Fringe Fort Myers

Fringe 2024 Festival Information!

Check out the list of confirmed performances below!

Show schedule will be announced closer to the festival. Stay tuned to this page for more details as they are announced!

 

All About Fringe 2024

Fringe Fort Myers 2024, presented by the Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theater May 30-June 2, is the newest Fringe theatre festival in Southwest Florida and maintains long-standing Fringe traditions of being 100% uncensored, 100% unjuried and 100% inclusive. Even better, 100% of ticket sales go directly to the artists. All of this means you’re 100% guaranteed to have the single greatest experience of your life!

Fringe Fort Myers kicks off on May 30 with the fun and frenetic Teaser Show, with each performance group having three minutes to sell you on their show. How they do that is up to them! Over the next four days we will play host to 48 performances on three different stages between the Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. After the final curtain, Fringe Fort Myers 2024 will host the Fringe awards ceremony celebrating the artists who make Fringe an incredible experience.

Fringe 2024 also includes an outdoor music venue and also the Kids Fringe Festival. More details to come.

Tickets are $15 with the option to buy multiple shows for a discount: 3 shows for $42 or 6 shows for $78.

All shows are included in the discount except the Carousel of Burlesque. There are no refunds, no exchanges, and no exceptions. There will be no late seating for any of the Fringe shows, so be sure to get there with plenty of time.  Click here to purchase tickets or call the box office at (239) 939-2787.

For volunteer opportunities, visit artinlee.org/volunteer or email Haley at [email protected].

Shows & Performances

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.

The Carousel of Burlesque: Behind the Curtain – from Fort Myers, FL

The Carousel of Burlesque premiered last year with the history of burlesque in the US . Now it’s time to take a look behind the curtain.

This show contains nudity and is not suited for those under the age of 18.

The Chase: A Light Bringer Story– from Lutz, FL

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+.

The Other Side – from Orlando, FL

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+.

Stabilized Not Controlled – from Naples, FL

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.

TransMasculine Cabaret, Starring Vulva Va-Voom – from Tampa, FL

“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 is not suitable for those under the age of 18.

Runaway Princess: A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness – from Bronx, NY

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 is rated PG-13. 

Cock Talk – from Fort Myers, FL

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 is not suitable for those under the age of 18.

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.

Special Events

Stay tuned to this page for more details as they are announced!

Kids Fringe

Stay tuned to this page for more details as they are announced!

 

Presenting Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

Fringe-goers are well-educated, adventurous, community-minded and culturally diverse. From the young and daring to the forever young, the Fringe audience is your audience. This is a great opportunity to support the creation of a vibrant international performing arts festival and the economic stimulus that goes with it.

Let us help you meet your brand goals with a unique experience you won’t see anywhere else in southwest Florida!

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REVIEWS

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Fringe Fort Myers is a joint effort between the Alliance for the Arts and the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, now in it’s 31st season. Fringe Fort Myers is being led by Bill Taylor, founder and Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, now in its 30th consecutive season. For additional questions, please contact [email protected].