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Know Theatre to announce Fringe line-up with party, performance, April 18

Tori Wiggins in "Your Negro Tour Guide"
Photo Credit: Mikki Schaffner

Know Theatre will announce the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival line-up next week with a party and a reprise.

"This will be an opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry and kick off the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival by perusing this year's festival line-up," said Managing Director Alexandra Kesman.

There will also be a performance of 2008 Fringe performance Torie Wiggin's "Your Negro Tour Guide."

Wednesday, April 28
Announcement party begins 6:30 p.m.
"Your Negro Tour Guide" begins 8 p.m.
513.300.KNOW (5669).

Based on the writings of award-winning columnist and commentator (and a former colleague of mine at the Hamilton JournalNews) Kathy Y. Wilson, "Your Negro Tour Guide" is a provocative, solo performance piece on identity in modern America.

Through scathing and thoughtful rants, letters, music and nightmares, actress Torie Wiggins steers us through the modern American landscape of race, gender, and class, Kesman said.

Torie Wiggins has been performing since the age of two. She graduated from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Dramatic Performance. Her directing/dramaturgy credits include Relationships in Black, and four one-woman shows that she also wrote and produced across the country including "Torie on Ice" and "Your Negro Tour Guide," both directed by Jeff Griffin.

She has appeared in several shows in Know Theatre’s 2011-2012 season including "Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party," "Collapse," "Afghan Women’s
Writing Project" and is currently appearing in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

The 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival includes 29 Performance Fringe productions as well as three shows in the high school centered program called FringeNext. The 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival starts May 29 and continues until June 9.

Fringe Festival passes are on sale now including the Full Frontal pass, Voyeur pass, and One Night Stand pass. For more information or to purchase passes, check out or call

Admission to the announcement party is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for the viewing of "Your Negro Tour Guide." Tickets are $12 and can be purchased visiting or by calling the box office at 513.300.KNOW (5669).


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