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Rogue Festival

Rogue Festival Reviews 2020!

IN THE March 7 ISSUE

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by Rebecca Potts,
Mallory Moad & Terrance McArthur



The Rogue Festival is here! You can find all of our Rogue Festival articles, and our upcoming show reviews in our Rogue Festival section! We will be posting reviews throughout the festival.

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Rogue Teaser and More

IN THE March 6 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Going Rogue.
In zoology, it’s an elephant going against the herd and attacking man and animal alike. In politics, it means breaking party lines and going against the rules. In Fresno, it’s having a good time, going to a bunch of shows in the Tower District in March.

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by Evelyn Jean Pine


A languid tear rolls down the young man’s rugged face.
“My daughter loves these videos,” says my friend, holding her phone in front of my eyes. “She’s transfixed by the feeling.”
That was the teardrop of an idea that became my one-woman play, Freeloader in the House of Love, which opens on Friday, March 6 at 6:45 at Goldstein’s at the Fresno Rogue Festival. The show won the SOLD OUT Award at the San Francisco Fringe and BEST STORY Award at the Boulder Fringe.

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by Noam Osband


Growing up in a very religious Orthodox Jewish family, I didn’t know any non-Jews until I got to college. However, I was lucky enough to have an uncle who made me watch Sunday morning televangelists. He thought it was ludicrous, absurd theater, and I sat there transfixed and inspired. As a kid, I would jokingly lay hands on and provide healings to my friends.

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Rogue Festival Preview: The Magic of Eric

IN THE March 3 ISSUE

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by Eric Hiett


At the age of 7, I, Eric Hiett, became fascinated with magic. Owning a couple books, I was able to put a show together to perform before some friends in the neighborhood. My first real show was when I was twelve and in the eighth grade and performed before the entire school. Everything went wrong and ended up more as a comedy show than a magic show. I continued practicing magic and when I entered college, I was performing before fraternities, sororities, and other college organization.

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by Hope Lafferty


This memoir with legs charts Lafferty’s ongoing war with gravity—stories centered around a box [?] and inspired by her lifelong impatience, klutziness, and second-guessing.

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by Eleanor O’Brien


Eleanor O’Brien is bringing her risqué and provocative solo show How to Really, Really? Really! Love a Woman to the Rogue Festival. O’Brien is new to the Rogue, but not new to touring fringe festivals. She is the artistic director of Portland-based sex-positive theater company Dance Naked Productions, and has been making shows about sexuality since 2005.

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by Candice Holdorf,
Les Kurkendaal, & Steve Budd


“The first time Jesus made love to me, I was twelve years old.”
This was the original opening line of my new solo performance show, Portrait of the Heretic as a Young Woman, debuting at the Rogue Festival this year. And while this line now makes its appearance two-thirds of the way through the show, it still encapsulates the driving force behind my journey in Portrait.

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by Christopher Alocern


Victorian Seance Revisited is a theatrical representation of a traditional nineteenth-century seance. I created the show in order to share with the general public what it feels like to be in a traditional seance. The seance as we perceive it today was born in the United States in the 1850s and is an important piece of American history. I attended my first seance with my grandparents when I was five.

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Rogue Performer Preview: The Jewish Wife

IN THE February 19 ISSUE

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by Tracy Hostmyer
& James Phillip Gates


Roust Theatre Company is based in New York City, and we are very excited to be part of The Rogue Festival for the first time as it celebrates its eighteenth anniversary. We have always had a strong and special connection with Fresno. Roust’s co-founder, Tracy Hostmyer, grew up here, went to Fresno State with one of Rogue’s founders, Marcel Nunis, and started her acting career with Good Company Players & Second Space.

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by Houston Robertson


I call myself The Octobabe, which, in ordinary language, means I’m a sassy, sexy 83-year-old woman. I’m living long and loving it!

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Rogue Performer Preview: A Trio of Musical Shows

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Excursions, Amelia Ryan, Spencer/Morris


Here are three Rogue Festival Shows that all involve music! The Excursions, Songs & Stories, and Spencer/Morris

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Rogue Performer Preview: Merely a Player

IN THE February 12 ISSUE

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by Marc Gonzalez


About three years ago I got the idea to write a one-man show. I had been reviewing and attending Rogue Festival performances for a few years, and since I also did theatre, I figured why not give it a try? It wasn’t until a year or so later I started formulating the structure and content of what a one-man show about me would look like.

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Rogue Performer Preview: Creating Man Cave

IN THE February 12 ISSUE

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by Tim Mooney


I’ve been touring with one-man shows pretty much non-stop for eighteen years now. Mostly I do classical material: Shakespeare, Molière, a collection of the Greatest Speeches of all time. But in 2017, something happened which changed my life, and sent me off on a new track that I never anticipated.

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