Nautical Cabaret FRUIT OF THE SEA Swims To The Scranton Fringe Festival

Nautical Cabaret FRUIT OF THE SEA Swims To The Scranton Fringe Festival

NYC based artists perform their Twitter inspired mermaid musical comedy about a landlocked mer-princess on her quest to reclaim her tail and save the oceans from Garbage Island.

FRUIT OF THE SEA joins the fourth annual Scranton Fringe Festival with performances Sept 27, 28 & 29 at the Scranton Cultural Center, Jr Ballroom.

The show was inspired by @_FloridaMan, a popular Twitter account detailing odd headlines from the Sunshine State, and a trip to Weeki Wachee Springs, America's premiere mermaid attraction since 1947. Featuring original music and puppetry, this nautical cabaret plumbs the depths of identity and obsession by blending roadside Americana, sea shanties and the perils of climate change. FRUIT OF THE SEA promises a night of campy hijinks, fish puns, and light choreography.

A pet store clerk discovers she is actually landlocked mer-princess Calamaria, Fruit of the Sea, cursed by a sea witch to endure unimaginable torment--living in Ohio. Along with her sidekick, Jimmy the Lobster, she travels to central Florida's premiere mermaid attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs, to reclaim her tail and save the oceans from Garbage Island. This dark mer-musical comedy features shadow puppets, an anarchist lobster DJ, and a cast of thirty five mermaid dolls- but is not suitable for children under 13.

FRUIT OF THE SEA was first presented as part of the PortFringe Festival in Portland, ME in July 2015. It subsequently received development residencies with Wolfbane Productions in Appomattox, VA and the Barn Arts Collective in Bass Harbor, ME, both of which culminated in public workshops. Since then, the show has been presented in New York City at Dixon Place in November 2016 and at BarnFest at Cloud City in January 2017, in Tampa, FL at the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival in September 2017, and in Baltimore, MD at the Charm City Fringe Festival in November 2017.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online HERE

https://www.tiny.cc/fotsscranton

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