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.
Megan Venzin and Emily Althaus didn't
have to dig too deep to find material to mine for their Fringe show. They simply looked to their mothers. "My mother is a bipolar alcoholic and Em's mom is a manic narcoleptic," Venzin says. "Fun, right?"
Ask Abigail Bengson how best to describe her Fringe show, and she doesn't hesitate. "A rockin', sockin' husband/wife duo in their twenties traveling the world and singing about sex and soul," she says. "Blam!"
Everyone knows about Iron Man 2. People have already bought their tickets for the next (and penultimate) Harry Potter installment. But what about the films getting little-to-no love in all those 2010 previews? Here are a few that piqued our interest.
There's just not a lot of opportunity to see one-person shows over the course of our local theatrical season, save for the Fringe. So while it's initially easy to walk away from 'No Stranger Than Home' and wish for something more dramatically interesting, more produced, there is something about the stripped down, uber-low budget presentation that hits home.
With very little fanfare, a troupe will take the stage in the side room at Media Bridges. They'll thank you for coming to Incredulity, explain long-form improvisation and then ask simply: What makes you incredulous?
Whatever flaws 'Villainy' has as a work of theater, let's be clear: Lack of energy isn't one of them. The play is set up in five acts, with a prologue and epilogue attached. There are also intermittent video scenes involving a vengeful teen and the 'World of Warcraft' game, which admittedly could have been either funnier or more poignant.
I expected this show to be laugh-out-loud funny, and it was funny. But, more than that, it was smart. Like really smart. The company and Cincy Fringe organizers didn't play up that aspect of the show. Might it scare off the masses?
From Iago to Salieri, theater has given us a roster of villains who, despite their evil, remain oddly compelling. For that reason, This Ain't Real Theatre Company set out to explore the concept of villainy.