Strange Wor(l)ds: A Fundraiser for the Minnesota F…

Presented by Maximum Verbosity

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$15 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!

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90 minutes

Without intermission

Past performances

Friday, May 22 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 23 8:00 pm
Cabaret/variety Storytelling

"I'm trained to use words you've never even heard of. You understand? Why, sometimes I use words I've never even heard of. Uh, but enough of this…supercilidious…rambunctuality."
- Lokasenna (Maximum Verbosity's first Minnesota Fringe show in 2004)
The Minnesota Fringe Festival is facing uncertain times. Maximum Verbosity Productions can relate. You know who was there for us when the future seemed precarious? The Fringe. Prankster gods, crumbling utopias, zombie politicians, dancing peasants, double-gendered prophets: worlds upon worlds that might never have seen the light of day without an unjuried, low-risk environment to take root. Founder and playwright phillip andrew bennett low drinks whiskey, performs readings, and shares memories from over fifteen years of peril, profanity, and puns. Whether you've been there from the beginning or joined along the way, you're guaranteed to have a time of some sort.
WARNING: Adult language. Whiskey is involved. Anything could happen.
phillip andrew bennett low is a Chinese-American playwright and poet, storyteller and mime, theatre critic and libertarian activist. His solo performances have won acclaim from Minneapolis to Atlanta, New York to LA -- even as far as Melbourne, Australia. He was the co-founder of the Rockstar Storytellers (a supergroup of bestselling Twin Cities spoken-word artists), founder and producer of the touring theatre troupe Maximum Verbosity, and founder and host of the country's only open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction, The Not-So-Silent Planet, and its associated podcast. He has published two humor collections, Indecision Now! and Get Thee Behind Me, Santa.
"With a control over the rhythm and pacing of his words that rivals Saul Williams, low paints a beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful picture..."
- Katelyn Coyne, Indianapolis Fun City Finder
"Writer phillip low is a talented man with a gift for caustic monologues. But he also has a crazed sense of humor..."
- Kansas City Stage
"...low has a hell of an ear for language. Those are some downright beautiful sentences...the guy gives good aural."
- Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

Friday, May 22nd at 8pm: GROWIN' (2004-2011)
Saturday, May 23rd at 8pm: SHOWIN' (2012-2020)