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The Saddest Underpants in Town

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.26.2015 | Comedy
Sandy Thomas

Today marks a change in the dynamic of our days. My mom, Janet Oian and our daughter Mabel, arrived here this morning. For three weeks, it's been Glenn and me, and our routine. Today, it all changed. Not better or worse, just different.

Out of the Frying Pan...

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Good news about my mom's suitcase. We got it back! But then this morning, they locked themselves out of their flat. Out of the frying pan...

Pain and Laughs in New York Fringe's 'Metafictional' Drama

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.24.2015 | Media
David Tereshchuk

I'm a Scot by origin. So in matters of culture the word "fringe" can mean only one thing. That would be Edinburgh, evoking in part the annual international festival there, but even more its huge and much livelier attendant program of fringe events.

I Have a Super Power

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I have developed a super power while here in Edinburgh. The minute I put a stack of flyers in my hand and approach a stranger, there's a 75 percent chance I become invisible. Since I have no control over this invisibility, it cannot be depended upon.

Liver Pudding

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I was able to walk to Fringe Central 2 in time for my 2 P.M. workshop and I'm so glad I got to be there. There was a lot of laughing involved.

Mid Fringe Meltdown

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

It's no surprise that we're halfway through our run, so there's also a panic that sets in, the feeling that there's a bunch of things you're missing forever, because you can't possibly see everything you want to see.

Important Shopping Information

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Did I mention the play we saw yesterday had full frontal nudity? Yep. And they didn't even mention it on their flyers! A couple of un-circumcised willy's were on full view and it did make it hard to look anywhere else when they whipped them out.

Bridal Disco Is the Next Big Thing

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

urry in a Hurry was on our agenda for lunch, and we were able to fit in a nice walk to the French café on West Bow (by the castle) for supper. Carrot and fennel soup and an amazing veggie sandwich on toasted bread, was a perfect meal for a rainy Scottish evening.

Artistic Liscense

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

It seems to me, that people should really take a few of these media classes that we've been taking here, online (before you get here), so that when you get to Edinburgh, you'd know what you were doing.

5 Star Review Day

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Well, this morning's show was quiet, but we had a friend in the audience (Calli from the Abbey pub) and a reviewer, who will now be my friend forever. He gave us a fantastic review for the Broadway Baby publication. We were awarded 5 stars, which (trust me) is a big deal here. Stars are the currency of self worth.

Refuse the Oat Cake

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Our show went fine today, and we had about 15 people. There was a brief moment of panic for me, when the pre-show music wasn't playing. There's no way for Glenn and I to communicate once we start the show.

I Am Not Marrying a Large Furry Chicken

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

He had red hair, cut into a short mohawk. He weaved, he drooled, he swore. His thick Scottish accent was made unintelligible by drink, but every third word was a swear, and I heard the phrase "beautiful bride", and "photo with my boy".

A Caring Bridge Site for Artists?

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I kind of feel like, if you bring a show to the Fringe, it's like the Universe's way of hazing you, and whatever the outcome, just by surviving the month, you are in the club.

Demetri Martin Is a Pretty Cool Cat

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Alexandra Villarreal

Martin is all about games and puzzles. He writes 500-word palindromes for amusement and transforms everyday enigmas into equations and formulas with a whimsical bent. Because of his idiosyncratic outlook on humanity, he's earned acclaim in the entertainment industry.

Running With Ghosts in Edinburgh

Natalie Compagno | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

Edinburgh is haunted. Everyone knows that. Especially the spirits that linger year-round with no regard for the passing of All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. I am in Edinburgh for a few days to enjoy its charms as well as ghouls.

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Jaweed Kaleem

Why Death Is The Liveliest Topic At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion

Eighty-year-old Lynn Ruth Miller takes the stage in Edinburgh this month to talk about death. That might sound morbid, but Miller isn't. The Califo...

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Brilliant Ventures Out of the Box With 'Kid Box' From Feng Dance Theater at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

For the first time, the Feng Dance Theater from Tainan, Taiwan is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And boy, have they exploded onto the international stage.

A Friend Indeed -- Social Network Friendships Are No Substitute for the Real Thing

Allen Barton | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Allen Barton

I'm the annoying friend who pesters other friends to get together in person. It's difficult. It's practically a secondary career for which I've developed strategies, persistence, long-term goals.

Girls Gone Fringe: Three Feminist Observations from Katie Goodman at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Katie Goodman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Comedy
Katie Goodman

"Who here masturbated already today?!" This was the opening line of a cabaret I just saw at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where I'm performing my solo musical satire show all month in Scotland.

The Underground Theater World Of Belarus

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts

MINSK, Belarus — Two emotions course through spectators at the Belarus Free Theater – excitement at watching avant-garde drama and fear th...

Beyond Words, a Mime's Story Coming to Edinburgh Fringe

Monica Bauer | Posted 09.23.2013 | Arts
Monica Bauer

The journey of this young gay boy from the Big Sky country of one of the USA's most under populated western states (Montana) becomes something much, much more than a series of "amusing things that happened." That's because the performer is Bill Bowers.

How To Strike It Lucky In The Biggest Cultural Casino In The World

Bob Golding | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Golding

I don't think any of the team who put Morecambe together could have predicted the success of the play as it unfurled in what was in many ways unfathomable. A sell out run is a big ambition in the biggest arts festival in the world but to be followed by a West End opening, two Olivier Award nominations and one Olivier Award win, was way beyond our wildest dreams.

Transitioning out of Our Past and Into Our Future

Amanda Draughn | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Amanda Draughn

To us, it is more than just a play, it is a journey. Our journey. Nothing can replace it, or even come close. And now, after all this time of sharing the stories of the underworld, we finally get to tell our own; moving on to new memories and new beginnings.