Font of Knowledge

written by Jonathan A. Goldberg

Strong acting, clever writing and wonderful design.
— MN Star Tribune
The writing is deft, the acting is spot-on and the staging is clever... This is a definite must see.
— City Pages
The dialogue is witty, the story silly, and the cast terrific.
— Pioneer Press
I would definitely say this show is one of my favorites of the 2012 Fringe.
— Rail Diary

This continent-spanning comedy follows a former font maker and a gal librarian as they try to stop the world's most deadly font, Helvetica, from falling into the wrong hands.  They must sift their way through seedy punctuation bars and dangerous train cars, fighting font gangs and Commies along the way to an all-but-inevitable conclusion in this mash up of 1950's genres and styles from the classic detective noir to politically charged science fiction and everything in between.


Production History

August 2-12, 2012

MN Fringe - Mixed Blood Theatre

Minneapolis, MN


directed by Patrick Vassel

with Lauren Glover, James B. Kennedy, Nathaniel Kent, Dan Moyer and Ariana Venturi

scene design April Bartlett

costume design Deanna Frieman

sound design Chris Rummel

lighting consultant Dan Henry

fight director Rod Kinter


MN Fringe Festival 2012

  • Best Costume Design - Deanna Frieman