Women and Wallace

Turkey Creek Collective (Tampa, FL) presents:

Woman and Wallace

HCC Studio Theatre

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

Sun May 5 7:45pm, Mon May 6 8:30pm

Sat May 11 9pm

Meet Wallace. He’s just like you and me (except when he isn’t) Wallace tries to figure out the fascinating puzzle of girls, and confront the trauma of his mother’s loss, aided by his keen creative writing skills and self-deprecating sense of humor. This play is for you (except maybe it’s not)

Tragicomedy, 1 Hour
Tickets – $10 ($7 +3)

Squeeze My Cans

Cathy Schenkelberg / Jacob Harvey Inc (Studio City, CA) presents:

Squeeze My Cans

HCC Studio Theatre

Fri May 3 8:30pm, Sat May 4 4:30pm,

Sun May 5 6pm, Thurs May 9 7pm,

Sat May 11 2:45pm

A true journey into and out of Scientology.
 
“Moving, hilarious, heart-breaking and redemptive. Lets you experience for yourself how Scientology devours money and lives.” Chicago Reader
 
“Schenkelberg easily switches characters and time periods with dizzying energy, that is both exhilarating and electrifying.” Edge Media
 
At the top of the best performed, brilliantly written, elegantly directed one person shows I have ever seen.” Buzz News.
 
#2 of the TOP TEN local professional theater 2017 Tampa Bay Times
Pick of the Fringe EDINBURGH (2017)Hollywood (2016) Calgary, Vancouver (2018)

Storytelling/Theatre (drama), 70 Min

Tickets – $16 ($13+3)

Chocolate Casi Amargo

Gomez/ Goldfeder Present (East Rochester, NY) presents:

Chocolate Casi Amargo

HCC Studio Theatre

Sat May 4 10:15pm, Sun May 5 5:45pm,

Mon May 6 10pm, Thurs May 9 10pm,

Sat May 11 12pm

CHOCOLATE CASI AMARGO AT 2019 TAMPA INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL. Delicious sexy hot chocolate almost bitter will be served MAY 2019 in YBOR CITY.

Elena Goldfeder and Ruben Gomez from Rochester NY will perform in the 2019 TAMPA INTERNATIONAL Fringe Festival (MAY 3-11). Candide Carrasco’s new play, CHOCOLATE CASI AMARGO (CHOCOLATE ALMOST BITTER), is a bittersweet, hysterical romp through homophobia and conservatism in the Latino community. After an evening out with “good” friends, an older Cuban couple confronts their past, their present, the boredom of everyday life, the decline of aging and – most of all – their only child’s gay lifestyle. In both English and Spanish, this play is suitable for mature audiences.

PACO: So from now on all the gay kids in the universe are your kids?

ISABEL: Sí, that is the way it is, and it is going to be, they are all my kids as long that there are people who laugh at them, and throw stone, and kill them, there are too many mothers of gay kids who checked out ,we are needed, las que se quedan y luchan.

Theatre (Drama), 1 Hour

Tickets – $15 ($12+3)

Sending in the Sparrows

New Tampa Players (Tampa, FL) presents:

Sending in the Sparrows

HCC Studio Theatre

Thurs May 3 10pm, Sat May 4 7:45pm,

Mon May 6 10pm, Fri May 10 7pm,

Sat May 11 1:30pm

As Hitler rose to power he drew into his movement young men known as Hitler Youth who were dedicated to supporting the goals of Hitler and following his every command. Some of these teenagers volunteered to join while others were forced into membership, but once in, they had to declare their loyalty to all of Hitler’s plans, including his goal to rid Germany of undesirable people in order to create a master race free of persons with mental or physical disabilities or members of ethnic groups considered inferior to the pure Aryan race. Viktor, forced to join the Hitler Youth, faces a terrible dilemma because his own twin sister is housed in an asylum for the mentally disabled and is marked for death. Viktor not only fears what might become of his sister, but knows that he too will be doomed because of his genetic relationship. In his efforts to keep this secret from other vicious Hitler Youths, Viktor struggles to be true to himself and defy what he sees as a wave of evil that is sweeping his country.

Tickets $15 ($12+$3)

Drama, 45 min

N.Y. Sewer Gator (Family Fringe)

Think Tank TYA (Tampa, FL) presents:

N.Y. Sewer Gator

HCC Studio Theatre

Sat May 4 12pm, Sun May 5 1:30pm,

Sat May 11 12pm

ThinkTankTYA, your friendly neighborhood family theatre company, is excited to bring you “N.Y.Sewer Gator”! Join us under all the hustle and bustle of New York City and enter a hidden world where gators make their home. Years have gone by and the people of the surface world have all forgotten the reptiles who live beneath them. That’s just as well, the gators wouldn’t have it any other way. After all this time, they have built their own way of life. They don’t need anything from up above and no one seems to mind. No one, that is, except for one.

One young alligator dreams of what life is like above the sewers. Could there be something up there for him? His answer comes one day when a peculiar visitor makes there way down below. Together, the unlikely pair travel above, below, and anywhere else you can think in search of a place where they belong.

Based on a story loosely based on an official article that someone read once and a collective group of wild imaginations, we can surely say this is a story you’ve never heard before.

Theatre for Families, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $10 ($7+3)

 

Thank You Notes

Innovocative Theatre (Lutz, FL) presents:

Thank You Notes

HCC Studio Theatre

Sat May 4 1:30pm, Sun May 5 4:30pm,

Mon May 6 7pm, Thurs May 9 8:45pm,

Sat May 11 10:30pm

Dating: it sucks.  Ever dated a really terrible kisser?  What about someone who could only get turned on in odd and back-bending places?  Did you ever think you had found “the one” only to get ghosted by that person soon after?  Did you ever date someone you just knew your mother would hate? Or what about someone really, really cheap? Jaime has dated all these people.  But in a world full of horrifying dating experiences, she also managed the impossible: she has found “the one”. This is why you’ll find her writing thank you notes to her exes on her wedding day.  What could go wrong? Mark (aka “the one”) is everything she has dreamed of: good-looking, sweet, funny, a great lover, and he thinks she is the best thing that’s ever happened to him since the invention of the wrap.  But what if that’s not enough? What if behind every great attribute is a big red flag? Watch Jaime struggle to embrace her future, let go of her past and be thankful for her dating disasters.

Theatre (Comedy), 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $15 ($12+3)

 

Re(union)

Unfilmable Productions (St Petersburg, FL) presents:

Re(union)

Silver Meteor Gallery

Thurs May 4 9:45pm, Sat May 4 12pm,

Sun May 5 10:15pm, Mon May 6 7pm,

Sat May 11 7:15pm

(Re)union is a dark comedy that focuses on the societal and media reactions to tragedy on the micro and macro scale, as a small town reaches their boiling point.

Web: (Re)union is not the typical coming of age story. Instead, it challenges the notions of what it means to become an adult, specifically a decade after high school. In this story, intense emotions are felt after a devastating event that has left both an entire community, to not just grieve, but to analyze where they go from here. (Re)union boasts a power to engage its audience in an active dialogue of false happiness and outgrown friendships. Old friends, crossed lovers,confusion, and companionship accompany one another in this journey to uncovering our true selves and the hidden darkness within. Boundaries are stretched, morals are examined, and a paradigm shift is in the making.

Dark Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $10 ($7+3)

Deep As Hell

2Sheets Theatre Co (South Portland, Maine) presents:

Deep As Hell

Silver Meteor Gallery

Sat May 4 8:45pm, Sun May 5 12pm,

Mon May 6 8:30pm, Fri May 10 8:30pm,

Sat May 11 5:45pm

Portland, Maine based 2Sheets Theater Company is travelling 2,000 miles to make art and tell stories to strangers. Deep As Hell is a 2Person sketch comedy show about Robi, who is a robot, and their creator, who isn’t. The show is interspersed with irreverently relevant scenes about belly buttons, poetry, and monkeys. There are definitely high flying switcheroos afoot. Come see boobytraps: bamboozlements: farcical and frantic scenes of fraternity, fallacy, futility, and other f-words too.

2Sheets had a semi-prolific year in 2018, mounting ten productions across three states. Their interdisciplinary approach has kept audiences on their toes and established 2Sheets as some of the highest caliber new work being created in Maine. One Portland Man described a 2Sheets show as such: ” Time and circumstance veer and shift, but not for a second do [the actors] waver from the ultimate actorly challenge: BEING PRESENT, soul and body, hearing one another!”

Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $13 ($10+3)

Real-Time Bidding

Red Trombone Theatre (Valrico, Florida) presents:

Real-Time Bidding

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Fri May 3 7pm, Sat May 4 10pm,

Sun May 5 8:45pm, Fri May 10 7pm,

Sat May 11 7pm

Can you place a value on the stuff you’ve surrounded yourself with? Will the trinkets, treasures and ephemera accumulated over a lifetime have any meaning after you’re gone? How strong is their hold on you? And when you’re no longer here, will they somehow retain the power of the emotions, stories, and energy invested in them? A desperate widow on the edge of dissolution discovers the market value of memories.

Drama, 30 min

Buy Tickets: $7 +$3 FSF = $10

Blind Double Date

Airtight Theatre Company (Palm Harbor, FL) presents:

Blind Double Date

HCC Rehearsal Hall Venue

Thurs May 2 8:30pm, Sat May 4 3pm,

Sun May 5 1:30pm, Thurs May 9 8:15pm,

Sat May 11 9:30pm

Cindy and Nick show up for a double date organized by their mutual friend Taylor. Little do they know, the couple they are meeting is Rachel and Greg and they have all dated before!

Awkwardness ensues as the couples have flashbacks about how they all met. There are six flashbacks or “reenactments” and they gradually move backwards in time. While reflecting, every person learns things about themselves and their values in relationships and friendships.

Comedy, 1 Hour

Buy Tickets: $9 +$3 FSF = $12 General, $6 + $3 FSF = $9 Students