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Bring Black Wood to the Orlando Fringe!

$1,570 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 22 people in 4 months
Get into some Black Wood! Orlando Fringe favorite Steve Schneider is back with a hilarious and poignant new comedy that haunts the dark shadows of dysfunction.

It’s 1967, and actress Caroline Logan has just joined the cast of America’s top supernatural-themed TV soap opera. But will nervous network censors and a vampire with line trouble derail her career before it’s even begun?

A cast of A-list Orlando talent will bring life to this side-splitting script by one of the Orlando Fringe’s leading playwrights. Help us complete the show's journey from its well-received workshop reading last August at Savoy to fully staged performances this May in the mighty Fringe Gold Venue. Make a kind donation in any amount to show you’re all about that Black Wood!
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And with one last, humbling moment of sweet recognition, Black Wood is history.

We would like to thank everyone who made this experience a consistent delight since the show was first presented as a workshop reading last August at Savoy. Sincere gratitude goes out to our many valued financial supporters, from our great title sponsor Fairvilla Megastore to the generous souls who donated whatever they could spare to get us up on our feet. We also salute all of the Fringe staff and volunteers, who gave us a safe and dependable space in which to work. And we thank Matthew J. Palm of the Orlando Sentinel and Seth Kubersky of Orlando Weekly for making the time to see our production and so kindly talk it up to the community.

But of course, our deepest debt is to the audiences who worked our little five-shows-only affair into their Fringe schedule and gave it such a warm reception. We had always wondered if people would see in this show what we did: that what was outwardly Dark Shadows with dick jokes was actually a kinda sweet tale about the importance of friendship in uncertain times. Every time one of you came up and told us you had enjoyed spending time with these characters and didn't want to let them go, we felt reassured that maybe we weren’t completely off our rocker after all.

And please rest assured that whatever fun and camaraderie you saw on stage was taking place behind the scenes, in spades. This entire crew was a blessing to work with, from our director to our great cast to our awesome venue techs. It was a privilege to collaborate with people who are so uniformly talented, dedicated and loving. They made Black Wood real, in every sense of the term.

Now the time has come to close the mausoleum door and let the Bloodworths take a well-deserved rest. They so enjoyed coming out to play for you, and they all look forward to seeing you again, if and when the fates allow. Until then, godspeed and good luck. And good afternoooon.
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YOU HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO LOOK AT BLACK WOOD!

Tonight's performance is our absolute last at Orlando Fringe 28! Come to the Gold Venue at 10:45 to catch the show the Sentinel calls one of the festival's very best, and which audiences have embraced as a little jewel of hilarity and warmth.

Yesterday’s matinee was yet another record-breaker in the history of Carpenter Aunt Productions, with 190 Fringers checking out our Black Wood -- some of them for the second time! When we leave the stage tonight, it will mark the end of 2019’s festival proper. Why not celebrate last call with us?

https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=363
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OUR BLACK WOOD JUST KEEPS GETTING BIGGER!

Today’s performance of Black Wood is already our biggest ever, based on advance sales alone! Just three hours remain until showtime (1:45 p.m. in the Gold Venue), so grab your ticket now so you don’t miss out on the hilarious and poignant comedy the Orlando Sentinel calls one of the very best in this year’s Fringe!

https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=363
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EVERYBODY SAY “HALF OFF"!

Would Bikini Katie's rack lie to you? Tonight's performance of Black Wood is only six bucks! Yep, that’s a 50% saving from the normal ticket price of the show that’s enjoying some of the best reviews and word-of-mouth of the Fringe! And all you have to do to avail yourself of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is show up at the Gold Venue with a ticket and a Fringe button sometime before we hit the stage at 10:45 p.m. Yep, tonight our Black Wood is staying up for you!

(Don’t worry, the puns are going to stop soon. Maybe.)

https://orlandofringe.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=363
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