CFF_Short Attention SpanSHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE presented by Short Attention Span Theatre as part of the 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.

You can read the show description here.

Eight talented young performers from Tucson Az. tackle 30 original plays in 60 minutes, all written by the SAST Ensemble. Their success earns them bragging rights and candy. If they fail, the prize goes to the audience, who also choose the performance order. After a quick introduction by the host, the timer is set, the audience calls out their first script number, and we are off.

The wide variety of scripts are smart, clever and funny. The random order creates addition laughs as some play endings leave performers ill-prepared to jump into the next one. I was also impressed with the pacing of the show. Even though chaos reigns between the plays as the ensemble scrambles to strike and reset the stage, the actual performances never feel rushed. The opening night audience become strongly invested in the challenge, and were vocal in their disappointment when  the timer dinged during the final play.

Be sure to grab a performance card that includes all 3o play titles to follow along.

Overall an entertaining and unique experience.Well done.

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