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Names

Highlands High School (Ft. Thomas, Ky.)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Arienette, central character in the interest-compelling production Names, is a young girl beset by demons, not unlike a character in an old-fashioned story. But because this is not an old-fashioned story, her demons are figments of schizophrenia — every bit as hard to handle as the demons of old.  

A Brief History of Beer

Wish Experience (London, England)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
“This is a drink-along show,” it said on the video monitor in Know Theatre’s Underground Bar prior to this show by Wish Experience from the U.K. It continues, “You may wish to have more than one drink at the ready. You have been warned.”  

Short Attention Span Theatre

SAST (Tucson, Ariz.)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
The self-imposed challenge faced by Short Attention Span Theatre: 30 short shows performed in a maximum of 60 minutes. An appealing eight-member ensemble from Tucson tackles theater performance as a quasi-athletic completion. If they can accomplish the feat within an hour, the cast gets to munch on a bag of candy. If the hour timer goes off before the plays are completed, the audience gets to eat the candy.  

The Ultimate Stimulus

Felipe Ossa (New York City)

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
Remember all those statistics we heard a few years back about the vast disparity in the distribution of wealth in our country — and how the worst area of all could be found in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine?   

Get Fringy With It

CityBeat's hub for 2014 Cincy Fringe Fest coverage

0 Comments · Friday, May 30, 2014
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival's 11th iteration is full-go, with more than 30 performances scheduled across various stages in and around Over-the-Rhine through June 7.   

Something Something New Vagina (Critic's Pick)

Rebecca Kling (Chicago)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
It’s a brave journey, changing genders — not to mention one that most of us perhaps have never imagined and will never experience. Rebecca Kling shares and bares all in her solo show, Something Something New Vagina.  

Night Walkers

Homegrown Theater (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
Theater is a medium that allows metaphor to really breathe, and Elizabeth Harris’ play does just that. The well-established Cincinnati playwright’s collaboration with Homegrown Theater proves to be a provocative, cerebral and often painful experience.   

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.  

Son of a Hutch

Left Out Productions (New York City)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
New York-based writer and solo performer Joe Hutcheson returns to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival with his new show, Son of a Hutch, a wryly funny riff on his memories of growing up gay in the shadow of his macho father.  

Slut Shaming (Critic's Pick)

Those People Who Do That Theater (Cincinnati)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 29, 2014
The idea of rape as a life-changing event is certainly not new ground; it’s been the stuff of movies, plays and public service television for years. Yet Trey Tatum’s Slut Shaming, as directed by Bridget Leak, tells us in no uncertain terms that it is other people — not the rapist — who most influence the aftermath.   

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