Over-the-Rhine

CincyFringe Preview: Of People and Not Things

May
23

Title: Of People and Not Things

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 09:15 PM
Location: Mixx Ultra Lounge
Address: 1203 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Hunger Warrior Theatre from Agoura, CA

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: What if there were an intimate apocalypse? No flesh eating undead or Mayan prophecies. Just a soft goodbye. Like a missed connection with fleeting eye contact and the thought of what might have been. What would you do? Maybe you'd walk through that door. Maybe you'd take a seat in the audience. We think you should. Come be a part of the world that's left.

Show Length: 70 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

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CincyFringe Preview: Nevermore

May
22

Title: Nevermore

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 09:00 PM
Location: Gabriel's Corner
Address: 1425 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Twilight Productions from Indianapolis, IN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: “Nevermore” begins in the last conscious moments of Edgar Allan Poe as his tortured soul laments to his “still-alive corpse” about the “fever called living that burned in his brain.” Fast forward 160 years when a suicidal writer finds herself in the presence of The Raven, who offers insight on writing and madness and how the two are related. This fantasy/drama depicts the troubled rock-star life of America’s original literary gem, while examining the terrifying grip that depression held on him and many other fallen American writers.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background:  www.myspace.com/twilightproductionsind

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CincyFringe Preview: Money Back Guaranteed

May
23

Title: Money Back Guaranteed

Opening: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 07:30 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Psophonia Dance Company from Houston , TX

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Dance

Description: It is everybody’s story rolled into a saucy little burlesque but instead of selling sex, we seduce the consumer to buy what he desires. If it feels good do it; get it; buy it. Don’t just look- touch, take. Get that house, buy that car, fill your life with stuff. Let us take you away with a little music, song and dancing showgirls! For in the world of credit, you can buy now and pay later and later and later. You may even get Money Back Guarantee. So why not sink into your seat and enjoy a slightly disturbing but highly seductive world of money where nothing is guaranteed.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

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CincyFringe Preview: Medea

May
20

Title: Medea

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 07:30 PM
Location: Duveneck 2
Address: 1214 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: paperStrangers Performance Group from Indianapolis, IN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Euripides' classic drama of a woman betrayed in love, on a quest for vengeance, and her discovery of its price.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Check out www.paperstrangers.org.  Follow them on Twitter @paperstrangers.

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CincyFringe Preview: Just Say Know

May
21

Title: Just Say Know

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 09:15 PM
Location: Art Academy
Address: 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: De Blenniss from Louisville, KY

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Just Say Know is a stand up comedy presentation about the War on Drugs. Accompanied by his computer program ROBERT De Blenniss talks about the history of drugs and their impact on the United States.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Promo video:

"Just Say Know" AD from De Blenniss on Vimeo.

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CincyFringe Preview: Harold

May
25

Title: Harold

Opening: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 09:30 PM
Location: Duveneck 2
Address: 1214 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Four Humors Theater from Champlin, MN

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Two brothers drive their herd deep into the mountain to graze. Isolated from the outside world, they build a scarecrow for their amusement, Harold. They show Harold amazing kindness, they show Harold amazing cruelty... Until Harold starts making decisions for himself. A new horrific comedy from the creators of "Mortem Capiendum" and "April Fools".

Show Length: 55 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: www.fourhumorstheater.com

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CincyFringe Preview: Cyrano

May
25

Title: Cyrano

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 08:30 PM
Location: Mixx Ultra Lounge
Address: 1203 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Cincinnati Playhouse from Cincinnati, OH

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Thrill as Cyrano slays 100 men! Chortle as Christian can't woo to save his life!! Weep as Roxane makes one sad mistake after another!!! A dynamic, hilarious, inspiring, tragic, moving, epic reinvention of the tale of everyone's favorite large-nosed lover and poet with a script by Belgian avant-garde playwright Jo Roets in a production that has been evolving across the country from Seattle to Hawaii to Alaska to Cincinnati.

Show Length: 65 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

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CincyFringe Preview: Ain't That Good News

May
25

Title: Ain't That Good News

Opening: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 08:30 PM
Location: Coffee Emporium
Address: 110 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: The Bengsons from Bloomington, IN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Musical

Description: Abigail Nessen Bengson & Shaun McClain Bengson's Ain’t That Good News is a raucous vaudevillian cabaret, full of roaring music and impassioned characters. The Bengson duo evoke the quintessentially American stories of the immigrant and the outcast and play at the heart of the political struggles of our age through a melding of the musical forms of Tin Pan Alley, the Old South, German Weimar and rock and roll. The show is constantly evolving. As the Bengsons travel, they trade songs and drinks for new stories from the personal to the divine, and shift the work to reflect where they've been, and each new community they're in.

Show Length: 55 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Here is their website: www.bengsons.com and they are on twitter: @THEBENGSONS.

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CincyFringe Preview: Aftershock! An Event!

May
25

Title: Aftershock! An Event!

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 07:30 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Fake Bacon Productions from Columbus, OH

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: A new hotel is built within a faultline but the VIP group at the soft opening cannot avoid impending doom! Aftershock! An Event! is a comedy that originated from three improv sessions and will be performed in Senzurround, which will shake the theater seats to fully immerse the audience in the experience!

Show Length: 70 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: fakebaconimprov.blogspot.com

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CincyFringe Preview: Aberrant Reflections on the Barbarism of You & I

May
22

Title: Aberrant Reflections on the Barbarism of You & I

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 09:00 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Artemis Exchange from Highland Heights, KY

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Artemis Exchange found themselves in the middle of a Buick-sized pickle (so to speak) when their head writer, Christopher Karr, suddenly claimed to have contracted an acute illness, the dreaded 'Exhaustum Fever,' that prevented him from, among other things, writing a play. After countless discussions, what eventually spewed forth from his creative consciousness over a dark and dreary autumn and winter was a massive piece of postmodern text, a manuscript, a bible of Artemis Exchange's collective thoughts and feelings on humanity and its eventual downfall. After reading each and every syllable of this behemoth, we used a process of improvisational adaptation to forge a theatrical production that aims to explore the darkness that has shadowed mankind since creation and will continue to do so until our bitter end – all while trying to make you laugh enough to forget how fucked we really are.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: More on Twitter-@ArtemisExchange.  Also here are videos of other projects the team has worked on:

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CincyFringe Preview: A Short Lecture of a Different Time

May
18

Title: A Short Lecture of a Different Time

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Karim Muasher from Astoria, NY

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Solo

Description: Come and hear the story of the OLDVERSE: the universe before this one, long dead and gone. Two lovers meet, and soon discover the truth about their existence: their universe is dying, burning up into flames. Told by the Historian, a mysterious corduroy-clad stranger, this show asks the questions: How do you stop the unstoppable? How do you face the inevitable? A combination of nintendo graphics, gameboy music, and theoretical physics; acclaimed theatre creator Karim Muasher single handedly creates an 8-bit universe of wit and wonder.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

 

Backgroup: Karim Mausher wow Cincinnati Fringe fans in 2009 as part of Giant Bird's Empire of Feathers.  Karim's website, www.karimmuasher.com, details other projects he has worked on, including workshops, once of which he plans to bring to Cincinnati during the festival.

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CincyFringe Preview: A Night of Well Adjusted Ladies

May
18

Title: A Night of Well Adjusted Ladies

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 08:00 PM
Location: Coffee Emporium
Address: 110 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Venzin Althaus Explosion from Astoria, NY

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Interdisciplinary

Description: What do you get when you have a manic, narcoleptic lady from Cave City, KY (.2 miles from the national site of Dinosaur World, USA) and a schizophrenic, alcoholic chick from New England (.2 miles from Clam Chowder, USA)? You get two daughters with a killer sense of humor, and the ability to deal with just about anything. Join Megan, Emily and a giant sketch pad, as they tell childhood stories of sleepy outings, drunken holidays and unconditional love.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Megan Venzin, half of the team behind the Venzin Althaus Explosion is not new to Cincinnati or CincyFringe.  In 2008-2009 she was PR Manager for the Know Theatre and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. 

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CincyFringe Preview: A Brief History of Petty Crime

May
18

Title: A Brief History of Petty Crime

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 08:45 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Jimmy Hogg from Toronto, Ontario

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Solo
 

Description: Fringe veteran Jimmy Hogg arrives in Cincinnati to discuss his life of petty crime. Physical, fast-paced hilarious storytelling with a car crash and plenty of tangents. “Hold onto the arms of your seat: Hogg will take you spinning.” –Orlando Sentinel “His characterizations are spot on, and while the piece jumps from story to story-centering on a traumatic night out that ends with the threat of prison looming over the young narrator's head-Hogg juggles them like a trained master with three chainsaws and a flaming baton in the air.” -City Pages, Minneso ta. “Managing to fit so many entertaining characters, hilarious anecdotes, and witty pop-culture references into 60 minutes is a difficult test of endurance, a test Hogg passes with flying colours.” ***** (5 out of 5) Eye Magazine, Toronto. " Dickens would love this guy." –Orlando Sentinel. Best of Fringe- Victoria 2009, Toronto 2007, Minnesota 2007 & 2006, San Francisco 2006

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

 

Background: More on the production can be found at www.jimmyhogg.com.  Also check out the following webvideos from Hogg:


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Sideways Stories from Wayside School @ Know Theatre

Oct
24

Written by John Olive, based on the novels by Louis Sachar.

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Know Theatre's New Year's Eve Party

Oct
24
Details are TBD.

Location

Know Theatre
1120 Jackson St.
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Oct
24

We're getting ready for the
2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival!

Are you?
JUNE 1 - 12, 2010

Location

Know Theatre
1120 Jackon St.
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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See the Ballet's New Works

Sep
11

Cincinnati Ballet's season opener, New Works, is a great introduction to Ballet for the arts fan who wants to explore an art form new to them. Last night's opening was an extra special event with live music from world class musicians all from Cincinnati. Three of the dance pieces premiered with live accompaniment from the song writers, which included Over the Rhine, Peter Adams, and Jake Speed & the Freddies.

Heather Britt's piece set to the new music from Peter Adams (Bad Vein-esque) and Joy Jovet's brilliant interpretation of Jake Speed's music were my favorites of the evening, along with the stunning mix of music, photography, and dance in "Retrospect" by choreographers Missy Lay Zimmer & Andrew Hubbard set to the haunting and bountiful voice of Karin Bergquist (from Over the Rhine)

The remaining performances will be to recorded music, which is too bad, because the use of live music with the dances added so much to the performances. It was a collaboration that I believe is something that is critical to dance, and art form I will admit I've only experienced a few times.

The next performance is 8PM tonight at the Ballet's Studio (1555 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214) and the show runs through next weekend, with final show on Sunday afternoon September 20th.

Posted via Cincinnati Blog

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2009 CEA: Theatre Awards Show

Aug
02

CityBeat has announced great news that on Sunday August 30th the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will be presented at a hip club, showcasing the best of Cincinnati Theatre. The CEAs are Cincinnati's longest running theater awards program, using votes from the public and from established theater critics to determine winners in 20 different categories. Everyone had a great time last year at BELOW ZERO LOUNGE (1122 Walnut Street, Over-the-Rhine, www.BelowZeroLounge.com) and the 2009 event is back.

Location

Below Zero Lounge
1122 Walnut Street
45202 Cincinnati , OH
United States
Ohio US
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2009 CEA: Theatre Awards Show August 30th

Aug
02

CityBeat has announced great news that on Sunday August 30th the 13th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will be presented at a hip club, showcasing the best of Cincinnati Theatre. The CEAs are Cincinnati's longest running theater awards program, using votes from the public and from established theater critics to determine winners in 20 different categories. Everyone had a great time last year at BELOW ZERO LOUNGE (1122 Walnut Street, Over-the-Rhine, www.BelowZeroLounge.com) and the 2009 event is back.

The highlights include free appetizers, drink specials and keyboard tunes from musical theater favorite Terry LaBolt. They'll also of course present the 2009 Continuing Achievement Award, named by the League of Cincinnati Theatres, to the founders of Cincinnati Landmark Productions -- Tim Perrino, Jennifer Perrino and Denny Reed.

Here's the Schedule for Sunday evening, August 30:

6 p.m. Mix and mingle with your friends in the theater world - free appetizers and a cash bar.

7 p.m. Rick Pender and John Fox from CityBeat will recognize the nominees and the winners in the 12 publicly voted categories.

Break: Musical interlude by Terry LaBolt

8:15 p.m. Presentation of the League of Cincinnati Theares Continuing Achievement Award for 2009, plus recognition of the nominees and the winners in the 8 critical achievement categories, including outstanding premiere, outstanding play and outstanding musical.

9 p.m. Party on!

RSVP Not necessary -- it's free!

Parking $2 parking is available at the Gateway Garage, one block away. Enter from Central Parkway.

Get out and support Cincinnati Theatre and a great local venue.

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Pimentos are the new roses...

Jul
10

I may have a secret admirer. How else do you explain the five jars of sliced pimentos neatly arranged by my steps this afternoon?

If anyone can explain this gift or has pimento recipes to offer, I'd be interested in either/both.

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