Second Wednesday Fringe Update

CFF_We Gotta Cheer Up GaryWednesday night brought another sell-out performance for WE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY by Four Humors, LLC.

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Their final two this week are:

  • Fri, June 5 at 9:20pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 3:00pm

CFF_Hungry MotherAlso selling out on Wednesday was the one performance only, fringe development piece HUNGRY MOTHER, written and performed by Alison Vodnoy Wolf. I was unable to make that performance but I have heard nothing but raves from those who did. Sounds like a great choice for a Fringe Encore, hint hint.

Russian folklore depicts Baba Yaga as a child-eating crone. But, who was Baba Yaga when she eighteen? What if her energy was eternally alive in our political, familial, and sexual relationships? Travel through space and time to meet Yaga at three different ages, in three different eras and locations. HUNGRY MOTHER explores Baba Yaga as a contemporary archetype, asking: when should we eat and when should we be eaten? Come ready to play Bingo.

CFF_Bane IV logoOn Tuesday night, the world premiere of BANE IV, also a fringe development piece, sold out. I’ve heard nothing but raves for this new work as well.

BANE is a series of comedy monologues about a hired gunslinger, Bruce Bane, who shoots first and asks questions later. Joe Bone plays all the characters and simulates all the action, with no props, set or costume changes. Alongside Ben Roe’s riveting live guitar soundtrack, these multi-award winning series of shows have toured all over the world to critical acclaim.

IF_Kevin McDonaldOne final bit of news comes from OTRimprov, the hosts of IF Cincy (Improv Festival of Cincinnati) running Sept. 10-13, 2015. The headliner for the second annual festival is Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame. As part of the event, Kevin will also be teaching a sketch comedy writing class.

Be sure to keep an eye on the official website and Facebook fan page for more information as it is released.

If you haven’t made it down to the Cincinnati Fringe yet, performances continue through Saturday.

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