Coming This Summer: 

Dear Elizabeth

A Stamp on the Outside, Intimacy on the Inside: 
A theater review by the NY Times
 “I seem to spend my life missing you,” Robert Lowellwrote to Elizabeth Bishop, many years after the long and intimate friendship between these two great American poets began. In another letter he sadly observed, “We seem attached to each other by some stiff piece of wire, so that each time one moves, the other moves in another direction.”

The geographical distance between them, breached only rarely during their sometimes tumultuous lives, was a deeply felt burden to both — if perhaps occasionally a blessing, too. But it left behind a great literary treasure: more than 400 letters that they exchanged as their careers and lives blossomed, faltered, foundered, almost fell apart, then blossomed anew. The playwright Sarah Ruhl has distilled from their voluminous correspondence a concise selection to create “Dear Elizabeth."  Read the full New York Times review here.

Shakespeare in Schools

Our Shakespeare in Schools program visited Treasure Village Montessori (Islamorada), Marathon Middle & High Schools, Sigsbee Charter School, and Key West High School.  The program was directed by Judy Hadley, coordinated by Alicia Merel, and performed by Don Bearden, Chrissie Jacobs, Wayne Dapser, Mathias Maloff, Alicia Merel, John McDonald, and Diana Heller.  
Want to donate to this program?  Join Elizabeth Birmingham & Kelton Skipper, Neal Ruchman, Maxine Makover & Jack Paul, Kim Gordon, Key West Woman's Club, and Florida Keys Council of the Arts as supporters of our Shakespeare in Schools program.  Make a tax deductible donation to Fringe Theater to support this program.  Mail us your check to Fringe Theater, PO Box 5737, Key West FL 33045. Or  CLICK HERE.  
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Bottlecap Lounge (1128 Simonton) for  a free performance of our Shakespeare in Schools 2017 program: Romeo & Juliet *in under 35 minutes!

Each year, Fringe  Theater sends a troupe of actors into schools in Monroe County to introduce students to the works of William Shakespeare. We've gotten great reviews from teachers and students alike! 

Our Shakespeare in Schools program was directed by Judy Hadley, coordinated by Alicia Merel, and performed by Don Bearden, Chrissie Jacobs, Wayne Dapser, Mathias Maloff, Alicia Merel, John McDonald, and Diana Heller.