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The Further Adventures of a Teen Detective and Her Dog

CFF22_Jinkies logo(CINCINNATI, OHIO) –  JiNKiES! at the 2022 Cincinnati Fringe Theatre Festival, June 3–June 18. A follow-up to their 2019 hit, JINKIES! is the thrilling next adventure in the life of a very meddlesome duo. This hilarious escapade is perfect for both newcomers and returning fans alike and finally answers the question, “What if the Hardy Boys wanted to burn this shit down?”

From the creative force behind 2021’s award winning show You Will Live Under the Sea comes an opioid-fueled dive into the world of latch-key children and the haunted, dangerous places that mischief leads. PICK-OF-THE-FRINGE winners Bridget Leak, Jordan Trovillion and Trey Tatum return with a fresh look at the teen detective genre.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES FOR QUEEN CITY FLASH

  • 2021  Cincy Fringe All-Access Pick- You Will Live Under the Sea
  • 2020 Cincy Fringe All-Access Pick – Killjoy, Ohio
  • 2020 The Young-Howze Theatre Awards,  Show of the Year Winner – Killjoy, Ohio
  • 2019 Cincy Fringe All-Access Pick – Zoinks!
  • 2018 Cincy Fringe All-Access Pick- Alabama Monster
  • 2014 Cincy Fringe Artist Pick – Slut Shaming 

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE

  • ★★★★★ STARS – Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Alabama Monster
  • ★★★★ STARS – CBC, Alabama Monster
  • ★★★★ STARS – Winnipeg Free Press, Alabama Monster 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

  • Written by Trey Tatum
  • Directed by Bridget Leak
  • Performed by Jordan Trovillion & Trey Tatum
  • Design: Grayson Halonen (Lighting and Puppet Design), Liam Belluso (Lighting, Set, and Puppet Design), and Lucas Wall (Sound and Puppet Design)

SEE JiNKiES! AT THE CINCY FRINGE FESTIVAL!

TICKETS:  Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at https://cincyfringe.com/jinkies/

VENUE: Art Academy Room 402 (A402), 1212 Jackson St. Cincinnati, OH 45202

SHOW DATES AND TIMES (60 MINUTES): Saturday June 4 at 3:45pm; Sunday June 5 at 5:30; Thursday June 9 at 7:15pm; Saturday June 11 at 9pm; Sunday June 12 at 2pm; Wednesday June 15 at 7:15pm, Thursday June 16 at 9pm

PRICING: $16 plus $1 ticketing fee. Multi-show passes available

RATING: PG-13 (13+)

Previous Queen City Flash Productions at Cincy Fringe:

  • 2021 – You Will live Under the Sea
  • 2020 – Killjoy, Ohio
  • 2019 – Zoinks!
  • 2018 – of Monster Descent
  • 2017 – The Disappearance of Nicole of Jacobs
  • 2016 – The Midnight Express
  • 2015 – Shelter (with Pones)
  • 2014 – Slut Shaming 

ABOUT TREY TATUM: Trey Tatum is a playwright / composer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Recent credits include ZOINKS!, a Nancy Drew send-up about the opioid epidemic, Alabama Monster, his solo show about mental illness, family ties and creatures that lie just out of sight, and JALZ, a remake of the blockbuster movie JAWS that examines Alzheimer’s disease, end of life care and family legacy. For the past four seasons, Trey has been composer for Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill Education Touring Series. Current Projects include Have Monster, Will Travel, a new audio fiction podcast about road trips, monsters and the meaning of family. Trey makes theatre and mischief with his wife, director Bridget Leak. treytatum.com

ABOUT JORDAN TROVILLION: Jordan Trovillion is so happy to be reprising her role of Nolan Blackwell; Teen Sleuth, Girl Detective, from the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival Pick of the Fringe Award Winner “Zoinks!” Interim credits include “Queen” (Ariel) at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, “All’s Faire” (Johnson) at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, “Silent Sky” (Henrietta Leavitt) at Falcon Theatre, and “You Will Live Under the Sea” with Queen City Flash at the 2021 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Other favorite shows include “Puffs” (Susie Bones track) and “The Absentee” (Operator) with Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Jordan is a member of SAG/AFTRA and has performed in various films and television shows, including “The Old Man and the Gun,” “My Days of Mercy,” “Jack Reacher,” and Comedy Central’s “Detroiters.” She is one half of the pair of proprietors of a mysterious magic shop in Covington, a freelance illustrator, and used to be in a cover band.

ABOUT BRIDGET LEAK: Bridget Leak is a freelance director and co-founder of Queen City Flash. Previous directing credits; Queen (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati), Actually (Playhouse in the Park), Playhouse’s Off-the-Hill Series, and both digital and live productions for the Cincy Fringe Festival. Upcoming productions: more episodes of the podcast Have Monster Will Travel produced by Queen City Flash. Bridget is a People’s Liberty Grant recipient and a Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellow. She was recently featured in Movers & Makers, American Theatre Magazine and had her work highlighted in Teaching Theatre magazine, a publication of EdTA. Bridget teaches at Xavier University and has directed at Xavier and Miami University. Bridget has her M.F.A. in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She calls East Price Hill home with her husband, playwright-composer Trey Tatum, infant Wilder and pups “Pocket” & “Lint” bridgetleak.com

ABOUT QUEEN CITY FLASH

Queen City Flash is Director Bridget Leak and Playwright/Composer Trey Tatum. We are committed to: Creating. New. Plays. Critically-acclaimed original works, emboldened by experiments with form, augmented with original music, and deepened by collaborations with neighbors and partners. Money in people’s pockets, not on the walls.  Where a minimum of 51% of the budget goes to paying local artists, not sustaining venues or overhead. Open Access. Creating experiences that an entire family can afford, enjoyed in transformed and relaxed environments.

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Cast Announced for ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE at Village Players

VP_new logoAnnouncing the cast of our summer New Works production, ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE: Six New Plays About Summer Plans, Places, and Problems
June 24, 25 & 26
Directed by Nathan Henegar

Cast:

  • Saundra Bailey
  • Tyler Becks
  • Tracy Bedford
  • Meagan Blasch
  • Bill Brohaugh
  • Christy Carson
  • Adam Carter
  • Peggy Kenney
  • Nisrene Langenbrunner
  • Dava Lynn
  • Helen Merritt
  • Elaine Michael
  • Nancy Rzonca
  • Kayla Theis
  • Mark Wiesner

Tickets available now for just $15 at villageplayers.org/on-the-road-to-nowhere

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Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Runs May 26-28

BID_Charlie and the Chocolate Factory promoRoald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTOR
Broadway in Dayton
May 26-28
Shuster Performing Arts Center [Dayton]

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory… to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!  Our policy is children under the age of 6 will not be permitted. 

  • Thu, May 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 28 at 2pm & 8pm

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Runs June 21-26

BID_Fiddler on the Roof logoFIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Broadway in Dayton
June 21-26
Shuster Performing Arts Center [Dayton]

The original production won 10 Tony Awards®, including a special Tony® for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Our policy is children under the age of 6 will not be permitted. Occasionally a particular production will include content that is generally not suitable for those under the age of 17.

  • Tue-Thu, June 21-23 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, June 24 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 25 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, June 26 at 1pm & 6:30pm

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INTO THE WOODS Runs June 18-27

TC_Into the Woods logoINTO THE WOODS
The Carnegie
June 18-27
The Carnegie [Covington]

Directed & Choreographed by Katie Johannigman
Music Directed by Steve Goers

Cast: Sarah Pansing as the Witch, August Bagg as Jack, Jackson Reagin as Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf/Lucinda, Sarah Jane Nelson as Baker’s wife, Madison Mosley as Little Red/Rapunzel, Tyler Martin as Baker, Emma Rose Johnson as Cinderella/Granny, Jamal Stone as Rapunzel’s Prince/Florinda/Milky White, Helen Anneliesa Raymond-Goers as Cinderella’s Mother/Stepmother/The Giant & Roger Dumas Jr. as Mysterious Person/Narrator 

Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and story and dialogue by James Lapine, INTO THE WOODS centers on the tale of a baker and his wife who must eliminate a witch’s curse in order to bear a child. Journeying into the woods, they encounter a cast of colorful characters including Jack (with his beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and of course, the Wolf. What happens when familiar characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances against the backdrop of the dark woods? A journey that will help them find out if what they’ve always wished for is what they truly want. Production includes adult themes. Not suitable for young children. 

  • Sat, June 18 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, June 19 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, June 24-25 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, July 22 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, July 31 at 3pm
  • Thu, Aug. 18, at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Aug, 27 at 7:30pm

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