Fringe Festival presented at NMU

MARQUETTE — The 2017 FRT Fringe Festival will kick off at the Forest Roberts Theatre Jan. 26.

The festival includes four individual student driven productions, running in rotating rep. The unique character of the Fringe Festival is that patrons can attend on two separate nights on the same weekend and see different productions.

This year’s bill for the festival includes; a full-length version of the play “Proof” by David Auburn, directed by Keli Truckey and starring NMU seniors Laura Thompson and Jill Vermeulen. The performance dates for “Proof” are: 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3; 1 p.m. Feb. 4. Part two of the festival includes three separate one-act student productions: “The Myths And Bricks Project” directed/acted by NMU senior Dorsey Sprouls; “Painted Rain” directed by senior Anna LeBreche” and “In A Mason Jar” written, directed and starring senior Coop Bicknell. Each performance will run approximately 30 minutes, and perform consecutively on the same evening.

Performances dates for the one-act trio are: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2; and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. All of the fringe productions perform in the James Panowski Black Box Theatre and are part of the NMU theatre majors TH 480 capstone projects. Tickets are available at the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office (227-2553) and at all NMU ticket outlets.