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IndyFringe: Fricative

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 10:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 4:30 p.m., Tue., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 6 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 27, 3 p.m. 2011

This dada-esque performances is not entirely music and much more than noise. The actors are transformed into an onomatopoetic orchestra, set to two dadaist-era sound poems, "The Ur Sonata" &"Seepferdchen und Flugfishche", the modern "Popocatepetl," as well as a company original, "The Calming End of it All". Winner of the 2008 "Best Alternative Theatre Performance" Cincinnati Entertainment Award.

NUVO review
4 stars

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience human vocalization stretched to its limits. Initially reminding of childhood games we played to confound our elders with a made-up language of blips, oweys, sputs and druts and the gimmickry of Danny Kaye, who could turn communication into an uproaringly funny facial combat, we quickly are drawn into the musicality of eight voices traversing a foreign terrain of communication that’s a throwback to bird chatter, animal wimperings, wind howlings and yes, infant soundings. Seeming gibberish become musical with rhythm and melody growing from random emanations and sound dynamics expressing a range of emotions and ideas. - Rita Kohn

Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12

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