'Fringe' Plays Begin with 'Absinthe Green'

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Mira Pasikov, a graduate student in English with an emphasis in creative writing, is the show’s playwright. She said she drew inspiration for the play from her passion for books. “I frequent places where books can be found. As a result, people who are around books – writers and readers, booksellers and librarians – have shared unusual experiences they’ve had in these bookish places. I’ve incorporated some of these incidents in ‘Absinthe Green,’” Pasikov said. Roy Conboy, professor of playwriting, creative writing and theatre and dance, said that Fringe’s plays give students real-world experience. “Fringe Goes Long parallels a common experience in the professional world, where many theaters work with original ideas on a regular basis,” Conboy said.