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A Killing Game (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
 Judging from the enthusiasm generated by the actors, and by several audience members who were really getting into the spirit of audience integration, A Killing Game is gonna have a killer run at the Fringe.  

Violent as Birth Dramatic as Death (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
In this one-man show, Kevin Brown, a lanky young man with a punk-style shaved head and a long blonde forelock a la Rihanna, throws himself into what is billed as “the internal violence and drama that occur when one questions stereotyping, impatience, gender complexities, the nature of living sacrifice and the value of one’s artistry.”

Dirk Darrow: NCSSI (Review - Critic's Pick)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
Darrow’s gumshoe detective story goes like this: He is a fedora-wearing, gun-toting man in love with the wrong kind of dame. Man is murdered (bum, bum, bum!) and with magic tricks, mentalism and plenty of help from game audience members he solves the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY of the crime.   

Pulling off Procreation (Review)

1 Comment · Friday, May 31, 2013
I suppose if you saw it, you might say that Pulling off Procreation is a Fringe-esque meditation on celebrity and fame in a 24/7 “news” culture. You might also say, as I did via my review notes, “OH MY GOD KILL ME NOW.”

Vortex of the Great Unknown (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, May 31, 2013
The newest play from creative team Serenity Fisher and Robin O’Neal Kissel is a whirlwind of new vocabulary words (say zoetropic five times fast); new professions (flavor listener) and new problems (an entire galaxy is about to be devoured/obliterated by a scary instellar storm, aka the vortex).  

Shut UP, Emily Dickinson! (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
We’ll never really know what kept Dickinson a prisoner in that upstairs room in Amherst, Massachusetts, but if you see this show you’ll have some insight into the kind of demons or gods that might have plagued her.  

Maps (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
Eight dancers perform on a bare stage at Know Theatre, backed by a large white projection screen on which simple animation (by Mam-Luft & Co.) plays out.  

Persephone’s Prerogative (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
The FringeNext series of shows, now in its third year as an element of the Cincinnati Fringe, invites performances produced, created and performed by high school students.  

MixTape (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
This show's 100-percent family friendly content is a win-win for those looking for the theatrical equivalent of a cool glass of water on a hot summer Fringe night.  

Catalina (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
Catalina is a lively take on history and on theater, puts 16th century events into a 21st century syntax and suggests that the woman's movement was bound to come.   

The Bubble and Other Displays of Moral Turpitude (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
This inventive show at the Art Academy is produced by North American New Opera Workshop of Cincinnati, comprised of current or past CCM Opera students.  

And the Rand Played On... aka The Hell with Edutainment, Let’s Have Fun! (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
As most good theatre is, And the Rand Played On... is a cautionary romp, and the mirror it holds up sets off alarms.  

And All the Rest Is Junk Mail (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
This spunky two-woman show explores communication of all kinds, as well as miscommunication, in a quirky, often farcical romp.  

Thou Shall Rot in Hell (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
This show is engaging and, most importantly, funny — and it’s clear that teenage actor/playwright Zak Kelly is a talent on the rise.   


0 Comments · Thursday, June 7, 2012
Family-friendly Fringe shows aren’t common, but Psophonia brings a playful, even childlike romp to the Festival with Delicious. As frequent Cincy Fringe participants, the Houston-based, all-female modern dance company more often has focused on women’s issues. But as with their previous Fringe shows, Co-Artistic Directors Sonia Noriega and Sophia L. Torres once again go all out on eye-catching costumes, props and other visual elements in this series of brief vignettes.