It’s a weekend of encore performances of some favorites from the 2014 Fringe Festival. All of the shows during this “Drama Winners Weekend” will be held at the Mandell Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 East Rollins Street (Pink Venue during Fringe.) The doors open approximately 30 minutes before show time.
All shows are Rated 13+ and tickets are $12 + applicable fees. (Tickets may be purchased online — just click on the “BUY TICKETS” link for each show.)
Friday, September 12, 8:00 PM | 75 minutes
Drama Winners Weekend opens with Squeaky Wheel Theatre Project’s SEASONS, the 2014 Daily City Audience Choice Award Winner for “Best of the Fest” & “Best Musical”.
Why do we love? Why do we accept the pain and struggles associated with love? Is it worth it? SEASONS challenges these questions and presents love as an unassuming and undeniable part of the human existence. In this unique musical, journey with Hope as her mom, Mrs. Jones, confronts a cancer diagnosis while Peter finds new love with Helen after an unexpected pregnancy.
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 PM | 75 minutes
The second installment of Drama Winner’s Weekend is Wanzie Presents & D-Squared Production’s THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, critically acclaimed winner of the 2014 Orlando Fringe Silver Venue “Patron’s Pick.”
Wanzie plays a Catholic priest unexpectedly visited by a former accusation-wielding altar boy, in one of these 3 original short plays. Brooklyn Jews are the subject of another. The third is a hilarious misadventure: Late-life Judy Garland hallucinates a visit to post-apocalyptic Munchkin Land where Glinda has not aged very well. Full Drama meets Hi Camp Comedy!
Sunday, September 14, 3:00 PM | 60 minutes
Drama Winners Weekend wraps up with Viet Nguyen’s REINCARNATION SOUP, the 2014 Orlando Fringe Critic’s Choice Award winner for “Best Drama” as well as the Red Venue “Patron’s Pick.”
The creator of 2012’s Monkey King revives his tale of soup, Sàigòn, and recycled souls. “Reincarnation Soup is a small show that will stay with you. It deserves to be seen– and celebrated.” –Elizabeth Maupin on Theater
“Nguyen has a knack for using just enough humor to soften you up for the emotional blow later on.” -Tod Caviness, Orlando Sentinel