It's time again for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, a mashed-up collection of 165 shows over 11 days at 15 Twin Cities venues. It opens Thursday.
The shows include something for all tastes: comedy, drama, musicals and more. The Fringe Fest website helps you easily sort out what's available on each day, by category.
It can be a taxing time for the local theater community. A number of exhausted performers appear in more than one show during festival. CityPages has their story.
MPR introduces you to three first-time Fringers who are stepping into very different roles for their shows for very different reasons.
Here are a few random trailers to give you a taste: