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CFF17: My Fringe Schedule: Day 3

I’m back in Over-the-Rhine tonight for three more shows.

CFF_Is That All There IsFirst 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!

CFF_God of Obsidian promoShow number two is GOD OF OBSIDIAN from Gideon Productions based out of Queens, NY. This is their second visit to the Cincinnati Fringe having presented LIGATURE MARKS in 2014.

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.

CFF_Gen_and_Mabel promoMy 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!

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CFF17: GEN AND MABEL

CFF_Gen_and_Mabel promoGEN AND MABEL
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’17
Art Academy Commons
Over-the-Rhine

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.

  • Wed, May 31 at 6:30pm
  • Fri, June 2 at 9pm
  • Sun, June 4 at 4:45pm
  • Tue, June 6 at 9pm
  • Fri, June 9 at 7pm

Official page | Press release | Facebook page | Facebook event | Official website |

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Cincy Fringe 2016 Producer’s Pick Award Winner Returns in 2017 with GEN & MABEL

Cincy Fringe 2016 Producer’s Pick Award winner
CAPS LOCK THEATRE
with Executive Producer Jack Sharkey present

GEN & MABEL

as part of the 14th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival
May 31 – June 9, 2017

CFF_Gen_and_Mabel promo

What: Caps Lock Theatre with Executive Producer Jack Sharkey presents Leta Tremblay’s GEN & MABEL

Artists: Written by Leta Tremblay. Directed by Mariah MacCarthy
Starring Kayla Jackmon and Sarah Matteucci with Cincinnati local Josh Reiter

Where: Art Academy Commons, 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

When:

  • Wednesday, May 31, 06:30 pm
  • Friday, June 2, 9:00pm
  • Sunday, June 4, 4:45pm
  • Tuesday, June 6, 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 9, 7:00pm

Tickets & Passes: www.cincyfringe.com

 

Websites/Twitter:
capslocktheatre.com @CapsLockTheatre | letatremblay.com @LetaTremblay | mariahmaccarthy.com @MariahMacCarthy

About GEN & MABEL
From last year’s Producer’s Pick Award winner (Baby Mama) 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.

About Caps Lock Theatre:
Caps Lock Theatre does funny, ugly, human plays. We like plays where people are at both their worst and their best; where people screw each other—or themselves—over, and have to find a way to deal with it; where people’s hearts hurt, or open, or blossom. We also believe in fun. Our plays will probably make you laugh. Probably more than once. And, we believe in creating art by whatever means necessary. If we are fortunate enough to piece together enough resources for lavish sets and fabulous special effects, awesome. If (more likely) we have to make work on a shoestring budget, on-the-fly, in an unconventional location, then we’ll do that and still knock your socks off. capslocktheatre.com

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2016 Cincy Fringe Picks

CFF_posterBy the numbers:

  • Sales increased by 19%
  • Attendance increased by 14%
  • Full Frontal pass sales increased by 45%
  • 33 more performances than 2015
  • 4 more sell-outs than 2015
  • 15% increase in single ticket sales

The Picks of the Fringe:

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My Fringe Schedule: Day 8

Finally seeing two shows everyone keeps asking me if I’ve seen yet…

CFF_Baby Mama promoBABY MAMA: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People
Caps Lock Theatre
Astoria, NY

Written and performed by Mariah MacCarthy
Directed by Sara Lyons

BABY MAMA tracks one birth mother’s true adoption journey, from conception to placement with the gay couple of her dreams–while still living her life, dating, and attending the occasional orgy. From adoption agencies to vaginal discharge, from burlesque to good-byes, this up-close-and-personal night of storytelling is everything about those ten months you ever wanted to know (and probably plenty that you didn’t). Bring hankies.

CFF_Shit Men Have Said logoSHIT MEN HAVE SAID OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE PATRIACHY
ReVamp Collective
Philadelphia, PA

Written by Kristen Scatton
Directed by Carly Bodnar

Cast: Anna Pysher, Kimie Muroya, Gil Johnson, Rich Stevens & Erin Carr

Enter the system! ReVamp Collective would like to invite you to the People’s Association of Testing, Research, and Innovation for Achieving Rigorous Control of Humanity. This organization is committed to developing standards to maintain a well-ordered society, and training individuals to understand and fulfill these expectations. This production reexamines the established gender roles in our western society. Each ‘test subject’ will be part of the conversation through moments of audience participation before, during and after the performance. Welcome, and enjoy.

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