“The Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025” explores the growing popularity of Fringe festivals in this hysterical meta-parody romp by the celebrated Village Idiom Productions.

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LOS ANGELES – Two years ago, as writer/actors Jim Blanchette and Jacob Smith were waiting for a quick load in for their Hollywood Fringe festival show, evading incontinent birds in an alley and talking about what Fringe artists go through, they started forming ideas for the “fringiest” of Fringe shows. At the same time, their colleague Corey Lynn Howe and her company Village Idiom Productions presented an acclaimed version of the hit musical [title of show] and experienced both successes and challenges all their own. As they talked over drinks at Fringe Central, what the three quickly realized is that Fringe is about a lot more than the artists and their shows, it’s also about hard work, camaraderie, ambition, drinking, frustration, varying levels of talent, lunacy and, at many times, absolute absurdity.

And, they realized, it ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. As such, The Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025 was born. It will make its premiere at The Elephant Space from June 7-28 as part of Hollywood Fringe.

It is “The Fringiest of Fringe Shows from the Quirkiest of Querques.” As the 2nd annual Albuquerque Fringe comes to a close, the festival celebrates another prosperous year by recognizing the best and the brightest the whimsical festival has offered—including mincing Southern harpies, Belgian clowns, lost Elizabethan dramas and an intrepid holiday goose. Come see who takes top honors and who gets snubbed at The Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025!

“It’s a little bit of everything one sees at a Fringe Festival, from the foreign entry to the musicals category to a barrage of one-person shows to classical works and world premiere shows,” said Howe, who’s directing. “Each of our honorable mentions are given a segment of time to perform part or all of their show. Wait until you see how different (and similar) Fringe is in the future!”

Howe describes the show itself as Monty Python’s Flying Circus meets The Carol Burnett Show.

“It’s parody at its best and just a lot of fun,” she said. “It’s a parody of a Fringe festival, taking place at a Fringe festival, for Fringe festival participants. It’s too meta not to premiere at a Fringe festival, none better than the Hollywood Fringe.”

 

Calendar Listing:

 

The Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025
Written by: Jacob Smith and Jim Blanchette
Directed by: Corey Lynne Howe
Produced by: Village Idiom Productions

 

SYNOPSIS:

“The Fringiest of Fringe Shows from the Quirkiest of Querques.” As the 2nd annual Albuquerque Fringe comes to a close, the festival celebrates another prosperous year by recognizing the best and the brightest the whimsical festival has offered—including mincing Southern harpies, Belgian clowns, lost Elizabethan dramas and an intrepid holiday goose. Come see who takes top honors and who gets snubbed at The Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025!

 

DATES AND TIMES:

June 7 – 5:30 p.m.
June 12 – 10:00 p.m.
June 16 – 7:00 p.m.
June 20 – 11:30 p.m.
June 24 – 8:30 p.m.
June 28 – 4:00 p.m.

 

LOCATION:

The Elephant Space
6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

TICKET PRICES:

General Admission: $14

**Use Code: ABQFRINGE for $2 off**

*Order tickets by visiting https://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/2189

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Jim Martyka
Press Manager
(818) 497-3701
JimMartykaPR@aol.com

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