Photos: Scenes from the Fringe Festival

Arts & Culture Jeffrey Thompson · ·

1 A member of the "Four Clowns" production in the Minnesota Fringe Festival walks down Cedar Ave. in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
2 Marc Mastel greets his girlfriend Alli Koch with flowers and a kiss outside the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Koch starred as Marilyn Monroe in "History Camp," one of the productions in this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival. 
3 Gage Wallace takes a smoking break before the Fringe Festival presentation of "Red Hamlet" at Theater Garage in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
4 A line forms before a performance of "Taiko Blast!" at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
5 Cathie VanDanacker finds a quiet space backstage before performing in "Taiko Blast!" at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
6 "Taiko Blast!" performers, from left, Cathie VanDanacker, Susan Tanabe and Emma Valentine create rhythms of sound and dance at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, as part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. 
7 Members of the production "Ole & Lena & the Great Big Walleye," including, from left, Kevin Yeager, Jessica Huppler, Justin Jordan, David Wilson and Nick Brutscher prepare for their show at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. The group is part of the Central Lakes College Theatre program in Brainerd, Minn. 
8 David Wilson with the "Ole & Lena & the Great Big Walleye" production applies makeup outside the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
9 Mike Fotis and the Danger Committee's "Comedy = Tragedy + Someone Else" kicked off the Fringe Festival at the University of Minnesota Rarig Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
10 "Red Hamlet" attendees file into their seats at Theater Garage in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. 
11 Gage Wallace, left, Kara Davidson and other members of the Red Theater Collective from Omaha, Neb. present "Red Hamlet" at Theater Garage in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, as part of this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival.