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“Going…Going…Gone” with Wilcher, Harbin and McKinney on March 3

Three Indianapolis-area theater veterans will share the gavel for the March performance of “Going…Going…Gone.” Claire Wilcher – a “Going…Going…Gone” fan favorite – will be joined on the IndyFringe Basile Theatre stage by Bob Harbin, founder of BOBDIREX, and Megan McKinney, fresh from her run in A Little Night Music at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. “Going…Going…Gone” […]

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SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious at IndyFringe Theatre

Following on the coat tails of his award-winning one-man show Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee, one of Jay Gabler’s (of the Twin CIty Daily Planet) top ten plays of 2011, Seth Lepore continues with the second part of his trilogy on the underbelly of the self-help movement.

SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious is a stranger-than-fiction satire about the war on thought. The underbelly of the self-help movement is exposed turning the happiness industry on its head. Think you know happiness? Think again!

From Texas megachurches turned motivational hothouses, to the latest testament of self-actualization from Oprah’s Book Club, nothing is safe from Lepore’s scrutinizing looking glass.

When: Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 PM
Where: IndyFringe Basile Theatre 719 E St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
How Much: $10 general, $8 students. Tickets are available at http://indyfringe.org

This post was submitted by Seth Lepore.

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The live auction play “Going…Going…Gone” to debut at IndyFringe

“Going…Going…Gone,” the interactive play featuring different actors, a different story, and a different set of props at each performance, premieres in August at IndyFringe.

It’s the final night at Ed’s Auction House. Ed’s dead, and two people face the task of selling off his last worldly possessions. What can they do but auction the items off to the audience? And what can the audience do but become a part of the show by bidding on the items with the play money they’ve been given as they enter the theatre?

The action unfolds as the actors learn along with the audience what items must be auctioned off – and create the stories behind those items. The best part? Audience members who place winning bids take their purchases home.

Some of Indy’s best acting talent has signed on to perform in this series of one-of-a-kind shows, including talent you’ve seen at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Actors Theatre of Indiana, and the Phoenix Theatre. Created and produced by Two First Name Productions – aka, Lou Harry and John Thomas – “Going…Going…Gone” takes the stage at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre for six performances during the Aug. 17-26, 2012 IndyFringe Festival.

The Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, nicknamed “IndyFringe,” is a 10-day showcase of traditional and non-traditional theatre, dance, music, improvisation and a wide range of other performance and visual arts, performed and created by local, national and international artists.

Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets or learn more about the show and IndyFringe, visit www.IndyFringe.org.

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Success Is Not An Option: Indianapolis at Indy Fringe Building on Friday, July 27, 2012

 Success Is Not An Option: Indianapolis at Indy Fringe Building
Friday, July 27, 2012 at 8:00pm

Mike Schmidt doesn’t want to be “That Guy” but sadly, he might not have a choice.

Every week on his brutally funny podcast, “The 40 Year Old Boy”, Mike fights a war between the man he is and the man he wants to be. Talking at the speed of his head, he tells stories of a life suspended somewhere between cautionary tale and cruel joke.

Now, Mike brings this verbal mosh pit on the road to the IndyFringe Basile Theater in Indianapolis, IN. In a lifetime of bad decisions, let’s hope this doesn’t turn out to be his worst.

Tickets start at $20.

Indy Fringe Building
719 E. St. Clair St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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2011 IndyFringe Festival Recap


If you haven’t made it out to the IndyFringe Festival yet, shame on you! For ten days every August, a huge conglomeration of actors, magic acts, comedians, poets, dancers, singers, and other creative types converge downtown on Mass Ave to perform in approximately 68 different shows.

This year, I chose to serve as a volunteer for the festival. I opted for this in order to see more shows and get the free tickets for my hours served. Fortunately, to date, I have seen 20 (YES, 20!!) different shows and plan to see more before the festival ends this Sunday.

This festival has a show for everyone, literally. I have witnessed some combination of the following things:

…and that only covers about 75% of what I have enjoyed. Literally, something for everyone.

Only one time every year can theatergoers find such a variety of show choices. Performers come from local companies, out of state, and even out of the country just to perform in the festival. From shows that have you rolling with laughter or leaving with a head full of questions, IndyFringe has something to offer you.

In order to attend shows in the festival, patrons must purchase a $5 backer button (a one-time purchase, just bring it with you from show to show!). Tickets will cost a maximum of $10 (cheaper for students with ID) per show and can be purchased with CASH only starting a half hour before show at each venue or at the website until noon on the day of the show.

So go out and support an artist (performers receive 100% of ticket revenue) and see some great entertainment during this final weekend of IndyFringe.

And, on a side note, if you are interested in following my Fringe adventures, I’m tweeting about every show I see! Follow me on Twitter @kelsee422 for my latest show updates!