A live game-show featuring visiting fringe artists vs, local fringe artists!
Sunday, July 23 @ 3 PM
212 W Main St, Grass Valley, California 95945
Tickets are $10. No online sales. Advance ticketing available at the Hollbrooke begining 5pm on the 21st or tickets available at the door.
By Marc Gonzalez | The Road to 1,000 Blog
Grant Evan Knutson, of Minion Productions, has brought the much enjoyed Fringe Factor game show back to Rogue for three rounds and a lightning round of fun-filled antics. The Sunday matinee I saw brought local performers Kyle Elder (Magic Of Elder), Joshua Ryan Taylor (Thanks For Coming) and Eileen Imperatrice (representing Tony Imperatrice of I’m a Musician: Would You Like Fries With That?) competing against visiting performers Martin Dockery (Moonlight After Midnight and Delirium), Anna Sell (Sh*t Show…), and both performers from Figmentally, Drea Lusion and Eric Parthum. It was a wild ride of competition, showcasing the comedy and off-stage personalities of these Rogue performers on the Mia Cuppa stage.
The three rounds were made up of an Infomercial competition where the Locals had to sell an atom and the Visitors had to sell an “outestine;” the Visitors sold! Next was a rousing game of Pictionary in which the opposing teams played defense, blocking and distracting the guessing team from seeing the image being illustrated; the Visitors dominated. Third was a revival of last year’s audience-participation game, Mannequin. One contestant from each team is the mannequin, and the other participants have to coerce audience members into giving up articles of clothing or accessories to place on the mannequin (I donated my jacket); the team with the most items wins. The Locals hit 40 items and took the round. The Lightning round was fast trivia at which the Visitors triumphed, taking the win.
Mr. Knutson’s hosting abilities are fantastic, always keeping the hilarity and commentary flowing, and keeping the momentum going. A gentleman named Strangely, a Rogue favorite, provided in-between round entertainment with some accordion playing, guitar, backwards singing of Happy Birthday, and playing a mash-up of songs whilst the Mannequin competition was taking place. In all, it was a fabulous outing for Fringe Factor where audiences thoroughly enjoyed seeing Rogue performers in their competitive element.
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Minion Productions returns for our 6th year at Fresno's Rogue Fringe Festival!
**A live game-show featuring a rotating roster of your favorite Rogue performers **
Two teams of Rogue artists test their knowledge (and bravery) by competing in a series of exciting challenges.
The prize is their dignity and your approval!
Each show features a different lineup, different games, and a different musical guest.
Performing at Mia Cuppa Caffe'
620 E Olive Ave., Fresno, CA 93728
- Friday, March 3rd @ 8pm
- Saturday, March 4th @ 5pm
- Sunday, March 5th @ 2pm
- Friday, March 10th @ 9:30pm
- Saturday, March11th @ 5pm
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And learn more about all of the wonderful Rogue Festival shows at:
-- Minion Productions is based out of Seattle, Washington. This is Minion's 6th year at Rogue, having previously produced such shows as "Apocalypse Clown", "Dolores", "The Fat Guy Show" and "Breaking Bange".
Minion has also co-produces the Seattle to Fresn
Had a chance to check out the Tuscon Fringe Fest recently. The Tuscon Fringe Festival has been operating since 2011. This year (January 13-15, 2017) the fest featured 21 shows over 3 days in 4 different venues. Here's a couple of pics from that trip.
See more photos from the trip on our Facebook page... HERE