We Fringe regulars have been at the Dayton Holiday Inn before. This time around Finite Number of Monkeys Productions, who gave us 'The Success Show' last year, reveals plans for a wonderfully wacky movie that will blend a sainted American musical with Bollywood production values and cultural aims. I hate to even tell you that its name will be 'Oklahomahatma.'
Is poetry just for English majors? 'Nevermore' says no, that playgoers can tune into iambic verse just fine. Although writer/director Amy Pettinella plays the feminine role in this two-character piece, she gives the best lines to her co-actor, Russell McGee. No surprise: He's playing Edgar Allan Poe, no stranger to good lines.
Amy Pettinella, playwright/director/ costar of 'Nevermore,' says Edgar Allan Poe's greatest mystery was his death. Researching Poe's life led her to writing this play about him and American writers in general.
Finite Number of Monkeys Productions
presents a send-up of esoteric approaches to theater arts (and probably
more) in 'Tantric Acting at the Holiday Inn,' also the fictional location for their successful 'The Success Show' in last year's Fringe.
What is it with trust when love, lust and Rock & Roll rule? Trust, presented
by the Ensemble Theatre Acting Intern Company, gives five actors strong
roles as their characters prepare for a wedding, flirt on the side, play music and generally behave badly.
Artist David Bumbeck's work is a deepening pleasure. The longer you look, the more you see. 'The Genius of David Bumbeck' is a group of splendid intaglio prints from the 1990s, drawings from the early 2000s and mixed-media productions. At the Sandra Small Gallery through June 25.
Patrons of a book cafe like to read, right? Seems so at the Iris BookCafé where the photographs-plus-text of Darryl Glenn Baird, University of Michigan professor, are getting close attention. Baird’s digital collages, which combine found and generated images with printed texts, invite close study. Through June 23.
Learn about "Over-the-Rhine Tenements: Historic Foundations for a Greener Future" from Mike Morgan of the OTR Foundation at the Mercantile Library at 6 p.m. Thursday in a lecture expanding on the Betts House's exhibition 'From Tenements to Townhouses: Multi-Family Housing in Cincinnati.'
In 2004 filmmaker John Fiege spent the summer and 400 rolls of Super 8 film recording life among the mostly immigrant workers in a deep South chicken factory. His gritty depiction of mileu and moment, 'Mississippi Chicken,' has a one-time Cincinnati showing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Su Casa.