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September 2, 2011 8pm – 10pm
First Friday Benefit & Performance
$20, Kids 12 & under are free
8pm Doors Open 
Cocktail & Hor D’ourves Reception
Resident & Associate Artist Meet & Greet
2011 Fall Season Preview
9:30pm Performance: Rubble by Heidi Van
Experience a Fishtank trademark window play. Rubble is a surreal & cinematic story played out in the Fishtank’s storefront window, giving Kansas City audiences a truly unique “theater al fresco” experience.

A nice little slideshow of production photos from Kansas City Fringe shows hosted at The Fishtank Performance Studio, including Rubble:

Hybrid’s “Rubble”, KC Fringe Festival, Review on Stage Savvy
Sunday, July 24, 2011
by Angie Fiedler Sutton – Look for the signs.

Kansas City, MO – infoZine – Performed both in the front window and outside on the street, “Rubble” is a performance piece that delves into devastation and our reactions to it – and is truly what I think of when I think of the concept of fringe theatre. Being on the street, with the inevitable sirens and helicopters, adds to the atmosphere because of the inherent concept of the production.

Like abstract art or a David Lynch film, it’s hard to go too much into what the piece was about without explaining it away as a whole – and this is a piece that needs to be experienced, not explained. But on the surface, five performers are on the outside, while two are in the window. While the two pieces seem to be independent of each other, it ends up tying in together and making a statement (at least to me) about how we, as watchers, sometimes miss what’s ‘really’ going on in the world.

Rubble photo
Photo courtesy of Richard Sutton

Heidi Van, with signs about signs, seems to be the tying thread between the pieces.

The entire cast was flawless in their presentation, with special notice to Gail Bronfman-Bunch for her singing, and both Andy Perkins and Coleman Crenshaw, as the two men in the window, for their Godot-like performances.

I can barely describe the music, played by Katelyn Boone, Katy Guillen, and Peter Lawless, who created it, – at times haunting and creepy, and others adding to the quirky humor. It was a perfect soundtrack to this performance piece.

The Larval Masks were……… Read more at Stage Savvy