Let’s start with the obligatory run-down of the numbers:
— 156 shows
— 808 performances
— 22 venues
— 11 days
That’s the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival in a nutshell. Or is it?
The numbers alone barely hint at the breadth, the dizzying diversity of offerings for this year’s Fringe, which runs July 30–Aug. 9. Like the tap list at the Red Gnome, or the tapas menu at Solera, it’s hard to decide where to start.