Friday, May 11, 2012

Fringe is in The Air

Dodging clowns and burlesque dancers
Nervously glancing at their watches,
Anxiously cross checking schedules,
Frantically rifling through tickets,
Plopping down with a beer—
All the normal signs of Spring in Orlando.

 It’s time once again for “The Fringe.”
The oldest Festival of its kind
marking its twenty-first year.
There’s an air of childlike wonder
as thousands of “Fringers”dive
into eighty short staged offerings
never quite sure what they will find.

Drama, dance, spoken word, performance art.
See the shows.
Anything goes
at this theatrical extravaganza.

An annual Orlando tradition, the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival runs from May 15 to May 28.  See the official website for details.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano.

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