PlayFest 2020 features six readings of new plays in development. This season, the annual new play festival will be a completely virtual event.
Through the virtual readings, patrons will experience groundbreaking new works while participating in the creative process by sharing their reactions directly with the playwright and creative team at a post-show talkback.
This season’s PlayFest lineup features:
- Polar Bears, Black Boys, and Prairie Fringed Orchids by Vincent Terrell Durham
- Take My Hand And Wave Goodbye by Tammy Ryan
- Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson) by Rachel Lynett
- Welcome to Matteson! by Inda Craig-Galván
- The Wheel Woman by Vincent Delaney
- Flashes and Floaters by Deneen Reynolds-Knott
PlayFest 2020 tickets are $10 per show, or get the PlayFest Pass for only $48, and see them all. Visit OrlandoShakes.org for tickets and more information.
The preview event starts at 11am on the Orlando Shakes Facebook page, and will offer exclusive interviews with the playwrights, including a real time audience Q&A. Plus, see sneak peeks of two script readings, and access a limited time ticket discount.
PlayFest 2020 takes place October 3 – November 7, and this season, the annual new play festival will be a completely virtual event.
Orlando Shakes has announced it will be offering a free virtual preview of its upcoming PlayFest 2020 on Saturday, September 12.
On August 21, Orlando Shakes returns with its popular “Virtual Shakesbeer” series, this time featuring the bard’s “As You Like It,” in a free online event.
Starting this weekend, Osceola Arts will present the hit musical “Once on the Island” for a limited engagement online for theater fans to enjoy at home.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced some changes to the upcoming 2020/2021 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season.
We have sad news for Orlando theater fans: the touring productions of “Miss Saigon” and “A Bronx Tale” have cancelled the remainder of their shows.
This means the FAIRWINDS Broadway In Orlando dates for “Miss Saigon” (March 31-April 5, 2020) and “A Bronx Tale” (April 28-May 3, 2020) at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts have also been cancelled.
The University of Central Florida returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with it’s UCF Celebrates the Arts event April 7-19, 2020.
UCF Celebrates the Arts encompasses theater, music, art, and more, with several different productions each day, as well as exhibitions in the Dr. Phillips Center lobby.
In 2004, the Tina Fey-written Mean Girls film delighted audiences with its pointed take on high school life, cliques, friendships, first loves, and of course, mean girls.
In 2017, the film was reworked as a musical, and debuted on Broadway in April 2019. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, sent on the road, and last night, I got to experience the production in person on Opening Night at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre has announced is offering free tickets to World War II veterans during its upcoming run of “Last Train to Nibroc.”
Orlando Shakes, in partnership with UCF, takes on the legendary tale “The Three Musketeers” at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, from February 5 – March 22, 2020.
The 2020-2021 season of FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando has yet to be revealed, but Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is kicking things off by announcing the Orlando returns of the hit musicals Hamilton and Wicked.
Time to take a magic carpet ride as Disney’s Aladdin, part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series, will transform the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts into a whole new world from January 22 through February 9, 2020.
Whether you’re a fan of the Orlando Fringe Festival, or have never been, you’ll want to check out the Winter Mini-Fest, which returns to Lowndes Shakespeare Center January 9-12, 2020.
What is the Winter Mini-Fest? It is a 4-day condensed version of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival featuring hand-picked, award-winning, and fan favorite shows.
Discover Dr. Ruth’s remarkable life story when Orlando Shakes presents “Becoming Dr. Ruth” at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center from Jan 8 – Feb 9, 2020.
In this incredible one-woman performance, actress Eileen DeSandre embodies media personality Dr. Ruth in a tell-all reflection of her extraordinary life.