Like some odd species of cicada, Seattle Fringe is back on Capitol Hill after a nine-year hibernation.
Starting Wednesday September 19th, and running through the following Sunday, the festival of strange and possibly sublime theater will take place in several venues, all in easy walking distance from each other on Capitol Hill: Annex Theater, Odd Duck, Century Ballroom, and NW Film Forum.
Tickets for individual shows are $10, available here. Festival passes are $125, and while that takes care of the festival in one fell swoop, being a passholder doesn’t guarantee entrance to a sold-out show. 20% of the seats are saved for passholders, but these are given away for people at the door fifteen minutes before the show starts. Be punctual.
Some shows are already sold out but it’s far from too late to take a look at the event schedule and plan out the long weekend of fringe theater. Whether you’d like to see shows featuring amputee fetishists, thoughts about the cosmos, a musical about knitting, or one of eighteen other shows going on during Fringe, you have many options. Shows are rated MPAA-style so parents can know what they’re getting into if kids are involved.
The return of Seattle Fringe bodes well for the theater scene in Seattle and on Capitol Hill, and will offer five days of imagination, bravery, and possibly brilliance to audiences who seek out inspiration and entertainment.