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A Short Lecture of a Different Time

Media Bridges: June 4, 6, 8, 11 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Karim Muasher says there's a reason why we've never heard of the Oldverse: "You weren't there." Fair enough. And because this otherworld existed before the Big Bang, "there is no visible evidence." A member of last year's Fringe favorites Giant Bird, Muasher is flying solo this year.  

Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn

Art Academy: June 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Finite Number of Monkeys Productions presents a send-up of esoteric approaches to theater arts (and probably more) in 'Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn,' also the fictional location for their successful 'The Success Show' in last year's Fringe.  

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Duveneck 2: June 5, 8, 9, 11 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Four Humors has presented crowd-pleasing hits in two previous Cincy Fringes: 'Mortem Capiendum' in 2008 and 'April Fools' in 2009. This year they're inspired by a familiar ghost story about a scarecrow that comes to life and menaces two farmers. scarec  

Salem! The Musical

Below Zero: June 5, 6 and 8

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
New Englander Elise Dubois thought she knew everything about the Salem witch trials until research began for an all-female musical parody. The result: a tuneful, twinge-worthy attack on all things puritan.  

The Water Draft

Art Academy: June 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Although filmmaker Barbara Wolf and theater director Michael Burnham have lived together for 40 years, they've never collaborated on a project until now. A man at a grocery store buying bottled water instead of groceries inspired their piece.  

Ain't That Good News

Coffee Emporium: June 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Ask Abigail Bengson how best to describe her Fringe show, and she doesn't hesitate. "A rockin', sockin' husband/wife duo in their twenties traveling the world and singing about sex and soul," she says. "Blam!"  

Queer in the U.S.A.

Below Zero: June 8, 9, 11 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Imagine that you're a kid from New Jersey, 14 years old and gay. It would be unfortunately normal to suffer abuse from your peers, but how about a cruel rejection from your high school glee club?  

Money Back Guaranteed

Know Theatre: June 8, 10 and 12

3 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Burlesque meets consumerism in Houston-based Psophonia Dance Company's return to Cincy Fringe. This seductive-sounding work examines the temptations of buying and owning material goods.  

Trust

ETC: June 9, 10, 11 and 12

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
What is it with trust when love, lust and Rock & Roll rule? Trust, presented by the Ensemble Theatre Acting Intern Company, gives five actors strong roles as their characters prepare for a wedding, flirt on the side, play music and generally behave badly.  

The Comfort of Anger

Duveneck 3: June 10, 11 and 12

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
This show comes from the same company that brought 'The Gospel According to Tammy Faye' to the 2006 Cincy Fringe Festival. This time out, a Latina novelist is fighting old ghosts in dreams that  

Review: The Secrets Project

0 Comments · Saturday, June 6, 2009
This 55-minute, group-created "show" is all very earnest. It's intense and painfully angst-driven. But it's pop-psych drivel that Dr. Phil would be ashamed to spout.  

Review: April Fools

0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2009
The Four Fools were a hit here last year, winning Producers' Pick, and are back with a whole new show that looks sharper and funnier than their previous production. If you like a good time with four not so naughty but really, really funny fellows, see 'April Fools.'  

Review: Travel

1 Comment · Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Three agile, committed performers defy convention, if not always gravity, in this self-described "multi-media, aerial art masterpiece," done in an "avant garde style" — in other words, no clear story, an off-putting score of atonal Electronica, random (but strangely mesmerizing) projected video and a colorful costuming scheme pitched somewhere between circus and sadomasochism.  

Review: Bibliography of Love

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I didn't expect to say this, but the primary reason to see jan street dance theatre's 'Bibliography of Love' isn't the dancing but the spoken word. Three men and two women present innumerable vignettes on the topics of love, gender and relationships, blending a few present-day scenarios into their historical love letter and poetry recitations.  

Review: The Success Show

0 Comments · Sunday, May 31, 2009
Let's get it out of the way right now: 'The Success Show' succeeds. But then, staging a send-up of a business motivational seminar offers a wealth of material to choose from, and writer/director Michael Comstock does an 80/20 job of making it pay off.