Let Me See Your Booty!
The Return of SharkTooth Sam
SharkTooth Sam (Thom Mesrobian) returns but this time he’s not alone! His first mate, Barefoot Billie (Fringe favorite Sarah Lockard) joins the crew as they use song, dance and storytelling to prepare for the annual pirate contest “The Telling of Tall Tales”. However, hidden in the comedy you’ll find a meaning that will touch & inspire the heart.
“Let Me See Your Booty” marks the return of everyone’s favorite pirate rogue, SharkTooth Sam, as it makes it’s world premier at the 33rd Annual Orlando Fringe Festival held May 16th-29th, 2023.
The show, written by Thom Mesrobian, is a follow up to last year's Critics’ Choice and Best of the Fest Award-winning, “Be a Pirate”. For this year's show Mesrobian is joined by Fringe favorite Sarah Lockard as first mate Barefoot Billie. Ms. Lockard was also a Critics’ Choice Award winner for best actress at last year’s Fringe in “The Mockingbird News” by Joseph Hayes.
The two pirates have gathered to prepare for The Telling of Tall Tales, an annual event where pirates from around the world gather for a competition to tell the wildest and most fantastical tales ever told. The show features several pirate stories and songs written by Mesrobian and allows the audience to give their feedback along the way.
"Let Me See Your Booty" was inspired by an interaction that Mesrobian had with a young child during the production of "Be a Pirate”. Seeing Mesrobian's show prompted the child to access his imagination in a new way and Mesrobian used these thoughts of a child's creativity and ability to dream as the basis for the new show. Consequently, as with most of Mesrobian's comedies there is a serious and meaningful message behind the laughter along with a surprising twist at the end.