The Wonderful World of Wanzie: Merry Fringemas!

By : Michael Wanzie
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Christmas used to be my favorite time of the year. That’s until the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival got into my blood. Now Christmas has dropped to distant second as Orlando Fringe ranks number one among the things for which I am most grateful and for providing the most fun ever to be crammed into 12 days or so.

Seasoned Fringe-goers might think there is no need for a Fringe tutorial of sorts because to us Fringing is second nature. But as I share my passion for Orlando Fringe to strangers I encounter as part of my duties acting in the capacity of non-official, self-appointed Fringe Ambassador to the Uninitiated Masses, I never fail to encounter persons on a daily basis who somehow have never heard of Fringe and have no idea what it is.

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The Wonderful World of Wanzie: Good grief

By : Michael Wanzie
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Great Aunt Lillian was a mysterious and intriguing woman who always arrived for her annual Christmas Day visit riding in the back seat of a large, dark-colored 4-door sedan, the likes of which one would see in a black-and-white Chicago gangland film.

We had no idea where our illusive Aunt Lillian resided, nor did we ever meet the distinguished-looking man who drove her and waited in the car while she came inside for her very brief visit to distribute gifts to all the far-flung relatives who were gathered in our home.

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