Launching the 2013 Fringe Festival programme in a Dowling St alleyway last night are (from left) Clementine Flatley, Luke Agnew (monster), Zoe Connor, festival director Paul Smith and Giverny Lewis. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Andy Warhol will make a surprise appearance at the 2013
Dunedin Fringe Festival.
American actor, director and writer Crispin Hellion Glover,
who played Warhol in The Doors film, was revealed in a
dark Dunedin alleyway last night as the marquee act for next
Glover is known for his eccentric acting roles, such as
George McFly in Back to the Future and the ''Thin Man'' in
Charlie's Angels. He will present ''Crispin Hellion
Glover's Big Slide Show and Films'' at his two performances.
The 2013 programme was launched with a monster theme in a
Dowling St alleyway last night to mark the 10th anniversary
of the Fringe.
''This is a milestone for Dunedin and we've really pulled out
all the stops to put together a big programme which will
really engage people,'' festival director Paul Smith said
''It's a really important part of the city now and it makes
concrete our claim as an artistic city. The Fringe is about
artistic innovation and it brings acts to Dunedin we wouldn't
get to see otherwise.''
More than 300 artists will be performing in 60 different
events during the 10 days.
''They're all high-quality acts from New Zealand and around
the world. People will see it and feel it and, I hope, they
will get out and enjoy it,'' Mr Smith said.
Free artistic hors d'oeuvres will be served up in the Octagon
every lunchtime, when Fringe Picks provides performers with a
platform to hawk their creative wares.
The Otago Daily Times ticket and information kiosk
will also be open in the lower Octagon from 10am every day of
The festival will be officially launched at 8pm in the
Octagon on March 13 and run from March 14 to 24.