Aspen Fringe Festival announces lineup |

Aspen Fringe Festival announces lineup

Staff report

The Aspen Fringe Festival will bring four nights of dance and theater to Aspen in mid-June, including a modern-dance piece, a heralded Broadway drama and a workshop of a new play.

The sixth annual Fringe Festival opens June 13 with a performance of “MoralesDance,” a modern-dance composition that was staged recently at the Alvin Ailey Theatre in New York. The cast includes Cassie Lewis, a former student of the School of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet who currently is studying dance at Fordham University. She’s joined by dancers from companies including American Ballet Theatre and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

On June 14 and 15, the festival will stage “Venus in Fur,” a 2012 Tony nominee for Best Play. Starring Nikki Boxer and Fringe Fest co-founder David Ledingham, it tells a story of a director attempting to stage an adaptation of the erotic 19th century novel “Venus in Furs.” The production is directed by local theater veteran Mike Monroney.

The festival closes June 16 with a workshop of Donald Sage Mackay’s new play, “The Last Outlaw,” including a staged reading and post-show discussion with Mackay and the cast.

The festival runs June 13 to 16 at the Black Box Theatre at Aspen High School. Tickets went on sale Monday at the Wheeler Opera House. More information at

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