Cincinnati by Don Nigro

Cincinnati by Don Nigro

Nancy Walsh as Susan

Photo Martha Granger

Cast size: 1f

SYNOPSIS:
John Clancy and Nancy Walsh, founding members of The Present Company and The New York International Fringe Festival continue their collaboration with Don Nigro’s haunting tour de force in which one woman attempts to do battle with the demons only she can see.

AWARDS:
• WINNER: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE FIRST 2002
• WINNER: JACK TINKER SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD 2002
• WINNER: ADELAIDE BEST OF FRINGE 2004

PRODUCTION HISTORY:
• Originally produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2002
• Produced in New York at 78th Street Theatre Lab, February 2003
• Australian tour March-April 2004, dates included Adelaide Fringe Festival, Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney
• Tour dates in US include Phantom Theater, Warren, VT August 2003, Mixed Theater Company, Great Barrington, MA and Rowan University, Glassboro NJ, January 2005

PRESS QUOTES:

“…an astonishing solo performance from Nancy Walsh…Walsh gives a stunning performance of Nigro’s beautifully written text…deeply terrifying and very believable.”
-The Sydney Morning Herald

“…a superbly written tragic-comic one-hander…(Nancy Walsh) devours the stage with the intensity and passion of this fierce and vivid work…a viciously witty existential fugue.
-The Adelaide Advertiser

“…as good a piece of acting as you will see anywhere…unstoppable, relentless theatre that stirs the soul…”
-The Sunday Mail (Adelaide)

“… a frighteningly powerful monologue… As a portrait of madness, this show is as heartbreakingly convincing as any I have ever seen…Cincinnati is not only heartbreaking, but energizing, pulsating with life, and often very, very funny… Walsh brings her life experience to the stage when she steps up to perform; and it’s a privilege to experience the intensity with which she is able to capture the sense of Susan’s suffering, her courage, her humor and her outraged intellect, racing desperately to grasp the enormity of what has happened to her.”
-The Scotsman (Edinburgh)

“…a beautifully structured, poetic exploration of madness as both horrible nightmare and potential release… a show that is tough and harrowing but also funny and stimulating… A large measure of the credit for this is due to actress Nancy Walsh, utterly believable and heartbreakingly compelling… “
-The List

“…nothing spare or extraneous… a performance that towers in strength and subtlety…”
-The Stage (London)

“Nancy Walsh…gives the performance of her life, in turns heartbreaking and hilarious…”
-The Herald (Glasgow)

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