THE VISA BUTTON Eleven days, 8 venues, 30,000 audience members and hundreds of performers. The Fringe is one big festival, and bringing it to you (chairs, venues, lights, posters, technicians, tickets) costs over $400,000 - or about $16 a head. But, 100% of the ticket price you pay goes to the performers you choose to see. So how do we cover the cost of bringing you the Fringe each year? The VISA button. Costing $4, not only does it make a fine souvenir, it does these vital things: 1. The $4 you pay for a VISA goes directly to Intrepid Theatre, the non- profit society that produces the Fringe. This is your investment in the future of theatrical risk-taking. 2. A VISA on your shirt helps the Fringe get noticed - the downtown business people who donate money to the Fringe can see the direct impact of their contribution on their business. Corporate donations make up about HALF of the remaining $12 that your VISA doesn't pay for. 3. When you wear a VISA, we can recognize you - and you can recognize other members of the massive Fringe Family. Talk to them, share opinions. Have a drink after the show. Meet them at Venue 4 for the 11 oclock show tomorrow. Never see them again, or marry them, or sort-of-half recognize them on the ferry. And when you do, remember the good time you had at the Fringe! 4. Also, having a VISA button entitles you to socialize with fellow Fringe goers at our member's only club, he Fringe Green Room! (Downstairs at the Bedford Regency Hotel, 1140 Government Street). You can pick up the one-time good-for-any-number-of-shows VISA button at any indoor box-office when you pick up your first show ticket, or at the Info Booth in front of Eaton Centre!