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There are three ways to purchase tickets for the Fringe Wilmington Festival. Online ticket sales will be open through November 19, and can be purchased by clicking any of the links below. Fringe Headquarters, located at 314 N. Market St., will be open November 20 – 23. Lastly, each venue will have a box office that will open 1/2 hour prior to showtime. Tickets purchased online will be available at the venue box office 1/2 hour prior to showtime.

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A Classically Jazzy Composition

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Presented by: Ballet 180

Genre: Comedy/Dance/Drama

Family-Friendly

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Opera Delaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar Street

Showtimes: Friday 11/21 at 6 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 5 p.m., Sunday 11/23 at 4 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? A mixed-bill program that begins with a mesmerizing new piece about love, passion, and desire that is set to the hauntingly beautiful vocals of opera singer, Andrea Bocelli. The show will conclude with highlights from the much loved jazzy ballet of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” which takes on a fun, fluid style that brings to life the upbeat, jazz tempos from Vince Guaraldi’s classic album. Audiences can expect a family-friendly, crowd-pleasing performance of technically challenging dances, entertaining moments of comedy, and music and dancing that will leave you inspired.

www.180dance.org


BTBLogo(HiRes)Better Than Bacon – An Interactive Improv Comedy Show!

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Presented by: Better Than Bacon

Genre: Comedy/Improv

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: 2 E. 4th Street, 3rd Floor

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 7 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 9 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 5 & 9 p.m., Sunday 11/23 at 4 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Better Than Bacon is award-winning interactive improvisational comedy! Voted “Best Comedy Troupe –
Critics Choice” by Main Line Today, Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are driven by YOUR suggestions and participation. Every show is a brand new experience!

www.betterthanbaconimprov.com


SmileDeception: An Intimate Performance of Magic and Prestidigitation

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Presented by: Shine Entertainment

Genre: Comedy/Magic

Family-Friendly

Running Time: 45 minutes

Venue: Film Brothers Movie Co-op, 205 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Sunday 11/23 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Part serious, part silly but overwhelmingly entertaining. “Deception” is a psychologically engaging performance, based on the belief that magic happens in your head and is witness with the eyes. T his performance draws from Magician Ran’D Shine playful interactive relationship with his audience and his mastery of sleight of hand, mind reading and other deceptive practices.

www.randyshine.com


Fringe_0090Everlasting Arms and Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence

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Presented by: First State Ballet Theatre

Genre: Dance

Family-Friendly

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: baby grand, 818 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Friday 11/21 at 8 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 7 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? FSBT will present two pieces by renowned choreographer, Viktor Plotnikov. Everlasting Arms brings to life the enchanting sculptures of Charles Parks, Delaware’s most famous sculptor, and Nonsense in the Sense of Innocence explores the surrealistic fantasy of dreams.

www.firststateballet.com


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Presented by: City Theater Company

Genre: Improv

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: Opera Delaware Black Box Theater, 4 S. Poplar Street

Showtimes: Friday 11/21 at 10 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 8 & 10 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Fearless Improv creates scenes on the spot that magnify the hilarity of the human experience. Come see what happens when there are no mistakes, everything is a gift, and everyone has your back. Our scenes are based on audience suggestions, so you are a part of the show too!

This Fringe, Fearless brings long form improv to Wilmington by presenting The Armando. Each night we welcome a guest monologist, and create an entire show inspired by his or her stories. After that, we kick it up a notch with our signature, high energy, short form improv games. Wait, we’re still not done! To end our show, we’re having an improv jam that’s open to anyone who wants to play. We’ll pair audience volunteers with a member of the cast for a short scene so you too can feel the power of improv comedy. Fearless Improv is presented by City Theater Company.

http://city-theater.org/improv/


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Presented by: The Beauty Shop Project Wilmington

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: 2 E. 4th Street, 3rd Floor

Showtimes: Saturday 11/22 at 3 & 7 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? “Hair Stories” presents stories performed by African American women about hair and how it affects multiple aspects of life. When we talk about our hair we are really talking about our whole lives. “Let’s talk about our hair!”

www.facebook.com/beautyshopdel


Pale Redhead Urge Surf Curator, Maiza HixsonPale Redhead Urge Surf

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Presented by: Maiza Hixson & Co.

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Other

Running Time: 120 minutes

Venue: Film Brothers Movie Co-op, 205 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 6 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 10 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 5 & 10 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Pale Red Head Urge Surf is an interactive performance-lecture that culminates in a pop-up, erotic post-Medieval meditation on the complexities of art as a fetishized object of desire.

www.maizahixson.com


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Presented by: Pieces of a Dream, Inc.

Genre: Dance

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: baby grand, 818 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Friday 11/21 at 6 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 4 & 9 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? “Pieces is an eclectic collection of short works by Pieces of a Dream, Inc. These modern dance vignettes evoke joy, wonder, grief, passion, and every emotion in between. Each work features a different component of what we may experience in our journey through life: frustration and delight, love and sorrow, fear and hope. This unique compilation features Pieces of a Dream, Inc. dances that are short in length, but long in their impact!

www.PiecesofaDream.org


SLIDESHOW AIRPLANE_LOW RESSLIDESHOW

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Presented by: SmokeyScout Productions

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 70 minutes

Venue: Film Brothers Movie Co-op, 205 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 8:30 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 8 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 3 & 8 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? From the 1960s through the 1980s, the slideshow was a staple of American life. SLIDESHOW drops audiences back in the time of Kodachrome colors, weaving a fictional family history around strangers’ real slides of long ago vacations. A bizarre, funny, and disturbing work that recreates a lost ritual, and delves into the aspirations of American life.

http://smokeyscout.com/s-l-i-d-e-show/


Staying On The Right Side Of Sanity, Diary Of A Dirt Road Diva, Continues…P1060580

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Presented by: B. Cleare Productions

Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 75 minutes

Venue: 312 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 8 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 10 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 5 & 8 p.m., Sunday 11/23 at 3 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? An honest look at the reality of a young woman’s struggles as she comes of age, in a world far removed from “Functional”. This story is a no- holds- barred reflection on life. This show is an antidotal depiction of a woman growing up poor in a small rural village and the cultural shock of moving to the one of the largest cities in the world, adapting to becoming an adult, a spouse and a parent could challenge the sanity of Freud. This show has been described as inspirational, motivational, and moving. Life is filled with challenges that will often test our “SANITY”, the Dirt Road Diva shows us how to spend more time laughing then we do crying!


The Roarin’ 20’s – A Hip Hop StorySTREETXPRESSIONSLOGO_1

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Presented by: Street Xpressions Arts Organization

Genre: Dance

Family-Friendly

Running Time: 40 minutes

Venue: Opera Delaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 7 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 8 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 3 & 7 p.m., Sunday 11/23 at 3 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? The Roarin’ 20’s meets the Hip Hop era.

www.streetxpressionsarts.org/


True-StoriesTrue Stories from Delaware’s Designated Pot Stirrer

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Presented by: Ken Grant

Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 90 minutes

Venue: Wilmington Public Library, 10 E. 10th Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 6:30 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 6 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Hear the behind-the-scenes stories from Delaware’s Designated Pot-Stirrer. Find out why there’s red stickers on all of Wilmington’s parking meters. Hear transcripts from emails with state and federal officials. Learn some basic rules for stirring pots in this fun, interactive, multimedia extravaganza.


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Presented by: Kathy Buterbaugh Productions

Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: 312 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 6 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 8 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 6:30 & 10 p.m., Sunday 11/23 at 1 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Spend some time with the adult works of Shel Silverstein. Funny and irreverent…and funny, he takes us on everything from Shakespeare to country club interlopers. Nothing is sacred…the Sidewalk ends HERE people!


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Presented by: Larry Denburg

Genre: Magic/Comedy

Family-Friendly

Running Time: 60 minutes

Venue: 300 N. Market Street

Showtimes: Thursday 11/20 at 8:30 p.m., Friday 11/21 at 7 p.m., Saturday 11/22 at 7 & 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.

What’s the Skinny? Few people have ever had the chance to witness a truly expert sleight-of-hand artist, but now you have that opportunity. This is professional, sophisticated material… the miracles happen not just under your nose, but literally in YOUR hands! Definitely an immediate, personal experience that you will speak about for weeks to come.