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Live Active Cultures

Foam-rubber freaks from another galaxy – or Providence, R.I. – invade Fringe Fest’s final weekend

Photo: Seth Kubersky, License: N/A

Seth Kubersky

So while I nurse my art-induced hangover, glance over these few wishes for next year's Fringe I discovered scrawled on a beer-tent napkin:

More venues: With 80-odd productions, the Fringe's current roster of theaters is maxed out, but there are underutilized stages in the immediate vicinity that would make great expansion pads.

More fresh food: Loving Hut's absence from the vendor lineup left a hole for vegetarians that Tisse Mallon's Spork Café partially filled, but there's still a need for more affordable non-fried options.

More technology: The free official Fringe iPhone and Android apps (developed by Bad Puppet) were a great start, providing easy access to the schedule. Next year I want to be able to build my show schedule, share it with friends, and buy and use tickets without a printer.

More international: Some of my favorite performers were from Japan (My Exploding Family), Australia (Dirk Darrow: NCSSI) and Canada (Little Lady). Local hits are lovely, but I attend Fringe to find the far-out and foreign – even the interplanetary.

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