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Aberrant Reflections on the Barbarism of You and I

1 Comment · Thursday, June 3, 2010
Artemis Exchange offers a perfectly wonderful evening of a totally different sort here. It's deeply philosophic and not nearly as scatterbrained as it would like you to think. It's more deep-delving than over-reaching. And it's seriously funny — with laughter rumbling up from inside provocative reinterpretations of familiar parables and fables.  

Aberrant Reflections on the Barbarism of You & I

Know Theatre: June 2, 5, 6, 8 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Co-creators Chris Wesselman and Christopher Karr want their evolving, dark-hearted comedy to ask audiences this question: "Where does the barbaric nature of the human rest its head when it's unconscious?"  

A Brief History of Petty Crime

Media Bridges: June 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Mostly, Jimmy Hogg blames his dad. "He was kind of a cheapskate. He'd sneak into the circus or the zoo if he could get away with it," says Hogg, explaining how a nice lad from southwest England became a juvenile delinquent.  

The Council

Art Academy: June 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
At a time when the national political scene has pundits turning blue and budgets running red, the Performance Gallery veterans have wittily and willfully transformed themselves into the rogues gallery that makes up a city council.  

The Long Way Home

Media Bridges: June 2, 6, 9 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
UC professor Roger Collins' expressionistic first play takes audiences on a walk along an inner-city boulevard in another man's shoes. Derek Snow plays an Iraq War veteran who encounters indifference and far worse when he returns.  

Medea

Duveneck 2: June 2, 4, 5, 8 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Director Michael Burke was drawn to the Greek dramatist Euripides' 431 B.C. examination of passion, love and vengeance by the dichotomy it embodies: We feel Medea's justified rage at Jason, but to get revenge by the horrific killing of their children?  

Of People and Not Things

Mixx Ultra Lounge: June 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Andrew Hungerford calls his show "a break from the high-energy insanity that permeates the Fringe. This play is quiet, thoughtful and intimate."What if the world ended with a soft goodbye and the thought of what might have been?   

That One Show

Know Theatre: June 2, 4, 5, 9 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Find out what others think about dance — and maybe shift your own perceptions — at the third Fringe production from locally based performance art group Pones Inc. Laboratory of Movement.  

Aftershock! An Event!

Know Theatre: June 3, 4, 6, 9 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Back in the 1970s disaster flicks such as 'Earthquake' touted ridiculous gimmicks like Sensurround, which simply pimped out the theater with big speakers to shake the audience silly. That's where the folks at Fake Bacon went for the premise of their show.  

Blue Collar Diaries

Media Bridges: June 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Solo performer-playwright Michelle Myers Berg celebrates what producer Michelle Storm calls the "overlooked lives" of ordinary people in the working class neighborhood where she grew up in the 1960s and '70s.  

Cyrano

Mixx Ultra Lounge: June 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The acting interns at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park have cooked up a theater piece for our delectation, a new version of the classic French play 'Cyrano de Bergerac.'  

The End Is Near

Below Zero: June 3, 4, 7, 10 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Think the cafe poetry scene inspired by the spoken-word poetry and alternative Hip Hop of Saul Williams, West Coast popping-and-locking, T. S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and others of their ilk.  

The Finkles' Theater Show

Know Theatre: June 3, 5, 7, 11 and 12

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
For Christmas 2008, Minnesota-based actors Ryan Lear and Rachel Petrie sent loved ones an oddly festive portrait in glitter-bomb envelopes. "We set up a camera in our living room and started pulling stuff out of this costume trunk," Lear says.  

Just Say Know

Art Academy: June 3, 5, 6, 9 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Louisville improv and sketch comedian De Blenniss is taking the next step in the war on drugs with a one-man stand-up comedy presentation (mixed with slick multimedia) dissecting and investigating the history of drugs and their impact on the country.  

Nevermore

Gabriel's Corner: June 3, 5, 6, 10 and 11

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Amy Pettinella, playwright/director/ costar of 'Nevermore,' says Edgar Allan Poe's greatest mystery was his death. Researching Poe's life led her to writing this play about him and American writers in general.