I love the Cincinnati Fringe Festival – better than ever in this, it’s 2nd year. Theater, dance, mixed media – and a general air of celebration. Lots of variety in the shows, in the venues, most of it edgy – which is just how I like my theater.
Next year – for sure – I’ll leave all the dates open in my calendar until the Fringe calendar is set. Managed to miss a show I really wanted to see – Calculus, The Musical – because it was sold out, and then had other commitments that kept me away until now, the final 2 days.
Last night (Friday) at Ink Tank, we saw Extreme Puppet Theater, which had me laughing out loud during most of the performance. Lots of old jokes, lot of new jokes, lots of whacky behavior, with a Ringmaster presiding over all. Then we headed to the Contemporary Arts Center to see iNput – interactive / collaborative dance.
Just saw – Saturday afternoon – Alone Together, a 36-minute play at New Stage Collective. An interesting creation, with good acting – Josh Stamoolis from Shakespeare, who’s turned out to be great. And finishing off this evening with another trip to Ink Tank, this time to see Art of Longing, billed as “ordinary people set out to uncover the extraordinary.”
If you like a challenge as well as a good time – leave room on your late May – early June calendar, too. I’ll see you there!