This Tiny Camper Will Be the Box Office for the 2015 Fringe Festival
This tiny camper trekked all the way from Ohio to begin a new life along Columbus Boulevard at the FringeArts building. Meg Morris, venue and patron services manager at FringeArts, announced on Facebook last week that it will be the official box office for the 2015 Fringe Festival.
According to Morris, it made its way to Philly thanks to FringeArts Producing Artistic Director Nick Stuccio, who had been on the lookout for a camper for over a month. He finally found this one from a seller in Ohio, which matched just the vintage, aluminum-siding getup he was envisioning. So he drove to Ohio to buy it and lug it back to its new location. The camper is actually a registered historical vehicle, a 10-feet-by-7-feet 1962 Nomad with vintage, original interior. “It’s in great shape.”
To pimp it out Fringe-style, Morris says they’re looking for an attachable awning, AstroTurf, “generally hilarious, old-school camping gear,” and an intern has been instructed to buy cute curtains.
“The idea is to create this cool, camp-like atmosphere in our beer garden—with stumps and benches and a BBQ grill,” says another rep from FringeArts, explaining that it will live in the beer garden until it steps into its main role as a satellite box office for the Fringe Festival in September.
A few people on Facebook have already offered up a plethora of accoutrements, like a red-and-white awning and gnomes and plastic flamingos to decorate the “yard.” I’m also seeing strands of Christmas lights lining the awning. Anyone have some of those laying around? Morris says they’re currently accepting kitschy donations, so give them a ring if you want to get something off your hands.
This year’s Fringe Festival will take place September 3-19.