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Fringe Festival Lottery Held to Launch 25th Year

December 13, 2011 7:45 AM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is kicking off its 25th year tonight with the Indoor Performer Lottery, followed by the first instalment of the Retro Readings Series.

The lottery will decide which companies will be randomly chosen to perform at the Fringe Festival next year. The public can get a behind-the-scenes look at the selection process beginning at 5:45 p.m. (national and international draw), followed by the local and kids venue draw at 6 p.m. Both drawings will be held on the second floor of the King’s Head Pub, 120 King Street. Official results will be posted Wednesday on WinnipegFringe.com, or follow the #wpgfringe hashtag on Twitter.

After the lottery, readings from some of the most memorable Fringe plays will be presented. First up is Aftertaste by Kevin Klassen starting at 7 p.m. Admission is however much attendees wish to pay. Proceeds will go to the Actors’ Fund of Canada.

The 2012 Fringe runs July 18 to 29. Passes are available by calling (204) 942-6537, at the MTC Box Office, or online.