The Denison Fringe Festival presents an evening in which there will be three staged readings and a dance piece (student-created).
- “Black Plastic” created and performed by Aidan Iannarino ’20. “Black Plastic” is a magical-realist, historical fiction play in two parts and follows the American Johnny and German Johann and their involvement in the black market music trade of East Berlin in 1979 and 1989. They are visited by death, who foretells their doom if they continue to stay in Berlin and a break in their friendship begins.
- ”I Dress in Black to Match My Life” created by Kara Jackson ’19. The story we know and love with an in-depth portrayal of the inner oppression that the toll of life takes on our souls and the detrimental effect it can have on our mental health and well-being. In this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s, “The Seagull,” three women aspire to be an actress, a writer, and a singer, but are continuously met with crippling rejection and heartbreak.
- “The General at Dinner” created and performed by Adam Venrick ’21. In the near future a journalist with a troubled past is sent on a last chance assignment to an unnamed country to interview its authoritarian leader known simply as “The General,” but once inside the dictator’s inner circle, it is quickly revealed that no one is who or what they seem. Told in vibrant, comical and strange narration, “The General at Dinner” is a sometimes funny, sometimes thrilling account of a turbulent twenty-four hour period in an authoritarian regime and a look at what really goes on behind the scenes of political power.
- Dance Piece—Vaval Victor ’20, performer, and Computer Science Project by Caileigh Marshall ’19. A modern dance performance that incorporates handmade, wearable technology into a story. The innovative combination of computer science and dance presents a unique experience for the viewer.