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We Put the "Fun" in FuneralFringeNext: Big and Bigger Productions, Cincinnati, OH

Venue SCPA Black Box
Running Time 60 minutes
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Tags Comedy, Drama, Teen Friendly

 

 

 

Performances:

Thursday, May 30 @ 8:45pm
Friday, May 31 @ 7:15pm

 

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Comedy in the most unlikely place. Family Dysfunction. Funeral. Fireworks.

Everyone’s family has problems and this group is no Brady Bunch. With every crazy family member stuck in the same room, things are sure to get a little tense. In a darkly comedic attempt to redefine “nuclear family,” Trey’s family’s must figure out how to handle each other’s differences – before the always-flammable drunk Uncle Ron catches fire and the whole thing explodes!

We are very proud to say that our show features three-fourths of a set of quadruplets, as well as a triplet. The Hehman sisters and their brother Hank have all done theater throughout high school – though Norb’s two brothers have never joined in!

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Hannah Regan (co-writer/producer) has dabbled in every side of the theater, from acting to directing and now to writing. Only child and certified Google Earth World Traveler, her great loves include the theater, reading and writing, and gummi bears.

Jimmy Stratman (co-writer/technical designer) is a fun loving alternative fan who has been known to ‘light up’ a life or two. He has done the lighting design for most of the shows during his years in high school theater.

Audrey Hehman (stage manager/asst. writer) was born on April 24, 1995. For the past four years she has stage-managed every show available to her at her high school. Over the years she has grown close to the cast members, and although they have nearly driven her to insanity on a few occasions, Audrey plans on continuing her theater career in college.

Cast: Katie Maurer loves life and loves you. Maria Hehman, youngest of her quadruplet counterparts, lover of green, former cat, wants to let you know that her many roles as sex symbol are not typecast. Eric Zimmer, affectionately known as 'Big Sexy' is a local actor and part time XL model best known for his work as Snarf from Thundercats. Grant Lyons started acting in 2011 and will be attending University of Dayton next year to study accounting. Norb Wessels is an average guy with an above average ability for confusing people. Maggie Hehman is a quadruplet and enjoys long walks on the beach. Megan Turner has been told she looks like the main character from MTV’s “Awkward,” which she is relatively sure is not a coincidence. Sarah Buckley is at last being recognized as the Grecian goddess that is herself and for her mad logo designing skills. Quenton Floyd, more commonly known as Q, spent much of his childhood watching and reenacting movies, so he was naturally drawn to the stage. And of course, we have many fantastic senior crew members who have also dedicated their high school years to our theater program!

Past Fringe Festivals:

Cappies Review:

We Put The "Fun" in Funeral- By Lindsey Franxman

We Put The "Fun" in Funeral- By Olivia Krauth

We Put The "Fun" in Funeral- By Matt Ruehlman

We Put The "Fun" in Funeral- By Richard Lowenburg

CityBeat:

We Put The "Fun" in Funeral (Review)- By Jane Durrell

Make Cincinnati Weird:

Cincinnati Fringe Festival- FringeNext Production: "We Put the "FUN" In Funeral"- By: Jean Lerma

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    May 7, 2013 7:27 pmPosted 11 months ago
    Jon Kovach

    We're looking very much forward to performing alongside Big + Bigger´╗┐ at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival´╗┐! FringeNext is such a cool idea, and we are so excited to support your work. WE PUT THE "FUN" IN FUNERAL sounds like a great piece. Family dramas are so in demand right now with pieces like AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY, APPROPRIATE, and NEXT TO NORMAL coming out. What a timely idea for a fringe production. Can't wait to see the performance! Best wishes! 

    Unity Productions´╗┐ 
    Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/397522890341278 
    Fringe Page: http://www.cincyfringe.com/performance/the-wave-by-ron-jones

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    May 31, 2013 4:52 pmPosted 10 months ago
    Theresa Thien

    Really enjoyed the show last night!  Great job!

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    June 2, 2013 9:14 pmPosted 10 months ago
    Tim Meier

    This was a really boring and bad show. I expected more since it was at SCPA and and they have a long history of putting on good productions (I did not know going in that it was by an outside group). Although the writing was sometimes sharp and funny & some of the acting was OK none of the actors seemed to connect with each other when they were on the stage together. The son in the play (who was the lead character) could have possibly pulled it all together but the actor did not demonstrate the ability to do so. This is probably also a result of bad directing! Also most of the characters were shallow with no depth nor reason to relate to them. The several lines & scenes that did come across as funny lacked the acting and directing ability to prevent the show from being dragged down.

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