CityBeat - Fringe http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-196-1-fringe.html <![CDATA[Prefer Not To Say (Critic's Pick) - ]]> The performers of Thought Plane Theatre are returning participants after winning the Cincy Fringe Founder’s Pick in 2013.]]> <![CDATA[The Hunger Artist - ]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking - ]]> Dan Aykroyd, actress Daryl Hannah and British singing sensation Susan Boyle are among the most recognizable in a list of performers who have harnessed autism spectrum disorders to serve their artistic passions. ]]> <![CDATA[Edgar Allan (Critic's Pick) - ]]> One of the pleasures of a Fringe Festival is being able to see interesting and original theatre that is so non-commercial that it otherwise might never see the light of day. ]]> <![CDATA[Escape Routes (FringeNext) - ]]> Escape Routes is this year’s FringeNext entry written, directed, acted and produced by the talented students of Highlands High School.]]> <![CDATA[Fixate - ]]> What if one of the saddest, shabbiest, solitary moments of your life were suddenly shattered by a noisy stranger appearing in your apartment out of thin air? ]]> <![CDATA[Hitchhikers May Be Inmates - ]]> Interventions can take place anywhere. In the case of Hitchhikers May Be Inmates, one starts in a diner with J.D. (Kevin Crowley, also the playwright) waiting patiently for David (Michael Bath) to stop crying.]]> <![CDATA[Kiss Around Pass Around (Critic's Pick) - ]]>

Are you human? Are you kind? Are you smart? These are the kinds of questions you will need to consider when you take in the utterly delightful Kiss Around Pass Around.

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<![CDATA[Shelter - ]]> Nightmares are alive in the day as well as the night in this attention-compelling collaboration between two Cincinnati groups, the dance company Pones, Inc., and the theater company Queen City Flash.]]> <![CDATA[Validate Me - ]]> The Art Academy Auditorium is not a particularly friendly space for theater, especially if the show requires audio-visual tech. New York City artist Carly Ann Filbin’s Validate Me suffered from disjointed audio tracks and distracting out-of-sync screen prompts.]]> <![CDATA[My Twisted Face - ]]>

What would happen if feminist theory rubbed up against Greek myth?

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2015 - ]]> The 13th annual Cincinnati Fringe is under way. CityBeat writers will attend the opening performance of every production and provide next-day reviews to help you pick and choose shows to see ]]> <![CDATA[Cathedral City - ]]>

Fringe veterans might remember the likable Kurt Fitzpatrick from Bromance, performed at the 2014 Fringe line-up announcement party with Tommy Nugent (aka Reverend Nuge).

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While the performances are reason enough to see this production, more impressive perhaps is how the message was delivered very simply, without preaching.

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“I just call it normal.” Thus begins writer/performer Mark Murray in this solo show as he describes the pitfalls and angst of being a hearing child growing up with parents who are both deaf.

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Actress Eileen Tull from Chicago apprehensively enters the stage, her voice shaking a bit. Her note cards fall to the floor. She begins to wing it, improvising.

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METH: a love story is funny, dark and surprising. I think it’s a must-see.

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The future is on our minds a lot these days. The way fiction anticipates is really about today, and by default usually falls into the science fiction genre.

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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.

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Produced by Cincinnati’s Tangled Leaves Theatre Collective, the production of {?} takes place at another first-time Fringe space, Nast Community Church on Race Street east of Washington Park.


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