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FringeNext: The Color of Harmony (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, June 3, 2011
The Color of Harmony kicked off the first-ever FringeNext series of shows. FringeNext is a new Fringe category that invites performances produced, created, and performed by high school students. It was presented in the black box theatre of the new School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) by the next generation of theatre artists.  

FringeNext: The First Book of the Bible (Review)

0 Comments · Friday, June 3, 2011
The premiere of The First Book of the Bible was the first sold-out show of the 2011 Fringe. One of three entries in the new FringeNext category (works produced, created and performed by teens), this work by School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) seniors storms out of the gate with all the makings of a successful Fringe show.  

The God Blog (Review)

1 Comment · Thursday, June 2, 2011
Kathleen O’Neill has spent the last eight years writing The God Blog, a corporate-satire-within-a-radio-play, set in heaven and staffed by Old Testament figures (performed at the Art Academy of Cincinnati). She and director Shawn Maus, who also plays the role of God, have assembled an enormous (by Fringe Festival standards) cast and crew to live-produce this radio drama.  

Curriculum Vitae (Review)

2 Comments · Thursday, June 2, 2011
For the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe, Jimmy Hogg’s confessional storytelling and precocious, high-velocity comic delivery won him a Critic’s Pick award for his monologue A Brief History of Petty Crime. The Fringe-circuit veteran returns to the 2011 Fringe this year with Curriculum Vitae, a chronology of his humorous and humiliating experiences in the working world.  

Headscarf and the Angry Bitch (Review)

1 Comment · Thursday, June 2, 2011
It’s pretty typical for our culture to be afraid of that which we don’t know. We see it every day on TV news and in daily conversations around the water cooler. But what we probably rarely see is the reaction on the other end, how it affects the object of our fear. That’s one of the principle reasons why Headscarf and the Angry Bitch is so welcoming and accessible. And frankly, so needed.  

S/M/L (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, June 2, 2011
Ideas and ambitions come in all shapes and sizes, and the three modern-dance works that comprise the triptych of S/M/L, presented by MamLuft& Co. Dance, are each in their own way small, medium and large. The first piece, Small: Restless Hands Under a Trembling Table, opens arrestingly enough with a pair of dancers dressed in white, and wrapped in a long red fabric stretching from the opposite side of the stage.  

Denali (Review)

1 Comment · Thursday, June 2, 2011
On first blush, there’s nothing terribly Fringe-y about Denali (performed at Know Theatre). It’s a fairly straightforward play from Iowa’s Working Group Theatre about three childhood friends who get back together for the first time since a tragic mountain-climbing accident claimed the life of the one person who tied the others together. How could one of them profit from the harrowing story by way of a best-selling memoir? What are the others hiding? Will the truth ever come out?  

Transfringement: Circus Mojo Refudiates the Norm (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, June 2, 2011
As its puzzling mouthful of a title suggests, Transfringement: Circus Mojo Refudiates the Norm is a quirky show with a few too many balls in the air. Five diverse performers from this Ludlow, Kentucky-based circus troupe and training center take turns charming and occasionally impressing the audience with a series of old-school stunts.  

Opal Opus: Journey to Alakazoo (Review)

2 Comments · Thursday, June 2, 2011
Serenity Fisher, creator of Sophie’s Dream, the 2010 Audience Pick of the Fringe, has again brought her hyper-personal and very sincere brand creativity to a Fringe stage with Opal Opus: Journey to Alakazoo. (It’s being presented at the “Hanke 2” venue, 1128 Main St.)  

The Body Speaks (Scripted) (Review)

1 Comment · Thursday, June 2, 2011
At the opening performance of Cincinnati-based Performance Gallery’s entry into the 2011 Fringe mélange I was sometimes puzzled at the direction the show was taking. But my attention rarely wandered far from the 14 very competent actors onstage who appeared in situations ranging from the absurd to the tongue-in-cheek. Creative credits are too many to list, including scripting, directing, conceptualization and development.  

Kinda Weird, Like You

2010 Cincy Fringe Festival held its own and won many more friends

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The seventh annual Cincy Fringe Festival finished last Saturday evening. And in a year when many arts organizations have suffered in attendance and revenue, the Fringe (operated by Know Theatre of Cincinnati) held its own. Sales of multi-day passes were almost identical to 2009, while single ticket sales declined slightly. Overall attendance for Cincy Fringe 2010 was 6,500. Average per-show attendance was similar to last year.   

The Comfort of Anger

1 Comment · Friday, June 11, 2010
Playwright Fernando Dovalina says 'The Comfort of Anger' is a work in progress, and he's right. It's not there yet. There are big and important topics explored, some of them relatively unexplored, and Fringe is a good place to air them. But perhaps not all at once.  

Queer in the U.S.A.

3 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Johnny, a 14-year-old boy from New Jersey, is bullied by his peers and taunted by his Glee Club teacher for being "a little light on your feet." He soon splits for New York City to escape from his miserable life and find something better — particularly people who will appreciate him.  

Money Back Guaranteed

1 Comment · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Houston-based Psophonia Dance Company has proven itself again to be a thoroughly modern dance ensemble in every sense of the word. In their returning Cincy Fringe appearance, the ensemble once again addresses contemporary issues with fun, flair and plenty of enjoyable dancing.  

Trust

0 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Part of the fun of Fringe is the slapdash, on-the-fly sense of some productions. Often this is calculated, of course, a screen for serious theatrical smarts. But after several days of such fun and games, it's a pleasure to walk into a real theater with a generously furnished set waiting for action.