Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2020 Reviews

CityBeat theatre critics are seeing almost every Cincy Fringe show and reporting back. As more reviews come in, we will update this page with additional links — check back often!

May 29, 2020 at 11:34 am
click to enlarge An in-person Fringe Festival kick-off outside of Know Theatre - Photo: Scott Dittgen
Photo: Scott Dittgen
An in-person Fringe Festival kick-off outside of Know Theatre

The 2020 Cincinnati Fringe Festival will be “an all-digital, totally online, 100% at-a-safe-distance, for 2020-only” affair from May 29-June 13.

Performances will be available via online streaming, accessible by anyone with a computer, tablet, smartphone or smart TV. Tickets will still be required to view shows. All-access passes cost $200 and cover all performances; individual show tickets can be purchased for $11 a piece. If you can show additional support for performers, you can also buy a “Love Your Artist” ticket for $16 per show. All profits will be shared 50/50 with performers.

In a release announcing the primary Fringe lineup, the fest said, "Ardent Fringe-hounds may notice that some of the titles in this year’s primary lineup sound a little familiar. This year, amongst the usual crop of brand-new works, we’re offering Fringe Flashbacks, a curated selection of favorite productions from seasons past. Frequent-Fringers can revisit these cherished favorites — or, perhaps, finally catch that one show they regret missing."

CityBeat's team of critics will be reviewing the new additions to the fest's 20-show primary lineup and we will be posting them on our Fringe Festival Coverage hub here. We will also be posting original reviews of Fringe Flashbacks from the year's they were performed live.

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