Melbourne Fringe Festival in Chapel Precinct 2019

By September 4, 2019Events
In Search of the Truth at this year’s Melbourne Fringe

Step into a parallel universe as Melbourne Fringe Festival welcomes you to the new world: a place where art, theatre, music and performance collide. Out of 455 events taking place across Melbourne, Chapel Street Precinct will host six stand-out shows that speak on themes of human existence and our relationships with our minds, technology, people and reality. Un-earth the festival’s quirks and kookiness as Melbourne’s biggest and boldest indie artists take to stages, galleries, clubs, alleys, open spaces and nooks of Chapel Street Precinct from 12 to 29 September.

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Hitch a ride with a new piece of Australian theatre that explores the story of Sam, a gay woman struggling to find the motivation to follow her true passions in life. Having resigned herself to the role of a ride-share driver, Sam quickly discovers that despite having the most eclectic trio of regular customers, they’re all in the same boat – or car – all waiting for their own lives to arrive, catch-up, or leave them behind all together. Showing at The Loft at Chapel off Chapel (12 – 14 September).

Muse
Embark on a journey through the mind with a wildly choreographed show by The Space Dance and Arts Centre F.I.I.T students. Muse ignites a conversation around perception and the stark reality of state of mind, amidst three contrasting pieces that stage a wide range of dancers and genres. Showing at The Space Dance and Arts Centre (12 – 14 September).

Psyche
An award-winning, non-verbal, solo number by Yuutaro Wada, expressed through a blend of mime and dance. Psyche is a science-fiction fantasy about an android who dreams of Earth, whilst exploring the joys and difficulties of raising children, in a performance suitable for all ages and generations. Showing at The MC Showroom (13 – 15 September).

In Search of the Truth
Devised by Cause Collective and presented by Melbourne Fringe, this experience will give Melburnians a chance to reveal their truth in private, on camera, to potentially be shared publicly with the world. Walk inside a giant inflatable speech bubble and prepare for the truth to be exposed. Showing at various locations to be revealed on the Fringe website (13 – 15 September).

The Art of Lies and Obfuscation
Actor/singer Talia Rita Graziano courageously embraces multiple roles in a ‘tour de force’ both on stage and on screen, in an absurdist science fiction piece played out over a new electronic/orchestral music score. Initially inspired by the Vanishing Twin Syndrome, the work has evolved into a girl’s adventure into her own messed up psyche. Showing at The MC Showroom (17 – 22 September).

Top Gun! The Musical
Salty Theatre presents the Australian Premiere of musical comedy Top Gun! The Musical. Writer Billy Palmer is about to crash and burn – his musical adaptation of Top Gun is going off the rails and he really needs a hit. Join Billy and his quarrelling cast, as they share songs, satire and subtext based on the movie Top Gun, all at Mach 3. Showing at Chapel Off Chapel (21 and 22 September).

Melbourne Fringe Festival
12 – 29 September 2019
Tickets on sale 9 August at
www.melbournefringe.com.au

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