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Auggies in the Fringe

fringeMolly Miller ’11, a Medieval studies major with a concentration in theatre history, is one of several Auggies whose acting, directing, and/or writing talent is featured in the 2011 Fringe Festival.

The festival, now in its 17th year, the Minnesota Fringe Festival includes 168 shows from a variety of different artists, and all shows are selected at random. This year, the festival features Levi Morris ’10 in Son of a ____! (that is the actual title, read about it in the StarTribune), Amber Davis ’09 with Savage Umbrella in Ex-Gays, and Miller’s show, Even the Gods Dream, which she wrote, directed, designed, and stars in as Boann, the Water Spirit.

Shows run August 4-14 in venues in Uptown, Downtown, the West Bank (including two stages at Augsburg College), and in St. Paul. Continue reading “Auggies in the Fringe”

Make peace with your body

bodyThe week of Feb. 25 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and there will be several events at Augsburg to get people thinking about how society’s notions of body image can open the door to unhealthy behaviors.

To kick off the week, two Augsburg alumni, Tessa Flynn and Tim McVean, will present “Wrapped in Plastic” on Monday, Feb. 25 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the East Commons. This encore presentation from the Minnesota Fringe Festival makes an honest and surreal exploration of body image. The show follows Drea, a 17 year old who thinks everyone is looking at her when a Faustian “image consultant” tempts Drea with pop-culture gloss. A question and answer session will run after the show from 8:30 – 9 p.m. Continue reading “Make peace with your body”