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The Finkles' Theater Show

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By Julie York Coppens · May 26th, 2010 · Fringe

For Christmas 2008, Minnesota-based actors Ryan Lear and Rachel Petrie sent loved ones an oddly festive portrait in glitter-bomb envelopes. “We set up a camera in our living room and started pulling stuff out of this costume trunk,” says Lear, who found a pair of oversized glasses. “As soon as I put them on, I felt this horribly dorky character coming into being.”

Thus were born Carl and Wanda Finkle, people who love theater in its most excruciating forms.

Now they’re doing it themselves — badly but happily. Says Lear, “It’s an epic show that doesn’t quite make it there.”

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