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Cincy Fringe’s Finest Join Marino’s DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT: Cincy Celebrity Reading Two-Night Special Event

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Photo credit: David Rodgers.

CINCINNATI, OH –  In 2007, Peter Michael Marino wrote the musical version of the Madonna movie “Desperately Seeking Susan” featuring the hit songs of Blondie. 

The mega-musical opened on London’s West End – and closed a month later. WHOOPS!
“Desperately Seeking the Exit” is Pete’s critically acclaimed true story of the making and unmaking of his notorious flop that has played everywhere from the USA, to the UK, to Australia.
At this two-night-only Cincy Fringe Special Event, the show gets a new twist as Marino’s roller coaster tale is joined by performers from Cincy’s theater and Fringe scene.

Scheduled Celebs:
  • Thursday, June 6 – Burgess Byrd, Darnell Pierre Benjamin, Sara Mackie, Peter Michael Marino, Patrick E. Phillips, and Rory Sheridan
  • Friday, June 7 –  Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, Sarah Knittel, Erika Kate MacDonald, Robert Macke, Peter Michael Marino, and Paul Strickland

“A merciless sendup of the business of art.” – NYTimes

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut London

WHAT: DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT: Cincy Celebrity Reading
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7
WHERE: The Know Theatre of Cincinnati. 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
HOW MUCH: $15
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TICKETS: https://www.cincyfringe.com/the-lineup/special-events/
SHOW WEBSITE: www.seekingtheexit.com

“Brilliant! Hilarious!” – Three Weeks, Scotland

“A remarkably positive story.” – BroadwayBaby UK

“Tremendously engaging!” – BroadwayWorld UK

Peter Michael Marino (writer/performer) is a New York City-based producer, writer, performer and professor. He is the creator of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 600 world-premiere solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. Pete’s internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” and received 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2017-2018 improvised solo comedy “Show Up” received rave reviews everywhere from NYC to Orlando, Cincy, and Edinburgh. More info at: www.petermmarino.com

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Interactive Family Comedy SHOW UP KIDS! Makes Cincy Fringe Debut

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SHOW UP KIDS by Peter Michael Marino. Photo by Mikiodo.

With Four Special Performances this June

CINCINNATI, OH – Following critically acclaimed runs in NYC, Hollywood, and Edinburgh, Peter Michael Marino’s interactive SHOW UP KIDS! makes its Cincy Fringe debut June 1 & 2, 8 & 9. This entirely unique, semi-improvised, family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids (and adults) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong?

Marino’s “Show Up” received a Critic’s Pick at the 2018 Cincy Fringe, and he returns with this junior version as part of the Family Friendly Fringe at Cincy Fringe 2019. Tickets are pay-what-you-can.

★★★★★ “Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace, putting on a fantastic performance which my children were talking about long after the show.” – Backstage on the Fringe

“Fantastic fun! A one-man whirling dervish of energy, comic timing, physical agility, and out and out hilarity. The kids were absolutely mesmerized!” – The Front Row Center

“This show is not like any other show. Usually, the kids are just watching things happen, but here, kids are actually part of the show. Pete definitely has a superpower!”- Kids News NYC

★★★★ “Hilarious! Marino knows what kids find funny. A show of this caliber is an opportunity to show up for!” – The Wee Review

WHAT: SHOW UP KIDS!

WHO: By Peter Michael Marino & the kids
Directed by Michole Biancosino & the kids
Music by Michael Andrew

WHEN:

  • 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1
  • 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2
  • 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8
  • 11:00 a.m. Sunday, June 9

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

HOW MUCH: Pay-What-You-Can (ticket reservations required)

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes

RESERVE FREE TICKETS AT: https://www.cincyfringe.com/the-lineup/family-friendly-fringe/

SHOW WEBSITE: http://www.showuptheshow.com/kids

Peter Michael Marino is a NYC-based teacher, writer, performer, and producer. He is the creator of SOLOCOM at The PIT, which has launched over 600 world-premiere solo comedies. His 2017-2018 improvised solo comedy “Show Up” received rave reviews everywhere from NYC to Cincy, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Edinburgh. Pete’s internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” and received 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and a London transfer. “Desperately Seeking the Exit: Cincy Celeb Reading” also makes its Cincy Fringe debut this June. More info at: http://www.petermmarino.com

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CFF18: My Fringe Show Rankings

Updated 6/14/18 10am

CFF18_Cover art 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, based on a number of criteria from the voices in my head. 🙂 Please understand that differences between shows in the rankings can be infinitesimal.

Links to reviews added as they become available.

  1. OF MONSTER DESCENTReview
  2. MUSICAL CHAIRS
  3. MORTEM CAPIENDUM
  4. EDDIE POE
  5. ONE MORE BAD THING
  6. BILLY: THE HAUNTING OF WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
  7. THE BUREAU
  8. BAD POETRY NIGHT
  9. SHE BURIED THE PISTOL
  10. ALL WE HAVE BORNE
  11. SHOW UP
  12. H2O: A Play About Water
  13. PLEASE SHUFFLE THE CARDS
  14. THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CALLIOPE JONES AND CAPTAIN COOL
  15. CURIE ME AWAY!
  16. THERE AIN’T NO MORE
  17. THE BLACKFACE PROJECT
  18. DOPPELBANGER
  19. TAKE FLIGHT: AN ADVENTURE IN CIRQUE
  20. EXTRASHVAGANZA!
  21. VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF
  22. THE GOSPEL OF BARRABAS
  23. THE MOUNTAINS DID QUAKE, THE HILLSIDES DID TREMBLE
  24. DELIVERY
  25. FADEAWAY GIRL
  26. THE AMPHIBIAN
  27. VOX BOX
  28. ANNALISE
  29. APHRODITE’S REFUGEES
  30. THE WHITEST BABY IN ALL OF AFRICA
  31. THE LAST DRAG
  32. THRIVE IRL
  33. WALT FIT

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CFF18: SHOW UP

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Peter Michael Marino. Photo by Alicia Levy.

SHOW UP
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’18
First Lutheran Church Lounge
Over-the-Rhine

In SHOW UP, internationally acclaimed solo performer Peter Michael Marino uses his decades of solo expertise to turn the clichés of the genre on their clichéd heads. Using an arsenal of Post-it Notes, Pete transforms the audience’s experiences into a comedic life-story that’s different each time. You control the content, set, and sound for this socially-anxious show about you. And there’s a party!

  • Thu, May 31 at 7pm
  • Fri, June 1 at 8:30pm
  • Sat, June 2 at 7pm
  • Sun, June 3 at 4pm
  • Wed, June 6 at 9pm
  • Thu, June 7 at 9pm
  • Sat, June 9 at 7pm

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International Hit SHOW UP Flips Cincinnati Audiences’ Lives Into Solo Comedy at Cincy Fringe

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Peter Michael Marino. Photo by Alicia Levy.

CINCINNATI, OH – Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in NYC and at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Peter Michael Marino’s semi-improvised, semi-scripted, solo comedy SHOW UP makes its Cincy Fringe debut May 31-June 9 at First Lutheran Church Lounge.

This one-man, comedic, interactive, improvised spin on the traditional solo show is all about the good, bad and ugly experiences of the audience – who also lend a hand in the set & sound design. And there’s a party!

★★★★★ “A performer of great intelligence, wit and energy.” – Bunbury Magazine
★★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Front Row Center
★★★★ “Hilarious!” – Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Well worth showing up to!” – Fringe Guru
★★★★ “Hilarious! – The Wee Review
“A whirlwind hour!” – The Scotsman
“Rare and special work. Highly recommended!” – The Fringe Review
“Hilarious!” – TimeOut New York
“A keen and witty mind” – Edinburgh Reporter
“An unforgettable experience!” – The Sick of the Fringe

WHAT: SHOW UP
WHO: Semi-written & Performed by Peter Michael Marino
Directed by Michole Biancosino & The Audience

WHEN:

  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 2
  • 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 3
  • 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6
  • 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7
  • 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9

WHERE: First Lutheran Church, 1208 Race Street, Cincinnati OH 45202
TICKETS: $15 at https://knowtheatre.vbotickets.com/event/Show_Up/27325
SHOW WEBSITE: www.showuptheshow.com

Peter Michael Marino is a New York City native and the creator/co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 500 world-premiere comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” – receiving 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2015 solo chat show spoof “Late with Lance!” played everywhere from NYC to London. Directing credits include: Amy Marcs’ “Nice T!ts,” Mark Demayo’s “20 & Out,” and Mark Giordano’s “Mad Man.” His production company credits include “David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet,” “David Mills: Shame!,” Charles’ “Moby Alpha,” and “Joe’s NYC Bar.” More info at: www.petermmarino.com.

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