| May 14, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Editor's note: Theater Simple is reviving "Death of Brian," which it presented at last year's Fringe Festival. Here's our review of the 2013 production.
For a play about a zombie, Ricky Coates' frenetic one-man romp has plenty of life. We meet his Brian...
| May 19, 2014
A man likely will strip down and bare most of it all by the end of "Truth or Dare with Pepe."
If that surprises or shocks you, then you don't know Pepe, the red-mohawked, gay host of "Truth or Dare," whose stereotypical Latin accent is thicker than a...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Chase Padgett bills his "Nashville Hurricane" as "all-new," and it's the truth. He could just have accurately labeled it "all-new and improved," for this is a much more cohesive — and enjoyable — show than the original version, which debuted...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Comedy is a staple of the Orlando Fringe Festival, and this year pop-culture plays a big part in the laughter. Television, movies, books, even comic books provide fertile ground for parody at the 2014 festival. Here's a sampling:
The Aqua Saga: Comic-...
| May 21, 2014
There are a lot of individual things to like about "Oyster Boy" at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Based on a Tim Burton short story, "Oyster Boy" tells of a couple who fall in love and have a child — born with a strangely misshapen head.
| May 22, 2014
| 11:23 PM
It's the final weekend of the Orlando Fringe Festival, the annual theater extravaganza of short plays that takes over Loch Haven Park in May. With more than 90 shows this year, there were plenty worth seeing.
Here are the Orlando Sentinel's "best of the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Unless you've been living under a rock -- or handcuffed under one -- you've probably heard of the literary sensation "50 Shades of Grey." The trilogy of books from E.L. James may have started as "Twilight" fanfic, but with over 100 million copies sold...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Conflict and war in the 20th century will be themes of this year's annual Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, the festival's outgoing director said on Tuesday.
More than 2,400 artists from 43...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Even if Josh Mesnik hadn’t turned his South Florida adventures into a play, they would still make one hell of a story.
The New York actor moved here in 2005 for alcoholism rehab and ended up working at a Boca Raton escort agency. He wrote a comedy...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Hard to believe, but the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is right around the corner. As in years past, three distinct preview shows will help theatergoers get a jump on planning their schedule.
The Fringe, centered in Loch Haven Park,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Nearly two years after her death in a car accident days after graduating from Yale, Marina Keegan's essays and stories are being published by Scribners in a book released on Amazon this week called "The Opposite of Loneliness."
The stories and essays...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:39 PM
During the Orlando Cabaret Festival, local singers perform during the daytime or in the early evening before the headliners. Shows are at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando; check the schedule at orlandocabaretfestival.com Tickets are $20-$25....