A bunch of tidbits about what’s happening (and not happening) this weekend and on into July:
First, the opening of Butterflies Are Free at Breakthrough Theatre has been postponed until next weekend — because the lead actor didn’t show up for his final dress rehearsal. (I’d hate to be that guy looking for his next acting gig.)
Here’s Wade Hair from Breakthrough:
Due to unusual circumstances, Butterflies Are Free at the Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will now open on Thursday, June 17. The run will now be June 17-20 and June 25-27, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Which leads to what will be at Breakthrough this weekend — a return of the Fringe show Chained to Freedom:
Chained to Freedom is a one-act play that explores the current queer rights activist movement. Premiering at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, this 45-minute play inspired audience members to join in this fight concurrently paying tribute to Central Florida’s contributions to the current growing movement.
Alan L. Bounville, playwright and actor of Chained to Freedom is a queer rights activist and graduate student at New York University. Bounville’s theatrical work explores the intersections between theatre and social change. As an activist, Bounville co-founded the activist group, Queer Rising in New York City. Since its inception, Queer Rising has engaged in dozens of direct actions ranging from low-risk actions all the way to high-risk civil disobedience resulting in multiple arrests.
Russell Taylor is a New York director and writer.
Friday, June 11 – 8 PM and 11 PM; Saturday, June 12 – 8 PM and 11 PM; Sunday, June 13 – 3 PM and 8 PM
$15.00 general admission; $12.00 senior citizens; $10.00 students – CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR.
And finally, another Fringe show, Hell Freezes Over!, is making its way to the Parliament House in July:
Hell Freezes Over! , 2010 Patron’s Pick Winner at the Orlando International Fringe Festival moves to the Parliament House for a limited engagement. The show will have 3 performances July 17, 24 & 26. This production will be the extended director’s cut of the show.
Time to go back in to Hell with some familiar characters and lots of new ones. Things aren’t quite right down there, the residents and running rampant an IRS auditor is on the way in for an inspection … and to top it all off, Satan’s mother stops in for an unexpected visit. When all of this combines, there will be Hell to pay. No pun intended.
Starring Kevin Bee, Doug Ba’aser, Jeff Jones & Elizabeth Murff. Written by Jeff Jones and directed by Michael Marinaccio.