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David Lee: Fringe Crush 2011

David Lee stars in Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno --

Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winner and finalist for The Pulitzer Prize starring 20 year Orlando Fringe veteran David Lee. “…Samuel Beckett for The John Stewart generation…a small masterpiece.” –NY Times

5/20 FRI 10:40PM
5/21 SAT 4:20PM
5/22 SUN 1:40PM
5/23 MON 6:00PM
5/25 WED 9:10PM
5/26 THU 9:30PM
5/28 SAT 1:40PM

David Lee has been involved with The Orlando Fringe from the very first festival twenty years ago. He has either directed or starred in such projects as Ant Vanya, 7 Blowjobs, The Book of Liz, Mr Charles, Currently of Palm Beach, When Pigs Fly, The Dream Express and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

John Hefner: Fringe Crush 2011

John stars in The Road to Nowhere this year, in the Pink Venue --
The Great American Road Trip: Route 66. A man. His mother’s minivan. His anarchist girlfriend on another coast. And his dead father’s along for the ride. Jack Kerouac this ain’t

5/20 FRI 9:35PM
5/21 SAT 11:55PM
5/22 SUN 5:00PM
5/24 TUE 7:40PM
5/26 THU 6:20PM
5/28 SAT 11:30AM
5/29 SUN 8:00PM

"I know no way to adequately describe how good this show is...I love John Hefner." -Audience Review,
The Great American Road Trip: Route 66. A man. His mother’s minivan. His anarchist girlfriend on another coast. Oh, and his dead father’s along for the ride. Jack Kerouac this ain’t. John Hefner of THE HEFNER MONOLOGUES (2008) and the sold-out HOW HEFNERIAN (2009) returns to Orlando with a brand new show.

Melanie Gall: Fringe Crush 2011

Melanie stars in My Pal Izzie, featuring the music of Irving Berlin --
Irving Berlin, well-known as the composer of 'White Christmas', is one of America's most famous composers. However, not many people know of Berlin's early life and of his struggle to succeed. From a young immigrant just off the boat from Russia to one of the shining lights of Tin Pan Alley, Irving's story is fascinating. This show contains some of Berlin's best early songs, from 'Don't Take Your Beau to the Seashore' to 'If You Don't Want My Peaches'.

Sisterscene is a theatre company from Alberta, Canada and New York, NY. They will be presenting shows at 7 Fringe festivals this year, including Toronto, London and Vancouver.

Orange Venue
5/19 THU 6:00PM
5/21 SAT 1:30PM
5/22 SUN 7:40PM
5/23 MON 10:30PM
5/24 TUE 9:05PM

Ryan Rivas reads at Poetry Vending Machine

Poetry Vending Machine allows you to buy a poem for $5, ora haiku for $1. Proceeds go to the fringe. Please see http:/// for more about Ryan.

About the Smackdown: Returning for a fifth year, host Tod Caviness brings Fringe-style slam poetry back. A dream team of Orlando's best spoken word artists put their poetry and their dignity on the line against Beth Marshall and a boozy bevy of Fringe celebrity judges.

5/21 SAT 10:00PM
5/28 SAT 10:00PM

Voci Dance ARTeology at 2011 Orlando Fringe

Genevieve Bernard is the Artistic Director of Voci Dance . Voci's one show will be Sunday, May 29th at 9:20pm

Loch Haven Park by the Big Blue Sculpture

Voci Dance brings yet another site specific piece to the Orlando Fringe.

Join the urban explorers of Voci Dance in a site specific dance installation in Loch Haven Park!

Show begins at 9:20 pm, right before the Fringe Fabby awards.
$5 cash donation in the park!

Movement * Music * Light * Sculpture

One night only!

Jeff Culbert: Fringe Crush 2011

Jeff is in "archy and mehitabel", about a cockroach and a cat who are best friends, based on the work of Don Marquis

Meet Archy, a cockroach with a critical eye on humanity, and Mehitabel, a bohemian alley cat with an unbreakable spirit. “A pure delight” (Ottawa Citizen), “vivid and unforgettable” (CBC Manitoba)

The script for archy and mehitabel was devised from the writings of American poet, humorist and folk philosopher Don Marquis, who created the characters in 1916 for his New York newspaper column and wrote about their adventures for the next twenty years. Archy the Cockroach and Mehitabel the Cat are the main players, but a wide variety of secondary creatures make appearances as well.

Yellow Venue
5/19 THU 9:00PM

Rob Gee: Fringe Crush 2011

Rob Gee wrote the poetry for and performs in Smart Arse in the Green Venue this year:

An exhilarating story of several childhoods from the creator of Fruitcake. “The kind of performer you pray you’ll discover ... awe-inspiring!” Orlando Sentinel “Humor-filled ... disturbing ... wonderful!” Elizabeth Maupin

5/19 THU 9:40PM
5/21 SAT 6:00PM
5/22 SUN 4:20PM
5/24 TUE 10:05PM
5/27 FRI 8:10PM
5/28 SAT 2:55PM
5/29 SUN 6:15PM

Don Fowler: Fringe Crush 2011

Don Fowler and Blue from Intersellarific on the Outdoor Stage

Don is one of the hosts of Radio Rickshaw

Chris Leavey: Fringe Crush 2011

Chris wrote "I'm just not that Gay" and is playing piano for "Robby Pigott tries something new"

A humorous look at one man's attempt to find his place in the gay world. Chris shares stories and songs about coming out, dating, activism, stereotypes and more.

I'm just not that gay
Red Venue
5/19 THU 9:50PM
5/21 SAT 11:30PM
5/22 SUN 9:30PM
5/24 TUE 7:10PM
5/26 THU 8:10PM
5/27 FRI 10:20PM
5/29 SUN 6:30PM

Chris is offering a discount if you are a fan of his facebook page for the show.

Mikaela Dyke: Fringe Crush 2011

Mikaela performs in Dying Hard, a play created from the real life stories (and words) of people in a mining town.
Update: Mikaela won our first annual "Crushie" award!

Mikaela comes from Newfoundland in Canada, and her show is in the Patron's Room this year.

A powerful exploration of the plight of fluorspar miners in St.Lawrence, Newfoundland in the 1960's. Through these true stories, Dying Hard brings to the forefront the human cost of industry.

5/19 THU 7:40PM
5/20 FRI 10:20PM
5/22 SUN 12:00PM
5/23 MON 5:15PM
5/27 FRI 7:00PM
5/28 SAT 10:30PM
5/29 SUN 2:50PM

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