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My 2016 Cincy Fringe Show Rankings

Updated 6/13/16

CFF_We Did It Girl logoI have reached that point in the Fringe Festival where I become woefully behind in reviews vs. productions I’ve seen.

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

  1. WE DID IT, GIRL!
  2. BOO-BOO
  3. CESSNA: A Drama Noir | Review
  4. DARLINGS | Review
  5. UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE | Review
  6. ICE CANDLE
  7. BABY MAMA
  8. NAKED STRANGERS | Review
  9. FRUIT FLIES LIKE A BANANA
  10. MY LEFT TEETH
  11. FURLESQUE
  12. COSMIC NOMAD
  13. RYAN & ALICE?
  14. DADDY ISSUES
  15. SHENATRA!
  16. SHIT MEN HAVE SAID
  17. SQUEEZE IT FROM THE MIDDLE
  18. PUNK’S NOT DEAD AND NEITHER IS SAM (YET)
  19. GOLCONDA
  20. THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE
  21. THE FAINTING ROOM
  22. THE BISCUITEATER
  23. TESLA EX MACHINA | Review
  24. PLEASE, CALL ME CUPCAKE
  25. VELOUR
  26. THE SECRETS OF AVONDALE FALLS
  27. OTHER BOTHER | Review
  28. I HATE IT HERE | Review
  29. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MOST BRUTAL TRAGEDY: MEASURE FOR MEASURE
  30. BLACK-N-WHITE CAFE
  31. WOODY VS. MIA VS. GWYNETH VS COLDPLAY
  32. GOSPEL OF FAT KATHY
  33. TWIGGY FARTDUST AND HER NEMESIS FROM MARS

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My Fringe Schedule: Day 3

Third day, three shows…

CFF_The Unrepentant NecrophileFirst is THE UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE, this year’s offering from The Coldharts, the husband and wife team Nick Ryan and Katie Hartman from New York.

Other Cincinnati Fringe performances include  EDGAR ALLAN (2015 – Full Front Pick of the Fringe) and THE LEGEND OF WHITE WOMAN CREEK (2014).

In THE UNREPENTANT NECROPHILE:

A mortician falls in love with a man as she prepares his corpse for burial. She has three days until the funeral… but three days just isn’t enough.

CFF_Naked Strangers promoOut of School Productions is a collective of nine like-minded actors from the Acting Department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Directed by Richard Hess, the cast of  Jabari Carter, Lauren Carter, Mafer Del Real, Annie Grove, Landon Hawkins, Carter LaCava, Katie McDonald, Graham Rogers & Rupert Spraul present NAKED STRANGERS:

We all enter the world as naked strangers. We clothe ourselves in etiquette to navigate the twists and turns of life together on this planet. We are taught what is right at a young age and we do our best by each other. Or do we? NAKED STRANGERS is a theatrical journey that will rock your world. These are nasty times.

CFF_The BiscuiteaterI’m finishing up the night with THE BISCUITEATER:

Based loosely on his childhood, THE BISCUITEATER is told in Jim Loucks’ distinctive Southern storytelling style with songs and humor. Granddaddy was his hero, a big man with a bigger personality, haunted by demons from his days as Chief of Police in small-town Georgia. A moving tribute to an imperfect hero.

Loucks’ previous show in the Cincy Fringe, CEMETERY GOLF, was the 2009 Critic’s Pick.

Last night’s opening performance of FURLESQUE was SOLD OUT. If you plan on seeing tonight’s or any other future performance, I suggest you get your tickets early, because after all, Mike Hall (also appearing in CESSNA: A Drama Noir, which sold out its opening night performance as well) is box office gold. 🙂

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CFF16: THE BISCUITEATER

CFF_The BiscuiteaterTHE BISCUITEATER
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’16
Art Academy Auditorium
Over-the-Rhine

Jim Loucks returns to the Cincy Fringe with his new rollicking solo performance. Based loosely on his childhood, The Biscuiteater is told in Loucks’ distinctive Southern storytelling style with songs and humor. Granddaddy was his hero, a big man with a bigger personality, haunted by demons from his days as Chief of Police in small-town Georgia. A moving tribute to an imperfect hero. Loucks’ previous show Cemetery Golf was a “Critic’s Pick” by the Cincinnati CityBeat. 60 minutes.

  • Wed, June 1 at 9:10pm
  • Fri, June 3 at 9:15pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 7:45pm
  • Fri, June 10 at 7:45pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 4pm

Official page | Press release | Facebook event |

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