At the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, husband and wife duo The Bengsons, participated in a workshop as part of FringeDevelopment. Other artists participating in the Festival joined The Bengsons to rehearse and present selections of their new folk-opera, Hundred Days. Know Theatre of Cincinnati is excited to announce that The Bengsons will be returning to Cincinnati and will present an early showing of music from this new work. Performances will occur at Know Theatre of Cincinnati on August 10 & 12, 2012 at 8pm.
Hundred Days is the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who fall in love, only to have their time together cut short by illness. They decide to reject treatment and take the one year they have left together and try to live it as though it were the 60 years they had thought they would have together. They transform their apartment into a world where they can try to literally condense time, to move through their 20's, 30's, 60's, 80's, and create the experiences of a full life.
Hundred Days has been developed through workshops across the country, including at the 2011 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and a full production will debut at Z Space in San Francisco in 2014. The Bengsons also presented Ainít That Good News at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival to sell out audiences.***