SWFL Theater Season 2018-2019
Here are some of the up coming shows at some of the most popular play houses in Southwest Florida.
CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS BONITA SPRINGS
Staged Readings (Sept. 14):The first in a series of staged readings with actors performing short stories, essays, plays, speeches and more.
Funny Shorts Live! (Nov. 9):The first in a series of evenings featuring comedic short plays, including one from a local playwright.
“Deadly Sugarplums: A Fright Before Christmas” (Dec. 6-9):Character actor and comedian Frank Blocker performs in a world-premiere collaboration with LA horror director Jana Wimer. The play rekindles the Old English tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve with a series of spooky short tales.
“Waverly Gallery” (April 10-14): The CFABS Players perform this comedy drama about a grandson watching his grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Stage It! 10-Minute Play Competition (April 26-28): Annual celebration of playwrights and audiences featuring short plays and monologues submitted to CFAB
Info: 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org
CULTURAL PARK THEATRE (CAPE CORAL)
“The Wizard of Oz” (Sept. 7-16): Stage musical based on the beloved 1939 movie about Dorothy, her little dog and her magical adventures in Oz.
“A Wedding in Tuscany” (Oct. 5-14): Written by Patrick Shepard, this original music revue takes on the Italian-American songbook with some of its most popular songs in pop culture and classic music.
“Don’t Drink the Water” (Oct. 26-Nov. 4): Woody Allen’s 1966 Broadway farce is set in an unnamed country located behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. A misunderstanding traps a family of New Jersey tourists in the U.S. embassy, and the ambassador’s son must figure out how to get the tourists safely home.
“The Christmas Spectacular” (Dec. 12-16):The theater’s annual Christmas revue.
“The Butler Did It” (Feb. 1-10): In Tim Kelly’s parody of English mystery plays, a dowager invites a group of writers to her eerie island mansion to impersonate their fictional detectives and try to solve a fake murder. But then — of course — a real corpse turns up.
“Ripcord” (March 22-31): A battle royale starts between two roommates in an assisted-living facility, as they try to one-up each other and force the other woman to move out.
“Broken Hearts: When The Brooklyn Boys Meet The Jersey Girls” (April 5-14): The sequel to Cultural Park Theater’s popular musical revues “Brooklyn Boys” and “The Jersey Girls,” both written by director June Koc. Featuring popular songs from the 50s and 60s.
MORE:“Jesus Christ Superstar” (Jan. 11-20), “Chicago” (March 1-10),”Lend Me a Tenor” (April 26-May 5).
Info: 772-5862 or culturalparktheater.com
THEATRELAB (FGCU IN ESTERO)
“UrineTown: The Musical” (Oct. 11-14): Irreverent comedy musical that satirizes the musical genre and its traditions, while also taking on capitalism, corrupt businesses, the environment, politics and more. Produced in collaboration with Naples’ TheatreZone
“Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” (Nov. 30-Dec. 9): Fifth-grader Junie B. draws the name of her nemesis for her school’s Secret Santa gift exchange and comes up with a plan to teach the tattletale a lesson.
“Machinal” (Feb. 15-24):Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist 1928 drama inspired by the true story of convicted and executed murderer Ruth Snyder.
“Life Is a Dream” (April 5-14):Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s 1635 allegory involves a Polish prince wrongfully imprisoned by his father after a prophecy predicts the prince will bring the king’s downfall.
Info: 590-7268 or theatrelab.fgcu.edu
BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS HALL (FORT MYERS)
“On Your Feet!” (Jan. 1-6): Dance-filled musical about crossover Latin pop sensations Emilio and Gloria Estefan of Miami Sound Machine.
“A Bronx Tale” (Jan. 23-27): Legendary actor Robert De Niro co-directs this show set to 1960s pop and doo-wop music. It tells a story of loyalty and family with a young man torn between a mob boss and his own father.
“Monty Python’s Spamalot” (Feb. 5-10): Cows fly, Frenchmen taunt and killer rabbits attack in the return of this silly, Tony Award-winning musical based on Monty Python’s 1975 movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
“Tap Dogs” (March 5-10): This tap-dancing extravaganza has toured the world and appeared in more than 370 cities on six continents.
“Disney’s The Lion King” (April 3-21): The blockbuster musical based on the hit 1994 Disney movie returns to Mann Hall. The winner of six Tony Awards — including Best Musical — features eye-popping puppetry of African wildlife and catchy Elton John and Tim Rice songs.
MORE:“Les Misèrables” (Feb. 19-24).
For more information, call 481-4849 or visit bbmannpah.com
BROADWAY PALM AND THE OFF BROADWAY PALM (FORT MYERS)
“Let’s Go To The Movies” (Aug. 30-Sept. 29):Funnyman Victor Legarreta and his cast sing and dance their way through this revue celebrating the world of movies.
“Don’t Dress for Dinner” (Sept. 27-Nov. 10): Zany farce involving a married man’s romantic weekend with his mistress. Things go awry, of course, including lots of confusion and mistaken identity.
“Winter Wonderettes” (Nov. 15-Dec. 25): At a hardware store party, entertainers The Marvelous Wonderettes perform 60s-style versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”
“Elf the Musical” (Nov. 22-Dec. 25): The musical version of the popular Christmas movie about Buddy the Elf, who learns that he’s really a human being and goes to New York to find his true identity.
“Saturday Night Fever” (Dec. 29-Feb. 9): The stage version of the smash-hit 1977 movie starring John Travolta and packed with Bee Gees’ disco hits such as “Stayin’ Alive,” “Jive Talking” and the title song.
“Midlife 2 #WhatDidIComeInHereFor” (Jan. 10-Feb. 23): The sequel to the comedic “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical” takes on more of the aches, pains and joys of getting older.
“Mama Won’t Fly” (Feb. 28-April 28): A woman agrees to drive her feisty mother from Alabama to California to attend a family wedding. Three generations race against the clock and meet family, friends and strangers along the way.
“Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical” (April 4 to May 12): Written by Broadway Palm co-founder Tom Prather, the inspirational musical comedy returns to the Fort Myers theater — this time on its main stage. It follows a year in the life of the quirky characters who run Second Chances Thrift Shop.
“Sex Please, We’re Sixty” (June 6-July 21): A saucy farce set in Mrs. Stancliffe’s Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast. The comedy involves the cottage’s mostly female guests, next-door neighbor “Bud the Stud” and a retired chemist who develops a blue pill called “Venusia,” designed to increase the libidos of menopausal women.
MORE: “42nd Street” (Oct. 4-Nov. 17), “Guys and Dolls” (Feb. 14-March 30), “Little Shop of Horrors” (May 16 to June 15), “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” (June 20-August 10).
Info: 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com
FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE AND THE ARTSTAGE STUDIO THEATRE (FORT MYERS)
“Becoming Doctor Ruth” (Sept. 21-Oct. 21): Florida Rep launches its first season without founding artistic director Robert Cacioppo with this heartfelt, funny one-woman show based on the life of sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
“Damascus” (Nov. 9-Dec. 9): The Southeastern U.S. premiere of Bennett Fisher’s psychological thriller that takes place after an explosion at a Minneapolis airport.
“A Christmas Carol” (Nov. 30-Dec. 19): A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic from playwright and Broadway actor Mark Shanahan.
“Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical” (Dec. 21-Feb. 24): A new musical tribute to the beloved jazz singer and actress with 20 songs, including “Come On-A My House,” “Hey There,”‘ “Sisters” and “Mambo Italiano.”
“Fences” (Jan. 11-30): August Wilson’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a working-class father trying to raise his family in the 1950s. It’s one of 10 plays in Wilson’s famous “Century Cycle” depicting the African-American experience and race relations in the 20th C
“Hay Fever” (Feb. 15-March 6):Florida Rep describes this Noel Coward “comedy of bad manners” as “razor-sharp and dry as a martini.” It follows a weekend getaway that spirals out of control.
“Million Dollar Quartet” (March 22-April 10): The hit rock ‘n’ roll musical based on a famed Memphis recording session with icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley.
“Native Gardens” (April 5-May 5): Playwright Karen Zacarías pits neighbor against neighbor in a backyard culture-clash over a longstanding fence.
“Newsies” (May 10-19):Florida Rep’s Education Conservatory performs the hit musical based on New York City’s famous Newsboys Strike of 1899.
“Spring Awakening” (July 10-Aug. 17): Florida Rep’s Education Conservatory performs the Tony Award-winning coming-of-age rock musical with songs by Duncan Sheik.
MORE: “Steel Magnolias” (Oct. 19-Nov. 7), “A Christmas Carol” (Nov. 30-Dec. 19), “Mary Poppins Jr.” (Jan. 18-20, Education Conservatory show).
Info: 332-4488 or floridarep.org
THE LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA (FORT MYERS)
“It’s Only a Play” (Now through Aug. 26): In Terrence McNally’s 1986 Broadway parody, the creative team behind the comedy “The Golden Egg” gathers for an opening-night party. As they nervously await the first reviews, they gossip and name-drop and talk about their theater experiences. Part of Lab Theater’s summer season.
“Anna in the Tropics” (Sept. 14-30):Lab Theater officially opens its 10th season with this Southwest Florida premiere set in a small cigar factory in 1929 Ybor City, Tampa. Cuban-American workers hand-roll tobacco leaves while a “lector” entertains them by reading newspapers, poetry and novels. Then a new employee starts reading them “Anna Karenina” and sets into motion the events of this passionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning story.
“Hand of God” (Oct. 19-Nov. 4): Robert Askins’ irreverent dark comedy involves a church youth group assigned to create original hand puppets. Things go awry when one of the puppets appears to become possessed by Satan.
“Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” (Nov. 30-Dec. 22): A naughty, zany holiday mash-up of Scrooge, Rudolph, Frosty, The Nutcracker and other Christmas classics.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (Jan. 18-Feb. 3): Groundbreaking musical about a transsexual German rock singer full of snarky one liners and raw glam-rock performances. The show is part concert, part stand-up comedy and part bittersweet confessional.
“And the Winner Is” (Feb. 22-March 16): Mitch Albom’s comedy about a self-obsessed actor who’s nominated for an Oscar but dies before the awards ceremony. Angry, he makes a deal to return to Earth to find out whether he wins.
“Andorra” (March 29-April 20): Max Frisch’s parable of racism and prejudice has been one of the most-produced plays in Europe.
“The Immigration Project Play” (April 24-28): An original work drawn from 10 months of interviews with local immigrants (both legal and illegal) and submitted stories from journalists. Those stories, jokes, songs and prayers will be woven into a play by a team of playwrights.
MORE: The 24-hour Playwriting Project (Nov. 17), “A Guy, A Girl, A Piano” (Jan. 4-6).
Info: 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com
NEW PHOENIX THEATRE (FORT MYERS)
“Marvin’s Room” (Jan. 10-27):The new community theater stages its debut show with this tender story about two estranged sisters who reunite after one of them is diagnosed with leukemia.
“La Cage Aux Folles” (March 7-31): This campy drag-queen comedy was later remade into the Robin Williams/Nathan Lane movie “The Bird Cage.
“The Shadow Box” (May 2-19): Michael Cristofer’s Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning 1977 drama follows three terminal cancer patients who are visited by family and close friends on the hospital grounds where they live in cottages.
“Rumors” (June 13-30): Neil Simon’s enduring comedy involves an evening of miscommunication, confusion and gossip-driven hilarity.
Info: 284-5214 or newphoenixtheatrefortmyers.org
THEATRE CONSPIRACY (FORT MYERS)
“Repossessed” (Aug. 16-26): Theatre Conspiracy opens its 25th season with this world premiere from Greg Lam. A couple learns that their seemingly ideal marriage was manufactured by a mysterious company that re-wrote their brains with new memories and personalities. Now they can’t afford the service, and the company wants to take back the improvements.
“Murderers: A Killer Comedy” (Sept. 27-Oct. 7):A quirky whodunnit set in Riddle Key Retirement Center, where three unlikely killers try to justify their crimes in outrageous ways.
“The Agitators” (Jan. 17-27): The story of U.S. civil-rights icons Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, who met as young abolitionists, remained friends for 45 tempestuous years and helped shape the course of American history.
“Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood” (Feb. 7-17):In this gender-bending take on the classic story, Robin Hood has always been Maid Marian in disguise, and she leads her Merry Men (many of whom aren’t actually men) against the greedy Prince John.
“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” (March 1-18): Theatre Conspiracy continues its commitment to produce one play from August Wilson’s celebrated “Century Cycle” each season. “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” is set in a 1911 boarding house, where owners Seth and Bertha Holly welcome an eccentric group of wanderers who pass through during the Great Migration of the 1910s.
“Rancho Mirage” (May 9-19):Popular playwright Steve Dietz’s scathing comedy about three affluent suburban couples who meet for an ill-fated dinner party.
MORE: “The Elephant Man” (Nov. 8-18).
Info: 939-2787 or artinlee.org
FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY THEATRE (LABELLE)
“Boeing-Boeing” (Oct. 26-Nov. 4):In this wacky sex farce, swinging bachelor Bernard juggles three fiancees who are all flight attendants and all unaware of each other. Then things get bumpy.
“Assisted Living: The Musical” (Nov. 30-Dec. 9): Naples- based theatrical duo Compton & Bennett wrote this popular musical that makes fun of the joys and pains of old age.
“Love, Lies, and the Doctor’s Dilemma” (Jan. 18-27): A comedy involving a mob enforcer, a dress-wearing son, a fake psychiatrist and lots of love, lies and chaos.
“12 Angry Jurors” (March 22-31): The classic courtroom drama otherwise known as “12 Angry Men” (when it features an all-male cast).
MORE: “Farce of Habit” (Feb. 8-17)
Info: (863)-675-3066 or firehousecommunitytheatre.com
THE MARCO PLAYERS (MARCO ISLAND)
“Rehearsal for Murder” (Oct. 24-Nov. 11): In this murder mystery, a play is used to solve the mystery of a murder that occurred a year earlier at the theater.
“Four One-Act Comedies” (Nov. 28-Dec. 16): Los Angeles writer Bruce Kane’s collection of four fast-paced, one-act comedies about bad sex, retired superheroes, therapy and more.
“Come Blow Your Horn” (Jan. 2-20): Neil Simon’s first Broadway comedy hit. Two parents are horrified by their sons’ rebellious behavior and swinging bachelorhood.
“Spreading It Around” (Feb. 6-24): When a widow decides her money is being ill spent on her unappreciative children, she decides to set up a “S.I.N. Foundation” for “spending it now.”
“The Savannah Sipping Society” (March 13-31): Four Southern women, drawn together by fate, turn their weekly happy hours into a mission to renew their lost enthusiasm for life.
“Black Tie” (April 10-28): R. Gurney’s comedy where the new world meets crusty New England old money in a black-tie affair. Things gets messy when their cultures clash.
Info: 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com
“The Sound of Music” (Dec. 26-29): A new production of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical about the singing von Trapp family.
“Les Misérables” (Jan. 29-Feb. 3): TheCameron Mackintosh production of the ever-popular French-revolution musical is back on the road after 2 ½ years on Broadway.
“Waitress” (Feb. 19-24):Based on a 2007 movie starring Keri Russell, this musical tells the story of a pregnant waitress who sees a pie-making contest as a way to escape her unhappy life. Featuring songs by pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.
“School of Rock” (April 2-7): Musical based on the Jack Black movie about a wanna-be rock star who poses as a substitute teacher and turns his students into a rock band. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Glenn Slater.
MORE: “Fiddler on the Roof”(March 12-17).
Info: 800-597-1900 or artisnaples.org
GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE (NAPLES)
“An Iliad” (Oct. 20-Nov. 4): A retelling of the classic story about the Trojan War, told in modern language.
“The Revolutionists” (Jan. 12-Feb. 3): This revisionist look at the French Revolution drops Marie Antoinette, an assassin, a playwright and spy into a meeting that hatches an unlikely alliance.
“In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play” (Feb. 16-March 10): Sarah Ruhl’s Tony Award-nominated comedy based on the bizarre historical fact that 19th century doctors used vibrators to treat “hysterical” women (and sometimes men).
“Holmes and Watson” (March 23-April 20):Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick, Watson, learns that three men claiming to be the famous detective are under a doctor’s care — three years after Holmes appeared to plunge to his death from Reichenbach Falls.
“Skylight” (May 4-19): David Hare’s Tony-winning drama reunites a schoolteacher with her former lover, now a widower, in her London apartment. Together, they recall their history and renew their clashing ideologies.
MORE: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (Nov. 17-Dec. 30).
Info: 261-7529 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org
THE STUDIO PLAYERS (NAPLES)
“I’ll Eat You Last” (Oct. 5-21):John Logan’s one-woman play about abrasive, powerful Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers.
“Burn This” (Jan. 11-Feb. 3): In this Lanford Wilson romance, a choreographer’s dead friend’s brother shows up to collect his sister’s belongings. They seem completely mismatched, but the romantic attraction is undeniable.
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” (March 3-24): In this Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia are joined by their overbearing sister Masha, her hot young lover Spike and a soothsaying housekeeper named Cassandra. The story borrows liberally from Anton Chekov.
“Over The River & Through The Woods” (May 10-26): Joe DiPietro’s warm-hearted comedy about a man who tells his doting Italian-American grandparents that he’s taking a dream job across the country. Chaos ensues as his stunned grandparents plot and scheme to find a way to keep him in Hoboken.
Info: 398-9192 or thestudioplayers.com
THE NAPLES PLAYERS (NAPLES)
“Peter and the Starcatcher” (Oct. 3-28): The community-theater troupe opens its 65th season with this prequel to the classic “Peter Pan” story.
“June and Jason’s Survival Guide to Divorce” (Oct. 24-Nov. 18):World-premiere comedy by local playwright Laura Lorusso. The story involves zany neighbors and friends who try to save June and Jason from a looming divorce.
“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” (Nov. 28-Dec. 23):Two Army buddies, now showbiz partners, follow two singing sisters to a Vermont inn. They end up putting on a show to help save the place — and fall in love, too. A holiday musical filled with classic Irving Berlin songs, including “Happy Holidays,” “Blue Skies” and “White Christmas.”
“Marjorie Prime” (Feb. 6-March 3): A Pulitzer Prize finalist, this play tells the story of an 85-year-old widow whose daughter and son-in-law begin priming her memory with technology: A hologram of her late husband. But the surprise is the effect it has on the children.
“Always a Bridesmaid” (March 27-April 20): Four friends have sworn to keep their long-ago promise to be in each other’s weddings — no matter how long it takes and under what circumstances.
“Lost in Yonkers” (May 1-26): In this Neil Simon tale, two young brothers find their lives turned upside down when their father moves south for work, leaving them with some crazy relatives in Yonkers.
MORE: “Don’t Dress for Dinner” (Jan. 16-Feb. 10), “Guys and Dolls” (March 6-April 7).
Info: 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org
“Home for the Holidays” (Dec. 7-9): TheatreZone opens its season with this original show featuring TheatreZone regulars performing holiday songs from various eras.
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (Jan. 10-20): Tony Award-winning “whodunit” based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. The audience gets to choose the musical’s ending at each performance.
“Aida” (Feb. 7-17):Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical based on the classic Verdi opera about love, loyalty and betrayal.
“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” (March 7-17): Tony-nominated 1929 musical about a reincarnated young woman with ESP whose psychiatrist falls in love with one of her past-life personalities.
“And the World Goes ‘Round” (April 25-May 5): A musical revue featuring the songs of Kander & Ebb, who wrote the music and lyrics to “Cabaret,” “Chicago” and more.
Info: 888-966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com
CHARLOTTE PLAYERS (Port Charlotte)
“The Mousetrap” (Sept. 7-16): Everyone’s a suspect in this classic whodunit from the mind of Agatha Christie.
“Visiting Mr. Green” (Oct. 12-21):Jeff Baron’s award-winning comedy-drama about a young corporate executive who almost runs down an 86-year-old man with his car. After being found guilty of reckless driving, the young man gets ordered to visit Mr. Green every week for six months.
“Give’em Hell, Harry!” (Oct. 25-26): Local actor Jack Rabito takes on the role of President Harry Truman.
“The Ladies Foursome” (Jan. 5-20):A heartwarming comedy about four women who gather for a round of golf after their friend Catherine’s funeral and end up talking about sex, love, children and secrets.
“Right Bed, Wrong Husband” (Feb. 1-17): In this comedy, a young bachelor tries to increase his allowance by writing his tight-fisted uncle to tell him he’s gotten married. But then the uncle drops by unexpectedly and mistakes Ted’s best friend’s wife for his new bride.
“Singin’ in the Rain” (Feb. 15-24): The stage version of the 1952 romantic-comedy movie musical that starred Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.
“Jack Benny’s Not 39 Anymore” (May 17-25):Retiree Norman spends his idle time hatching business schemes. But then a widow moves in next door.
MORE:“Arsenic & Old Lace” (Nov. 8-18), “Steel Magnolias” (March 8-24), “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” (April 11-28).
Info: (941) 255-1022 or charlotteplayers.org
BIG ARTS (SANIBEL ISLAND)
“Willy Wonka Jr.” (October 18-28 at Strauss Theater): The first of three theater productions from Creative Theatre Workshop, starring young student actors. It’s based on the movie musical “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.”
“Winnie the Pooh Kids” (November 2-18):
“Oliver” (December 7-16)
“iLuminate” (January 30): The New York City based company uses wireless lighting to create glow-in-the-dark dance and acrobatics shows with memorable visuals, wit and a story. They appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2011.
“Sister Strikes Again: Late Nite Catechism 2” (March 1): This sequel to the popular one-woman comedy features a nun named Sister, who gives her thoughts on tattoos and porn websites, lists her new sins for the new millennium and more.
“Every Brilliant Thing” (March 8): In this one-man play, a boy’s mother has just attempted suicide. To help her heal, the 7-year-old makes a list of everything that makes life worth living and leaves it on the pillow in her hospital room.
Info: 472-6862 or bigarts.org
GHOSTBIRD THEATRE COMPANY (VARIOUS VENUES IN LEE COUNTY)
“Windowstories” (Oct. 5): An art/performance installation at The Franklin Shops in downtown Fort Myers.
“Boxes Are For What We Keep” (Nov. 10-18 at the Happehatchee Center in Estero):A trilogy of short plays by playwright/FGCU theater professor Barry Cavin.
“Everyone on this Train” (Jan. 18-26 at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation Collaboratory): A series of loosely knit vignettes inspired by a Shaindel Beers poem and written by Ghostbird co-founder, actor and playwright Jim Brock. They take place in the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad depot in downtown Fort Myers. Brock uses the setting to tell his stories about people on trains, including a mother and daughter fleeing a war, a circus act, hobos and a man contemplating his imminent firing.
24 Hour Festival (March 3 at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers): In this 12th annual festival, visual artists, filmmakers, theater artists, dancers, musicians and poets have just 24 hours to create unique works. Then the public gets to see the results.