Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 08:45 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Producer: Jimmy Hogg from Toronto, Ontario
CincyFringe Status: New Participant
Description: Fringe veteran Jimmy Hogg arrives in Cincinnati to discuss his life of petty crime. Physical, fast-paced hilarious storytelling with a car crash and plenty of tangents. “Hold onto the arms of your seat: Hogg will take you spinning.” –Orlando Sentinel “His characterizations are spot on, and while the piece jumps from story to story-centering on a traumatic night out that ends with the threat of prison looming over the young narrator's head-Hogg juggles them like a trained master with three chainsaws and a flaming baton in the air.” -City Pages, Minneso ta. “Managing to fit so many entertaining characters, hilarious anecdotes, and witty pop-culture references into 60 minutes is a difficult test of endurance, a test Hogg passes with flying colours.” ***** (5 out of 5) Eye Magazine, Toronto. " Dickens would love this guy." –Orlando Sentinel. Best of Fringe- Victoria 2009, Toronto 2007, Minnesota 2007 & 2006, San Francisco 2006
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is a couple weeks away, so it is time to make your schedule. We're fast at work figuring out how to see every show, and as we go, we are previewing all of the performances. It is incredibly difficult to pick which shows are going to be good at Fringe, but one of the best indication is knowing about the shows producers, writers, and actors. As we go along, we'll post a few articles each day until we get through all 29 performances.
For the most current information on the festival you must, as always, keep your eyes on www.cincyfringe.com. If you keep your eyes on the right sidebar, you get all of the updated information we can muster up on the festival, including our tweets and links. Once the festival starts, our reviews will come out as fast as we can write them. I personally hope to review every show, but rest assurred there will be at least one post on each performance. Some shows may even warrant revisions to our opinions. As one sees every show, those opinions can change. Nothing is written into stone, and every performance can be different. Don't bank on what we say alone. If you think we are full of shit, but sure to challenge us!
We'll be repeating our The Conveyor Awards of Excellence, and will post those on the final night of the festival. So, rest up, work on your Fringe training, and gather ye rosebuds, because Fringe doesn't wait for the smell to get any worse. The more ripe, the more fun.
UC Students and Clifton area residents should be very pleased that Taza Coffeehouse has opened up in Corryville in the former location of Buzz. The Skinny:
TAZA is a new not-for-profit coffee house opening in the Uptown area. We will be located at 2900 Jefferson Avenue in the former Buzz coffee house building. TAZA will strive to be a home away from home andoperate around three principles: Coffee, Community, and Creativity.
Currently hours are limited to 7 AM to 3 PM Tuesday through Saturday, but plans are to add more. Here's hoping for evening hours!