Two more nights of creative theater at Know — two more nights!
You've probably heard by now that the
ninth annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival has been underway for the
past week or so. If not, you clearly didn't come across CityBeat's
Cincy Fringe hub, where we've been collecting previews, reviews and
ongoing coverage of the fest since even before Day 1.
Since you only have two more nights to
enjoy the final few productions, here's a rundown of everything we
Peruse CityBeat's Cincy Fringe
hub here, where you'll find reviews of all 32 performances.
Check out the official Fringe Festival
guide here, where you'll also find a schedule that includes Friday
and Saturday night's final shows.
“Marching Through the 2012 Fringe,”
CityBeat issue of June 6.
Check out what people are saying about
@CincyFringe on Twitter here.
And here's a little something on
Homegrown Theatre, a company created by native Cincinnatians and is
performing The Doppelganger Cometh and Overtaketh at the Emery
Theater tonight and Saturday night.
Fringe shows aren’t common, but Psophonia brings a playful, even
childlike romp to the Festival with Delicious.
As frequent Cincy Fringe participants, the Houston-based, all-female
modern dance company more often has focused on women’s issues. But
as with their previous Fringe shows, Co-Artistic Directors Sonia
Noriega and Sophia L. Torres once again go all out on eye-catching
costumes, props and other visual elements in this series of brief
As CityBeat’s June 6 issue goes to
press, the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival is about half over. All 29
shows have opened and a few have concluded their runs. You still have several chances to see
some great shows before the Fringe concludes on Saturday.
And now for something
completely different, as the Monty Python guys used to say: Four
Humors Theater, back for another year at the Cincinnati Fringe, brings
a wholly different — and totally charming — piece for audiences
of all ages, Bombus and Berrylinne.
mistakes Madeline made, which give title to this 75-minute excursion
into wanton lack of bathing and job despair, are exactly those our
heroine Edna adopts as her personal route to coming of age and
meeting life on its own terms.
how-do-we-get-grown-up story seems appropriate for the annual intern
project at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC), this year the work of
five actors, directed by fellow intern Jenny Estill.
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in
full effect, and CityBeat's intrepid team of reviewers is on the
scene. Check back early and often for reviews of all 32 performances,
nearly all of which will have their first performance reviewed.
You'll be completely in the know for this weekend's Fringy
In her director’s
notes for The Doppelganger Cometh and Overtaketh, Leah
Strasser says, “We hope you find this play as funny as we do,
because we still laugh every time we hear it.” If that was the goal
of Strasser, who also plays a central role, and her colleagues who
have announced the birth of Homegrown Theater, a new local company,
I’m afraid I need to say “Better luck next time.”
most engaging of the three dances presented by The Space/Movement
Project in Kiss Kiss Missiles: A Retrospectacle is the
first, with all five of the company’s dancers barefoot and wearing
costumes that could almost have come out of their everyday closets
with a sash or a ribbon added for the stage. A dancer wearing a
flaring red skirt and dark top appears in movement as slim and supple
as pulled taffy.
Nic Balthazar’s piece about bullying, makes it U.S. premiere as
Unity Productions’ Fringe production, presented at Know Theatre. A
one-man show, the multimedia play uses video and music to move the
story forward. Nothing
mixes forms and does it well: one part engrossing stage drama and one