Have you ever been a fool in love? If so, you’re not alone. Love makes fools of us all. The universal experience makes for great art because we can all relate to being blindsided in the pursuit of love. It happens to the best of us.
In Frankie Midnight’s “A Fool’s Love Stories,” a young, lovestruck man reminiscences about terrible ex-girlfriends while waiting at the bus stop to visit his current lover. Audiences follow the sucker for love on an immersive half performance theater, half rock concert experience. With the absence of the 4th wall, Frankie speaks directly to the crowd so everyone feels like he or she is right there with him at the bus stop, about to go for a ride.
Audiences are definitely in for a ride. The show also includes a full out Pop Rock concert with performances of original songs from Frankie’s debut album “Love Stories.” Check out a video from one of the compilation’s singles “Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda.”
Something that makes this production special is the location. Frankie chose to host the show at H2 Studios of the Arts in Miami Springs, where he grew up. He did it with a really positive intention and is making waves in his neck of the woods. He stated, “I want to bring a different aspect to my hometown, which was mostly known for its unpleasant crime statistics. The city is changing as did Overtown with Wynwood and Miami Gardens is next with its new developments. I see the changes and I want to push my city in a positive direction with my creative artistry which Miami Gardens is lacking in the spotlight. Ironically, Miami Gardens breeds some of the most talented people I’ve come to know from Florida yet art is overshadowed by criminal activity which only produces more criminal behavior like a disease. Now it’s time to feed health and nourishment through creativity while at the same time encouraging the support of entrepreneurship among the city locals who devote their time toward productivity and growth which will overall elevate and enrichen the city of Miami Gardens.”
See Frankie Midnight Live in his original stage production, “A Fool’s Love Stories” and engage in the night’s festivities of wine, tea, coffee and Tessa Lee’s cupcakes, along with a brief Q&A with the eclectic crusader himself!
Frankie grew up in the mild violent city of Miami Gardens where the soundtrack to the city consisted of loud music, gunshots, police sirens and helicopters. As a child, he would perform as a young actor in many local stage productions including “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Christopher Baker,” “The Oldie Goldie Show,” and many others. At age 13, he brought his first guitar with money he made in school by selling candy and became attached as he exiled himself in his room and practiced day and night. Frankie is a self-taught musician of the guitar as well as the piano, bass guitar, drums, harmonica and vocal singing. He began writing, composing, recording, and performing his own original music at age 16 and shortly after, began writing original scripts and short plays. His recent performance works include the Juggerknot Theater Co. “Miami Motel Stories”, the Front Yard Theater Collective “In the Lobby Lounge” held at the legendary Olympia Theater and most recent, Dice Raw’s stage production of ”Henry Box Brown, held at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.
“A Fool’s Love Stories” written and produced by Frankie Midnight
Co-Produced by Art Enthusiast, Symone Titania of Context of a Generation
H2 Studios of the Arts – 5111 NW 159th St, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Dates – Fri. June 14 (7:30pm) // Sat. June 15 (7:30pm) // Sun. June 16 (6:00pm)
Tickets available only on Eventbrite – $25
Ticket link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-fools-love-stories-tickets-58459464833
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