The theatre company that brought you last year’s smash Fringe hit, “Good Girls Don’t, But I Do,” returns with a new solo show by Kelsie Huff, winner of the 2008 Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy) for the 2008 Fringe hit “HUFFS!”
Some girls dream about their wedding day. Others long to play with ponies. Only a select few name and collect their scabs, speak to imaginary rodents in their minds, and make mortal enemies out of cute yellow doggies. Kelsie Huff returns to the Boulder Fringe with the true story of how a misplaced tomboy blossoms into an even more awkward adult. “BRUISER” tackles the hilarity of adolescent and adult humiliation using Huff’s trademark blend of uproarious characters, crushing and unavoidable hereditary influences, and seamless storytelling.
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A new solo show written and performed by Kelsie Huff
Directed by Jason Madeja with Charlotte Brecht Munn
presented as part of the 12-day Boulder International Fringe Festival
Run dates and times: 9 p.m., August 21; 9 p.m., August 23; 6 p.m., August 24; 7:30 p.m., August 25; 7 p.m., August 27; 10 p.m., August 28
Venue: The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder
Ticket prices: $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors; 2-for-1 Opening Night!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.boulderfringe.com
Who is Kelsie Huff:
Kelsie Huff is a graduate of Chicago’s Columbia College and the Second City Conservatory. With Amy Sumpter, Kelsie formed the two women sketch comedy team Children of the Absurd. Their signature show, 10% Less Fat, focused on the absurdity of female body image and was performed at Second City’s Donny’s Skybox, Frankie J’s, Chicago Sketchfest, The Beverly Arts Center, Neo-Futurarium, Cornservatory, the space, and Kentucky and Indiana State University. In 2005, Kelsie wrote and produced her acclaimed solo show, HUFFS, at Chicago’s Royal George Theatre, and later co-produced it with square product theatre in the 2008 Boulder International Fringe Festival. HUFFS garnered Kelsie the 2008 Camera Eye Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Comedy), and was most recently produced by Theatre Underground in January 2010 at Memorial Hall Theatre in Richmond, Ill. Kelsie can currently be seen performing stand-up around Chicago and is jazzed to head up, the kates, an all female stand-up line-up performing the last Saturday of the month at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square, Chicago. www.kelsiehuff.com
“Huff will make you love one-person plays again.” – Time Out Chicago
“Kelsie Huff is hilarious.” – Chicago Reader
“She has an infectious joyousness that makes you happy to be alive.” – New City Stage Chicago
Square Product Theatre’s Mission:
The mission of square product theatre is to create and collaborate on original, honest and innovative works of theatre and performance with local and national artists. We strive to continue to create and produce new works, as well as to present innovative productions of existing dramatic texts. We dedicate ourselves fully to the beauty of simplicity and the importance of theatre and performance as a vehicle for communication, relation and change. www.squareproducttheatre.org.
The Boulder International Fringe Festival exists to enrich our cultural lives and foster creativity.
Our goal is to develop and stimulate audiences, economic growth and the creative community at large. By making the arts readily available, affordable, exciting and deliriously cool the festival raises public awareness to support and inspire local organizations in their year-round endeavors. The Boulder International Fringe Festival is in service to the local and regional community, building bridges between audiences, artists, businesses and civic organizations all across the Front Range and the world. The Festival is a year round way of life capped by an annual 12-day celebratory performance event packed with live theatre, circus art, performance art, spoken word, puppetry, music, dance, multi-media, film, visual art, storytelling and cinema. This year’s Fringe runs August 18-29 at various venues throughout the city of Boulder. The Fringe is exhilarating and inspiring as it brings exciting performances to the city of Boulder and Front Range arts community in a rollicking, white-knuckled, breath-taking fashion. www.boulderfringe.com
Directions to BMoCA: From Denver: Take I-25 North. Take the US 36 exit to Boulder. US 36 becomes 28th St. within the City of Boulder. Turn left on Arapahoe Ave. Turn right on 13th St. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is located on 13th St. between Arapahoe and Canyon. Parking is available along 13th St. as well as in the city lot behind the Museum after 6 p.m.