Friday on the FRINGE: you DON'T want to miss this!

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That's right - you WILL NOT want to miss: Friday on the Fringe featuring Circus Orange's "TRICYCLE", live, tonight, right here in our very own Center City presented by the The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival!

Larger than life, undoubtedly the largest 3-wheeled vehicle to ever come through Manhattan Square: TRICYCLE-1

If you've been wanting to check out the Fringe the last few years, have heard so many wonderful things about it, but maybe you're overwhelmed with the fact that there are over 380 shows and events and you don't know where to start - Friday on the Fringe is the single most important place you should start to whet your Fringe appetite. The BEST thing about it - it's FREE and it's an evening you won't forget!

Friday on the Fringe: Friday, September 19th, 5-9pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Manhattan Square (next to National Museum of Play) Fringe Highlights Stage - 5-7:30pm Buskers and Street Performers - 5-7:30pm Manhattan Square Bowl performances - 5-7:30pm Food & Drink available - food trucks and The Distillery Tent TRICYCLE - 7:30-8:30pm Rochester Fringe Official Website

From the Fringe website:

"If you loved BANDALOOP, wait ‘til you see CIRCUS ORANGE! Part mad science, part street theatre and 100% spectacle, Canada’s CIRCUS ORANGE creates lucid dreams with explosive shows that combine mind-blowing pyrotechnics, special effects and aerial rigging with street theatre, clowning, fire arts, dance and circus. They’ll bring to the Fringe their magnificent production, TRICYCLE, but this is no kiddie bike, folks. This TRICYCLE is a magnificent, 18-foot machine that makes its nomadic journey right through the crowd, blurring the lines between audience and performer. Improvised, ground-based interactions and stunts take place along the way, with larger production numbers created at key staging areas. Then, try to catch your breath before the TRICYCLE pops a wheelie 60 feet over your head, becoming a human-powered pyro wheel. Oh, and a full-scale fireworks show rages in the background. It’s the most fun Rochester’s ever had on three wheels!"

Watch a video clip of Circus Orange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2M5vBzoepI

Please note: Featured image and slider courtesy of Rochester Fringe 

MY THING Fringe: interactive art

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The 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is finally upon us! Running for a full 10 days, Fringe brings 380 shows downtown and to the surrounding area, a third of which are FREE. Comedy, dance, theatre, music, film, and more. You'll also being hearing quite a bit from us over the next 10 days as we were recently asked to be part of the Official Blog Team for 2014! You'll even be hearing from a few contributors on our site.

Something new to Fringe this year is a large, interactive art sculpture, entitled "MY THING".

My Thing Fringe Created by artist Eric Waugh, MY THING gives Fringe fans a chance to be in the spotlight. This blank canvas was created by Corey Fountain, an art director, production manager and craftsman specialist at Jay Worldwide, and will soon be covered with photos of fans.

MY THING launched Wednesday night and will be on display during Friday on the Fringe in Martin Luther King Jr. Park  (a.k.a. Manhattan Square Park) and then it will move to the Spiegelgarden for the remainder of Fringe.

First, have your photo taken (free!), write on the photo what your "thing" is (like what you do or what you love), and then watch as Eric turns it into art. You'll even receive a copy of the photo to keep.

Eric-working Eric Working Fringe is encouraging you to share your photo on social media and tag it #myfringething!

People of My Fringe ThingMy-Fringe-Thing My Fringe Thing Launch So Rochester, come be a part of the experience, what is your THING?

Location Details: Friday, 9/19, on display from 5-9pm at the Lodge at Martin Luther King Jr. Park Saturday, 9/20-9/27, on location at the Spiegelgarden (corner of East Main & Gibbs)

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