Fringe Festival II

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The Unicorn Theater is hosting five shows for KC Fringe Fest this year.  LOVE, NUMBERS, & TELEVISIONTo Make It Right by Kelly Adrian, Right Between the Ears, Victoria: Math Team Queen by Kathryn Walat and Lucky Streak, A Musical.

TVgraphic2The performances will begin Friday night, July 19th at 6:00 pm. with  LOVE, NUMBERS, & TELEVISION, two music dramas about love in the modern age by local composers Jonathan Robertson and Ryan Oldham.

Jonathan Robertson’s music drama And the TV Said is a story about a young woman who has fallen in love with her television. Actress Nihan Yesil will reprise her roll as the love stricken woman driven to madness in this fantastical production.  Originally performed at the Westport Coffee House Theater in a SoundTheater production, Fringe Fest gives this poignant story another stage to be seen.

Nihan2And the TV Said will be performed by an eclectic mix of local musicians, David McIntire on tenor sax, Ryan Oldham on trumpet, Brian Padavic on bass, Jonathan Robertson on trombone, Ben Shellhaas on percussion and Sharra Wagner on clarinet.  The music blends rock ‘n’ roll, waltz and television themes creating a general cacophony that depicts the scattered mind of the modern television age.  The interaction between actress Nihan Yesil, the musicians and electronic sounds is an aural and visual experience that fits right in with the Fringe aesthetic.

Nihan1Jonathan Robertson is a composer and sound designer.  His collaborations with other artists have yielded works for the stage with dance, actors, and visual art.  He designed sound for the recently performed ArtSounds production of Where Is My American Dream?

jon_classicLove, Numbers, & Television will be performed Friday, July 19th at 6 pm, Thursday, July 25th at 9 pm. and Saturday, July 27th at 7:30 pm.

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