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Preview: The Edge

By Julie York Coppens · May 26th, 2009 · Fringe

During the 23 years since Cincinnati actor Amy Warner first saw The Edge in Edinburgh, Scotland, she’s learned what it means to be on the edge: the edge of fear, of forgiveness, of a relationship that could fly — or crash and burn. “Empathy maybe grows, as a person gets older,” Warner says.

In The Edge, a mother (Warner) and daughter (Karen Wissel) meet on a Mediterranean cliff and struggle to connect. “The daughter won’t speak to the mother. She dances,” Warner explains, which means that CCM choreographer Judith Mikita had to create half the play’s poetic “dialogue” from scratch. “It was a very tricky piece to work on.”

Performed at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati May 29, 30 and 31 and June 4-5 (see map of Fringe venues here)


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