Fringe Friendly Say What?!

Yes, it is true the button is NOT required for entry to 2018 shows! Instead, at the behest of many an audience member last year, we have added a lesser fee that helps support the festival, as 100% of the ticket price goes straight to the artist!

But we still have buttons for you.

FRINGE FRIENDLY BUSINESSES

Last year Ybor saw Tampa Fringe come in and they took notice. So this year, local businesses are offerring disounts to Fringe Button wearers – and some of them are PRETTY AWESOME!

For more information on the buttons and the discounts you’ll be getting, GO HERE.

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An Excruciatingly Ordinary Toy Theater Show

 

 Zach Dorn (Pittsburgh, PA) presents:

An Excruciatingly Ordinary Toy Theater Show

A Tampa Fringe BYOV(an) Show! That’s right! A show in a VAN.

CAPACITY IS LIMITED to 10.

Locations Vary in Ybor – Check on the FB page or at the info booth on the day!

Thurs May 3 8pm, Fri May 4 8pm & 10pm, Sat May 5 7pm & 9pm

Sun May 6 5pm & 7pm, Mon May 7 7:30pm, Thurs May 10 10pm

Fri May 11 10pm, Sat May 12 6pm & 8pm

 


“…low-tech theatrical magic with jaw-dropping admiration” – Theater Jones

Outstanding Puppet Performance – San Diego Fringe, 2016

For the Tampa Bay Fringe only, Zach Dorn will transform a parked movers’ truck into a makeshift puppet theater. Inside, he will transport audiences into tiny illustrated worlds made visible through real-time projection and shadow puppetry. A lonely puppeteer stalks the child of two notorious celebrities, a three-foot ghost plagues an eight-year-old boy’s fragile psyche, and an opera-singing landlord refuses to return a security deposit. The show received a Seed Award from the Jim Henson Foundation in 2015 and Outstanding Puppet Performance at the San Diego Fringe in 2016. www.zachdorn.com 

Puppet Show – 45 Minutes
Tickets: $10 (+ $3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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Calluses

Sakhisizwe Edutaiment Productions (Stutterheim, South Africa) presents:

Calluses

Thurs May 3 7:30pm, Fri May 4 10:45pm,  Sat May 5 9pm,

Mon May 7 6pm, Tues May 8 7:30pm, Weds May 9 9pm


This is a South African story of two shack dwellers trying to rebuild their shacks after being forcefully removed by the Cape Town City Municipality. The pain that these poor people share is invisible in the eyes of the rich politicians. In a country supposed to be democratic, the poor are still poor and the rich get richer everyday. An unforgiving country of racists, tribalists who are still finding it hard to forgive each other. Voters are still the abused, still they vote because its their right. People still get killed when fighting for their rights. When will this come to an end?

Theatre – 45 Minutes
Tickets: $12 (+ $3 festival support fee)

 What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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Spring at the Willowbrook Inn

Event Show Productions (Tarpon Springs, FL) presents:

Spring at the Willowbrook Inn 

Thurs May 3 8:45pm, Fri May 4 7:30pm, Sat May 5 9:15pm,

Sun May 6 8pm


From their first meeting in 1967 at a motivational conference, Cooper and Joshua develop an unexpected relationship and their lives are forever entwined no matter the distance between them. Told with humor, grace and a patchwork of encounters and correspondence over four decades, Spring at the Willowbrook Inn is a timely, thoughtful play about how, in spite of everything, one moment can change a lifetime.

Spring at the Willowbrook was awarded Outstanding Production in the All Out Arts Play Festival in NYC for new LGBT work. Performances have included the actors Greg Louganis, Sean McDermott (Miss Saigon, Falsettos) , Nathan Darrow (House of Cards) and Andy Kelso (Kinky Boots) and Jason Patrick Sands (Chicago, Phantom).

Drama – 1 Hour
Tickets: $13 (+$3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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Darths & Droids: The Phantasmal Malevolence

Present Company (Winter Springs, FL) presents:

Darths & Droids: The Phantasmal Malevolence

Thurs May 3 6:30pm, Sat May 5 7:45pm,  Sun May 6 7:30pm,

Thurs May 10 7:15pm, Fri May 11 7:45pm, Sat May 12 3:15pm


“What if Star Wars as we know it didn’t exist, but was instead the wild creation of a group of tabletop role-players? Join our company of misfits as they roll the dice to battle an army of droids, risk their lives in a dangerous pod race, and argue the logistics of deflecting bullets with a laser sword. Adapted from the popular web comic “Darths and Droids” by David Morgan-Mar and the Comic Irregulars.”

Comedy – 1 Hour
Tickets: $10 (+3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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The Dog Show

 

 Dog Show Comedy (New York, NY) presents:

The Dog Show

Weds May 9 6:45pm, Thurs May 11 9:15pm, Sat May 12 7pm

 


THE DOG SHOW is a new breed of sketch comedy. Sometimes subtle, often outrageous comedy sketches that parody, spoof, pastiche, and lay utter waste to topics ranging from world history, pop culture, surrealism, and good ol’ Americana. A New Jersey native comedy quartet that has made good use of their (very expensive) college educations, The Dogs will be bringing their hour-long sketch comedy revue, WASTE OF A GOOD PUN to the Second Annual Tampa International Fringe Festival.

If you’re looking for a good clean laugh, or to learn more about yourself through a heart-warming tale of overcoming adversity, this is (probably) not the show for you. But as long as you’re here, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the only show bold enough to call itself THE DOG SHOW without actually having any dogs whatsoever.

THE DOG SHOW presents WASTE OF A GOOD PUN. Written and performed by Mike Patierno,
Claudio Venancio, Peter Coleman, and Ryan Correll. For more information, follow The Dogs on Facebook at facebook.com/DogShowComedy

#seetheDogsrun

Comedy – 1 Hour
Tickets: $8 (+$3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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Darren McCracken’s Big Bad Birthday Party

Starving Queen productions (St Petersburg, FL) presents:

Darren McCracken’s Big Bad Birthday Party

Fri May 4 9:30pm, Sat May 5 3:45pm,  Sun May 6 9pm,

Weds May 9 8:15pm, Thurs May 10 10pm, Sat May 12 10pm


A one-man show written by Joseph Alan Johnson and starring Daniel J. Harris as Darren McCracken, a world-renowned party planner and legend in his own mind. Darren is reluctantly turning 50 and decides to escape and celebrate alone in the tropics. In one hilarious, alcohol-fueled evening, he confronts his past, present, and future, hoping to make peace with his demons. Don’t miss this fun and provocative look at life and the choices we make.

Comedy – 1 Hour
Tickets: $10 (+$3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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The George Gilbert Variety Show

The George Gilbert Variety Show (Clearwater, FL) presents:

The George Gilbert Variety Show

Fri May 4 8:30pm, Sat May 5 5:15pm,  Sun May 6 3;45pm,

Thurs May 10 6:15pm, Fri May 11 10:45pm, Sat May 12 4:45pm


Part of Ybor’s Tampa International Fringe Festival 2018!

A gut-busting comedy magic show that audiences rave about. Using mind-boggling magic, audience interaction, hilarious improvisation and wonderful displays of skill, The George Gilbert Variety Show becomes a crowd magnet.
Watch as he keeps the entire audience engaged from beginning to end, flirts with danger and performs a hilarious version of sword swallowing.

Marvel at masterful displays of sleight of hand magic.

Watch in awe as George performs mind-boggling illusions, cracks a bullwhip and even balances a razor sharp machete on his face.

All of this is done while simultaneously making you laugh until your sides hurt, winning over the toughest of audiences.

Comedy – 30 Min
Tickets: $5 (+$3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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This Show is Meshuga!

Zazu Productions (Largo, FL) presents:

This Show is Meshuga!

Thurs May 3 8pm, Sat May 5 9:15pm,  Sun May 6 4:45pm,

Weds May 9 9:45pm, Thurs May 10 8:45pm, Sat May 12 5:45pm


What do you call the neurotic actress and Bubbie (grandma in Yiddish), with a constant need to improvise and challenge herself?   Meshuga!.. This is a solo performance improv show…stuff will happen…come along for the ride…wacky…serious.. surprising…shtick…not schlock…you…me…your friends…strangers…who…what?

This crazy show is an improvised solo performance adventure…with audience interaction–every show unique, a mish-mash stuffed with quirky characters that take hasty shape before your very eyes.  Anything could happen, but something happening is guaranteed!

The only person in this show is Francine Wolf.   For those of you who have seen her in Columbus Playback Theatre, BAIT improv, Stuff Happens Improv Theatre or in other live theatre performances, (most recently at Just for Laughs Dinner Theatre in “Sex Please, We’re Sixty,”) you can blame her entirely for this one—she’s probably just having some senior moments.

Wolf was directed by the award-winning improv instructor and founding member of Florida Studio Theatre’s long-running  improv troupe, FST Improv, Christine Alexander.

Solo Improv Comedy – 45 Min
Tickets: $8 (+$3 festival support fee)

What is the Tampa International Fringe Festival? An uncensored performing arts festival May 3-12, 2018, featuring over 200 performances from companies all over the world, across all genres of live art – comedy, music, magic, and more.

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