Fringe: 27 Reviews, High Hopes for Second Week

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The 2009 Cincy Fringe Festival heads into its second week with high expectations.

"I've heard from a number of patrons that this is the strongest field of shows they've ever seen in at the Fringe, and we agree," Managing Director Eric Vosmeier reports. "Our attendance numbers are up, though it's difficult to say how much just yet."—-

Vosmeier says the second week of Fringe (which runs through Saturday) has about 50 percent more performances this week than the first week, which ran Wednesday-Sunday. Three shows have yet to open: Bibliography of Love from Jan Street Dance in Louisville opens tonight, April Fools from Four Humors of Minneapolis opens Thursday and The Secrets Project from The Genesis Ensemble of Chicago runs only Friday and Saturday.

CityBeat has now posted reviews of 27 of the scheduled 31 productions on our Fringe micro site. You'll also find two Fringe-themed podcasts there.

CityBeat's crack/cracked team of reviewers have rated eight shows as Critic's Picks: 7 (x1) Samurai, Body Language II: Phys. Ed., Cemetery Golf, The Edge, Gravesongs, KAZ/m, Sex, Dreams and Self-Control and Where Drunk Men Go.

Vosmeier says the week starts off tonight with the Fringe Olympics, where multiple teams compete in a variety of different rounds, and continues with local bands lined up for the Bar Series each night after the performances end.

Get tickets, multi-show passes and the latest news at the Cincy Fringe Festival site.

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