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Orlando Fringe Guide | 2010

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What Is It?
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings over 70 theatrical productions to one location and packs the performances into ten days. You can stay at Fringe for hours and run from show to show, seeing a varied assortment of theatre, comedy, music and dance. Its a great way to pack a lot of entertainment into a short amount of time.

General Info
Dates: May 20-31, 2010
Location: Loch Haven Park (Map)
Buy Tickets
View Shows

Suggestions:
1. There are over 70 shows. Pay attention to word of mouth.

2. Fringe is expensive. Tickets cost up to $10 per show PLUS a $1 surcharge per ticket. Plan on spending around $100+/-.

3. Buy tickets in three places:
- Online
- Orlando Shakespeare Theater ticket booth
- Orlando Rep ticket booth

4. You must buy one $8 button. To see any show, you must have on your person the official Orlando Fringe button. It costs $8 and is only available at the festival at the ticket booth and the information desk. They will not let you into shows without this button, even if you have waited in line with a paid ticket.

5. No late entrance. If you are late to a show, they will not let you in. Even if you bought a ticket.

6. Parking is a big fat nasty hassle. Arrive early.

REVIEWS
Last update: 5:50pm EST May 28, 2010

Reviewer Key
EM = Elizabeth Maupin
OS = Orlando Sentinel
19 = Ink 19 | Archikulture Digest
OW = Orlando Weekly
WM = Watermark
AADW = Analog Artist Digital World
LE = Lakeland Ledger

Elizabeth Maupin's Best of the Fest List
Orlando Sentinel's Best of the Fest List

Blue Venue
Digressions | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Dumb Show | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Full of Grace | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Lucky Girl | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Plā | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Reckless Daughters | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Soiree | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Sweater | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Tropical Depression | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Who Murdered Winthrop Carlson | EM | OS | 19 | OW | LE

Bring Your Own Venue
Voci, Lumineux | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Brian Feldman Projects, Fringe of Nature | EM | 19 | OS | OW | AADW
Fringe Poetry Smack Down IV | EM | 19 | OS | OW

Brown Venue
Brighter Shade of Blue | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Is This Seat Taken? | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Peg O'Keef Fixes the World | EM | OS | 19 | OW | LE
Reefer: Play | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Saucy Jack | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Screw You Revue: Up the Wazoo | EM | OS | 19 | OW
6 Guitars | EM | OS | 19 | OW
T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Trojan Woman 2.0 | EM | OS | 19 | OW
(unADULTeRATED me) Rachel Fordye | EM | 19 | OS | OW (CANCELED)

Green Venue
Angels | EM | 19 | OS | OW
Annie Todd: The Demon Orphan of Fleet Street | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Aphrodite's Dungeon | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Cat Women of the Moon | EM | OS | 19 | OW | AADW
Creative Mind Experiment | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Conform! | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Divine Will | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Fruitcake | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Lyssa | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Oddlie | EM | OS | 19 | OW

Orange Venue
The Cody Rivers Show | EM | OS | 19 | OW | WM
Goblin Party Interactive | EM | OS | 19 | OW | WM
"I ________ You" | EM | OS | 19 | OW | WM
Letters in Wartime | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Procrastination | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Trojan Women | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Canuck Cabaret | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Varietease Deconstruction | EM | OS | 19 | OW
2nd Annual Fringe Abridged Fundraiser | EM | OS | 19 | OW
The Shakespeare Show | EM | OS | 19 | OW

Patrons Room
Barely Latino | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Capt. Discovery and "Escape to Planet O" | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Moogda | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Reflections of a Sinful Man | EM | OS | 19 | OW
The Box Set | EM | OS | 19 | OW

Pink Venue
Blood Feather | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Dancing Nude | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Dirty Stuff | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Dreams, Schemes... | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Ironhead: Quest for the Ring of the Dark Evil Lord of Evil Darkness
EM | OS | 19 | OW | LE
Janine Klein: Gay Bar Star | EM | OS | 19 | OW WM
Julie Bunny Must Die | EM | OS | 19 | OW | AADW
Some Other Day | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Third Time Lucky | EM | OS | 19 | OW

Red Venue
Copping A Craigie | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Greatest Story Ever Sold | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Reincarnation Soup | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Robots Stole My Piano | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Terry Tippit's | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Todd Kimbro: Robots Stole My Piano | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Words With The Detective | EM | OS | 19 | OW
The Improv Show | EM | OS | 19 | OW (CANCELED)

Silver Venue
The Bike Trip | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Elements of Change | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Fool for a Client | EM | OS | 19 | OW
The Great American Trailer Park Musical | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Rent | EM | OS | 19 | OW CANCELED
Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical | EM | OS | 19 | OW | LE

Yellow Venue
A Day in the Life of Miss Hiccup | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Chained to Freedom | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Dream Express | EM | OS | 19 | OW
From Tokyo with Love | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Gimpel the Fool | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Hell Freezes Over | EM | OS | 19 | OW
Spare Change | EM | OS | 19 | OW
XXXplicit | EM | OS | 19 | OW | WM
Cyclosa Confusa | EM | OS | 19 | OW | AADW
Lucky 9 | EM | OS | 19 | OW


Links:
Official Festival Info: Website - Blog - Photos
Orlando Weekly: 2010 Preview
Orlando Sentinel: Festival Guide - Blog | Newbies Guide

Twitter Must-Follows
@thedailycity - Photos, links, videos, scathing gossip
@OrlandoFringe - Official. Run by Brian Feldman
@BethFringe - Festival producer account

Audience Choice Awards
VIEW WINNERS | VIEW THE AWARDS | ABOUT | Voting for the 2010 Audience Choice Awards closed noon May 30, 2010. Winners were announced 11pm May 30 on the outdoor stage on The Green.

About: 29 awards are given out to top Fringe producers and performers, voted on by the Fringe audience and handed out in a live ceremony on the outdoor stage on The Green. The winners receive two things: an award and a piece of art created by a local artist.

Write your own Reviews:
The best way to find out what shows rock and which suck is through word of mouth. Write a review or twelve and share with readers which shows to see and which to avoid.

Food Vendor Preview
Every year its the same old thing out on The Green: soul food, loud music from the hot dog van and free popcorn samples in tiny paper dentist spit cups. Whats new for 2010?

Merchandise Vendor Preview
What merch? When is there ever anything to buy besides food on The Green? In 2010, lots.

View Daily Schedules for May...
20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 |30 | 31

Outdoor Stage

Coverage:
5-21-10 | Kicking Things Off (opening day)
5-12-10 | LGBT Performances Take Center Stage at Theatre Festival
11-24-09 | Update on Fringe Lottery Results
11-12-09 | Orlando Fringe News 2010: Wifi and Awards
9-5-09 | Producing Large Events Panel
9-1-09 | Fringe Apps: Get Em In Early

4 comments:

Genevieve said...

Voci is a bring your own venue. Our show is Lumineux and we are collaborating with Doug Rhodehamel. Two nights only...Sat 29th + Sun 30th, 9pm. $5 cash donation. We will be in Loch Haven Park in the trees on the side nearest the Science Center.

Mark Baratelli said...

Great!

SimplyTara said...

You will definitely want to check out CONFORM! Green venue. "Where Python meets Beckett."

Anonymous said...

I found Dancing Naked to be a wonderful show. There is some male nudity, but it was not provocative, just brilliant!