CincyFringe Preview: Safety In Numbers

Title: Safety In Numbers

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 08:30 PM
Location: Gabriel's Corner
Address: 1425 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: The Space/Movement Project from Chicago, IL

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Dance

Description: Safety in Numbers is a full-length dance work dedicated to exploring company members' individual ties to the Chicagoland area. As the company identified the differences between members as newcomers or natives to Chicago, they noticed a common desire for comfort and familiarity, whether through the anonymity of a large city or proximity to home. Safety in Numbers became a reflection of these findings. Safety in Numbers premiered in July 2009 in Chicago in its original form, as individual works of company members. After a sold-out, two-week run, the group elected to re-examine Safety in Numbers and tour the revised work locally and regionally. Each moment of the original piece was explored, edited, and recreated by all company members sharing in the choreographic decision-making process. The result is a cohesive intersection of ideas shared and supported by all company members.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

CincyFringe Preview: The End Is Near

Title: The End Is Near

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 08:00 PM
Location: Below Zero Lounge
Address: 1122 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Casey Leach from Cincinnati, OH

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Solo

Description: The End is Near is one young man's poetic exploration of his culture and his generation. As his journey explores the triumphs and pitfalls of the modern world, he investigates our anxiety with endings; the end of our life, of our culture, and our world. Part spoken word poetry, part one man show, watch one man battle against his words while trying to make sense of a rapidly changing world.

Show Length: 45 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

CincyFringe Preview: Money Back Guaranteed

Title: Money Back Guaranteed

Opening: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 07:30 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Psophonia Dance Company from Houston , TX

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Dance

Description: It is everybody’s story rolled into a saucy little burlesque but instead of selling sex, we seduce the consumer to buy what he desires. If it feels good do it; get it; buy it. Don’t just look- touch, take. Get that house, buy that car, fill your life with stuff. Let us take you away with a little music, song and dancing showgirls! For in the world of credit, you can buy now and pay later and later and later. You may even get Money Back Guarantee. So why not sink into your seat and enjoy a slightly disturbing but highly seductive world of money where nothing is guaranteed.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

CincyFringe Preview: The Long Way Home

Title: The Long Way Home

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Pipeline Productions from Cincinnati, OH

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: A homeless veteran of the Iraq war journeys back to the home he lost, carrying sorrows and resentments – and a loaded Colt .380. The people he meets along the way stir memories and fantasies, and prepare him, unknowingly, for his climactic confrontation with the occupants of his former home.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

CincyFringe Preview: Of People and Not Things

Title: Of People and Not Things

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 09:15 PM
Location: Mixx Ultra Lounge
Address: 1203 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Hunger Warrior Theatre from Agoura, CA

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: What if there were an intimate apocalypse? No flesh eating undead or Mayan prophecies. Just a soft goodbye. Like a missed connection with fleeting eye contact and the thought of what might have been. What would you do? Maybe you'd walk through that door. Maybe you'd take a seat in the audience. We think you should. Come be a part of the world that's left.

Show Length: 70 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

CincyFringe Preview: Aberrant Reflections on the Barbarism of You & I

Title: Aberrant Reflections on the Barbarism of You & I

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 09:00 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Artemis Exchange from Highland Heights, KY

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Artemis Exchange found themselves in the middle of a Buick-sized pickle (so to speak) when their head writer, Christopher Karr, suddenly claimed to have contracted an acute illness, the dreaded 'Exhaustum Fever,' that prevented him from, among other things, writing a play. After countless discussions, what eventually spewed forth from his creative consciousness over a dark and dreary autumn and winter was a massive piece of postmodern text, a manuscript, a bible of Artemis Exchange's collective thoughts and feelings on humanity and its eventual downfall. After reading each and every syllable of this behemoth, we used a process of improvisational adaptation to forge a theatrical production that aims to explore the darkness that has shadowed mankind since creation and will continue to do so until our bitter end – all while trying to make you laugh enough to forget how fucked we really are.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: More on Twitter-@ArtemisExchange.  Also here are videos of other projects the team has worked on:



CincyFringe Preview: Soul Juice

Title: Soul Juice

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Gabriel's Corner
Address: 1425 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Devil’s Deuce from Covington, KY

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Interdisciplinary

Description: Josiah Pratt and Ruth Gardener are reporting for duty in God’s army. This Christian couple has answered the call to start a Christian Ministry called, Soul Juice. Songs, puppetry, mime, and clowning are only some of the talents God gave to this inspirational couple. Mix in some Holy Ghost fire and you’ve got a cocktail of Soul Juice that will set any sinner on the straight and narrow. Josiah and Ruth come armed with God’s word to bring spiritual revival to our morally bankrupt society. Soul Juice’s message is simple. Repent! The end is near! God is just itching to smite our nation. But maybe, just maybe, a good clown sketch about Jesus could help detonate a salvation bomb across America!

Show Length: 45 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Both actors, Dylan Shelton and Annie Kalahurka, are on Staff at Madcapp Puppets and both appeared in the Know Theatre's production of SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL.

CincyFringe Preview: Nevermore

Title: Nevermore

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 09:00 PM
Location: Gabriel's Corner
Address: 1425 Sycamore Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Twilight Productions from Indianapolis, IN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: “Nevermore” begins in the last conscious moments of Edgar Allan Poe as his tortured soul laments to his “still-alive corpse” about the “fever called living that burned in his brain.” Fast forward 160 years when a suicidal writer finds herself in the presence of The Raven, who offers insight on writing and madness and how the two are related. This fantasy/drama depicts the troubled rock-star life of America’s original literary gem, while examining the terrifying grip that depression held on him and many other fallen American writers.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background:  www.myspace.com/twilightproductionsind

CincyFringe Preview: Sophie’s Dream

Title: Sophie's Dream

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 08:00 PM
Location: Duveneck 3
Address: 1220 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Serenity Fisher from Cincinnati, OH

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Musical

Description: Imaginative, ethereal and insightful, Sophie’s Dream is about the profound universal connection between dreaming, waking up, and bringing forth the soul’s deepest desires. Sophie is a creative soul, striving to build a bridge between her rich inner reality and the exterior world, yearning to express her deepest passions. Sophie’s Dream is a love story unfolding. Sophie encounters Gray, a man whose presence is at once disconcerting, comforting, and exhilarating. The cast of six characters includes three Tree Muses and The Woman at the Piano – all playful visitors who remind Sophie who she was, who she is and who she is meant to become. Set in present day/time, this play-with-a-live-soundtrack is chock-full of truth-telling dialogue and lyrics, haunting melody and harmony, shimmering dream-scapes and transformational discovery.

Show Length: 90 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: As well as being an actress/writer Serenity Fisher is a singer/songwriter/piano player and has an album out which is available on itunes.  For More check out www.myspace.com/serenityfisher

CincyFringe Preview: Just Say Know

Title: Just Say Know

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 09:15 PM
Location: Art Academy
Address: 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: De Blenniss from Louisville, KY

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Just Say Know is a stand up comedy presentation about the War on Drugs. Accompanied by his computer program ROBERT De Blenniss talks about the history of drugs and their impact on the United States.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Promo video:

"Just Say Know" AD from De Blenniss on Vimeo.