The CFCArts Theatre presents
Book/Music/Lyrics by Donald Rupe
Additional Music and Orchestrations by Jason Bailey
From Here is an original musical written by our own Director of Theatre, Donald Rupe. The production originally premiered at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in 2019 to enthusiastic crowds and rave reviews. Expanded to a full-length musical, the story follows Daniel, a 30-something gay man on his journey to find love, fulfillment, and his tumultuous relationship with his mother. Daniel, born and raised in Orlando, is surrounded by a loving community of friends, and the musical also explores what life was like as a gay man in Orlando during the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub in 2016.
From Here carries an important message for our community, and for this show we proudly partner with the One Orlando Alliance, an organization that unifies and empowers LGBTQ+ service organizations in Central Florida. Donations made while purchasing tickets for From Here will benefit the One Orlando Alliance to help members of our community.
*This production contains adult language and themes and may not be suitable for all audiences. It also contains themes surrounding the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, which may be upsetting or trigger a traumatic response in some audience members. Viewer’s discretion is advised.
Please feel free to step out of the theatre if you need to, and please be understanding of others’ reactions.
Following each Sunday matinee performance, there will be talkbacks featuring team members from several One Orlando Alliance member organizations about topics important to the LGBTQ+ community, including Coming Out, Vulnerable Populations, Health Care and Hate Crimes.
- Sunday, February 23 – 26Health
- Sunday, March 1 – Bliss CARES and 26Health
- Sunday, March 8 – Zebra Coalition, QLatinx, Bliss CARES, and 26Health
- Sunday, March 15 – Zebra Coalition, QLatinx, Bliss CARES, and 26Health