Lolita: a three man show

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Venue Know Theatre
Running Time 50 minutes
First Time? Returning Participant
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Tags Comedy, Theatre, Adult
Content, Adult Language





Friday, May 31 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1 @ 9:00pm
Monday, June 3 @ 8:30pm
Wednesday, June 5 @ 7:15pm
Saturday, June 8 @ 5:00pm


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Lolita performed by three men

A one hour play which is based on the two hour movie by Stanley Kubrick, which is based on the six hour screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, which is based on the three hundred page book by Vladimir Nabokov. Performed by three men.

Lolita is a classic novel and movie about an older man and the underage girl he falls in love with. We will create an original, honest retelling with only three male performers and in less than an hour. It will be both comedic and touching…and probably use only one folding chair.




Four Humors is a Twin Cities based theater company that focuses largely on newly devised work and original adaptations created by the company.

Past Fringe Festivals:

(2012) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Bombus and Berylline
(2012) Minnesota Fringe, Candide
(2011) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, You Only Live Forever Once
(2011) Minnesota Fringe, You Only Live Forever Once
(2010) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Harold
(2009) Cincinnati Fringe Festival, April Fools
(2009) Minnesota Fringe, Sideways Stories from Wayside School
(2008) Cincinnati Fringe Festival/Minnesota Fringe/Toronto Fringe/Winnipeg Fringe/Boulder Fringe, Mortem Capiendum



Cincinnati Enquirer:

Fringe review: "Lolita" a funny, novel drama- By: Joseph McDonough


Lolita: A Three Man Show (Review- Critic's Pick)- By: Stacy Sims

Make Cincinnati Weird:

Cincinnati Fringe Festival: Another Success for Four Humors Theater- By: Jean Lerma



Coming soon!



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  1. We're looking very much forward to performing alongside Four Humors Theatre at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival again this year! That sounds like a lot of material to cram into an hour. Only the finest script-builders and performers would be bold enough to take on the challenge. Can't wait to see the performance! Best wishes! 

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  2. Christine Wands

    Once again, Four Humors has brought another great show to the Fringe.   Witty, well-written, very Fringey, albeit a bit longer and more manic than it should have been.  Liked it!


  3. Randy Waterhous

    1*- Sorry I saw it
    2*- Glad I saw it
    3*- I recommend it
    4*- I would see it again
    And a second rating to cover degrees of weirdness ( a Fringe Festival standard)
    Fringy, Fringier, Fringiest



    Randy 4* Suzana 4* Klara 4* Fringier

    We have been enjoying Four Humors brand of smart theater for many years. This time we have three men performing Lolita. It is a beyond absurd premise, which comes home when our title character, a twelve year girl, is successfully portrayed by a heavy, unsharven man. Absurd to have three men performing, at times, a version of the famous novel/play/movie Lolita. Smart to interrupt the flow of this play for a variety of interpersonal arguments between our characters, which ultimately question the absurdity not of this performance but of the whole 'art' and fame of Lolita as a piece of iconic literature. This is the best Fringe piece we have seen this year. Tickets will be hard to get, but you should get one. We will be getting back to see them before they head home to Minneapolis.

  4. Simply outstanding: reverential, sardonic, and even a bit of social commentary!  A much deserved winner of Pcik of the Fringe!

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