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We met the frisky funsters of Happenstance Theater, Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, at last week’s Happy Hour. The pair, along with Scott Sedar, are returning to the Fringe Fest with Low Tide Hotel.

The group’s show from last year’s Fest, Prufbox, was called “elegant, eloquent, and visually engaging in its simplicity and precision” on this very blog, and was such a success that it got the attention of James Smithson’s institution and carried the group to far-flung cities. The new work sounds equally intriguing, and not only because it involves a live mermaid and salt water taffy. Mmmmm…taffy.

And remember, tonight, Wednesday, June 27, be at the Palace of Wonders, 1210 H Street NE, from 8-11 p.m. for the first-ever Fringe Festival Preview.