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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 5

Ok, so seven shows yesterday kick my butt. Sunday’s schedule is a more manageable five shows:

CFF_Measure for Measure logoWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MOST BRUTAL TRAGEDY: MEASURE FOR MEASURE
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Pittsburgh, PA

MEASURE FOR MEASURE features Isabella struggling to maintain her bodily autonomy amongst several powerful men who desire her. This exploration of Shakespeare’s text highlights the changes between 17th century Verona and today–and what hasn’t changed

CFF_The Secret of Avalon Falls

Photo by Rick Poston.

THE SECRETS OF AVONDALE FALLS
The O’Debra Twins
Brooklyn, NY

Avondale Falls. Where everybody knows your name. Because they’re planning to poison you for seducing their fiancé while they were in an amnesia-induced coma after falling into quicksand, and your husband, the world’s handsomest doctor, is trying to put you in a medical prison for the exceptionally beautiful and rich. No one is safe in this 1980s soap opera, performed radio-style. Brought to you by the creator of RADIO STAR and her evil twin sister.

CFF_Velour promoVELOUR
Schedule C Productions
Anderson, IN

The creators of The King & I: a Hunk of Burnin’ Love (Citybeat Critic’s Pick 2014) are back for their 3rd Cincy Fringe with the story of wannabe lounge singer, Vinnie Velour, who must fight for the right to sing via a series of audience-chosen variety acts offering 27 possible outcomes! “There’s nothing Vinnie can’t do…à la the screwball comedies of the ‘40’s” ~Nuvo Magazine “One of this year’s best. Don’t miss this show!” ~Indyfringetalks.com.

CFF_Daddy IssuesDADDY ISSUES
Peter Aguero
Sunnyside, NY

Moth Host and Storyteller Peter Aguero takes the audience through a raw and sympathetic look at his relationship with and without his father. “Simply, perfectly moving” – Edmonton Journal “A master storyteller and wordsmith” – Winnipeg Free Press

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CFF16: POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL

CFF_Post Traumatic Super Delightful logo_vPOST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’16
Art Academy Commons
Over-the-Rhine 

Written and performed by Antonia Lassar
Directed by Angela Lassar

Can there be laughter in the healing process? The lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders weave together in a wickedly funny and piercingly insightful one woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. In POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL, the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown. “Meet your new heroes”- Marie Claire Magazine. 60 minutes.

  • Thu, June 2 at 7pm
  • Sat, June 4 at 9:15pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 8:45pm
  • Tue, June 7 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 5:55pm

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POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL Coming to Cincy Fringe

New Solo Show Finds Laughter in Healing after Sexual Assault
The Cincinnati Fringe presents: POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL: June 2 ­ June 11 

Cincinnati, OH­ – POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL is a one­-woman/ half­-clown/ half­monologue/all-feminist critique of the sexual assault crisis on college campuses. The play weaves the lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders into the story of a community struggling to heal after assault. Through clowning, the show surpasses the victim/villain dichotomy and welcomes an open-­hearted conversation about healing.

“Meet your new heroes… An opportunity for communities to come together to laugh, heal, and  learn.” – Marie Claire Magazine

CFF_Post Traumatic Super Delightful logoPLAYING IN THE ART ACADEMY COMMONS FOR FIVE NIGHTS ONLY:

June 2 at 7pm
June 4 at 9.15pm
June 5 at 8.45pm
June 7 at 7.30pm
June 11 at 5.55pm

Tickets are $15 and available at cincyfringe.com  Run time: 60min, no intermission

After premiering at the 2015 FRIGID New York Festival to overwhelming audience response, POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL has spent the last year touring colleges and festivals around North America. The play and creative team have received national attention, being featured by  Marie Claire Magazine and Autostraddle  and working with Glamour Magazine  to mentor  winners of their Top Ten College Women Competition.

“POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL is a play that demands to be heard at schools, crisis centers, and theatres across the country.” – Theater Is Easy

The team of collaborators behind this play came together to shatter the mold survivors are forced to fit into and explore how assault affects an entire community. Rape doesn’t happen in a vacuum. How is everyone hurt by one assault? Is it safe to laugh together? Can laughter create connection? Who is accountable? In Post Traumatic Super Delightful, the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.

Playwright/performer Antonia Lassar is joined by director Angela Dumlao (award­-winning  director in the 2014 EstroGenius Festival; assistant director of Naked Angels’ SeaWife),  dramaturg Kati Frazier (Former Literary Director of All For One; playwright of Patronage, Fall  2015 at Random Access), scenic and costume designer Sam Garcia  (Glutton For Punishment,  EstroGenius Festival; dramaturg for STEIN­-DRAG at Target Margin Theater Lab), lighting  designer Darielle Shandler (Assistant Production Manager for The Civillians’ Pretty Filthy), stage  manager Olivia Hull, production assistant Molly Jones, cinematographer Sierra Garcia, and  educational programming coordinator Ashley Renee Thaxton .

POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL is in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival at the Art Academy Commons June 2 at 7pm, June 4 at 9:15pm, June 5 at 8:45pm, June 7 at 7:30pm and June 11 at  5.55pm. Tickets are $15 and available at cincyfringe.com. Please visit   www.PTSDtheplay.com  for more information.

Follow POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL on social media at @PTSDtheplay!

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