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90 LIES AN HOUR – All New Hilarious Tall Tales and Songs by Paul Strickland

CFF19_90 Lies an Hour Image 6X690 LIES AN HOUR by Paul Strickland
All-New Hilarious Tall Tales and Songs
at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival 

(CINCINNATI, OHIO)  The following is NOT a typo: 90 Lies an Hour is the 4th Show in Paul Strickland’s Trailer-Park Tall-Tale Trilogy. And it’s coming to the Cincinnati Fringe this June.

Paul Strickland’s Ain’t True and Uncle False live in Big-Fib Trailer-Park cul-de-sac, which is a trailer-park in the shape of a cul-de-sac in a town called Big-Fib. “It’s a small community way down south… just off the coast of “Factual.” In fact, if you leave “Factual” and head due south you’ll pass “Big-Fib” on your way to “Bald-Faced.” Obviously, if you get to “Bald-Faced”… you’ve gone too far.”

90 Lies an Hour is a hilarious and heartfelt collection of stories and songs never heard outside of the Trailer-Park until now.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Paul is a local creator who actually moved to Cincinnati because of this city’s amazing creative opportunities – specifically, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, where he has been creating hit new shows for the last six years.

Paul’s Fringe shows have sold out every year that he has performed at Cincy Fringe. Past shows: ExTrashVaganza! (2018), Balls of Yarns (2017), My Left Teeth (2016), Tales Too Tall for Trailers (2015), Papa Squat (2014), and Ain’t True & Uncle False (2013).

He tours his work professionally across the U.S. and Canada.

“… the best tall-tales you can hear without actually having to risk a stabbing in the back of a boxcar.” – Edmonton Vue Weekly 

THIS PAST YEAR
This has been a big year for Paul:

  • He performed Off-Broadway with Erika Kate MacDonald in their award-winning shadow puppet horror play 13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene.”
  • His solo show Balls of Yarns was held over at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival, the largest Fringe in North America.
  • He was invited to tell a story at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

THE CREATIVE TEAM
Writer / Performer / Composer: Paul Strickland
Director: Erika Kate MacDonald 

TICKETS AND INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased online at cincyfringe.com or at the Know Theatre Box Office.

Venue: OTR Community Church, 1310 Race St. – across from Washington Square Park

Show dates and times (60 minutes): Sat. 6/1 8:30pm; Sun. 6/2 3:30pm; Wed. 6/5 6:30pm; Thu. 6/6 8:30pm; Sat. 6/8 6:30pm; Tue. 6/11 7:45pm; Thu. 6/13 9:00pm.

Tickets: $15 | Multi-show passes available

Festival dates May 31 – June 15, 2019.  For info about Cincy Fringe visit cincyfringe.com.

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CFF17: Pick of the Fringe Winners

CFF17 logoPICKS OF THE FRINGE ARE IN!

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CFF17: The Cincinnati Fringe Festival Announces our 2017 FRINGE ENCORE Performances!

CFF17 logoThe 14th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival concludes today with special Encore Performances of select Pick of the Fringe winning shows! Votes were tallied late Saturday night from Cincy Fringe audiences, artists, critics, and staff – and from that slate of fan-favorite shows, we are proud to announce our Encore Performances for 2017!

ALL PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, JUNE 11:

  • 1:00-2:00 LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL MEGAN by Cornfed Productions of Iowa City, IA at Art Academy Auditorium
  • 2:15-3:15 ROMEO + JULIET + ANYBODYS from The Function Shoes of New York, NY at Know Theatre of Cincinnati
  • 5:00-6:00 BALLS OF YARNS from Paul Strickland of Cincinnati, OH at Art Academy Commons
  • 6:30-7:30 THE GREAT INVENION from Panda Head Theatre Co. of Cashiers, NC at Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Tickets are now ON SALE at cincyfringe.com!

Admission to Cincy Fringe Encores can only be guaranteed by purchasing a $15 regular
admission ticket at cincyfringe.com or in person at each venue’s box office, if available.

Existing passes cannot be used for advance booking (this includes Full Frontal All Access, Voyeur, Artist, Volunteer, and Staff passes), and will only be honored once all regular-priced ticketholders have been seated and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is proud to offer these Encore Performances as a special honor for our most highly acclaimed artists of the Festival. All ticket sales are split 50/50 after ticketing fees with artists, so every ticket purchase directly supports the creators of these innovative new works of live performing arts.

After the night’s final Encore performance, the Know Theatre welcomes you to one more night of revelry in our Underground Bar as we bid farewell to this year’s Festival that’s Kinda Weird, Like YOU.

Where: Know Theatre of Cincinnati. 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Tickets: $15 per person, available in advance at cincyfringe.com or at each performance’s venue starting 30 minutes before showtime. PLEASE BE ADVISED there is no late seating to any Cincinnati Fringe Festival Performance!

Since 1997, Know Theatre has been dedicated to creating explosive and evocative live entertainment. We value a playful artistic community where artists can collaborate and grow.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate member of the National New Play Network.

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CFF17: My Fringe Schedule: Day 7

Tonight is Two-fer Tuesday as I cross over into the two-show path.

CFF_Balls of YarnsFirst stop is BALLS OF YARNS, this year’s entry from the Troubadour of the Trailer Park, Paul Strickland:

Four-time Best of Fest Winner Paul Strickland’s new hilarious one-man musical adventure! David Lynch meets The Wizard of Oz. Songs! Yarns! Balls! In a strange town where creaky doors sing with you, libraries are separate from truth-braries, and extraordinary stories are shared through yarn and tin can, an ominous lurking evil has threatened to make things normal. NOT ON PAUL STRICKLAND’S WATCH. Jokes! More Yarns! Again, Balls!

CFF_Invisible GirlShow number two is INVISIBLE GIRL from ImagiNation Incorporated, a new local participant.

Sarah is the Invisible Girl; a fugitive who has taken residence in the bottom of the city sewer to avoid being bought and sold for currency in an alternate America. Her refuge, however, is short-lived as she is haunted by a series of specters that force her to confront her societal wounds. Loosely based on the Ralph Ellison novel, “Invisible Man,” Sarah’s invisibility is psychological rather than literal; a transformation through a series of vignettes.

After tonight, 19 shows down, 11 to go! Just keep fringe-ing.

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CFF17: BALLS OF YARNS

CFF_Balls of YarnsBALLS OF YARNS
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’17
Art Academy Commons
Over-the-Rhine 

4-time Best of Fest Winner Paul Strickland’s new hilarious one-man musical adventure! David Lynch meets The Wizard of Oz. Songs! Yarns! Balls! In a strange town where creaky doors sing with you, libraries are separate from truth-braries, and extraordinary stories are shared through yarn and tin can, an ominous lurking evil has threatened to make things normal. NOT ON PAUL STRICKLAND’S WATCH. Jokes! More Yarns! Again, Balls!

  • Thu, June 1 at 7:45pm
  • Sat, June 3 at 8:30pm
  • Tue, June 6 at 7pm
  • Fri, June 9 at 9pm
  • Sat, June 10 at 6:30pm

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