Fringe Fort Myers May 30 – June 2

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The Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre present Fringe Fort Myers 2024 performing arts festival May 30 – June 2. Fringe Fort Myers 2024 features a wide variety of performances, from one-person shows, to dance and music, to stand-up comedy and much more.
Fringe Fort Myers 2024 is the newest member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF), and the first to come to Southwest Florida. Fringe Fort Myers 2024 follows the long-standing Fringe traditions of being 100 percent independent, 100 percent inclusive and 100 percent unique, with 100 percent of ticket sales going directly to the artists.
Fringe Fort Myers 2024 kicks off Thursday, May 30 at 5 p.m. with a “Flamingle with the Artists” reception in the Alliance gallery, giving patrons a chance to meet the artists, followed by the preview show at 6:30 p.m.
At the preview, each performer has three minutes to sell the audience on why they should see their show. “They can perform a scene from their show, talk about the show or just burp for three minutes,” said Bill Taylor, producing artistic director at the Alliance for the Arts. “Whatever they think will get you to buy a ticket!”
This event is open to the public.
Due to adult language, content and themes, some of the performances are not suitable for those under the age of 18.

Foulds Theatre at the Alliance:
Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life – from Vancouver, BC
When faced with a cancer battle, Keith Alessi’s lifelong dream becomes the key to saving his life. This show is suitable for all ages. Showtimes: May 30 at 7:30 p.m., June 1 at 5:30 p.m., June 2 at 2:30 p.m.

The Carousel of Burlesque:
Behind the Curtain – from Fort Myers
The Carousel of Burlesque premiered last year with the history of burlesque in the U.S. Now it’s time to take a look behind the curtain. This show contains nudity and is not suitable for those under the age of 18. Showtimes: May 31 at 8:30 p.m., June 1 at 8:45 p.m., June 2 at 4 p.m.

TransMasculine Cabaret, Starring Vulva Va-Voom – from Tampa
“TragiComic transgender-identifying true confessional” and “obscene, maniacal burlesque headliner” seem like incompatible elements…but this gritty song-and-dance nightclub comedian has combined stranger, stickier things onstage. Nine-time Fringe honoree Vulva Va-Voom asks of queer identity: “Who gets to define whether someone is a drag queen, king, or an in-between?” Hardships, meet hilarity. This show contains adult language and content and is not suitable for those under the age of 18. Showtimes: May 31 at 7 p.m., June 1 at 7 p.m., June 2 at 1 p.m.

Classroom Stage at the Alliance:
The Other Side – from Orlando
The Other Side is a story of survival, an experience of magic, and a message of hope. Magician Sebastian Gerhardt was 22 years old when he was diagnosed with an inoperable, malignant brain tumor and told he had six months to live. It was time to say goodbye to his family, friends, and loved ones. This show is his story; combining magic and storytelling to express his newfound appreciation for life and inspire others to do the same. This show is suitable for those 12+. Showtimes: May 31 at 7 p.m., June 1 at 5:30 p.m., June 2 at 1 p.m.

Cock Talk – from Fort Myers
A male version of the play Vagina Monologues. Four men explain, discuss, and debate the trials and tribulations of the “member.” This show contains adult language and content and is not suitable for those under the age of 18. Showtimes: May 31 at 8:30 p.m., June 1 at 7:15 p.m., June 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Love Letters to Humanity-from Floyd, Va.
This one-woman show weaves dance, theatre and stand-up comedy to reveal both the dark and the light on the search for inner peace. From movement poetry to grotesque play, this piece holds satire with compassion in a hilarious depiction of the wild reality of being human. This show contains adult language and is rated PG-13. Showtimes: May 30 at 7:30 p.m., June 1 at 8:45 p.m., June 2 at 4 p.m.

Off Broadway Palm Theatre:
The Chase: A Light Bringer Story – from Lutz, Fla.
A sequel to The Light Bringer, The Chase is another true-life storytelling show, written and performed by Laila Lee, who weaves a tale of mystery, intrigue, and survival that begins with a rude awakening to being stuck between a virtual rock and a hard place. This show is suitable for those 16+. Showtimes: May 31 at 7 p.m., June 1 at 5:30 p.m., June 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Stabilized Not Controlled – from Naples
Evil landlord “Killer” Joe goes to war on the tenants of his five-floor, stabilized apartment building in Manhattan. Septuagenarian sex addict Lorna Breedlove, the “mother” of them all, guides her eccentric neighbors to keep up the good fight in this biting comedy that ran for two years at Manhattan’s Stage Left Studio. This show contains adult language and content and is not suitable for those under the age of 18. Showtimes: May 30 at 7:30 p.m., June 1 at 8:30 p.m., June 2 at 4 p.m.

Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness – from Bronx, N.Y.
Former New York City call girl Mary Goggin shares the true, award-winning story of her traumatic Irish Catholic upbringing, alcoholism, drug addiction and prostitution. Fortunately, like all fables, there is a happy ending. As we peel away the last layer of a broken woman who never felt she fit in, we find the princess, reunited at last with her most precious treasures. This show contains adult language and content and is rated PG-13. Showtimes: May 31 at 8:30 p.m., June 1 at 7 p.m., June 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Most shows are 60 minutes long. All of the shows are $16, and patrons can buy multiple shows for a discount: Three shows for $45 or six shows for $80. All shows are included in the discount except the Carousel of Burlesque.
There are no refunds, no exchanges, and no exceptions. Note that all Fringe Fort Myers shows begin at the time stated on your reservation. There will be no late seating for any of the Fringe shows. Tickets may be purchased online at artinlee.org or by calling the box office at 239-939-2787. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. and the Off Broadway Palm is located at 1380 Colonial Blvd.

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