Play festival offers shows off the work of students and community members

Play festival offers shows off the work of students and community members

MARQUETTE — Everyone loves a good deal, and the Forest Roberts Theater is offering two-for-one deal this week and next.

Thursday is the opening night for Fringe Festival at the Panowski Black Box Theater. For the next two weekends, you can catch two plays in one night that were written, directed and acted out by students and community members.

“Fringe Fest was originally an idea in 1947 which was just to bring different shows by different creators in, so they have one night, three nights, maybe even a week run, and then they close,” said Ryan White, who is directing and acting in International Stud.

“You bring them all together just because you want to be able to offer a variety of different things from a variety of different angles. That way you can get people that can come on a Thursday night and see two shows, and then come on a Friday night and see two completely different shows,” added Javonte Thompson, who wrote and is directing Love Notes.

The four plays in circulation are “International Stud,” “Love Notes,” “The Soul Truth,” and “The Colored Museum.”

For specific show times and dates, follow this link.