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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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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Call It In The Air Parts 1 & 2

 

FloresAlexander presents:

Call It In The Air Parts 1 & 2

Part 1:

Thurs May 3 10:15pm, Sat May 5 6:15pm,  Sun May 6 6:30pm,

Part 2:

Thurs May 10 10:30pm, Fri May 11 6pm, Sat May 12 8:45pm


After two successful runs in New York, the exciting and engaging musical from Flores/Alexander opens for its Florida premier at the Tampa International Fringe Festival this May! Get your tickets today!

After returning home to his small town of Eureka, CA from a year in Los Angeles unsuccessfully chasing down a dream of making it as a musician, Owen is given the news that his long time on and off girlfriend is moving away and ending their relationship. In spite of this Owen decides to continue his dream of being a musician. Penny and her best friend Jordan drive away to Portland and along the way, Jordan reminds Penny that everyone does their best to let go of the past and move on to moving on.​

At his first concert back in his hometown, Owen meets Morgan, an up and coming political speechwriter between jobs. After a missed meeting, Owen becomes enamored with Morgan and hopes to know everything about her, all the way down to her favorite color. Taylor, Joey, and Lacey look on as Owen and Morgan hit off. They argue amongst themselves if this a good idea. Owen tells Morgan how excited he is they met and Morgan doesn’t want him to get ahead of himself. After a couple months have passed, Penny returns with news that doesn’t allow Owen to leave his life up to chance like he used to anymore. His choices polarize everyone around him and sets him on a journey of self-discovery through chance and choice.

Rock Musical – 1 Hour
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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The Early Girl

Downstairs Lady Theatre (Winter Garden, FL) presents:

The Early Girl

Thurs May 3 6pm, Fri May 4 9pm,  Sat May 5 7:45pm,

Sun May 6 9:30pm, Thurs May 10 9pm, Sat May 12 3pm


This earthy comedy set in a small town brothel, offers a look beneath the surface of prostitution.

Lily has just arrived, having had to leave her newborn baby with a friend back home, she is determined to earn enough money to pay her debts and make it as a single mother. She enters the monthly competition to be Number One Girl and becomes the month’s leading contender, until her drive causes a major rift between her and the girls. What makes us working girls, and when do we just become whores? The Early Girl asks you to look beyond the glitz and glamor of the sex industry and take a look at the souls inside.

Serio-comic – 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 Opposite of Evolution Dance Studio

The Body Poetik (St Petersburg, FL) presents:

The Opposite of Evolution Dance Studio

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

Sun May 6 2:15pm, Weds May 9 6pm, Sat May 12 7:30pm


This piece explores the degree to which theater can be experienced as bodywork–like a massage, a yoga class, a therapeutic zen dance session. It is a meditation on gravity, rest and slow movement through experiments in physical improv and contact.  Diverse bodies and abilities unfold into variable social sculptures.

Some theorists say disability is a social performance, situated along a spectrum of what is considered “the normal body”. How normal is your body? How does it move? How has it hoped to move? How do you, in your particular skeleton, contend with gravity? What is your gravity story? A broken bone, a decade older or younger, the thing that slipped out of your hand?

What if we went the opposite way of rush and grasp and push and leap, but instead to sea level, to slow, to gradual and consistent? Letting all bodies into the choreography–what creativity unfolds when taken lying down? Do you have your best ideas gliding sideways through a dream just before waking up? A poetic soundscape prompts your inner monologue to become part of the theater, whether or not you choose to physically participate. Complete stillness lets you be in it, too.

The piece draws on the work of integrated dance companies (troupes composed of both disabled and non-disabled dancers) like Axis Dance of the San Francisco Bay Area and Heidi Latsky Co. of NYC; Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist Is Present”; American Apparel’s 2010 series of ads with disabled model, Jes Sachse; the painter Sunaura Taylor; and many other other performers in the disability culture movement and somatic arts fields.

Participatory Performance Art Solo Show – 45 min
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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Are You Lovin’ It?

Theatre Group GUMBO (Japan) presents:

Are You Lovin’ It?

Weds May 9 10:15pm, Thurs May 10 7:30pm,  Fri May 11 7:30pm,

Sat May 12 10:15pm


Winner of “Outstanding Comedy” and “Artists’ Pick Award” at the 2016
and 2017 San Diego Fringe Festival.

Japanese GUMBO invites you to a surreal romp with dancing Japanese
businessmen, everyone’s favorite Krazy Kitty, many Poos and delicious
WacDonalds for all. We won’t let you stop your laughter!

GUMBO means JUMBLE in African language, it was named for an intention
to make drama with a strange power that overflows from inside.

GUMBO’s work is frantic, high energy, grotesque and full of black humor.
Through aggressive direction, they expose the lies and truth of
contemporary living, tempered only by laughing which hovers disturbingly
between the ecstatic and hysterical.

GUMBO was established in 1994, and has since received many
international awards including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Spirit of the
Fringe award in 1998, Melbourne Fringe Festival Special Commendation
award in 2003, Australian Green Room Awards in 2013 and Hong Kong
Fringe Club Honorary Membership in 2015. Kayo Tamura, director also
received an award for her direction of the group with the “Emerging Artist
Prize” in 2003.

Comedy/Satire/Physical Theatre – 1 Hour
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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PRETENDING THINGS ARE A COCK

2HOOTS PRODUCTIONS (Australia) presents:

PRETENDING THINGS ARE A COCK

Crowbar – Tuesday May 8 7:30pm

HCC Studio – Weds May 9 7:15pm, Thurs May 10 6pm,  Fri May 11 10:30pm,

Sat May 12 4:30pm, Sat May 12 6pm


Pretending Things are a Cock is the product of Jon Bennett’s three years of global wandering, and combines the artistic, phallic-filled photographic display with hilarious and surprisingly heart-wrenching tales from Bennett’s life.

This Just for Laughs award-nominated show for Best Comedy has now been performed to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim world wide. The show has toured to some of the biggest festivals in the world including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe (2012) and Just for Laughs Zoofest in Montreal (2013).

“The funniest show at the fringe. Don’t miss it. ★★★★½” – Calgary Herald

“Fantastic comedic storytelling. ★★★★½” – Channel 44

“Instantly likeable, Bennett is a deft storyteller with a frank, confessional style that blends pathos and humour to great effect. ★★★★½” – Uptown Magazine (CAN)

“Dick obsessed humor goes much deeper. ★★★★” – Now Toronto

“Bennett delivers belly laugh after belly laugh. ★★★★” – London Free Press

“As Thursday’s show let out one of the audience members said, “That wasn’t what I was expecting.” This statement is insane. ★★★★” – Saskatoon Pheonix

“Jon Bennett is such a warm and charismatic performer he turns one of the most puerile concepts into something quite special indeed. ★★★★” – Hairline Reviews (UK)

“at the end of this hilarious and thoughtful hour, no one seems to want to leave the room. ★★★★” – Edmonton Journal (CAN)

Solo Show – 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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