Dr. Frankenstein’s Travelling Freakshow culminates with an unexpected and emotional punch. Those lucky enough to see the production are now in mourning simply because it’s gone. How did they pull so many elements together? But Fringe isn’t over yet. There are more excellent productions running through Sunday, July 13 such as…

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On the last day of the San Diego Fringe Festival, there’s still one more chance to see “Oyster Boy” (today at 5 p.m.) and “The Desperate Characters of Mercer County” (6:30 p.m.), both at Space 4 Art. Both shows have their charms, for instance, the Greek/Hawaiian chorus in “Oyster Boy.”

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It’s brilliant that the premiere San Diego Fringe Festival is presenting what amounts to a Philip-Dimitri Galas retrospective. An incandescently talented artist, Galas invented his own genre, “avante-vaudeville,” to describe his combination of physical theater and explosive, poetic language, and the term seems Fringe-perfect.

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