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The Hunger Artist

0 Comments · Friday, May 29, 2015
The Glorious Bomb Squad (Chicago) has dropped a slow detonating revision of Franz Kafka’s short story, The Hunger Artist, on this year’s Cincinnati Fringe.  

Shirtzencockle

0 Comments · Thursday, May 28, 2015
Fairytales and myths aren’t really the default mode of storytelling for us moderns. That’s unfortunate, since they continue to carry a mystical dynamic that resonates regardless of age or era.  

Around Dark Matter

Mica Dvir (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

0 Comments · Monday, June 2, 2014
Few topics are heavier or demand as much delicacy as the Holocaust, an event so fraught with grief and evil that it can be difficult to tell whether individuals and organizations centering their work here seek to mourn the past or capitalize on the tragedy to further current agendas.   

Fotis Canyon (Critic's Pick)

Mike Fotis

0 Comments · Sunday, June 1, 2014
Let’s get right to the point: Fotis Canyon is hilarious.
  

Heist

Performance Gallery (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Here’s what you get with Heist, this year’s Fringe production from Performance Gallery (the only group to be represented in each of the 11 Cincinnati Fringe Festivals): Three odd thugs have taken refuge in a closed basement space. With them are two bags of loot and two hostages.   

Bebe

Patchwork (Jonesboro, Tenn.)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tolstoy’s famous opening line to Anna Karenina proposes that all happy families are alike, while each unhappy family is miserable in its own way. Patchwork’s entry for the 2014 Fringe, Bebe, proves the opposite can also be true.  

On Her Pillow: Too True Tales of Black Little White Girl

0 Comments · Saturday, June 2, 2012
Honour Pillow probably already knows that she’s going to have a tough time making you feel sorry for her when she takes the stage for her solo show at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Having spent the early part of her career as a runway model in New York, she bears a fine resemblance to Julia Roberts with Halle Berry’s complexion, and it’s that issue of racial identity that fuels the better part of this personal history and emotional travelogue.  

Third Quarter Moon

0 Comments · Saturday, June 2, 2012
The Twilight Saga has already provided plenty of opportunities for parody, and the bare-bones performance outfit, Ornamental Messiah from Newport, adds another to the list with their 60-minute production of Third Quarter Moon.  

Cecily and Gwendolyn’s Fantastical Anthropological Inquisitorial Probe

0 Comments · Friday, June 1, 2012
In an age when social media promotes the notion of conversation over professionally prepared content, this type of show is definitely in step with the times, but it fails to recognize that a strong guiding hand and ready wit are needed to pull off this kind of daring endeavor.   

Grim & Fischer: A Deathly Comedy in Full Mask (Recommended)

1 Comments · Thursday, May 31, 2012
From the opening moment of Grim & Fischer, presented by Wonderheads, a two-person troupe from Portland, Ore., you know this is going to be something special. A lone figure slinks on stage to the strains of Mozart’s Requiem, carrying a black letter. His movements are precise, with the intense comical elegance you get from the best of the old Warner Brothers animations.