Try something different in Orlando, away from the theme parks and ‘standard’ movies…this year marks the 19th annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. What is the Fringe Festival? A 12-day-festival that is founded on the concept of offering 100% uncensored, 100% accessible theatre, music, dance, art and madness to all types and ages. The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe festival in the U.S., and 100% of the ticket sales go directly back to the artists within The Fringe. Each year, the festival takes place during the 12 days leading up to Memorial Day.
The 2010 Fringe is from May 20th – 31st at Loch Haven Park in Orlando. Visit their website for show information. Most of the entertainment is for adults, but “Kids Fringe” is a kid-friendly, free event held on the weekends. To attend, you must purchase a ‘Fringe button’, which is like a cover charge, you will need this to enter ANY Fringe show within ANY venue. The button costs $8 and is a one- time purchase. Then, you pay an additional fee for each show. Each performing group determines his/her own ticket price. The average range is from $5-$10. For other spectator ‘rules’ see our earlier post here. The Fringe is sure to be an interesting and amusing time, so open up to some culture and diversity.
Feel free to post comments on your favorite performances on our blog for other readers to read! Tell us what shows you like, which ones to avoid and what you thought about the over-all experience. Now, go Fringe!