Twin Cities Horror Festival: A Halloween treat for Fringe lovers
Hear No Evil by Tyler Olsen
Thought you had to wait until next August to get your Minnesota Fringe Festival fix? Well, think again. This week, the Twin Cities Horror Festival opens at the Southern Theater, hosting a slew of Fringe favorites -- Joshua Scrimshaw, Levi Weinhagen, Courtney McLean, Tim Uren, Mike Fotis, the Four Humors, phillip andrew bennett low -- who are producing new work that ranges from scary and mysterious to kid-friendly. Like the Fringe, it's an eclectic mix of stuff for all tastes.
The Murderer Did It by Four Humors
The event started last year when Four Humors decided they wanted to bring a horror-themed show they had done in Cincinnati, calledHarold,
to Minneapolis. After talking to some other companies, they hit on the idea of starting a horror festival. "After we got everyone together, we talked about how we wanted to do this," says Four Humors' Ryan Lear. They decided on giving artists 100 percent of the box office, and did a Kickstarter campaign to cover the costs of staff and marketing and space rental. This year, Four Humors heads up most of the administrative support, with one rep from each company being a part of the planning. "It's very collaborative," he says.
The Harty Boy in the Mystery of the Mall of America... of Death! by Comedy Suitcase
IF YOU GO:
October 31 through November 9
1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis
For a full schedule and info about tickets, see their website at tchorrorfestival.com.
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