Orlando Fringe: May 16-28, 2012
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival runs May 16 to 28 and promises 13 days of outstanding theatre, music, dance, and art of all types for all ages. The Orlando Fringe is the longest running Fringe Festival in the United States, celebrating 21 years as “Orlando’s most unique cultural experience”.
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival was created in 1992 by Terry Olson (now Director of the Orange County Division of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Andy Anthony and Rick Kunst). At first, the festival was held in downtown Orlando, with most venues being created in empty storefronts specifically for the festival. This continued until 2004, when the festival was split between downtown Orlando and Loch Haven Park. The move to Loch Haven proved a success and so, from 2005 on, the festival has been entirely in Loch Haven Park, utilizing The Lowndes Shakespeare Center and Orlando REP as venues. In 2012, Mennelo Museum joined Orlando Fringe as the venue for Kids Fringe.
Click here for more information on their outstanding 2012 line-up for shows!