CincyFringe Preview: The Finkle’s Theater Show

Title: The Finkle's Theater Show

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 09:30 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Ryan Lear and Rachel Petrie from St Paul, MN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Hi there, friend! Come see our first ever theater show! We may be new to this, but we have seen a lot of theater, so we're pretty sure we know what we're doing! We were so excited when we found out that we got accepted into the Cleveland Fringe Festival! We can’t wait to meet all of you and show you what we’ve been working on. There’s going to be singing, juggling, tumbling, guest stars, duels, and a gigantic musical number. It’s going to be the greatest thing since sliced potato cakes. So bring your friends, your families, your neighbors, and your neighbors’ neighbors (that’s you silly!), and tell them that the Finkles are in town!” – Sincerely, Carl and Wanda (and Tinkles Sprinkles) Finkles

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Check out "Carl and Wanda's" website www.carlandwanda.com–  and below is their video promo from a prior Fringe:

CincyFringe Preview: Medea

Title: Medea

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 07:30 PM
Location: Duveneck 2
Address: 1214 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: paperStrangers Performance Group from Indianapolis, IN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Euripides' classic drama of a woman betrayed in love, on a quest for vengeance, and her discovery of its price.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Check out www.paperstrangers.org.  Follow them on Twitter @paperstrangers.

CincyFringe Preview: Trust

Title: Trust

Opening: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
Address: 1127 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati Acting Intern Company from Cincinnati, OH

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Written by Steven Dietz. A contemporary dramatic comedy set against a backdrop of the rock music scene. In a world ruled by love, lust and lying, a spiral unwinds. Cody is a rising star musician. Becca is his fiancèe. Gretchen is a dressmaker, fitting Becca for her wedding dress. Leah is a rock star past her prime who Cody meets while on the road. Roy is a public radio announcer smitten with the young bohemian, Holly. As the lives and loves of these people continue to intersect, attraction gives way to seduction- secrecy holds sway over truth. Becca and Cody's marriage-to-be grows as rocky as Roy increases his hilariously futile attempts to charm Holly. Gretchen and Leah's past is unearthed, brought on by Gretchen's attraction to Becca. As the final concert of Cody's tour concludes, new bonds have been formed, old wounds remain; friends looking for answers, lovers looking for that elusive word: trust.

The Cast:

Christopher Pitts = cody brown
Leah Strasser = leah barnett
Kim Rogers = gretchen
Christine Fallon = becca
Lauren Shmalo = holly
Stephen Geering = roy

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Checkout ETC's website www.cincyetc.com or the Intern Acting Company's Facebook Group.

CincyFringe Preview: The Global Lovers

Title: The Global Lovers

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 07:30 PM
Location: Duveneck 3
Address: 1220 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Piñata Productions from Erlanger, KY

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: A privileged woman living in Kentucky. A sex slave known as Girl on the other side of the world. What could possibly bring them together by the end of The Global Lovers? Inspired in part by the story of Aisha Parveen, a former sex slave in Pakistan, this poetic drama explores sex slavery and its relationship to American consumer culture. It juxtaposes visual imagery, dialogue, monologue, poetry, advertising slogans, chants, and song, and transcends time and space, to bring you to the heart of conflict and hope. Be prepared for transformation. If you enter the performance like Kentucky Woman, you'll leave like Girl. Written with original songs by Rhonda Pettit; directed by award-winning Fringe veteran e.E.Charlton-Trujillo.

Show Length: 45 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Check out the Company's website: www.pinataproduction.com.

CincyFringe Preview: The Council

Title: The Council

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 08:30 PM
Location: Art Academy
Address: 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Performance Gallery from Covington, KY

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Theatre

Description: Based on close observation of the workings of city councils around the nation, "the council", toys with the absurd and often genuinely earnest practice of government at its most fundemental level. "the council" discovers that the individual voice can still be heard, but you may want to pay close attention to who is listening.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Find out more at www.performancegallery.org and on Facebook.

CincyFringe Preview: Blue Collar Diaries

Title: Blue Collar Diaries

Opening: Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
 

Producer: Bridge Productions from Minneapolis, MN

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Solo

Description: Playwright, performer, and one-woman virtuoso Michelle Myers Berg spins tales of her working class childhood in St. Paul’s Merriam Park, circa 1960’s. Sometimes hysterical, sometimes heartbreaking, Michelle illuminates the overlooked lives of twenty-some different characters in a richly detailed narrative. Meet a colorful array of characters, from radio show host Sister Melba Toast to street-wise cheerleaders, from a rhythm-driven black musician to a beer-swilling neighborhood pool shark named Heine. None of the characters, however, are as intimately drawn as that of Berg’s own father, a Korean War veteran who keeps his painful past hidden away from his family. Blue Collar Diaries gives touching insights toward the timeless bonds of community and family, depicting shared history as a unifying roadmap to where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Show Length: 60 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Found out more about the producers at www.bridgeproductions.info.

CincyFringe Preview: That One Show

Title: That One Show

Opening: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 07:15 PM
Location: Know Theatre
Address: 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Pones Inc. from Cincinnati, OH

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Interdisciplinary

Description: Based on interviews from over 100 people, THAT ONE SHOW creates a dialogue about how dance can maintain its relevance, personal significance, and artistry with individuals today. Incorporating movement, theatre, video, and music, THAT ONE SHOW explores a variety of existing relationships to dance and an array of suggestions about how to reshape or progress the art form. Presented as a live documentary, this project re-arranges theatrical conventions in a unique and unusual way asking audiences to expand their perception of traditional dance.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: This marks the third year for Pones. Find out more about them at www.ponesinc.com. For an idea of what their work is like, check out there promo video diaries:

CincyFringe Preview: A Short Lecture of a Different Time

Title: A Short Lecture of a Different Time

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 07:00 PM
Location: Media Bridges
Address: 1100 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Karim Muasher from Astoria, NY

CincyFringe Status: Returning Participant

Genre: Solo

Description: Come and hear the story of the OLDVERSE: the universe before this one, long dead and gone. Two lovers meet, and soon discover the truth about their existence: their universe is dying, burning up into flames. Told by the Historian, a mysterious corduroy-clad stranger, this show asks the questions: How do you stop the unstoppable? How do you face the inevitable? A combination of nintendo graphics, gameboy music, and theoretical physics; acclaimed theatre creator Karim Muasher single handedly creates an 8-bit universe of wit and wonder.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

 

Backgroup: Karim Mausher wow Cincinnati Fringe fans in 2009 as part of Giant Bird's Empire of Feathers.  Karim's website, www.karimmuasher.com, details other projects he has worked on, including workshops, once of which he plans to bring to Cincinnati during the festival.

CincyFringe Preview: A Night of Well Adjusted Ladies

Title: A Night of Well Adjusted Ladies

Opening: Friday, June 4, 2010 at 08:00 PM
Location: Coffee Emporium
Address: 110 East Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Producer: Venzin Althaus Explosion from Astoria, NY

CincyFringe Status: New Participant

Genre: Interdisciplinary

Description: What do you get when you have a manic, narcoleptic lady from Cave City, KY (.2 miles from the national site of Dinosaur World, USA) and a schizophrenic, alcoholic chick from New England (.2 miles from Clam Chowder, USA)? You get two daughters with a killer sense of humor, and the ability to deal with just about anything. Join Megan, Emily and a giant sketch pad, as they tell childhood stories of sleepy outings, drunken holidays and unconditional love.

Show Length: 50 minutes

More info at the CincyFringe website Here.

Background: Megan Venzin, half of the team behind the Venzin Althaus Explosion is not new to Cincinnati or CincyFringe.  In 2008-2009 she was PR Manager for the Know Theatre and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival.