Photo of Anthony Omen Cabrera (WeFlip’s Floating Statue) by Kirk Moore
The Laramie Project
Thursday | October 12 & Saturday | October 14
Ghost Light Theatricals in association with Fringe ArtSpace and Florida Theatrical Association present readings of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death.
In October 1998, twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming.Matthew Shepard was the victim of this assault because he was gay.
The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the complexity of identity and the human experience through the lens and voices of a community in crisis. The piece invites us to see ourselves in the fullness of our individual humanity and as a member of a larger community. The piece tempers an honest look at a horrific crime with the coming together of a community to say “Hate is not a Laramie value.”
The Spider Queen
Friday | October 20 – Sunday | October 29
Winner of the 2022 Broadway World Award for Best New Play, “The Spider Queen” returns to Orlando this Halloween in a brand new full length production. The show tells the saga of the greatest flop in Broadway history from inception to closing, and all the previews in between. 12 actors inhabit everyone from Julie Taymor to Bono & The Edge in a script called “A big web of fun” and “Hilariously unhinged” (Orlando Weekly).
Friday | November 10 — Saturday | November 18
A dark musical comedy inspired by the youth and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
Edgar Allan is a two-person musical created and performed by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan. It follows a pre-adolescent Edgar Allan Poe in his first year at Manor House School, as he seeks to gain academic ascendancy over the student body. All goes to plan until another boy named Edgar Allan arrives in class… which complicates his schemes of dominance.
• “The perfect fringe show” ????? -National Post • “Best Show” 2016 Orlando Fringe Festival • “Best Female Performer” 2016 Orlando Fringe
Friday | November 10 — Sunday | November 19
A dark musical comedy inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s time at the University of Virginia.
‘Eddie Poe’ follows a sixteen year old Edgar Allan Poe during his first year at the University of Virginia, as he attempts to distinguish himself among the scholarly elite… but he soon finds his old compulsions difficult to control on a campus filled with temptation. Eddie Poe is a dark, comedic riff on the mania, the addictions, and the society that haunted the life and work of America’s first professional writer.
Saturday | November 11 — Sunday | November 19
A dark musical comedy about Edgar Allan Poe’s time in the United States Military.
17-year-old Edgar Allan’s life is over. Expelled from University, abandoned by his fiancé, and estranged from his foster family, he has but one option left: to reinvent himself ‘Edgar Perry’ and dominate the ranks of the United States Military. A manic hymn inspired the by the youth and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.
Ophelia: The Musical
Thursday | December 7 — Sunday | December 18
Everyone thinks they know Ophelia’s story, and that’s the problem. Her dad says he knows what’s best. Her brother has plans for her future. Hamlet believes his way is the right one. But what about what Ophelia actually wants?
Attempting to make sense of her world, she stumbles into a garden of flowers that each has their own idea of what it means to be a woman in the state of Denmark.
This brand new musical reimagining of Ophelia’s story explores the pressures society places on women and finding oneself in a sea of opposing voices.
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What is ArtSpace?
Fringe has been asked by the City of Orlando to activate a 9,100 sq. ft. performing arts space at 54 W Church St. in downtown Orlando.
The space will now be called Fringe ArtSpace and be focused on building a dynamic, inspiring community of artists and arts lovers with the purpose of providing artists a safe environment to create, experiment, collaborate, and showcase their creations.
The type of programming in the space will be a blend of the following:
- Full theatrical runs with a commitment to a transparent application process that promotes diversity and inclusion
- An accelerator program that fosters and mentors emerging local arts groups
- Touring shows that set us as a destination
- Education programming that invests in and expands on Fringe’s unique educational experiences for artists and patrons of all ages
- Programming as part of the Orlando Fringe Festival and Winter Mini-Fest
- The community will have access to rehearsal and performance space
- Activation of the plaza to help integrate arts into our downtown atmosphere
Also Coming to ArtSpace
Central Boulevard Garage – 53 West Central Blvd
Jefferson Street Garage – 62 West Jefferson Street
- Tickets to our Showcase Production performances are $27 a person with discounted tickets available to seniors, students, and residents of 55 W for $25 a person.
- “Pay-What-You-Can” to experience our Studio Series offerings. 100% of the donations for these workshops, classes, artistic development opportunities, and pop-up performances goes back to the artists.
- Volunteering at Fringe ArtSpace is a great way to support your local arts community and to help bring these amazing experiences to downtown Orlando. It’s fun, and a good way to catch a performance for free! If you’re interested, sign up today.
If you’re unable to find the info you need or you require assistance at Fringe ArtSpace, contact our Box Office at (407) 436 -7800.