Best of the Fringe

August 25, 2004.By Gyros Papadopoulos, Pulse of the Twin Cities.

LORING PLAYHOUSE The two best-selling Fringe shows, “Knock!” and “Buckets & Tap Shoes,” have been booked some double-header encore appearances at the Loring Playhouse. If you missed them the first time around, Theatre Latte Da’s “Knock!” is what the Star Tribune calls “a sparkling, unique and inventive theatrical creation” about a 12-year-old boy on the cusp of puberty, loved by his parents and tormented by his older sister. The other show, Rick and Any Ausland’s “Buckets and Tap Shoes” is a high-energy groovefest of rhythm, tap dance, music, and percussion. Find out why these performances touched so many theater-goers. Through Sept. 5. Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 7 p.m. $25. 1633 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. 612-604-4466.