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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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.

The Van is next to Silver Meteor Gallery!

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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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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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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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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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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Black Cow Jumps/The Art of Connection

Banks Helfrich (Clermont, FL) presents:

Black Cow Jumps/The Art of Connection

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

Sun May 6 5:45pm, Tues May 8 9pm, Sat May 12 1pm


Seven-time guest on The Late Show with David
Letterman “Is this Anything?” – as of early 2018
there are over 7.4 billion people on the Earth –
Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus Clown –
next time you’re in Starbucks count how many
people are talking to each other and how many
are talking to their phones – award-winning
feature filmmaker – when was the last time
someone really got you? – immersive, intimate,
full of something we all seek – realness.

Reality – 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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Breakneck Hamlet

Tim Mooney Rep (Buffalo Grove, Illinois) presents:

Breakneck Hamlet

Mon May 7 6:30pm, Tues May 8 7:30pm,  Thurs May 10 7:30pm,

Fri May 11 6pm, Sat May 12 6pm


Tim Mooney presents “a one-man show for the fringe festival ages,” recklessly slicing Hamlet from Shakespeare’s original, cutting a four-hour play to a single hour with a single actor! This “breakneck” performance reveals Hamlet as a thrilling chameleon, with an immense intellectual capacity and a hilarious, wicked sense of humor. Rather than the “melancholy Dane,” Mooney “fights like hell,” with barely a second-long pause!

 

Winning five stars through the US, Canada (and Denmark!), Mooney’s “Hamlet” drew raves at the Orlando Fringe (“Exhaustingly impressive… you’ll finally get to enjoy Shakespeare’s words with impeccable enunciation”- Orlando Weekly), the London Fringe (“A perfect gem” – TheatreInLondon), the Calgary Fringe (“Best of Fest”), the Indy Fringe (“the way Shakespeare should be taught”—IndyStar), and the Kansas City Fringe (“A whirlwind of wonderful. Hold onto your seats and watch a master at his work” – KC Metropolis).

 

Edmonton’s Vue Weekly sums it up: “Neither Mooney, nor the audience can catch their breath… There’s an ‘I can’t believe he’s really going to do this’ feel of the show… If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, it’s a must see… a highly entertaining experience that’s worth the price of admission.”

Classical Solo Show – 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 Sibyl of Mars

Giant Nerd Productions (Seattle, WA) presents:

The Sibyl of Mars

Thurs May 3 8:45pm, Fri May 4 6:15pm,  Sat May 5 7:30pm,

Mon May 7 7:15pm, Tues May 8 6pm, Weds May 9 10:15pm


The Sibyl, a seer from Mars, has been sent to Earth to steal ancient records of the planet’s original colony mission – against an interplanetary peace treaty. She must piece information together decaying, scattered records to learn why her home world’s ecosystem is collapsing, before Earth authorities erase her memories and ship her back to the Red Planet, useless to its struggling inhabitants. Using tarot cards to trigger each piece, Sibyl works with her audience to form a plan.

L. Nicol Cabe is an award-winning science fiction storyteller and solo performer. She has previously toured two critically-acclaimed scifi solo performances – “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn” and “Tidal Surge,” and is excited to tour her third speculative fiction piece. In her home base Seattle, she directs, dramaturgs, writes for, and sometimes performs with wonderful theatre companies like Copious Love Productions, Annex Theatre, Theater Schmeater, Taproot Theatre Company, and Infinity Box Theatre Project. She has also been published in Fiction Vortex online magazine.

Sci-fi Solo Show – 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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Windows

Katie Mack (New York, NY) presents:

Windows

Fri May 12 7:15pm, Sat May 13 1:20pm, Sun May 14 5:15pm

[cats]


If the window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade

-Tom Peters

You grow up. You get married. You have a baby. You buy a house, and then your neighbors move in. A play, based on a true story, about what happens when we start peeking too closely. For better or worse.

Drama – 45 min
Tickets: $10

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