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OCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES and CINDERBLOCK Runs Jan. 14-16

HGT_Occupational Pleasures and Cinderblock promoOCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES and CINDERBLOCK
Homegrown Theatre & Cincinnati Fringe Festival
Jan. 14-16
Cilfton Performance Theatre

OCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES
Encore performance from 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Directed by Charlie Roetting

Cast: Lauren Showen, Dylan Shelton, Leah Strasser, Nathan Neorr, Lisa Marie DeRoberts, Dave F’n Powell & Carter Bratton

Dan and Louise are keeping their office fling on the downlow. They’re not sure how serious they are and, well, their coworkers are total weirdos. This becomes even more clear when they discover that everyone in the office reads fan-fiction about their theoretical relationship. Disturbed by this revelation, Dan and Louise find themselves in a war between the two competing storylines: a 50 Shades-esque smutfest, and a syrupy romance. The show rounds itself out with hilarious and high quality fan-fiction videos.

CINDERBLOCK
Full-length performance of play originally serialized in SERIALS! 2: THUNDERDOME

Directed by Leah Strasser
Written by Ben Dudley

Cast: Dylan Shelton, Ben Dudley, Miranda McGee, Rory Sheridan & Shelby Becker

After a shadowy Figure smashes his windshield, Tommy meets Rod, a mysterious and odd leader of a group of social misfits who all claim to have witnessed the superhuman being. Tommy tells the cult of his own encounter and how, at his girlfriend’s office party, he came to believe he knows the Figure’s identity. Rod claims to want to help Tommy get control over his life, but his real motives are far more disturbing.

  • Thu-Sat, Jan. 14-16 at 7:30pm

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Upcoming Slate of Fringe Encores Announced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati

CFF_logoIn this week’s newsletter, the Know Theatre of Cincinnati announced a slate or upcoming Fringe Encores.

Full details will be released soon, but you can plan on being able to catch the following productions one more time:

  • OCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES from Homegrown Theatre
  • CINDERBLOCK from Homegrown Theatre (technically part of SERIALS 2!: THUNDERDOME but as Chris Wesselman says, “whatevs.”)
  • dungeon from Hit the Lights, Dad! Theatre Company (2015 Audience Pick of the Fringe!)
  • HUNGRY MOTHER from Vodianoi
  • CODY CLARK: A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING from Cody Clark
  • CHEMISTRY from The Cake Shop Theatre Company (2015 Producer’s Pick of the Fringe!)
  • Paul’s Strickland’s Trailer Park Triology (AIN’T TRUE AND UNCLE FALSE, PAPA SQUAT’S STORE OF SORTS and TALES TOO TALE FOR TRAILERS)

Details have been announced for SHE’S CRAZY (AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH MYTHS), running Sunday through Tuesday and A LITTLE BUSINESS AT THE BIG TOP coming Sept. 3-5.

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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: OCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES

CFF_Occupational PleasuresOCCUPATIONAL PLEASURES
Presented as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’15
Know Theatre
Over-the-Rhine 

Written by Ben Dudley
Directed by Charlie Roetting

Cast: Lauren Showen, Dylan Shelton, Leah Strasser, Nathan Neorr, Lisa Marie DeRoberts, & Dave F’n Powell.

Dan and Louise are keeping their office fling on the downlow. They’re not sure how serious they are and, well, their coworkers are total weirdos. This becomes even more clear when they discover that everyone in the office reads fan-fiction about their theoretical relationship. Disturbed by this revelation, Dan and Louise find themselves in a war between the two competing storylines: a 50 Shades-esque smutfest and a syrupy romance.

  • Fri, May 29 at 8:15pm
  • Sat, May 30 at 4:10pm
  • Mon, June 1 at 6:30pm
  • Tue, June 2 at 7:20pm
  • Fri, June 5 a 7:45pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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CFF14: NIGHT WALKERS

CFF_Night WalkersNIGHT WALKERS
Presented as part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’14
Art Academy Auditorium
Over-the-Rhine 

Reviews: CityBeat |

Do you know your dreams are not real? Do you know reality is not a mirage? In a journey of passion, pain, heartache, and madness Abby traverses the thin line between the factuality of dream world and the fantasy of real life. As the two begin to blur she comes face to face with her own horror and discovers the true meaning of healing.

  • Wed, May 28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, May 30 at 9:15pm
  • Tue, June 3 at 8:45pm
  • Thu, June 5 at 8:30pm
  • Sat, June 7 at 7:15pm

Official page with online ticketing |

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