IndyFringe: Nharcolepsy

This show is part of the 15th Annual Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, a/k/a IndyFringe, Aug. 15-25, 2019 on Mass Ave downtown. Info, etc., at

By Wendy Carson

Harrington & Kauffman, the creators of 2017’s smash hit, “Cabaret Terrarium” are back and funnier than ever. This easily became my favorite show of the Fringe so far — and I knew it was going to be a very interesting evening as we were instructed to take handfuls of balls from the large box on our way in.

Belgian cabaret singer Gustave and his ever faithful assistant Nhar have eschewed their previous jobs in order to pursue a childish dream. Gustave’s Grandmother told him stories of the Yeti and he promised her to search for the elusive creature. Their strange, sad journey is detailed in story, song, and dance. We learn of the Fish Rod Bucket Toss, The Symphony of the Seal Horn and of course, the Mystical Dance of the Yeti.

Since the trek has stranded them at the North Pole and they are out of food & supplies, this will be their final performance. How are they here in Indy? How are we, the audience, able to see them? Will they actually find the Yeti? What exactly are the balls for?

These questions and more will be answered, but since the show only has two performances left — 1:30 p.m. today and 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 17-18) — you will need to act fast in order to make sure you don’t miss the experience. Who knows, you may even win a free Belgian beer.

One NOTE: Once you discover the purpose for the balls, make sure to ration them somewhat so they last the whole show.

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