The Scranton Fringe Festival Presents Fringe Under Glass

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After canceling their six annual festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scranton Fringe Festival has announced Fringe Under Glass, an innovative walking tour of live performing arts to be staged behind the windows of various downtown Scranton storefronts from Friday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. During this challenging time for local businesses and for the arts, Scranton Fringe has partnered with downtown-based businesses and empty storefronts with large window spaces to activate these unconventional guerrilla stages, while attracting patrons to the streets of downtown Scranton to enjoy and experience unique works of live theater and performance art. Featured artists and cultural groups include The Black Scranton Project, Gaslight Theatre Company, The Pop Up Studio, Mostly Opera, Simone Daniel, and Nicole Nicholas.

Fringe Under Glass provides a unique, safer theatrical experience and strong visuals to engage small groups of audience members, as they are led from window to window through the Electric City by a trained Fringe tour guide. The live works will feature wireless audio transmission by the solo artists or small groups of creative talent who are already living or working in close proximity, providing a safe performance space and allowing the artists an opportunity to incorporate new technology into their work.

Performances will be viewed from various sidewalks throughout downtown Scranton, PA on Friday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for Fringe Under Glass are $20 and can be purchased here: http://scrantonfringe.org/tickets/. A private group of 10 persons is $150.

The runtime is two hours, which includes one 15-minute intermission.

“While the large fall festival of arts, culture, and community is canceled, we are thrilled to realize this innovative concept for connecting our incredible community of creative artists and brave audiences who have been so supportive of us over the years,” said Conor Kelly O’Brien, Scranton Fringe co-founder and executive director.

Performance Dates and Times
Friday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Location
Various Sidewalks of Downtown Scranton, PA 

Runtime
2 Hours, which includes one 15-minute intermission 

General Admission: $20
Private Groups of 10 Persons: $150 

For Tickets, Visit: ScrantonFringe.org