This assertive, uproarious take on one woman’s child-free 30s comes to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival
CINCINNATI, May 19, 2019 — The titular organ takes center stage in MY GERIATRIC UTERUS, coming to the Cincinnati Fringe Festival this June from Aggressive Curl Pattern Productions.
MY GERIATRIC UTERUS is a solo show by Cincinnati artist Lormarev Jones, in which she takes a deep dive into the experience of turning 35 with no husband in sight, barraged with questions from family, friends, and acquaintances about when she’s going to buckle down and have babies. Enter the uterus, Facetious Jones, who’s fed up of her empty existence – and she’s just hatched a plan. MY GERIATRIC UTERUS is a bold, brazen, and brash take on the expectations placed on women’s lives and bodies, full of hilarious storytelling, puppetry, and original music.
MY GERIATRIC UTERUS is brought to life by Lormarev Jones, an artist and educator who works throughout the Midwestern and southern states. Cincinnati audiences might have caught her in The Full Monty or Dreamgirls at The Carnegie, Oklahoma with Cincinnati Landmark Productions, or in the world premiere of Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All-Night Diner at the Know; anyone who’s a devoted Fringe-goer will recognize her from last year’s The Gospel of Barabbas, by Hugo West Theatricals. This show’s music was composed by local musician Christopher Wood, who’s one-quarter of the popular contra band the Ripples.
MY GERIATRIC UTERUS is by turns humorous, tender, and exultant, but it’s always got guts. If you have a uterus, have had a uterus, or ever loved someone with a uterus, this is a Fringe show you won’t want to miss.
There will be five performances over the Cincinnati Fringe Festival’s run: Saturday June 1 at 8:30 PM, Thursday June 6 at 8:30 PM, Saturday June 8 at 7:45 PM, Tuesday June 11 at 7 PM, and Friday June 14 at 7 PM. The performances will take place in at the Art Academy, at 1212 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine, in Room 103. Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door; multi-ticket passes are available at a discount. Tickets are available at cincyfringe.com or by calling the Know Theatre box office at 513-300-5669.
ABOUT THE CINCINNATI FRINGE FESTIVAL: Now in its sixteenth year, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, or Cincy Fringe, functions as a means for independent artists to present original, cutting-edge work. Running from late May to mid-June, Cincy Fringe produces over 200 performances of more than 40 separate productions across a dozen different venues in OTR, and draws artists from all over the country and around the world. There’s also visual art, street performance, nightly afterparties at the Know Theatre (which functions as Cincy Fringe’s HQ), musical guests, classes from participating artists, Family-Friendly Fringe programming, and so much more. With two straight weeks of theatre, art, music, dance, and everything in between, Cincy Fringe offers entertainment suitable for all ages and tastes. Learn more at cincyfringe.com.