by Kathleen Denny
Between now and Rogue Festival 2014 we will be featuring several of the performers who will be at this year’s festival, so keep watching for more! Also, we have a preview of the Festival itself in today’s issue. And if that wasn’t enough, we will have show reviews and video interviews during this year’s Rogue Festival. So keep an eye on our Arts & Entertainment section to catch them all! Also check out our Rogue Performer Event page for fliers and press releases for more of the performers!
Families! Every child grows up in a different one, even with the same parents at the same address. Take brothers and sisters, six of them scattered, one snowy Wisconsin December, and their father’s funeral, gather them in and dramedy will follow. In this household, sailing and the law combine with Hagar the Horrible, war, peace and The Energizer Bunny. Argument was Dad’s favorite sport and his oldest daughter was his designated sparring partner. And she’s been assigned to deliver a eulogy. “Something nice,” says her sister. But Kathleen doesn’t do nice.
Just about anyone who ever grew up in a family will recognize something or someone in The Pieces, written and performed by Kathleen Denny.
Kathleen grew up just outside of Milwaukee, surrounded by farmland. Her mother used to tell her, “You always have to be so dramatic!” Kathleen went to work as a union machinist and airframe mechanic: one of the rare women on the job. The only one of her brothers and sisters who knows how to use their great grandfather’s micrometers, she can hold a close tolerance. The Pieces is her first solo performance project and audiences at Monday Night Marsh in San Francisco have enjoyed excerpts. Kathleen is happy to join Fresno Rogue Festival – her very first fringe adventure.
The Pieces will be presented at Bistro 566.
566 E. Olive Street, Fresno, CA, 93728
10:15 p.m. Friday February 28
2:45 p.m. Saturday March 1
10:15 p.m. Friday March 7
6:30 p.m. Saturday March 8
Tickets: $5 in Rogue Bucks.
Purchase tickets in advance at Tower Theater Box Office:
815 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728
You can learn more about Kathleen on her Facebook page.