I’m back in Over-the-Rhine tonight for three more shows.
First scheduled is IS THAT ALL THERE IS? This is Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s first entry in the Cincy Fringe, but you may have caught their original productions that last couple of summers over at Falcon Theater.
Ronald Ryan, known professionally as cabaret star “Rita,” prepares for one final performance. Amidst the wigs and gowns are also regrets, booze, and broken relationships. Will this finale – and an encounter with his sister and former duet partner – provide the closure he’s looking for? Or will Ronald leave the stage wondering “Is That All There Is?”
The cast includes Jared Doren, Danielle Muething & Sean Michael Flowers. Local actress Sara Mackie is the playwright of the piece. You can see Sara on stage as Jennifer Keaton in FAMILY TIES (yes, based on the TV sitcom) at Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton through June 25 AFTER the fringe closes, of course. 🙂 Happy opening Sara!
You have to cross a bridge to get to Nathan’s house. Crossing in is tricky. But crossing out – as Alice soon discovers – is almost impossible. From the writer of the global hit podcast THE MESSAGE and the creative team behind CityBeat Critic’s Pick LIGATURE MARKS comes a dark fairytale about a psychologically abusive relationship, as one woman seeks the story that will take her back across the bridge and set her free.
My Friday night concludes with GEN AND MABEL, the sophomore effort from Caps Lock Theatre from New York, NY.
From last year’s Producer’s Pick Award winner comes a heartbreaking queer dramedy! GEN and MABEL like each other. A whole lot. So why can’t this relationship seem to get off the ground? As they try to shortcut their way to intimacy by baring their souls, they break each other’s hearts repeatedly in tiny, devastating ways – and then come back together. A story about trust, lust, and the quest for connection.
Please say hello if you see me out and about tonight. I’ll be at the Know after the final show for the Fringe News. Happy Fringing!