THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE!
the 7th annual
SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 1-2, 2022
We are incredibly excited that 2022 will be the first ever musical theater/operetta PortFringe Pop-Up. Pirates of Penzance is a frothy and absurd musical comedy built on satirizing musical hits of its time, and we are excited for PortFringe artists to bring the same variety, panache, and critical spirit to Pirates as they have shown time and again through Pop-Up. Gilbert and Sullivan are deeply flawed creators – as is Shakespeare, as are Dante and Homer – but we also feel like this piece effectively captures the Fringe ethos, and we are excited to see PortFringe artists reimagine Pirates in a contemporary context. Whether that means satirizing, re-contextualizing, or otherwise reacting to the themes of the show, we want it all–and it feels right for the increasingly absurd moment we find ourselves in.
Stay tuned in spring 2022 for more info about venue, ticketing, and other details!
INTRODUCING THE 2022 POP-UP PORTFRINGE ARTISTS!
1. Chimera Theatre Collective (Scarborough, ME)
2. Bad Dog Productions (Portland, ME)
3. Allen Adams (Bangor, ME)
4. FrostHEAVE! (Augusta, ME)
5. Brynn Lewallen (Portland) with members of
Polyphonic Theatre Ensemble
6. Always Happens! Productions (Portland, ME)
7. Generation Z (Portland, ME)
8. Walks into a Bard (Portland, ME)
9. Amanda Eaton & Co (Portland, ME)
10. Tandem Theatre Collective (Portland, ME)
WHAT’S A PORTFRINGE POP-UP?
POP-UP is the annual fundraising event for PortFringe – Maine’s Fringe Festival. Performance Artists, chosen by random lottery, are each assigned one section of a classic work — which must be performed in just a few minutes – and with zero coordination with the other scenes. That’s right – the first time the show happens in scene order is on opening night, in front of a live audience!