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Orlando Shakes PlayFest 2022 Takes To The Stage This Weekend At The Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2022 premiers this weekend here in Orlando at the Shakespeare Theater.


PlayFest, is an annual two-weekend mini-fest of local theater, features fresh readings of new works by area playwrights, giving audiences a front-row seat to the behind-the-scenes creative process that drives a show.


The unique two weekend festival of raw, unproduced works gives audiences the opportunity to be involved with the creative process by giving feedback in real time and mingling with playwrights, actors, and directors.


Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2022

According to the Orlando Shakes, the goal of PlayFest is to tell entertaining and intriguing stories that speak to the diverse community in Central Florida.


PlayFest 2022 runs from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6, with six shows on offer:


Boulevard of Bold Dreams — Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.


White People by the Lake — Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.


The Amazing, Fabulous, and Spectacular Untruths of Juan Garcia — Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.


The Berlin Diaries — Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.


Bite Me — Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.


Repossessed — Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.


Tickets for PlayFest 2022 can be purchased for individual showings or in the form of a subscription package.


The three tiers of subscriber packages - PlayFest Subscriber ($60), VIP ($120) and PlayFest Patron ($250), each include one ticket to each PlayFest show.


The higher packages include other perks like complimentary drinks and reserved seating.


More information on PlayFest can be found through the Orlando Shakes' website.



Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2022

Founded by UCF professor Stuart Omans in 1989, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Inc.) produces classic, contemporary, and children’s plays.


Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director Douglas Love-Ramos, Orlando Shakes has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed professional theaters, garnering national recognition from The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout: “outstanding…spectacular… Broadway worthy… a company that deserves to be far more widely known outside Florida.”


With ambitious, high-caliber productions like Nicholas Nickleby, Les Miserables, In the Heights, the original pronunciation Elizabethan production of Twelfth Night, and the Fire and Reign series history cycle, the Theater continues to provide an innovative world-class theatrical experience to its guests, while showcasing William Shakespeare’s legacy as the cornerstone of the company.


Orlando Shakes also offers immersive educational programming that serves Central Florida schools and the local community at large.


Orlando Shakes' PlayFest 2022

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