Maui OnStage brought fringe theater to Maui last weekend with some exciting results. A marathon of short plays, skits, comedy acts, poetry and music, the Maui Fringe Festival was modeled after the original Edinburgh Fringe Festival established in 1947. Of course, there was only one weekend, one performance venue and 10 shows, but even the Edinburgh Festival started out small. The biggest problem was that sleepy weekend Wailuku, with its closed shops and coffee house, lacked the energy of a big city street fair. Next year, coffee, snacks and live music between shows could add the festivity this year's festival was missing.