Fringe Festival

October 2–25
Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comely Studio 210
264 Huntington Ave, Boston

The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 19th 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 performances and audiences together in unique theatrical settings.


October 2–4

  • Composed by Kurt Weill
  • Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
  • Music Direction by William Lumpkin
  • Stage Direction by Jim Petosa

In The Seven Deadly Sins, widely considered among Weill’s masterpieces, two immigrant sisters embark on a seven-­year odyssey through seven vice-­laden cities, as they try to earn money to build a family home in Louisiana. Sung in English. Approximate running time: 50 minutes
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October 9–11

  • Composed by David T. Little
  • Libretto by Royce Vavrek
  • Music Direction by Allison Voth
  • Stage Direction by E. Loren Meeker

“Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera” plays off of a Belgian folk competition focused on who owns the most melodious bird in the town. What seems to be a rather simple competition actually sets the stage for a journey into the minds of the competitors and their struggles with deception, loneliness, and love. Sung in English. Approximate running time: 40 minutes
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October 22–25

  • Created by Theatre O
  • Written by Enda Walsh
  • Directed by Jonathan Solari

Hilarious, brutal and tragic, Delirium is a radical re-­‐interpretation of The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s classic and compelling tale of family rivalries. The Karamazovs are a train wreck waiting to happen. A hated father and his sons battle it out over women, money, and God. Behind them lurks a servant, taking note of it all and, to the side, two beautiful women clinging onto impossible loves. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
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