The 14th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival Kick-Off Party! 

CFF_Kick Off Party logo.pngThe Know Theatre’s 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival (Cincy Fringe) begins next Tuesday, May 30 at 7pm with The 2017 Cincy Fringe Kick-Off Party! at Know Theatre (Fringe HQ, 1120 Jackson St 45202).

Fringe HQ is the place to be each night of the Festival, where we feature a special theme or event as part of the Fringe Bar Series, which provides artists, patrons, volunteers, and staff a place to join together over drinks, entertainment, and lite bites. For, Kick-Off, we’ve got some special treats in store:

7:30pm – Debut of the 2017 Channel Fringe Hard-Hitting Action News Update, a Kinda Weird, info-taining nightly newscast. Anchored by Fringe Producer, Chris Wesselman, and Know’s Artistic Director, Andrew Hungerford.

8-9pm – Enjoy a solid hour of laughs from Cincinnati’s premiere improvisational comedy group, OTRimprov (OTRi) ( Frequent winners of various “Best of Cincinnati” Awards, OTRi rules Cincinnati comedy.

9:30pm – Experience a unique, outdoor, multi-sensory concert experience from local sonic explorers, Common Center (, projection artist Scott Budd, and other local artists.

While admission for all other nightly Bar Series events is free, the Kick-Off Party features a $10 suggested donation for entry. For more information on Cincy Fringe, you can call our Box Office (513-300-5669) between 11am and 6pm daily or visit

About the Fringe Festival: The 14th annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival, produced by the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, runs from May 30 – June 11, 2017. Fringe features 13 days of theatre, art, music, dance, and everything between — that’s Kinda Weird. Like You! With over 200+ performances of 50 productions geared towards every possible interest and age group, at Cincy Fringe there is something for everyone.

About The Know Theatre:  The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.


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