SEATTLE -- The buzz is hot for several shows at the "Naked Fringe" festival, which have repeat performances through this weekend.
At the Ben & Jerry's Theatre, Market Theatre at Pike Place Market, catch the well-reviewed and crowd pleasing Reefer Madness -- The Musical, Mar. 21 at 6 PM and Mar. 22 at 6:30 PM.
U-Park Theater at brown Bag Theatre in the Newmark Bldg., 2nd and Pike reprises its risque Medea, with female impersonator Choca Fresca Mar. 19 at 10 PM. and Mar. 21 at 2:30 PM.
The Broadway Market Theatre at The Bullit Cabaret in A Contemporary Theatre, 700 Union Street houses one the fest's best-received comedy shows, Killing My Lobster Packs A Lunch, featuring zany sketch comedy on Mar. 19 at 11 PM and Mar. 21 at noon.
Broadway Grill Theatre at Union Garage Theatre, 10th between Pike and Union has Men On The Verge Of A His-Panic Breakdown starring Daniel Luna, a serio-comic look at gay latinos, Mar. 19 at 9:30 PM, Mar. 21 at 7:30 PM and Mar. 22 at noon. Noah's Bagel Theatre at Richard Hugo House, 11th & Pine, features cabaret cut- up Mark Hooker (who wowed last weekends audiences by gamely performing while stricken with tonsillitis) in his gay musical one-man show The Night Darrin Stevens Kissed Me, Mar. 21 at 9 PM. and Mar. 22 at 2 PM. The Coastal Kitchen Theatre at The Underground Theatre at Dance On Capitol Hill on 15th and Republican has Lauren Weedman's Homecoming, produced by Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mar. 20 at 6 PM. and Mar 21 at 2 PM.
There are many more shows for just about every taste (or lack there of) and remember to get in your vote for Best of Fringe. More info is yours at the Seattle Fringe Festival website at www.seattlefringe.org.
-- By David-Edward Hughes