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.
World traveler and Minneapolis writer Katherine Glover compiles her multicultural life experiences into this one-woman piece, saying it's only after stumbling into any number of awkward moments out in the world that one can appreciate a nice slice of humble pie.
It wouldn't be a Fringe without some improv, arguably the fringiest of all theatrical endeavors. Performers put themselves out there, and producer Dave Powell is quick to point out that they can and do occasionally fail. Don't believe it? Don't be so incredulous, he says.
There is no spoon. Maybe there was prior to 1999. But that was before everything changed. During the summer of 1999, humanity suddenly had a choice between the red pill and the blue pill. We learned the first (and second) rule of fight club. We saw dead people.
You have to go back all the way to 1999 to find a Cincinnati Reds player making a legiti mate run at the Rookie of the Year title. That was until first baseman Joey Votto started his red-hot 2008 campaign.
There’s an important mantra in a recent film: “Anyone can cook.” Amy Hunter believes that wholeheartedly. She also believes everyone can get better — and enjoy it more — with a little help. Enter the Creations Community Cooking Classes at the Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI) at Cincinnati State, for which Hunter is the coordinator.
Take his greeting from an episode last season: “Hi, my name is Donnie, and you suck at Photoshop. Let’s waste another five or six minutes of my life and see if we can do something about it.” That’s just not nice. Or this outburst during a recent episode: “What’s that on your head? Oh, it’s just some extra stupid that could n’t fit inside of your head.
It sounds trite, but it’s true. Lisa — the sassy queen of alternative rock on The Sound (94.9 FM) who goes just by her first name, as kooky radio per sonalities tend to do — got her start in radio as a listener.