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The “Millennium Fringe,” Lafayette College's seventh annual Fringe Festival, including original plays, music, poetry, videos, and performance art by Lafayette students, will be held Nov. 14-20.

Festival events, which are presented by Lafayette College Theater, are free of charge (except for Meredith Monk's mainstage performance) but require tickets, which can be obtained by calling the box office of the Williams Center for the Arts, 330-5009.

Student performances will take center stage at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Williams Center's black box theater.

The festival will kick off with a hair-sculpture workshop led by artist Terry Niedzalek at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in the black box. The workshop will culminate in a hair-sculpture fashion show at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Williams Center, incorporating the Parthenon Project, a distinctive art installation on display as part of Lafayette's 1999-2000 Roethke Humanities Festival, “Modern Appropriations of Homer's Odyssey.” The Chorduroys, Lafayette's male a capella singing group, will perform. The workshop and fashion show are presented in collaboration with the Williams Center Art Gallery.

By popular demand, the festival will include a return engagement of Lafayette College Theater's production of Working. A musical adapted from the prize-winning book by Studs Terkel, Working celebrates the diversity and commitment of Americans in everyday occupations. Performances will be staged in at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, in the Williams Center black box.

The fringe festival will also include a two-day residency by composer, singer, filmmaker, choreographer, and director Meredith Monk and her ensemble. At noon Monday, Nov. 15, Monk and three ensemble members will give a free overview of her career in American musical theater and perform several vocal segments of her current work in the Williams Center black box theater. The full company will perform “Magic Frequencies” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, on the Williams Center main stage. Tickets for “Magic Frequencies” are $18.

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