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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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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Schwasted Shakespeare

Off Kilter Theatre (Tarpon Springs, FL) presents:

Schwasted Shakespeare

Thurs May 3 10:30pm, Sun May 6 1:25pm,  Tues May 8 8pm,

Weds May 9 8:30pm, Thurs May 10 6pm, Sat May 12 7pm


“What three things does drink especially provoke?

Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.”

–          Macbeth. Act2.Scene 3

 

4 actors. 1 Shakespearean Play. Lots of Alcohol. 1 hour you will never forget.

 

Our group of Schwasted Actors will set out on an adventure; to perform one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Join Hamlet on a mission to avenge his father’s death in an impossible 60 minute feat, but that’s not all – we will do so with a twist. One of our Schwasted Actors will partake in a bountiful amount of alcohol and attempt to recite the words of the immortal bard while the sober actors work to keep them on track. No two shows will ever be the same, and who knows what each performance holds as we let our Schwasted Actor steer the show. Hilarity, mayhem, and hangovers are bound to ensue.

 

(We promote a healthy relationship with alcohol by monitoring our performers closely and switching which performer is drunk every performance.)

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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Where We Go Together or The Flashlight Play

Kevin Michael Wesson (Tampa, FL) presents:

Where We Go Together or The Flashlight Play

Silver Meteor Gallery 2213 E 6th Ave

Thurs May 3 10:30pm, Sat May 5 10:15pm,  Sun May 6 8:30pm,

Mon May 7 10:15pm, Tues May 8 10:30pm, Sat May 12 10:30pm


BASK IN COMPLETE ARTISTIC FREEDOM WITH US. 50 FAST MINUTES OF STORIES WE WROTE. YES, WE ARE BREAKING INTO FRINGE. DON’T YOU FUCKING TELL ANYONE. NO LIGHTS, COMPLETE FUCKING DARKNESS, NO CENSORSHIP, YOU PICK THE ENDING EACH SHOW, WEAR BLACK, NO COPS. YOU/WE/I WILL ENGAGE IN A COMPLETE IMMERSION OF ARTISTIC LIBERATION. ALL YOU NEED IS TO PAY THE $3 HUSH MONEY AT THE DOOR. WE AIN’T CHARGIN SHIT. BRING EXTRA CASH IF YOU ARE BOURGEOISIE SWINE. SICK OF SEEING 400-YEAR- OLD PLAYS? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TELL THE STORY YOU WANT. HOW PROGRESSIVE IS YOUR THEATER IF WE CAN’T AFFORD TO GO???
PASSWORD IS “MUNGY”

“For too long Italy [Tampa] has been a dealer in secondhand clothes [Theatre].”
– Futurist Manifesto, 1909

– 50 Minutes
Tickets: $5 donation + ($3 festival support fee) AT THE DOOR ONLY

 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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Ruthie in the Shadow

Ami Sallee (Tampa, FL) presents:

Ruthie in the Shadow

Fri May 4 6pm, Sat May 5 7:30pm,  Sun May 6 7:15pm,

Mon May 7 9pm, Fri May 11 7:30pm, Sat May 12 2:30pm


“There are things within the shadow that I do not produce but which produce themselves and have their own life … But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster.” Ruthie is drowning in a mudslide of competing realities, struggling to find solid ground.

Drama, Theatre- 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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The Friendzone

Sir Jordan N. Bertke (Palm Harbor, FL) presents:

The Friendzone

Sun May 6 1:45pm, Mon May 7 8pm,  Tues May 8 6:30pm,

Thurs May 10 9pm, Fri May 11 10pm, Sat May 12 5pm


A satire based on the famous “Friendzone.” Alice has wanted to date Todd for a while, but he is oblivious and only looks at her as a friend. When Todd gets “Friendzoned” by a girl he is interested in, Alice brings him to her “Friendzone Support Group” where they attempt to find their way into relationships with the help and advice of the members of the Group.

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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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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The Story of an Undead World

Undead Productions (Lakeland, FL) presents:

The Story of an Undead World

Thurs May 3 10:15pm, Fri May 4 9:15pm,  Sat May 5 6pm,

Mon May 7 8:45pm, Tues May 8 10:15pm, Weds May 9 7:30pm


“The Story of an Undead World, a rock opera”, is set in modern time.  Taking place in a small town called Evansfield, Illinois, we meet Doctor Steven Matthews who is desperately trying to find a way to save his son. A recent experiment has gone horribly wrong and has sent the town into a zombie filled ruin. With Dr. Matthews causing the outbreak and Jason, Kourtney and Bart witnessing these monsters come to life right before their lives in the lab as medical students, it is only a matter of time before they have to make a choice. Save yourself or save the one you love? Get lost in the heavy guitar riffs and the pummeling double bass drumming as you follow the lives and stories of these survivors and see how they will have to pay the ultimate price for one man’s attempt at defying life.

Metal Rock Musical – 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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