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Wanzie with a Z
August 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
You are invited to enjoy a video of an on-stage performance of Michael Wanzie’s autobiographical play, WANZIE WITH A “Z” – professionally taped in front of a live audience during Orlando Fringe Winter Mini Fest 2018 – to be streamed on YouTube beginning Saturday evening August 1, at 8 pm ET and available through the evening of August 15, 2020.
WANZIE WITH A “Z” chronicles the life journey of Orlando theatrical Writer/Producer/Actor, Michael Wanzie; from growing up in Connecticut to running away from home to become a fearless Jungle Cruise skipper in Orlando’s Magic Kingdom. From being resolutely Catholic and converting to Mormonism before becoming a devout Atheist. From the old glory days of The Civic Theaters of Central Florida to Sesame Street Live! and eventually the Orlando Fringe Festival. From finding and losing multiple loves to mourning the ultimate loss of the absolute love of his life during the height of the AIDS pandemic.
WANZIE WITH A “Z” is the winner of the 2017 Critics Choice Award for “Best Ensemble Acting”. The video features all three original cast members; JOSH LEFKOWITZ playing Mikey/Mike Wanzie, age 6 to 17, JOSHUA ROTH playing Mike/Michael Wanzie age 17 – 30, and Wanzie playing his eldest self.
WANZIE WITH A “Z”
A Rich Charron Live Stream Production
Encore performance filmed in front of a live audience at
Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest 2018
Written by Michael Wanzie
Directed by Kenny Howard
Choreographed by Douglas White
Filmed by Patty Wolfe
First available YouTube viewing
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st
8 pm ET
Access is by invitation only with your purchase of a $10 ticket, which allows the ticketholder unlimited viewing from August 1st through August 15th, 2020. There is a limited number of streams.