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CFF18: MORTEM CAPIENDUM

CFF18_Mortem Capiendum logoMORTEM CAPIENDUM
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’18
Know Theatre
[Over-the-Rhine]

A tonic with seemingly miraculous properties; Three con-men beginning to believe their own pitch; And a perfectly ordinary trunk containing…?

  • Thu, June 7 at 6:30pm
  • Fri, June 8 at 7pm
  • Sat, June 9 at 8:30pm

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Second Wednesday Fringe Update

CFF_We Gotta Cheer Up GaryWednesday night brought another sell-out performance for WE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY by Four Humors, LLC.

Thanks for purchasing the UltimateCheerUp®package from Four Humors, LLC. When it comes to being professionally cheered up, we know you have lots of options, so thanks for choosing us to do it right. With more than 10 years of professional cheer-up experience, we guarantee 100% satisfaction! Our trained staff will be on hand to cheer up your FRIEND, GARY at the CINCINNATIFRINGEFESTIVAL on DAYOFWEEK, MAY 26 – JUNE 6 at TBA o’clock. See you then!

Their final two this week are:

  • Fri, June 5 at 9:20pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 3:00pm

CFF_Hungry MotherAlso selling out on Wednesday was the one performance only, fringe development piece HUNGRY MOTHER, written and performed by Alison Vodnoy Wolf. I was unable to make that performance but I have heard nothing but raves from those who did. Sounds like a great choice for a Fringe Encore, hint hint.

Russian folklore depicts Baba Yaga as a child-eating crone. But, who was Baba Yaga when she eighteen? What if her energy was eternally alive in our political, familial, and sexual relationships? Travel through space and time to meet Yaga at three different ages, in three different eras and locations. HUNGRY MOTHER explores Baba Yaga as a contemporary archetype, asking: when should we eat and when should we be eaten? Come ready to play Bingo.

CFF_Bane IV logoOn Tuesday night, the world premiere of BANE IV, also a fringe development piece, sold out. I’ve heard nothing but raves for this new work as well.

BANE is a series of comedy monologues about a hired gunslinger, Bruce Bane, who shoots first and asks questions later. Joe Bone plays all the characters and simulates all the action, with no props, set or costume changes. Alongside Ben Roe’s riveting live guitar soundtrack, these multi-award winning series of shows have toured all over the world to critical acclaim.

IF_Kevin McDonaldOne final bit of news comes from OTRimprov, the hosts of IF Cincy (Improv Festival of Cincinnati) running Sept. 10-13, 2015. The headliner for the second annual festival is Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame. As part of the event, Kevin will also be teaching a sketch comedy writing class.

Be sure to keep an eye on the official website www.ifcincy.com and Facebook fan page for more information as it is released.

If you haven’t made it down to the Cincinnati Fringe yet, performances continue through Saturday.

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Monday Fringe Update (Seven Sell Outs)

Sunday’s full day of performances brought a swarm of people down to Over-the-Rhine, resulting in seven sell-out performances.

CFF_Edgar AllanThe Coldharts’ EDGAR ALLAN sold out its second consecutive performance on Sunday.

Eleven year old Edgar Allan has one goal: to be the most remarkable boy at boarding school. He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan. A manic lullabye inspired by the childhood and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe..

Two performances remain. I recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

  • Thur, June 4 at 8:40pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 7:25pm

CFF_Moonlight After MidnightBuzzed about MOONLIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT by Concrete Drops Theatre Company enjoyed their first sell-out.

Love, loss, memory, and mystery intertwine when a beautiful woman and a secretive man enact scenes from a relationship in the private theater of a midnight hotel room.

Two more chances to catch this one. I’ll be in the audience on Friday.

  • Fri, June 5 at 6:30pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 8:40pm
Photos by Jillian Beach.

Photos by Jillian Beach.

Also receiving its second completely full house was SHELTER, a collaboration between local groups Pones Inc. and Queen City Flash.

At the end of the world, a teenage couple seek refuge in a backyard fallout shelter. As lights flicker and sirens blare, their internment reveals the cracks between them and their reliance on each other. They soon discover that survival isn’t what you escape, but what you bring with you.

Their final two performances are:

  • Mon, June 1 at 6:30pm
  • Thur, June 4 at 9:00pm

CFF_SquaresSQUARES received its second sell out with its final performance on Sunday.

The rules of the playground were simple: play nice, play fair, and have fun. But the rules of life? More complicated. Play nice, and you’re not assertive enough; play fair, and fall behind. And only winners have fun. Sometimes it seems like the bullies are still king. That hardly seems fair, or right, or… American. Can you retake the blacktop and square game, for all of us?

But fear not. Dog & Pony DC is bringing its production of BEERTOWN to the Know Main Stage in March of 2016.

CFF_Tales Too Tall For TrailersFringe-favorite Paul Strickland, teamed this year with Erika Kate MacDonald, are looking for a hat trick tomorrow night after their second consecutive sold out performance of TALES TOO TALL FOR TRAILERS.

Trailer-park tall-tales for adults that kids can enjoy too! Paul Strickland (Ain’t True and Uncle False, Papa Squat’s Store of Sorts) and Erika Kate MacDonald join forces in this off-kilter musical comedy full of funny songs, strange southern stories, shadow puppetry and more!

Three shows remain:

  • Tue, June 2 at 8:25pm
  • Wed, June 3 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, June 5 at 8:15pm

CFF_We Gotta Cheer Up GaryFringe-veterans Four Humors, LLC performed to a sitting-room only packed house with WE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY.

Thanks for purchasing the UltimateCheerUp® package from Four Humors, LLC. When it comes to being professionally cheered up, we know you have lots of options, so thanks for choosing us to do it right. With more than 10 years of professional cheer-up experience, we guarantee 100% satisfaction! Our trained staff will be on hand to cheer up your FRIEND, GARY at the CINCINNATIFRINGEFESTIVAL on DAYOFWEEK, MAY 26 – JUNE 6 at TBA o’clock. See you then!

Three more shows this week:

  • Wed, June 3 at 9:10pm
  • Fri, June 5 at 9:20pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 3:00pm

CFF_You Seem Pretty GreatClosing out the list is YOU SEEM PRETTY GREAT by returning Fringer Mike Fotis.

YOU SEEM PRETTY GREAT is a storytelling show about dogs and meeting new people and not worrying so much and believing that we all have an amazing story in us! YSPG combines storytelling, improv and audience participation into one unique and hilarious audience experience. It’s basically a total giggle fest.

Mike is doing double duty this Fringe as he is also performing in WE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY. You have three more chances to catch his solo show:

  • Tue, June 2 at 6:30pm
  • Thur, June 4 at 7:45pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 7:30pm

Six more days of performances to go. Take the plunge!

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My 2015 Cincy Fringe Show Rankings

CFF_Moonlight After MidnightBelow I am ranking the shows I’ve attended to date. Links to reviews added as they become available.

  1. MOONLIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT
  2. HITCHHIKERS MAY BE INMATES | Review
  3. HEARD | Review
  4. TALES TOO TALL FOR TRAILERS | Review
  5. EDGAR ALLAN | Review
  6. OCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES
  7. CHEMISTRY
  8. DOG SHOW | Review
  9. KISS AROUND PASS AROUND | Review
  10. ZOMBIE-LOGUE | Review
  11. CODA (CHILDREN OF DEAF ADULTS)
  12. CODY CLARK: A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING | Review
  13. DUNGEON | Review
  14. PREFER NOT TO SAY
  15. !KE: /XARRA //KE A NEW AFRICAN FOLK TALE
  16. FIXATE
  17. YOU SEEM PRETTY GREAT
  18. MOUTHY BITCH
  19. THE FAMOUS HAYDELL SISTERS COMEBACK TOUR
  20. CATHEDRAL CITY | Review
  21. SHIRTZENCOCKLE
  22. WE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY
  23. VALIDATE ME
  24. RADIO GOMORRAH LIVE!
  25. METH: A LOVE STORY | Review
  26. DOWN AMONG THE VULTURES | Review

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CFF15: WE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY

CFF_We Gotta Cheer Up GaryWE GOTTA CHEER UP GARY
Presented as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’15
Art Academy Commons
Over-the-Rhine 

Thanks for purchasing the UltimateCheerUp® package from Four Humors, LLC. When it comes to being professionally cheered up, we know you have lots of options, so thanks for choosing us to do it right. With more than 10 years of professional cheer-up experience, we guarantee 100% satisfaction! Our trained staff will be on hand to cheer up your FRIEND, GARY at the CINCINNATIFRINGEFESTIVAL on DAYOFWEEK, MAY 26 – JUNE 6 at TBA o’clock. See you then!

  • Sat, May 30 at 6:30pm
  • Sun, May 31 at 8:05pm
  • Wed, June 3 at 9:10pm
  • Fri, June 5 at 9:20pm
  • Sat, June 6 at 3:00pm

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