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‘Way Outside The Fringe’ at the Academy Theatre

2013 April 26

Kate's Date One of my favorite local playwrights– and probably one of the best, Hank Kimmel–authored the opening piece of “Way Outside the Fringe,” a night of surreal and odd ball theatre written by local playwrights.

“Looking For Our Town” an autobiographical piece about the time Hank went to the theater in New York  to see Spalding Gray in “Our Town” and gets caught up in the action of the city.  The show’s producer, Nick Boretz, has direct ties to both Lucille Ball and Groucho Marx, so Hank says you can at least be imbued with their spirit peripherally. I’m betting we’ll be imbued the work of the multi-talented Hank, a former professional tennis player, former journalist and a successful attorney and playwright.

‘Way Outside the Fringe’ gives noted Atlanta playwrights a show where they can let their nightmares loose on an audience.

A house divided… and falling! Talking Heads! Mayan Predictions! Spalding Gray! The Apocalypse!! Way Outside the Fringe: An Absurdist Play Festival, aptly honors Academy’s avant-garde roots and moves the art form forward April 26-28.

“We’re all going to have to deal with death and the absurdity of loss someday,” says Academy Theatre Artistic Director Robert Drake. “This is exactly what theater is supposed to do: give us a dry run to prepare and let us laugh at the same time.”

The Academy Theatre and Nick Boretz’ Adequately Normal Productions present this evening of surreal and odd ball theatre featuring pieces by Nick Boretz, David Fisher, Annie Harrison, Daniel Guyton, Hank Kimmel, and Hilary King. The show runs Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 28 at 6 p.m. The Academy Theatre is located at 119 Center Street, Avondale Estates, GA. 30002

Free Parking available. For more information please visit www.academytheatre.org.

WHERE: The Academy Theatre, 119 Center Street, Avondale Estates, 30002

TICKETS: $15 at the door or $10 on line at www.brownpapertickets.com/364506

 

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