The weekend Fringe

by Lenise Willis

In its 11th year, the Greensboro Fringe Festival again breathes life into the works of hot, new burgeoning artists, bringing to life intriguing performances, productions and arts. But a lesbian diva (see feature) isn’t the only character debuting this weekend.

Kicking off this weekend’s Fringe line-up is Joe Brack with his production of My Princess Bride: One Man’s Take on The “Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, which runs Thursday through Saturday.

Writer, actor and storyteller Joe Brack, who was inspired by the book and hilarious cult classic movie, imbeds his own tales into the frame of this timeless love story, where even “death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

In this one-man show, Brack unleashes his uncanny talents as he brings to the audience monsters, fencing, fighting, torture, chases, escapes, revenge, giants and miracles.

Also ongoing Thursday through Saturday is a Fringe Dance Concert, featuring performances by five different dance groups. Participants include “Pretty/Ugly,” a performance full of quirky, fun movement that highlight the varying perspectives of beauty; “Somehow,” a duet about life, love and marriage; and “as we were,” a contemporary duet that utilizes a wooden park bench as a focal point.

Other performances include “Gaunt Ammunition for an Unpredictable Battle,” a journey of how humans are tested physically and emotionally every day as well as those defining moments, and “She’s Really Let Herself Go,” a trio-show about a mother-daughter pair who navigate the trials and tribulations of hosting their late-night talk show.

All Shows are at the City Arts Studio Theater, 200 N. Davie St., unless otherwise noted. Individual admissions are a suggested donation of $10 unless otherwise noted. All seating is first come, first served. No reservations will be accepted.