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Fringe show: Drinking Stories

I saw a Fringe Festival show tonight! And because it was an excellent show, I'm telling all of you about it.

Drinking Stories by Jen Zalar
$12 + button
as a part of the MN Fringe Festival
Sat., Aug. 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 2 @ 8:30 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 3 @ 10:00 p.m.
Thu., Aug. 6 @ 8:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 7 @ 4:00 p.m.
All performances at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

In a culture where so much emphasis is placed on individual achievement, it's easy to feel alone. It can be difficult to feel connected when most of our social time is spent in emails and on telephones. We hardly ever see each other face to face unless it's a quick bite to eat before moving on to the next immediate thing we need to accomplish for ourselves.

In the show Drinking Stories, comedienne Jen Zalar combines stories, jokes, poetry, sketch, improv, magic, song, and dance in a one woman variety show to explore and create a sense of community. From angsty poetry about love, to embarrassing tales of college woe and bravado, to amazing physical feats accomplished, this event of humor and heart will leave you feeling connected. NOTE: audience participation requested.

More info and tickets can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/drinkingstories

This is mamajenzie's very own show, and it was a lot of fun. I think I liked it even better because I already know her, but the reactions of the people around me attest that you don't have to know her to enjoy her show! (Speaking of people, I went with coworker R, we sat with fiddle_dragon and [info - personal] songwind, and I also saw Ken from court dancing, and Allison whose lovely dress I always admire at Fest.)

If you go, I recommend getting a drink at the bar before you go in (water is fine, it doesn't have to be alcoholic--but there will be toasts, and it's easier to toast with a glass of something in your hand). I tried a Fat Tire beer because I'd been hearing the name and was curious about it. It was tasty enough, and the flavor reminded me of something but I couldn't figure out what. I think it tastes like the beer I put in chili, because I'm burping chili-flavored burps now. :-)

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