Hunting Monsters (FringeNext)

A very sizable crowd saw this FringeNext production, a play about domestic war in America and how it affects the morality of a typical cross-section of citizens.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Over-the-Rhine, so I was pleasantly surprised by the outstanding theatrical facilities. A very sizable crowd saw this FringeNext production, a play about domestic war in America and how it affects the morality of a typical cross-section of citizens. 

There are five stereotypical characters: a wheelchair-bound man, a goofy American patriot who loves guns and the Bible, an effeminate man who is concerned about his looks, a peace-loving female leader, and, of course, a bossy chick in a miniskirt who uses her sex appeal to lead the patriot around. (These characters and actors will remain unnamed because there was no program for the show.) 


Hunting Monsters show moves pretty well. The show was projected to run 70 minutes, but the opening performance was 50, which was fine with me. It had some funny moments, and several serious discussions about the justifications to kill or not to kill. Ironically, the last man standing was the one in the wheelchair. Most important though, women must wear miniskirts in time of war!


Joe Gorman is a songwriter, playwright, screenwriter and community organizer as well as the developer of five hillside houses on Mulberry Street in Over-the-Rhine.


Read the official 32-page FRINGE FESTIVAL GUIDE here

 and find the full performance lineup 

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