Posted 2014/08/17 by jeremy in On The Street

Free for all

How do you decide which play to see at the Fringe? Word of mouth? Ratings and reviews? (At least partially the latter, we hope.)

Stylish posters? Titillating titles? That handsome guy who gave you the handbill?

With over 200 plays, each doing their best to capture your interest, it can be a difficult choice at times. Generally, we tend to trust research. More data, better decision-making.

This is true to a point. But as Malcolm Gladwell has famously written, there is also a place for intuition or snap judgement, the kind we make in the blink of an eye.

That’s where the Fringe’s Free for All comes in. An hour of 2-minute pitches and performances, designed to give you a quick snapshot of each show.

The next one takes place today, Sunday, Aug 17 from 3 – 4 pm at the North Beer Tent.

Here’s a sample from Saturday’s performance: