Scranton Fringe Festival Presents COVID-Friendly Performances
The Scranton Fringe Festival is once again hosting Fringe Under Glass, a safe, socially distant alternative to their annual theatre festival. Instead of a typical stage, artists will perform in storefront windows and outdoor spaces throughout downtown Scranton. The audience will meet at AFA Gallery on Penn Avenue and take a guided walking tour to each performance.
Fringe Under Glass kicked off on Thursday, September 23 and continues through Sunday, September 26. The lineup includes thought-provoking works of original theatre, creative adaptions and improvisations.
The tour is about two hours long and includes several different performers. NEPA’s own New Vintage Ensemble will present their take on Christopher Durang’s Phyllis & Xenobia. The Farm Arts Collective of Damascus will perform scenes from their play, Dream on the Farm. Wilkes-Barre’s Gaslight Theatre Company will also take the stage with the improv-based Bring Out Your Dead.
This is the second year that the Fringe Festival went “under glass.” With pandemic restrictions and cancelled shows, the past year and a half has been challenging for theaters and performers alike. However, Fringe Under Glass has helped keep the arts and culture alive and satisfy people’s craving for live performances.
Last year’s event sold out, and organizers expect tickets to go fast again. Make sure to grab yours, and check out our promo code for $3 off tickets.