A playfully macabre cabaret about love, danger, and things with teeth.
Washington, DC and Cincinnati, OH – Dr. Dour & Peach’s LOVE and OTHER LURES is available for on demand streaming this May 29 – June 13, as part of the all-online Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The duo sings songs about monsters, combining quirky and intricate songwriting with surprising emotional depth. This year they perform a house concert in their own house, where there’s a troll infestation, a tiny announcer who lives in the walls, and plenty of stage magic.
In the songs of LOVE and OTHER LURES, Dr. Dour (vocals, 10-string touch-guitar) and Peach (cello, banjo, cute) employ a range of musical styles from southern rock to Tin Pan Alley. The audience is transported on an oddball odyssey of ill-fated love stories. “Love is dangerous and unpredictable, like creatures with too many legs,” says Dr. Dour. “Love is a beautiful journey! Even if you fall down an interdimensional time tunnel at the end of it,” says Peach. The 2020 Cincinnati Fringe audiences get to decide for themselves.
Dr. Dour & Peach have received praise as “sinister and winsome at the same time” (Washington Post) with “whimsical, clever songwriting that can engage audience members of any age” (Washington City Paper). They’ve appeared at Cincinnati Fringe, Capital Fringe, Richmond Fringe, Shenandoah Fringe, New York Clown Theatre Festival, and ABSFest Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival. Their first album, The Monster Songs, is available on Bandcamp.com. Their musical comedy web series “Dr. Dour & Peach: The Webseries” is available for streaming on YouTube.com.
The co-creators and performers of LOVE and OTHER LURES are husband and wife team Toby Mulford and Rachel Spicknall Mulford. The music and lyrics are by Toby Mulford, and Rachel Spicknall Mulford directs. Performers Matthew Pauli, a veteran of Big Apple Circus, and James Humphries, who also designed the puppets, join the show for the first time. Costumes by Lynly Saunders. Editing by Kevin Boyce.
This production is presented as part of the 2020 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati.
LOVE and OTHER LURES, presented by Dr. Dour & Peach
(More info: https://www.cincyfringe.com)
DATES and TIMES:
Streaming on demand Friday May 29th – Saturday June 13th, 2020
TICKETS and PASSES
Running time is 45 minutes. Appropriate for all ages.