe Festival seeks to make a stage and resources available to performers from throughout the region, presenting dozens of performances that show audiences the wealth of talent that can be drawn to Hartford.

Check the schedule below to see a full lineup for the Hartford Fringe Festival.

Location

Carriage House Theater
Hartford, CT, USA

Hourly Schedule

Thursday October 20, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Lonely Road
Performance & Photography by Will Clegg (New Jersey)<br><br>Directed by David Crabb<br><br>In “The Lonely Road,” a heartbroken, unemployed young filmmaker sets out on a solo journey across post 9/11 America. From surviving tropical storms in New Orleans to trekking through the redwood forests of California, Clegg takes us on an unforgettable odyssey. Starting from his childhood home in Charlotte, NC, he explores the vast USA – grieving, learning, and searching for his new purpose in life. In this often humorous true tale, two-time Moth winner Will Clegg shares stories from his epic trip, featuring his own black and white photographs and a healthy dose of raw emotion.<br><br>Contains strong language, adult situations.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210771/The-Lonely-Road”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Good Morning! A Preschool Play
Written & Performed by Lizz Mangan (Connecticut & New York)<br><br>Directed by Olivia Bishop Penn (Connecticut)<br><br>Join us for a preschool class that dives into all the fundamentals of early education: ABC’s, 1,2,3’s, and how our upbringing affects us. Through art projects and audience participation, we will analyze the industry of childcare together, and what it takes to be an example for the impressionable minds you are responsible for within the field.<br><br>Contains strong language and sensitive content. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210765/Good-Morning-A-Preschool-Play”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Friday October 21, 2022

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
A Great Resignation: An Opera in One Act
Music and Lyrics by Nathan Scalise (Connecticut)<br><br>Performed by Jordan Bowman & Madelein Bowman (Idaho)<br><br>Directed by Jordan Bowman & Nathan Scalise<br><br>Blake Hansen, Pianist (Connecticut)<br><br>Overworked and ready to retire, the Angel of Death tries to persuade Angela, a newly-deceased soul, to take over her job. Angela spends a day-long trial learning the ropes and bonding with the Angel of Death before making her final decision. Will she accept the job or pass on to an uncertain afterlife? Tuneful and darkly funny, A Great Resignation is an operatic journey into questions about work, purpose, and eternity.<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210764/A-Great-Resignation”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Supersized Women of Comedy
Performed by Mary Dimino, Jess Miller & Carolann Valentino (New York)<br><br>Directed by Stephen Rosenberg<br><br>Stand-up comedy, feel-good songs, and interactive characters are what these three, curvy, funny ladies from NYC are serving up hot! Weight is at the heart of their comedy, but you'll leave feeling lighter than ever. Our comic sheroes: Mary Dimino (winner Best Female Comedian MAC, winner Best Solo Show FringeNYC, Comedy Central, NBC), Carolann Valentino (winner Best of Show Canadian Fringe, VH-1, ABC), and Jess Miller (Winner Ladies Room Comedy Festival, Caroline’s on Broadway, OMG! Comedy Club).<br><br>"Hilarious!”-NY Podcasting Café “Thrilling night filled with laughter” -Melodies USA “You’re going to love this show” -Bernie Furshpan, owner Metropolitan Room. Supersizedcomedy.com<br><br>Contains strong language. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210760/Supersized-Women-of-Comedy”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
How to Be an Ethical Slut
Written and performed by Brooke McCarthy (North Carolina)<br><br>Original Song Lyrics by Brooke McCarthy & Sarah Clemency<br><br>Original Song Composition by Sarah Clemency<br><br>Directed by Robyn Accetta<br><br>Blake has a problem – she is wrestling with a desire for a loving monogamous relationship…and so much more. Will Blake’s latest and more mature love interest Guy be the answer to her orgiastic fantasies of love and sexual gratification? Or is it impossible to be an Ethical Slut. This original one-woman cabaret comedy show follows Blake Valentini’s struggles between dating the socially acceptable way -- monogamy -- or daring to open her mind to unusual relationship pleasures and tribulations. This bold, sexy, and vulnerable story touches upon topics that are often unseen onstage like sexual health and nonconventional relationship styles.<br><br>Recommended for mature audiences.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210751/How-to-be-an-Ethical-Slut”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Saturday October 22, 2022

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
meSSeS
Perfomed by janoah...anygoodjokes? (Maine)<br><br>Written & Created by Janoah Bailin<br><br>"Janoah...anygoodjokes?" juggles several tasks simultaneously: performing & teaching! During this (optionally interactive) performance YOU learn to juggle while you watch. In moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides the audience through the essentials: throwing, catching and messy-ing up! Precarious unicycling, shimmering puppetry, jaw-dropping juggling, mesmerizing motions, meticulously prepared hot beverages … Janoah tosses together art forms to tell a tale of learning & labor, emerging ecstatically from a haphazard pile of props.<br><br>And (of course!) what circus would be complete without popcorn & banana peels?<br><br>Recommended for all ages.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210754/meSSeS”>Purchase Tickets</a>
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Poetic Meanderings
Written & Performed by Frances McAlpine Sharp (Connecticut)<br><br>Poetic Meanderings is a dramatic reading of original poetry, short stories, and social commentary by teacher, actor, writer and director Frances McAlpine Sharp. The performance explores love, life, faith, history and the freedom to just be! The staged reading will be laced with excerpts of various genres of music, live or recorded. Projected images will sometimes serve as a backdrop for the sharing and a 10 minute talk back will follow the performance.<br<br>Recommended for all ages.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210774/Poetic-Meanderings”>Purchase Tickets</a>
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Artemisia's Intent
Performed by The Anthropologists (New York)<br><br>Starring Mariah Freda<br><br>Written by Melissa Moschitto.<br><br>Devised by Mariah Freda, Irina Kuraeva, Brianna Kalisch, Melissa Moschitto & Lynde Rosario<br><br>Directed by Melissa Moschitto<br><br>Declared “a powerful parallel to our current cultural moment” (Culture Catch), Mariah Freda delivers a captivating physical performance to unearth the life, work, and words of 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Inspired by every proclamation of me too, Artemisia's Intent  paints a startling portrait of a woman caught at the intersection of gender, power, and art. Winner of “Best Solo Drama” (FRIGID Festival 2018).<br><br>This production deals sensitively with themes of sexual assault. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210761/Artemisias-Intent”>Purchase Tickets</a>
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
No Pants in Tucson
Devised & Performed by The Anthropologists (New York)<br><br>Starring April J. Barber, Nazlah Black, Mariah Freda and Jalissa Fulton.<br><br>Written & Directed by Melissa Moschitto.<br><br>Indecent! Illegal! Immoral! It’s 1883 and an ordinance prohibiting women from wearing pants has been passed in Tucson. With a creative and producing team of women, non-binary and transgender artists, The Anthropologists’ subversive comedy dares to calculate the costs of gender-oppression today. Hailed "a potent, tremendously entertaining mixture" (Thinking Theater NYC).<br><br>Ages 16 and up. During the show you will hear gunshot and explosion sound effects in one scene. Content warning: The play deals with themes of misogyny, transphobia, homophobia and the patriarchy. Warning: could induce righteous rage.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210762/No-Pants-In-Tucson”>Purchase Tickets</a>
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tale of Hoffman
Performed by Joshua Diorio (Connecticut)<br><br>Written & Directed by Dustin Wong<br><br>During the 1968 Democratic National Convention, confrontations between police and anti-war protestors lead to riots in the streets of Chicago. Seven activists were charged with conspiracy to riot. Stuck in kangaroo court, the defendants not only tried to prove their innocence, but put the government on trial. Tale of Hoffman recounts the trial of the Chicago Seven through the unfiltered lens of Yippie Abbie Hoffman.<br><br>Contains strong language and violence. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210752/Tale-of-Hoffman”>Purchase Tickets</a>
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rooted
Written & Performed by HartBeat Ensemble’s Youth Play Institute (Connecticut)<br><br>HartBeat Ensemble’s Youth Play Institute interns go back to the roots of their families and community to create a dialogue between the past, present and future. How do our decisions today create consequences for future generations? What can our future elders learn from the youth of today? And what can we learn from our ancestors? Our YPI participants grow a tree onstage to nourish the roots of a safe sanctuary for our entire community.<br><br>Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210755/Rooted”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Buried Secrets
Written & Directed by Ruby’s Realm Productions (Connecticut)<br><br> Buried Secrets centers around two sisters who recently have relocated looking to start new lives not knowing they packed their old lives with them. Plagued with physical and behavioral illness they care for each other until their BURIED SECRETS shake their existence and send them into the web of a familiar stranger who reveals the hidden truth.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210768/Buried-Secrets”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Sunday October 23, 2022

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
988
Greenwood<br><br>Choreographed by Rachael Gnatowski<br><br>Kickstarting New England Ballet Theatre's third season, this new ballet is tackling a heavier subject: mental health. Through a series of solos, duets, and ensemble pieces, this ballet will touch on themes including the highs and lows in relationships, self-isolation, and finding self-love. Inspired by Jerome Robbins' famous sneaker ballets, this ballet aims to show our audience that ballet is a powerful art form that can strengthen and help heal our community.<br><br>Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains sensitive material regarding mental health.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210766/988”>Purchase Tickets</a>
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Woodhull Project: Screening & Discussion
Written & Performed by Emma Palzere-Rae (Connecticut)<br><br>Directed by Albert Cremin<br><br>Set on the centennial of the passing of the 19th Amendment, The Woodhull Project explores how Victoria Woodhull, US presidential candidate of 1872, would perceive our progress with politics and women's rights. Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) returns to this life (she was a clairvoyant after all) as a guest lecturer at virtual suffrage celebration. Known as a Free Lover, Victoria was also the first woman to speak before Congress, the first woman to open a stock brokerage firm, the first woman to publish a newspaper, the first woman to run for President — and the first woman arrested under the Comstock law. Through dialogue with the audience and flashbacks of her extraordinary and scandalous life, we learn about this woman who was written out of history. This event features a screening of Palzere-Rae's performance for the Virtual Celebration of the 19th Amendment Centennial followed by a discussion.<br><br>Made possible with support from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development/Office of the Arts and its Artists Respond relief funding.<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br>
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
meSSeS
Perfomed by janoah...anygoodjokes? (Maine)<br><br>Written & Created by Janoah Bailin<br><br>"Janoah...anygoodjokes?" juggles several tasks simultaneously: performing & teaching! During this (optionally interactive) performance YOU learn to juggle while you watch. In moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides the audience through the essentials: throwing, catching and messy-ing up! Precarious unicycling, shimmering puppetry, jaw-dropping juggling, mesmerizing motions, meticulously prepared hot beverages … Janoah tosses together art forms to tell a tale of learning & labor, emerging ecstatically from a haphazard pile of props.<br><br>And (of course!) what circus would be complete without popcorn & banana peels?<br><br>Recommended for all ages.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210754/meSSeS”>Purchase Tickets</a>
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts
Written, Performed & Directed by Zoë Rose (Connecticut)<br><br>Produced & Assistant Directed by Gianna DiMaiolo<br><br>Accompaniment by Nicholas Serrambana<br><br>A one-woman show about exploring identity. An immersive, participatory theater éxpêrìéńćè. You can throw things! Yell stuff! Laugh! Cry! Give your feedback to shape the next performance of this show!<br><br>Contains strong language, substance abuse and suicide. Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210772/Zo-Rose-Spills-Her-Guts”>Purchase Tickets</a>
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
A Great Resignation: An Opera in One Act
Music and Lyrics by Nathan Scalise (Connecticut)<br><br>Performed by Jordan Bowman & Madelein Bowman (Idaho)<br><br>Directed by Jordan Bowman & Nathan Scalise<br><br>Blake Hansen, Pianist (Connecticut)<br><br>Overworked and ready to retire, the Angel of Death tries to persuade Angela, a newly-deceased soul, to take over her job. Angela spends a day-long trial learning the ropes and bonding with the Angel of Death before making her final decision. Will she accept the job or pass on to an uncertain afterlife? Tuneful and darkly funny, A Great Resignation is an operatic journey into questions about work, purpose, and eternity.<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210764/A-Great-Resignation”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
How to Be an Ethical Slut
Written and performed by Brooke McCarthy (North Carolina)<br><br>Original Song Lyrics by Brooke McCarthy & Sarah Clemency<br><br>Original Song Composition by Sarah Clemency<br><br>Directed by Robyn Accetta<br><br>Blake has a problem – she is wrestling with a desire for a loving monogamous relationship…and so much more. Will Blake’s latest and more mature love interest Guy be the answer to her orgiastic fantasies of love and sexual gratification? Or is it impossible to be an Ethical Slut. This original one-woman cabaret comedy show follows Blake Valentini’s struggles between dating the socially acceptable way -- monogamy -- or daring to open her mind to unusual relationship pleasures and tribulations. This bold, sexy, and vulnerable story touches upon topics that are often unseen onstage like sexual health and nonconventional relationship styles.<br><br>Recommended for mature audiences.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210751/How-to-be-an-Ethical-Slut”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Monday October 24, 2022

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Scratch Game
The Litter Box Players (Connecticut)<br><br>Written by Jacques Lamarre<br><br>Directed by Kit Webb<br><br>Piddles the Cat needs a home. Can she find one by becoming a contestant on The Scratch Game? Will she win the big prize or will she have to lick her wounds back at animal control? This hilarious comedy, based on the iconic 1970s game show The Match Game, is sure to have you coughing up hairballs of joy. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Kenway’s Cause and Southington Animal Rescue.<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210773/The-Scratch-Game”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Lonely Road
Performance & Photography by Will Clegg (New Jersey)<br><br>Directed by David Crabb<br><br>In “The Lonely Road,” a heartbroken, unemployed young filmmaker sets out on a solo journey across post 9/11 America. From surviving tropical storms in New Orleans to trekking through the redwood forests of California, Clegg takes us on an unforgettable odyssey. Starting from his childhood home in Charlotte, NC, he explores the vast USA – grieving, learning, and searching for his new purpose in life. In this often humorous true tale, two-time Moth winner Will Clegg shares stories from his epic trip, featuring his own black and white photographs and a healthy dose of raw emotion.<br><br>Contains strong language, adult situations.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210771/The-Lonely-Road”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Tuesday October 25, 2022

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
A Great Resignation: An Opera in One Act
Music and Lyrics by Nathan Scalise (Connecticut)<br><br>Performed by Jordan Bowman & Madelein Bowman (Idaho)<br><br>Directed by Jordan Bowman & Nathan Scalise<br><br>Blake Hansen, Pianist (Connecticut)<br><br>Overworked and ready to retire, the Angel of Death tries to persuade Angela, a newly-deceased soul, to take over her job. Angela spends a day-long trial learning the ropes and bonding with the Angel of Death before making her final decision. Will she accept the job or pass on to an uncertain afterlife? Tuneful and darkly funny, A Great Resignation is an operatic journey into questions about work, purpose, and eternity.<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210764/A-Great-Resignation”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Zoë Rose Spills Her Guts
Written, Performed & Directed by Zoë Rose (Connecticut)<br><br>Produced & Assistant Directed by Gianna DiMaiolo<br><br>Accompaniment by Nicholas Serrambana<br><br>A one-woman show about exploring identity. An immersive, participatory theater éxpêrìéńćè. You can throw things! Yell stuff! Laugh! Cry! Give your feedback to shape the next performance of this show!<br><br>Contains strong language, substance abuse and suicide. Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210772/Zo-Rose-Spills-Her-Guts”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Free at Last Players: Promise & Possibility
Written and performed by Sarah Poutre, Micah Baxter, Elizabeth Reynolds, Marlene Geary & John Calderbank<br><br>
Director by John Calderbank<br><br>Having been in existence for over 30 years, the Free At Last Players use performance art to shed light on the true nature of mental illness: dispelling the mistruths and misconceptions that surround it.  The group believes that all individuals have an inherent dignity - no one should be shunned or disrespected based on whatever qualities they might possess that make them different.  Having performed all over Connecticut and the United States, the Free At Last Players promote the truth that everyone has something to contribute to society, and that recovery from mental illness is not only possible but promised with hard work and belief.<br><br>Suitable for ages 12 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210776/Promise--Possibility”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Wednesday October 26, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tale of Hoffman
Performed by Joshua Diorio (Connecticut)<br><br>Written & Directed by Dustin Wong<br><br>During the 1968 Democratic National Convention, confrontations between police and anti-war protestors lead to riots in the streets of Chicago. Seven activists were charged with conspiracy to riot. Stuck in kangaroo court, the defendants not only tried to prove their innocence, but put the government on trial. Tale of Hoffman recounts the trial of the Chicago Seven through the unfiltered lens of Yippie Abbie Hoffman.<br><br>Contains strong language and violence. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210752/Tale-of-Hoffman”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Good Morning! A Preschool Play
Written & Performed by Lizz Mangan (Connecticut & New York)<br><br>Directed by Olivia Bishop Penn (Connecticut)<br><br>Join us for a preschool class that dives into all the fundamentals of early education: ABC’s, 1,2,3’s, and how our upbringing affects us. Through art projects and audience participation, we will analyze the industry of childcare together, and what it takes to be an example for the impressionable minds you are responsible for within the field.<br><br>Contains strong language and sensitive content. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210765/Good-Morning-A-Preschool-Play”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Free at Last Players: Promise & Possibility
Written and performed by Sarah Poutre, Micah Baxter, Elizabeth Reynolds, Marlene Geary & John Calderbank<br><br>
Director by John Calderbank<br><br>Having been in existence for over 30 years, the Free At Last Players use performance art to shed light on the true nature of mental illness: dispelling the mistruths and misconceptions that surround it.  The group believes that all individuals have an inherent dignity - no one should be shunned or disrespected based on whatever qualities they might possess that make them different.  Having performed all over Connecticut and the United States, the Free At Last Players promote the truth that everyone has something to contribute to society, and that recovery from mental illness is not only possible but promised with hard work and belief.<br><br>Suitable for ages 12 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210776/Promise--Possibility”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Thursday October 27, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Artemisia's Intent
Performed by The Anthropologists (New York)<br><br>Starring Mariah Freda<br><br>Written by Melissa Moschitto.<br><br>Devised by Mariah Freda, Irina Kuraeva, Brianna Kalisch, Melissa Moschitto & Lynde Rosario<br><br>Directed by Melissa Moschitto<br><br>Declared “a powerful parallel to our current cultural moment” (Culture Catch), Mariah Freda delivers a captivating physical performance to unearth the life, work, and words of 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Inspired by every proclamation of me too, Artemisia's Intent  paints a startling portrait of a woman caught at the intersection of gender, power, and art. Winner of “Best Solo Drama” (FRIGID Festival 2018).<br><br>This production deals sensitively with themes of sexual assault. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210761/Artemisias-Intent”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Shot for Shot
Performed by Terrance J. Peters Productions (Connecticut)<br><br>Written & Directed by Terrance J. Peters<br><br>Following an explosive argument, two would-be artists have one hour to recreate a multi-million dollar painter’s latest masterpiece, following the painter’s inebriated process to recreate the piece. The two artists reflecti on their failures to capitalize on their dreams that once shone so brightly. Loud, energetic and drenched in color, Shot for Shot is a story about faltered dreams and those who still find a way to get back on their feet.<br><br>Recommended for ages 15 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210770/Shot-for-Shot”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Quarantined
Written by Terrence Sharrock & Joel Roman (Connecticut)<br><br>Directed by Joel Roman<br><br>To be or not to be Quarantined? Quarantined is a one man show that follows Pastor Pass The Plate as he travels the streets of Bridgeport looking to save people from their minds as he passes the plate around to keep the lights on. “Fear not, I am with you always,” he says as he comes across different antagonists -- DD, Pockets, and The Fiend -- as they test his word against their street theology. Pastor tries to win souls for Christ while these caricatures try to win mammon. Will Pastor win the souls of Bridgeport during the pandemic or will he lose his collection plate to the environment?<br><br>Suggested for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210757/Quarantined”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Friday October 28, 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tale of Hoffman
Performed by Joshua Diorio (Connecticut)<br><br>Written & Directed by Dustin Wong<br><br>During the 1968 Democratic National Convention, confrontations between police and anti-war protestors lead to riots in the streets of Chicago. Seven activists were charged with conspiracy to riot. Stuck in kangaroo court, the defendants not only tried to prove their innocence, but put the government on trial. Tale of Hoffman recounts the trial of the Chicago Seven through the unfiltered lens of Yippie Abbie Hoffman.<br><br>Contains strong language and violence. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210752/Tale-of-Hoffman”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Millenial Spigger
Written & Performed by Rob Santos (Connecticut)<br><br>Video Direction by Edward Soto<br><br>Stage Direction by George Sebastian-Coleman<br><br>As Rob’s young daughter starts to understand her own identity while going to a predominately white school, she seeks answers from Rob to help lead her through her time of confusion. However, getting close to his 40s, Rob hasn’t found the answers to his own identity issues that he has experienced in his life. Through the wisdom and understanding of their connection, they both attempt to find a way to navigate through the uncertainties.<br><br>Contains adult content and strong language.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210767/Millennial-Spigger-subject-to-change”>Purchase Tickets</a>
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Unaspiring Artist
Written & Performed by Sasha Wahl (Connecticut)<br><br>Directed by William Farquhar<br><br>What happens when an angst-ridden overachiever goes to art school and takes her snarky world-view with her? Sasha Wahl tells the story of her journey to, through, and away from art school.<br><br>Contains strong language. Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210750/The-Unaspiring-Artist”>Purchase Tickets</a>

Saturday October 29, 2022

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rooted
Written & Performed by HartBeat Ensemble’s Youth Play Institute (Connecticut)<br><br>HartBeat Ensemble’s Youth Play Institute interns go back to the roots of their families and community to create a dialogue between the past, present and future. How do our decisions today create consequences for future generations? What can our future elders learn from the youth of today? And what can we learn from our ancestors? Our YPI participants grow a tree onstage to nourish the roots of a safe sanctuary for our entire community.<br><br>Recommended for ages 16 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210755/Rooted”>Purchase Tickets</a>
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Scratch Game
The Litter Box Players (Connecticut)<br><br>Written by Jacques Lamarre<br><br>Directed by Kit Webb<br><br>Piddles the Cat needs a home. Can she find one by becoming a contestant on The Scratch Game? Will she win the big prize or will she have to lick her wounds back at animal control? This hilarious comedy, based on the iconic 1970s game show The Match Game, is sure to have you coughing up hairballs of joy. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Kenway’s Cause and Southington Animal Rescue.<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210773/The-Scratch-Game”>Purchase Tickets</a>
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Father Manologues
Co-produced by HartBeat Ensemble and My People Clinical Services (Connecticut)<br><br>Conceived by Abdul-Rahmaan I. Muhammad<br><br>Written & Performed by the Men of the Manhood Tree Group<br><br>Directed by Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.<br><br>This performance of the Fatherhood Manologues is an exhilarating collection of short stories about fatherhood.  Each story provides a unique point of view on being a father or being fathered.  All the stories will take you on an emotional roller coaster that reminds the audience of the important role fathers play in the lives of their children.  The Fatherhood Manologues also add focus to the significance of having an involved fathers or the impact of father absenteeism as it pertains to individual's manhood journey.   With societal stereotypes and social expectations wrapped tightly around the term “fatherhood” the Fatherhood Manologues is a much needed artistic expression of men creating their own narratives.   Funny, entertaining, serious and sad, these stories will have you wanting to reconnect and repair broken relationships; as well as, reflect on the bond with your own father.<br><br>Recommended for all ages.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210775/Fatherhood-Manologues”>Purchase Tickets</a>
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
MOWFS
Performed by Nate Gagnon and Josuel Rosario (Connecticut)<br><br>MOWFS is bringing their freestyling hip-hop and beatbox show to the Hartford Fringe Festival for the second time! They take audience suggestions, create music immediately using only their mouths, and turn the whole process into comedy. Every song is brand new and performed for the first and last time, so don’t miss this show!<br><br>Recommended for ages 13 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210763/MOWFS---Improvised-Beatbox-and-Comedy”>Purchase Tickets</a>
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shot for Shot
Performed by Terrance J. Peters Productions (Connecticut)<br><br>Written & Directed by Terrance J. Peters<br><br>Following an explosive argument, two would-be artists have one hour to recreate a multi-million dollar painter’s latest masterpiece, following the painter’s inebriated process to recreate the piece. The two artists reflecti on their failures to capitalize on their dreams that once shone so brightly. Loud, energetic and drenched in color, Shot for Shot is a story about faltered dreams and those who still find a way to get back on their feet.<br><br>Recommended for ages 15 and up.<br><br><a href=“https://hartfordfringefestival.virtuallyfringe.com/show/210770/Shot-for-Shot”>Purchase Tickets</a>

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