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The Sack will triumphantly return to Tampa this May

From Jordan Bertke and Airtight Theatre who brought you The Friendzone, Blind Double Date, and The Sack: A Play on Superheroes, comes The Sack-quel: Sponsored Superhero. This is the world premiere of Bertkeís superhero sequel following successful runs of The Sack at the 2023 Orlando Fringe Winter Mini Fest, 2021 Tampa Fringe, and 2021 Orlando Fringe where the production was awarded the Criticís Choice Award for ďBest Solo Show, Comedy.Ē Following The Sack-quel, Bertke will perform The Sack once more in the debut of Sarasotaís Squeaky Wheel Fringe in June.

The Sack is a one man show where Jordan Bertke portrays over 15 characters and tells the story of Spyn Isaac and his rise as a superhero known as The Sack. Overworked and underappreciated, Spyn learned that he had the power to redirect projectiles and donned an ordinary sack to fight crime. Spynís crime fighting put him at odds with the sinister Dr. Anonymous, who turned out to be Spynís boss Charles B. Sack. Spyn managed to defeat Anonymous, but decided to spare his life. Spynís brother Isaiah, the mayor of their home Mega City, decided to create a city position for The Sack so that he could fight crime for pay.

The Sack-quel picks up where the first installment left off. Bertke has added fun new characters to the roster and brought back fan favorites with expanded roles. Spyn is now a paid crime fighter, but is learning that even a dream job like being a superhero has its challenges. Dr. Anonymous is still a threat behind bars leading Spyn to question why superheroes donít kill people. On top of that, a dangerous new rival has taken inspiration from The Sack and threatens The Sackís role in Mega City.

The Sack series is inspired by and parodies various media, superhero and otherwise, including Daredevil, Batman, Spider-Man, James Bond, and The Legend of Korra. The Sack-quel is best suited for audiences 13 years and older due to language and description of violence. The Sack-quel will be performed during the Tampa International Fringe Festival at the Screendoor Venue located within the historic Kress building in Ybor City.

PG - 60 Minutes

Performance Dates:
May 11, 2023 at 10:30 am
May 13, 2023 at 5:00 pm
May 14, 2023 at 8:30 pm

Tickets: $15.00 (plus festival fees)

Ticketing and Fringe information:

Location: The Kress Building: Screendoor Venue - 1624 E 7th Ave #228 Tampa FL 33605 (Directions/Map)

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