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It’s just like Fringe to offer a choice between astronomy and nudity. (I was trying to go for a “deep space” pun here, but I’m coming up short.) But if burlesque is too scandalous for you, cool off with a more pious selection.
Bortle 8 (The Argonaut, 6 p.m.) — Chris Davis is on the hunt for total darkness, but you’ll find plenty of (metaphorical) light on his wild journey through the cosmos. Our Peter Orvetti enjoyed the ride, with some reservations.
Burlesque Classique’s Vaudevillian Romp (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theatre, 6 p.m.) — In the Great Burlesque Throwdown of Aught-15, our Marshall Bradshaw called a tie between this offering and Barenaked Comedy. But only one of those is showing tonight. Check out Vaudevillian if you’re looking for corny, old-school humor and some seasoned pros of the art of raunchy spectacle.
Priest/Penitent (Tree House Lounge, 6:15 p.m.) — Thank longtime Shear Madness mastermind Bob Lohrmann for bringing these two whip-smart, one-act shorts interrogating the nature of religion to Fringe. Our Brett Abelman describes it succinctly: “Two perfectly written short plays performed perfectly.”
Altered Archives (Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theatre, 8:15 p.m.) — Abstract theater is a tricky business, but this show makes it look easy. Our Joshua Buursma says this meditation on memory and history “presents a uniquely successful harmony of medium and message.”
Handout photo by Paul Gillis Photography