GOAT makes opening a Fringe fundraiser

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to see theater groups helping each other out, so here’s good news for everybody involved. Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s opening night of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) — set for this Thursday night — will be a fundraiser for the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.

The show starts at 8 Thursday night in the Mandell Studio Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. But there will be festivities beforehand, beginning at 7, and whoever wears the most Fringe buttons will win a pass to the Fab Fringe Fundraiser in March.

Details here:

Greater Orlando Actors Theatre Partners with Orlando International Fringe Festival for Fringe Benefit

Greater Orlando Actors Theatre (GOAT) announces Fringe Night, a benefit for the Orlando International Fringe Festival on Thursday, August 19 in conjunction with the opening night performance of Some Girl(s) in the Mandell Theater at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center.

Come join us for an evening of modern, edgy theatre plus fringe-worthy prizes, contests and promotions. Be sure to bring your fringe gear! The patron wearing the most fringe buttons will win a pass to the Fab Fringe Fundraiser in March. Look out for lots of great prizes, including passes for the Fringe’s All Hallows Fundraiser in October and deals for GOAT’s production of Some Girl(s).

Some Girl(s) was written by award-winning playwright, Neil LaBute, and centers around a young writer who is about to get married. Before he takes that final step, he decides to visit the women from his past to get some closure.

Tickets will be $18 general admission and $15 for seniors and students. $8 from every general admission ticket and $5 from every senior or student ticket will be donated directly to the Fringe Festival.

Leesa Halstead, president of GOAT, says, “We had discussed as a board how supportive the theatre community can be and how we were fortunate to have people reach out and help us when we were in need. GOAT has always been about community and has partnered with other arts organizations in the past. We are all big fans of the Orlando Fringe Festival and have brought shows to the festival for the last three years. We felt it was time to give back.”

The festivities will start at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm on Thursday, August 19.The John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center is located at 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803. For box office inquiries or further information, email info@goatgroup.org, call 407-872-8451 or visit www.goatgroup.org.

3 responses to “GOAT makes opening a Fringe fundraiser

  1. John DiDonna

    WAY TO GO!

  2. Thank you for posting!

  3. Michael Garvey

    On behalf of the Fringe, thanks so much for the support. I hope GOAT will be putting in its application again for this Fringe’s 20th year.