The concept of a Fringe Festival can be traced back to Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947, when eight theatre groups were shunned from the Edinburgh International Festival because they weren’t part of the official program. The eight snubbed actors decided to stage their productions anyway, right on the “fringe” of the official festival—thus, the concept of a Fringe Festival was born. The official Edinburgh Fringe Festival was created in 1958, and is one of the largest theatre festivals in the world.
The Fringe Festival at the Forest Roberts Theatre follows this idea, albeit on a much smaller scale—our Festival was put together to allow graduating seniors to showcase their capstone projects.
Three different theatrical pieces performed, produced, and directed by the students of the theatre and entertainment arts program at NMU perform each evening!
Tickets are $15 for the General Public, $10 for Students, and $5 for NMU Students and can be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket Outlet.