Orlando Fringe expands their winter festival after a successful first year

By : Jeremy Williams
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After a successful inaugural year, the Orlando International Fringe Festival is returning with an even bigger Winter Mini-Fest Jan. 3-7, expanding on the number of venues they had in 2017.

“Instead of three venues we have four total and instead of four days we are going five. So it’s a little bit bigger than it was last year to keep up with the audience that was there, and we hope they will come out even more this year,” says Michael Marinaccio, the Orlando International Fringe Festival Producer.

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Watermark on the Fringe: Commencement

By : Billy Manes
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Orlando Fringe is known for its irreverence and occasional trips into the sex and love and doubt of reflective, experimental writing and acting. Also, beer tents and funnel cakes abound while conceits melt in the heat and rain of the oncoming summer.

But Commencement, in the same tear-garden vein of several other offerings this year – David Lee’s O-Town: Voices of Orlando, most notably, but even humorist Michael Wanzie is turning confessional this year for Wanzie with a Z, recounting something of a tortured past: a revolution in evolution, so to speak. We are coming to terms, and we’re doing it at Fringe.

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Wanzie’s Ladies of Eola High Seas

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They’re back! Everyone’s favorite gaggle of gals from downtown Orlando’s historic Eola Heights neighborhood are ready for some summer fun. Gangway as Pearl, Ruby, and Opal Locksdale embark on a cruise headed for hilarious shipboard high jinks and high drama on the high seas! Psychiatrist Dr. Robert Burroughs and a mysterious woman of a thousand faces complete the passenger manifest for a laughter-filled voyage with rough seas ahead.

Florida Theatrical Association World Premiere Production. Written by Michael Wanzie. Directed by Kenny Howard. Staring Peg O’Keef, Beth Marshall, Sam Singhaus, Kevin Kelly and Blue Star!

Issue 23.09: Orlando Fringe

By : Jake Stevens
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Orlando Fringe celebrates 25 years: We look back on how the Hell that happened, tell you about a bunch a shows you don’t want to miss, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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The Ladies of Eola Heights put on their high heels at The Abbey

By : Veronica Brezina
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Orlando – Ten years after it was originally staged at the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House, Michael Wanzie’s The Ladies of Eola Heights gets a chance to show it’s dysfunction and madness at The Abbey.

Director Kenny Howardis the new artistic director at The Abbey and this will be his first production in that position. But it’s not the first time Howard has worked with Wanzie. He directed this very show before and brings popular local actors Peg O’Keef (“Opal”), Beth Marshall (“Pearl”) and Blue Starr (“Ruby”) alongside original cast member Sam “Miss Sammy” Singhaus (“June/Jackson”) in this story of sisterhood, which runs July 10-28.

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