Ikelus,” St. Xavier High School’s entry in the set of four Fringe Next productions presented at SCPA, has a title with Grecian overtones that high schoolers themselves no doubt link to a particular online game.
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Behind Bars fulfills that mission. It’s the story of Whitney Smith, a local
kid who found himself imprisoned in maximum security, where he eventually took
his own life.
“This is a drink-along show,”
it said on the video monitor in Know Theatre’s Underground Bar prior to this
show by Wish Experience from the U.K. It continues, “You may wish to have more
than one drink at the ready. You have been warned.”
Arienette, central character in the
interest-compelling production Names, is a young girl beset by demons, not
unlike a character in an old-fashioned story. But because this is not an old-fashioned
story, her demons are figments of schizophrenia — every bit as hard to handle
as the demons of old.
self-imposed challenge faced by Short
Attention Span Theatre: 30 short shows performed in a maximum of 60
minutes. An appealing eight-member ensemble from Tucson tackles theater
performance as a quasi-athletic completion. If they can accomplish the feat
within an hour, the cast gets to munch on a bag of candy. If the hour timer
goes off before the plays are completed, the audience gets to eat the candy.
Damn! The creators of Don't Cross the
Streams: The Cease and Desist Musical, the hilarious hit from the 2012 Cincy
Fringe, are back with another entry. And the great news is that this show is
all those statistics we heard a few years back about the vast disparity in the
distribution of wealth in our country — and how the worst area of all could be
found in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine?
As the girls paced across the floor, their
babble of voices
filled the small space, gradually resolving into a single whispered
word: strength. Confessions of a Fatherless Daughter, presented by Sluts
Cupcakes (students from SCPA), was a frank exploration into the power a
holds in defining his child’s worldview.