Sci-Fi Solo Performance Premiering at Ybor City’s Fringe Festival
Tampa, FL May 3, 2018: Seattle-based science fiction writer, performer, director, and all-around nerd L. Nicol Cabe brings her third science fiction solo performance, “The Sibyl of Mars,” for its Florida premier at the Tampa Fringe Festival in May.
The Sibyl, a seer from Mars, has been sent to Earth to steal ancient records of the planet’s original colony mission – against an interplanetary peace treaty. She must piece information together decaying, scattered records to learn why her home world’s ecosystem is collapsing, before Earth authorities erase her memories and ship her back to the Red Planet, useless to its struggling inhabitants. Using tarot cards to upload each piece, Sibyl works with her audience to form divine the problem.
This new interactive science fiction performance received rave reviews after its world premiere at Tucson Fringe in January 2018. Audiences called the show “an imaginative original one-woman show” and “completely unexpected and fascinating.” Reviews describe the piece as “like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book written by Ray Bradbury” and “a multimedia show without the multimedia.” Cabe is excited to bring her third solo performance to her first Florida fringe festival, followed by two more festivals over the summer.
About the Artist, L. Nicol Cabe
L. Nicol Cabe focuses on new, locally-written theatre in Seattle, but believes in producing important, immediate work for the world. She is an alumnus of Director’s Lab West 2014, and has worked with such wonderful Seattle theatre companies as Copious Love Productions, Annex Theatre, Live Girls! Theatre, Taproot Theatre Company, and Ear to the Ground. She has also been published in Fiction Vortex online magazine. Her first full-length solo performance, “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn,” premiered at Seattle Fringe Festival in 2014, then toured Rogue, Atlanta Fringe, and Hollywood Fringe in 2016. She wrote and directed a solo show, “best-of-craigslist: live!” which premiered at Portland Mini-Fringe in 2011, and her very first solo work was “Sockpuppet MacBeth.”
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