The Boston University Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 18th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theatre repertoire, bringing performers and audiences together in unique theatrical settings. The Festival kicks off with THE WHITMORES, a BU New Play Initiative production by Ben Ducoff (CFA ’15), directed by Michael Hammond, running October 8-11. An awkward dinner party descends into madness when the hosts attempt to convince the help to murder their guests. THE WHITMORES will serve as the School of Theatre’s official 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) entry. Approximate running time: 90 minutes. Tickets: $7 general admission | $3.50 with CFA Membership | FREE with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability.