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Chemistry

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
While the performances are reason enough to see this production, more impressive perhaps is how the message was delivered very simply, without preaching.   

CODA (Children of Deaf Adults)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
“I just call it normal.” Thus begins writer/performer Mark Murray in this solo show as he describes the pitfalls and angst of being a hearing child growing up with parents who are both deaf.   

Jesus, Do You Like Me?

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
Actress Eileen Tull from Chicago apprehensively enters the stage, her voice shaking a bit. Her note cards fall to the floor. She begins to wing it, improvising.  

METH: a love story (Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
METH: a love story is funny, dark and surprising. I think it’s a must-see.  

Radio Gomorrah LIVE!

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
The future is on our minds a lot these days. The way fiction anticipates is really about today, and by default usually falls into the science fiction genre.  

Shirtzencockle

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
Fairytales and myths aren’t really the default mode of storytelling for us moderns. That’s unfortunate, since they continue to carry a mystical dynamic that resonates regardless of age or era.  

{?}

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
Produced by Cincinnati’s Tangled Leaves Theatre Collective, the production of {?} takes place at another first-time Fringe space, Nast Community Church on Race Street east of Washington Park.
  

!ke e: /xarra //ke: A New African Folk Tale

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
!ke e: /xarra //ke: A New African Folk Tale is a 45 minute work-in-progress (as specified in its Fringe description), devised and performed by the husband and wife team of Melonie and Sifiso Mazibuko.  

Boxed Up

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
This show comes from Ensemble of Stitches, a group of students from the School for Creative and Performing Arts led by Mallory Kraus.  

Heard

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
It’s hard to discuss Linnea Bond’s play Heard without including spoilers, which would surely diminish the experience for other audiences in the Fringe.  

In the Midst, the Middle, the Muddle, in Amongst

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
According to her program note, Nicole A. Hershey’s motivation to choreograph, write and perform her solo show was the opportunity to share her uplifting story about depression and recovery. And share she does.   

Moonlight After Midnight (Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
Patsy Cline is the muse for Martin Dockery’s excellent script, Moonlight After Midnight. The playwright and Vanessa Quesnelle perform this two-hander at 17 E. Court St., a block south of Central Parkway, a vacant store space used as a 2015 Fringe venue.   

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) and Authorial Intent

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Intern Company

0 Comments · Friday, June 6, 2014
Both pieces, staged by directing intern Ben Raanan (the program is about 100 minutes), are well chosen pieces for the talented interns. I hope to see several of them remain in Cincinnati for subsequent onstage work.  

Gentri-Fire (Critic's Pick)

The Dream Team (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Thursday, June 5, 2014
Since there’s only one performance left of Gentri-Fire (Saturday, 7:30 p.m.), you might want to get a ticket soon. It’s a sometimes one-sided but energetic, magnetic and fierce look at the phenomenon of gentrification, showcasing spoken word artists.  

Around Dark Matter

Mica Dvir (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

0 Comments · Monday, June 2, 2014
Few topics are heavier or demand as much delicacy as the Holocaust, an event so fraught with grief and evil that it can be difficult to tell whether individuals and organizations centering their work here seek to mourn the past or capitalize on the tragedy to further current agendas.