There’s never a bad time for a fringe festival, not even when it’s frigid outside. So get FRIGID inside: The annual theater festival returns to the Kraine and Under St. Marks theaters for three weeks of original, funny, and thought-provoking performances. Or performances that you might hate, but be glad you went to, because risk and open-mindedness is the soul of fringe. Fresh off Super Bowl season, Bloody Shakespeare Company’s R3G seems especially appealing — as any combination of Richard III and NFL star Ray Lewis would. Power Out’s Let’s Play Play, based on YouTube videos of people playing video games, is about friends-for-hire who get caught in an awkward love triangle. FRIGID is also unique in that artists take 100 percent of the profits made from ticket sales.
Feb. 18-March 8, 7 p.m., 2015