Fringe festival benefit

The 2013 Fringe Arts Festival is already in the planning phase, but first there’s the World Fringe Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland this August. Asheville’s Fringe Arts Festival will send a local delegation, hence this weekend’s Fringe Benefit.

Two different shows are scheduled for the BeBe Theatre (20 Commerce St., Asheville) on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 at 6 p.m.

According to a press release, the benefit shows “will feature performances by past fringe artists like playwright/performer/director John Crutchfield; a new movement/multimedia piece by Kathy Leiner; a moving and poignant performance created and performed by Jenni Cockrell; unique Butoh dance by Julie Becton Gillum; an amazing performance piece by Julian Vorus, Peter Brezny and Sean David Robinson; dance theater by Alexis Miller; a theatrical spectacle by Claire Dima and company; puppetry madness by Keith Shubert; video installation by Claire Elizabeth Barratt; strange shadow puppetry by Jim Julien and other amazing artists!”

There will also be videos and multimedia works by Lucas Bauman and Megan Ransmeier, along with a special showing of performance art soap opera Whispering Pines, by Shana Moulton.

Tickets are $10 for past Fringe artists and $20 for the general public. Special VIP tickets are $100. Tickets are available at the BeBe Theater Box Office. Info at 254-2621.
Photo by Wesley Duffee-Braun.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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