Art can portray the world's most complex subjects: the passion of love, the horrors of war, and the despair of fruit waiting to be eaten. Hold a mirror to nature with today's Groupon: for $15, you get an all-access pass to the Fringe Wilmington Festival taking place September 21–25 (a $25 value), as well as a button for first-come, first-serve event admission (a $5 value; a $30 total value).
The Fringe Wilmington Festival curates Wilmington's most eccentric and innovative artwork, captured in a kaleidoscope of vibrant performances, films, and visual arts. Unusual downtown Wilmington venues, including vacant storefronts, museums, and wormholes to Elizabethan England host scores of aesthetic eye-feasts and earfuls of sung and spoken masterpieces. The bustling schedule includes Foolhardy, Patrick Comb's constantly evolving show incorporating audience participation to help hone the finished work over dozens of performances, and Ebullient Creatures, a Nicole Kristiana FitzGibbon selection from more than a hundred whimsical animal paintings unfolding in gouache, watercolors, and gilded ink. Charles Mosley, Jr.'s The PlayStation Killed the Puppet explores gritty human themes and Muppets’ tolerance for all-night raves through the Wonderland-like travails of a former child-star puppet.
All-access passes score their holders one admission each for every performance based on seat availability; all seats are first-come, first-serve, so festival patrons should arrive early to avoid last-minute tiebreaker games of musical chairs. Mandatory admission pins, which should be worn as a badge of pride to all performances, allowing festival-goers unfettered access.
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