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The Bubble and Other Displays of Moral Turpitude (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
This inventive show at the Art Academy is produced by North American New Opera Workshop of Cincinnati, comprised of current or past CCM Opera students.  

Shut UP, Emily Dickinson! (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
We’ll never really know what kept Dickinson a prisoner in that upstairs room in Amherst, Massachusetts, but if you see this show you’ll have some insight into the kind of demons or gods that might have plagued her.  

Persephone’s Prerogative (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
The FringeNext series of shows, now in its third year as an element of the Cincinnati Fringe, invites performances produced, created and performed by high school students.  

Catalina (Review)

0 Comments · Thursday, May 30, 2013
Catalina is a lively take on history and on theater, puts 16th century events into a 21st century syntax and suggests that the woman's movement was bound to come.   

Navigating the Novelties

The Cincy Fringe Festival returns to Over-the-Rhine in all its fringy glory

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
My first tip: Don’t think you can outwit the Fringe. I like to say that the festival is best described as theater roulette. Give the cylinder a whirl, pull the trigger and see what comes at you. Sometimes it might be what you expect, but more often than not you’ll be surprised.   

Alone in a Crowd at Cincy Fringe

Annual fest is the place to see solo performers

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Harry Nilsson once sang that "one is the loneliest number," but you actually have a goodly amount of company if you're a 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival performer. Close to one-third of the acts included in the eighth annual Fringe, commencing this week, are solo performers. Here are some highlights.  

The Comfort of Anger

1 Comment · Friday, June 11, 2010
Playwright Fernando Dovalina says 'The Comfort of Anger' is a work in progress, and he's right. It's not there yet. There are big and important topics explored, some of them relatively unexplored, and Fringe is a good place to air them. But perhaps not all at once.  


0 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Part of the fun of Fringe is the slapdash, on-the-fly sense of some productions. Often this is calculated, of course, a screen for serious theatrical smarts. But after several days of such fun and games, it's a pleasure to walk into a real theater with a generously furnished set waiting for action.  

Queer in the U.S.A.

3 Comments · Thursday, June 10, 2010
Johnny, a 14-year-old boy from New Jersey, is bullied by his peers and taunted by his Glee Club teacher for being "a little light on your feet." He soon splits for New York City to escape from his miserable life and find something better — particularly people who will appreciate him.  

Ain't That Good News

0 Comments · Monday, June 7, 2010
It seems simple enough and therefore not unique: two performers (husband and wife duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson), two mics, a handful of instruments and an otherwise bare stage. But until you factor in the two personalities, their talents and their collective life experiences, you don't realize what a long, strange trip you're on.