InFringe Fest at the Backyard Ballroom
HOW TO DO SIDESHOW FOR FUN & PROFIT [death-defying burlesque lecture]
FreakShow Deluxe (Dayton) Thu 9pm, Fri 11pm, Sat 9pm
With only a rare vinyl album as his guide, an audience volunteer steps in for an unavailable lecturer to demonstrate stunts like Blockhead, Pierced Weightlifting, and the Bed of Nails.
COCKROACHES [puppet drama]
The Salt Wives & Company Wed 7pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 5pm
Based on the short story by surrealist Bruno Schulz, Cockroaches attempts to answer the most bedeviling question of our time: what happens to someone who hates cockroaches with a cockroachy passion? This dark and funny tale is presented with live music, original narrative, mask work, and puppetry. No cockroaches were harmed.
CRAWLING WITH MONSTERS NOW [homemade testimony]
Latino Theatre Initiatives (Rio Grande Valley) Fri 9pm, Sat 7pm, Sun 5pm
Life in the war-torn communities along the Texas-Mexico border, using stories from the artists own families. Enhanced with live music, projected images, and original videos.
THE TRANSMIGRATION OF GHOSTS [haunting recollection]
Wed 9pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 9pm
Where do your ghosts go when you hit the end of the road? A middle-aged woman facing eviction finds her effort to sort her lifes detritus complicated by her relationship with the young musician she harbors, who embodies many qualities of the boy who once offered her a road to adventure.
OBFUSCATION [surreal seminar]
Human Head Performance Group (Brooklyn) Thu 7pm, Sat 11pm, Sun 7pm
A seminar on effective communication. The audience learns to exude confidence, manipulate bosses, and evade arrest by the secret police. A Kaufmanesque exploration of the ways people with power have Ikea-hacked communication to exert control.
Backyard Ballroom (View)
3519 St Claude
New Orleans, LA 70117
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|