Sunday, February 8, 2004

Fringe Festival performers

Here's the Cincinnati Fringe Festival lineup. Dates, times and locations will be announced in April.

Full-length plays

Avarice in Wonderland by Columbus area theater artist Amy Talbott and billed as a humorous look at political and pop culture phenomena

The Pursuit of Happiness by BlueForms Group, also of Columbus. BlueForms wowed Cincinnati audiences in its first local appearance in autumn, 2003 with Performance Gallery

Shopping and ... by Columbus troupe Hand-Dog Theatre Company offers the dark comedy about three young Brits who sell drugs, sex and what is left of their souls to survive

Eating Raoul, a musical based on Roger Corman's cult cannibalism classic, presented by Kim Crabtree from Los Angeles

You Don't Exist to Me written by Cincinnati Shakespeare company member Matt Johnson for Pier Group Theatre

Short plays

100 Words by WETCo (Women's Explosive Theatre Company) of Columbus

Between the Lines by New Edgecliff Theatre features four directors using an identical series of random phrases to compose a script

The Lake Years (the first episode of a 17-part miniseries) presented by the Art & Drama Club (alums of Art Academy of Cincinnati)

Images of a Beating Heart by Performance Gallery will combine movement, spoken word and live sound into something non-linear

I Will Love You at 8pm Next Wednesday/A Poster of the Cosmos by local playwright Kevin Barry and Lanford Wilson respectively comprise an evening of one-acts from Know Theatre Tribe

The Razzmatazz Marionettes

One-person shows

This Love Train Is Unstoppable and I Am the Conductor by Minneapolis theater artist Dave Mondy goes from leading prayers at high school to negotiations in a Bourbon Street brothel

I Will Make You Orphans by New York artist Sean Christopher Lewis looks at a misguided white kid set against his world

Marx in Soho from Mad Ellen Theatre features a debate between a resurrected Marx and present-day American society

Spoken word

InterSexTions by Embrya deShango

Break Beat is hip-hop theater that explores the evolution of beat in poetry/rap by Abiyah

Performance art

Ur Sonata from the late 1920s produced by Dada Product

The Best of PTA brings Performance and Time Art Series downtown from College Hill with 15 of their past 150 performers creating original work. (Each Fringe show will showcase five performers.)

No Tomorrow? by performance artist Shirley Maul

Chrysalis has Cincinnati Shakespeare vet and area favorite Giles Davies in a performance piece about a son grappling with the passing of his mother

Life Excerpt #3 by Tara Guilfoil had a well-regarded debut last year


Mokshayoho: Untitled combines music by Rebecca Vie-Parker, choreography by Colleen McCarty and video by Brian Risdon

Untold Stories brings together collaborators Michelle Bump, Betsy Lippitt and John Burgess for tales of loss and despair



Catharsism of Narcotica (from Columbus)

Jane's Story

Mystic Dub Star and Big Bang

Parker Loses

Art installations

Dreaming Private Lynch by Stephen Herero

Time and space Art Series by Three Red Squares & an Orange contemplates movement as installation by Julie Roessler

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Students present delicious taste of musical cabaret in 'Footlights'

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Benefit: Roger P. Slagle Memorial Fund
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