PolySHAMory

 

Really Spicy Opera (Minneapolis, MN) presents:

PolySHAMory

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

Mon May 7 6pm


In 2014, Kate Robards’ debut solo play Mandarin Orange was named a Capital Fringe Festival highlight by the Washington Post, the first of several star-studded productions. Over the next two years, her solo play Ain’t That Rich racked up honors from Montreal to DC to the shores of Hawaii, including “Best Bet” at FRIGID NYC, “Best of Fringe” at the Capital Fringe, sold-out performances at the Marsh Theatre in San Francisco, and a Hoku Award at the Maui Fringe Festival. Now, Robards returns with PolySHAMory, the third installment in the award-winning series.

PolySHAMory is a show about his and hers. And hers. And his. Sex and sex clubs. Love and therapy.

Kate has everything she’s ever dreamed of. So does Kate’s husband’s girlfriend. Armed with the sex-positive ethos of The Ethical Slut, Kate plunges into the world of Polyamory. She has no idea.

PolySHAMory  is produced by ReallySpicy Opera, the company behind Tampa Fringe 2017’s best-selling Game of Thrones: The MusicalPolySHAMory was named a “Best Bet” at FRIGID NYC-2018.

Kate Robards is an award-winning playwright and performer, praised by Montreal Theatre Hub as “A true gem who has audiences chuckling up one moment and tearing up the next.”

Tickets: $6 (+ $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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A Safe Sex Story (and Other Tales)

 

 Clayton Storyteller (Brunswick, GA) presents:

A Safe Sex Story and other tales

Fri May 4 6pm, Sat May 5 10:30pm,  Sun May 6 2:30pm,

Thurs May 10 11:15pm, Sat May 12 2pm


 

Short stories in verse–mystery, western, noir, sci-fi and more. Selections vary, but all performances end with his signature tale, A Safe Sex Story–also available as a chapbook with a personal protective device inside.

Tickets: $7 (+ $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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God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Mike Delamont (Victoria, Canada) presents:

God is a Scottish Drag Queen

Thurs May 3 7:30pm, Sat May 5 1:30pm,  Weds May 9 10pm,

Thurs May 10 7:30pm, Fri May 11 11pm, Sat May 12 4:30pm


“THIS IS HALLELULJAH-PRAISE-JESUS FUNNY!” Orlando Sentinel. From 18 time “Best Of The Fest” winner and 3 time Orlando Fringe Patron’s Pick comes the most popular one man comedy on the international fringe circuit! God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from Mormons to Monkeys in an unforgettable and hilarious hour of comedy! “ONE OF THE FUNNIEST STAND UP ROUTINES I HAVE HEARD!” Orlando Weekly

Comedy – 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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Charles Lindbergh: A Life In Flight

Rayfield/Jackson Productions (Tampa, FL) presents:

Charles Lindbergh: A Life in Flight 

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

Weds May 9 8:45pm, Fri May 11 9pm, Sat May 12 1:30pm


Chris Jackson (Actor/ Video Design) is an actor, director, photographer, filmmaker and founder of CineView Studios.  Theatre credits include Matt in Simple Theatre’s Good Egg (won TTB award for Best Actor), and roles with freeFall Theatre, New Stage, Stageworks, Jobsite and American Stage. chrisjacksonactor.com.

James Rayfield (Director/ Author) director, writer, teacher, and actor for many years at freeFall, StageWorks, Early Bird Dinner Theatre, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Bokononist Players, and Gorilla Theatre.  His plays have been produced all over the United States and performed by The Radio Theatre Project, The Gorilla Theatre, The Theatre Guild of Panama, The Loft, The Studio @620, Manhattan Class Company and The University of Texas.

About the Play: At twenty-five Charles Lindbergh was the most famous person in the world.  His solo flight across the Atlantic was an act of bravery, skill and determination. He was again famous when involved in what newspapers called “The Crime of the Century.”  He escaped the spotlight for many years but returned as the public face of The American First movement. Few lives have whipsawed from such highs to such lows and been filled with such contradictions and unanswered questions. “Lindbergh: A Life in Flight” draws on newspaper accounts, speeches, court records, and autobiographies to tell the troubling story of one of America’s heroes.

Solo Drama – 1 Hour
Tickets: $7 (+$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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HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB

Brooklyn Culture Jam (Brooklyn, NY) presents:

HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB

Fri May 4 8:45pm, Sat May 5 4:45pm,  Sun May 6 12:30pm,

Thurs May 10 6:15pm, Fri May 11 8:45pm, Sat May 12 3:45pm


HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB is the story of Jerry, a middle-aged troublemaker/activist with a long history of protest. Jerry has cobbled together a list of ways to bring truth to power. Jerry keeps a tone of snarky joy going while explaining civil disobedience that doesn’t get people arrested or injured. HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB Premiered at the Occupy The Empty Space festival at Judson Memorial Church in March of 2012. It has been performed numerous times, and a video version of the Judson event has garnered over 12,000 YouTube visits. Author/Performer Dan Kinch will perform.

For more information about the work of the Brooklyn Culture Jam, visit our website at
http://brooklynculturejammers.com/

comedy/political diatribe/depressing cry for help – 45 min
Tickets: $9 (+$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 Gay Uncle Explains It All To You

The Gay Uncle Time (Seattle, WA) presents:

The Gay Uncle Explains It All To You

Thurs May 3 6pm, Fri May 4 10pm,  Sat May 5 3:15pm,

Sun May 6 2:45pm, Fri May 11 11pm, Sat May 12 9pm


Jeffrey Robert, “The Gay Uncle”, is a Seattle-based Humorist and Artist on the cusp of being one of the Elder Gays. He learned about life through Pop, Camp, Gay, Underground and Trash Culture and now he wants to share it with YOU. Using humor, storytelling, music and brightly colored paintings on cardboard and found objects he will make you laugh, cry and whet your appetite to find out more about the fabulous world while helping you remove “I don’t know who/what that is” from you vocabulary.

Imagine the love child of John Waters and David Sedaris teaching history in a friend’s living room on a $13 budget and you will have some idea of what to expect. This show is for ALL people. Come and revisit some old memories or come be exposed to the unfamiliar. Either way, you will leave with love in your heart and a smile and a song on your lips.

Comedic Storytelling – 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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Save Me, Dolly Parton

Beth Marshall Presents (Orlando, FL) presents:

Save Me, Dolly Parton

Thurs May 3 9pm, Sat May 5 12pm,  Sun May 6 2:50pm,

Thurs May 10 10:30pm, Fri May 11 8pm, Sat May 12 3pm


SAVE ME, DOLLY PARTON
by Megan Gogerty
Directed by Beth Marshall
Starring Theresa Smith-Levin

One woman’s witty story of politics, pop-culture and parenting and how Dolly Parton saved the day.

“…outstanding performance Theresa Leigh Smith-Levin delivers. Her timing, expressions, and voice deliver a sometimes thought-provoking, often humorous, but always sincere message.”

“The script is smart, funny, real, and moving.”

-Randy Clark- Indy Talks

“Save Me, Dolly Parton is well-written and deftly performed by a pregnant Smith-Levin, who brings plenty of emotion and authenticity, not to mention dexterity, to the stage.” -Sean Kissane -Nuvo

Comedy/Solo/Singing – 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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