The creator of Fringe hits "BRUISER" and "HUFFS" returns with a collection of rude, embarrassing, and hilarious tales, told from the perspective of a loud mouth gal just trying to make her way through the Windy City. Along the way we encounter hobo genius Dr. Grizz, public transportation powered by manic hiccups, a mother-daughter-nervous-break-down-road-trip, and a Mexican vacation-vacation (not a wedding, NOT A WEDDING). Huff (mostly bravely) takes on the great mermaid debate, Gap fitting rooms, OA, and the Amish. No matter what terrifying people or disastrous circumstances land in her path, this Midwestern gal gets up, brushes herself off, and moves on to the next brilliantly terrible moment. Don't miss two-time Boulder Fringe Official Encore Award winner, winner of the 2011 Chicago Stage Review award for Best Solo Performance, and the 2008 Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy) in a brand new, original comedy!
About Kelsie Huff: Kelsie Huff is a graduate of Chicago's Columbia College and the Second City Conservatory. With Amy Sumpter, Kelsie formed the two women sketch comedy team Children of the Absurd. Their signature show, 10% Less Fat, focused on the absurdity of female body image and was performed at Second City's Donny's Skybox, Frankie J's, Chicago Sketchfest, The Beverly Arts Center, Neo-Futurarium, Cornservatory, the space, and Kentucky and Indiana State University. In 2005, Kelsie wrote and produced her acclaimed solo show, HUFFS, at Chicago's Royal George Theatre, and later co-produced it with square product theatre in the 2008 and 2011 Boulder International Fringe Festival. HUFFS garnered Kelsie the 2008 Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy). Kelsie's solo show BRUISER, produced by square product theatre, garnered rave reviews in Boulder and Chicago, earning Kelsie the 2011 Chicago Stage Review award for Best Solo Performance. Kelsie can currently be seen performing stand-up around Chicago and is jazzed to head up, the kates, an all female stand-up line-up performing the last Saturday of the month at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago. kelsiehuff.com
square product theatre's Mission: The mission of square product theatre is to create and collaborate on original, honest and innovative works of theatre and performance with local and national artists. We strive to continue to create and produce new works, as well as to present innovative productions of existing dramatic texts. We dedicate ourselves fully to the beauty of simplicity and the importance of theatre and performance as a vehicle for communication, relation and change. squareproducttheatre.org.
The Boulder International Fringe Festival exists to enrich our cultural lives and foster creativity. Our goal is to develop and stimulate audiences, economic growth and the creative community at large. By making the arts readily available, affordable, exciting and deliriously cool the festival raises public awareness to support and inspire local organizations in their year-round endeavors. The Boulder International Fringe Festival is in service to the local and regional community, building bridges between audiences, artists, businesses and civic organizations all across the Front Range and the world. The Festival is a year round way of life capped by an annual 12-day celebratory performance event packed with live theatre, circus art, performance art, spoken word, puppetry, music, dance, multi-media, film, visual art, storytelling and cinema. This year's Fringe runs August 18-29 at various venues throughout the city of Boulder. The Fringe is exhilarating and inspiring as it brings exciting performances to the city of Boulder and Front Range arts community in a rollicking, white-knuckled, breath-taking fashion. boulderfringe.com
Directions to The Dairy Center for the Arts: From Denver: Take I-25 North. Take the US 36 exit to Boulder. US 36 turns into 28th St. within the City of Boulder. Turn left on Canyon. Turn right on 26th St. The Dairy Center for the Arts is located at the corner of 26th and Walnut. Parking is available in the lot behind the Dairy as well as in areas along 26th St. and Walnut St.
Run dates and times: 4 p.m., August 18; 5 p.m., August 19; 9:30 p.m., August 20; 9:30 p.m., August 22; 7:30 p.m., August 24; 5:30 p.m., August 25
Venue: The East Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Ticket prices: $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors; 2-for-1 August 18 & 20!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at boulderfringe.com