Know Theatre Proud to Announce 7th Annual Cincy Fringe Lineup – Cincinnati Fringe Festival Has Record Number Of Applications

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Know Theatre of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival is proud to announce The 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. The 7th annual festival is scheduled to kick-off June 1st with CityBeat’s official Fringe Kick-off Party. The festival will continue through June 12th with 29 productions and more than 170 artists.

Each year the Fringe Festival begins with the official CityBeat Fringe Kick-Off Party on June 1st. Festivities begin at the Art Academy of Cincinnati at 6pm for the opening of the Visual Fringe at the Chidlaw Gallery inside the Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson Street. Doors open at 8pm next door at Know Theatre for the continuation of the event with musical entertainment, the launch of the 2010 Channel Fringe Hard-Hitting Action News Update, food, and more! Mixx Ultra Lounge, Washington Platform, and Venice on Vine will provide food and there will also be Christian Moerlein drink specials all night long. It’s a great way to meet our Fringe artists, staff, volunteers, and other Fringe audience members! A suggested donation of $5 will get you into both events for the evening.

This year we had a record number of applications beating our previous record by 1. Also, 55% of all applications were from out of town while 13% alone were from Minneapolis. Of accepted applications 30% are local and 70% are out of town. Of the accepted applications, 40% are returning and 60% are new

It wouldn’t be Fringe without the Film Fringe and the Visual Fringe. Visual Fringe kicks off at the Art Academy of Cincinnati for the CityBeat Fringe Kick-off Party on June 1st at 6pm. Works will be shown in the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Chidlaw Gallery as well as a special installation at SWITCH (1207 Vine Street and remain up throughout the duration of the festival. Film Fringe selections will have two showings throughout the festival. Please see the included press releases regarding the Visual and Film Fringe as well as cincyfringe.com for more information.

All individual tickets to Fringe Festival shows will continue to be $12 this season. Full Frontal Fringe passes are $200 for all access to the festival and six show passes are on sale for $60 or the price of five. For more information or to purchase passes, check out www.cincyfringe.com or call 513.300.KNOW (5669). During the festival, tickets to all performances can be purchased at the headquarters box office at Know Theatre of Cincinnati or at individual venues thirty minutes prior to show times. Single tickets for all performances are currently on sale!

After the shows each day, artists, audience members, staff, and volunteers all gather together at the Know Theatre Underground and headquarters for the festival for the exciting Fringe Bar Series. Each evening features a different theme or game such as the Fringe Olympics, Fringe-e-Oke, Fringe Prom, and Night Without Technology. Food will be provided on select nights during the bar series. Please check cincyfringe.com for the full bar series schedule.