Friday, August 12, 2016

Fringe Festival 2016: "Happenstanced"

Day: 8

Show: 35

Title: Happenstanced

Category: Something Different

By: Pipermonkey

Written by: Allegra J. Lingo

Location: U of M Rarig Center Xperimental

Summary: A series of essays about parenthood by the Fringe's favorite "essayist."

Highlights: In 2014 Allegro did a show called The Genealogy of Happenstance about her and her wife's journey to parenthood. Fast forward two years, and Matilda is now 19 months old (and the cutest performer in the Fringe - she waves on cue, and can find her nose, hair, and belly button!). This is Allegra's first foray back into writing and performing after spending the last 19 months as a stay at home mom. The six essays read are funny, well-written, and insightful, with topics ranging from childbirth to Disney to how to answer inappropriate questions from strangers. Very human stories, told from the heart, with thoughtfulness about the world at large.

Warning: this show is a high sell-out risk so be sure to make reservations or get to the theater early.