Orlando Fringe to head back downtown for Winter Mini-Fest in January


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It's been quite a while since Orlando Fringe, the spring bacchanal of experimental theater, has called downtown Orlando home. In 2003, the long-running fest made the decision to move to Loch Haven Park. But an offshoot of the big bash is putting out-there performances back where they began: Fringe's Winter Mini-Fest will bring the organization back into downtown.

Winter Mini-Fest will take over Haos on Church and The Floridabilt for their January bash. Unlike the Fringe, the mini-fest is much more intentional in the way it goes about putting on shows.

Rather than opening up a firehose of outsider energy, the Mini-Fest is curated by organizers, who invite performers they love to show off their work. Those shows will run from January 13-16.  A follow-up online mini-fest will run from January 19-23.

Tickets to the in-person shows go on sale November 19 at the Fringe's website.

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