Serenity Fisher

Vortex of the Great Unknown Opens at FRINGE

Musical Takes Play Goers on SENSATIONAL Journey

Musician, actress and playwright, Serenity Fisher will soon find herself in familiar territory - the singer song writer is ready to take the stage for Cincinnati Fringe Festival for the third time.  Fisher and collaborative writing partner Robin O’Neal Kissel are at excited to debut their third show, “Vortex of the Great Unknown” at Fringe this year, directed by Sara Clark of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. All performances will be at the Art Academy Auditorium opening Thursday, May 30 at 9:00 PM.  Additional dates and times are Saturday, June 1 at 6:45 PM, Monday, June 3 at 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 PM and the final show is Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 PM. Single tickets are $12 and can be purchased at or by calling (513) 300- KNOW (5669). For more information

“Vortex of the Great Unknown” is a lively musical that takes place in Dimension 317 – a place where the human brain has evolved to a point that it now believes it has no need for sensory awareness.  As a result, senses (sight, sound, taste, smell, touch) have atrophied and are no longer utilized or valued. The degeneration of the senses results in a cultural decline with a host of societal problems. The play is set in a science laboratory with a team of scientists possessing “super senses” (aka “synesthesia”) which allow them to  "hear flavors" and "taste colors."  The team races against time as an impending solar storm (known as the “Vortex of the Great Unknown”) threatens to consume the entire dimension.  The production is set to an original score, composed by Serenity Fisher, arranged and directed by Jacob Priddy.

In addition to Serenity, “Vortex of the Great Unknown” cast includes Torie Wiggins, Dashiell Waterbury, Whitney Argadine as well as Gregory Lawson, who plays a unique character that uses American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate portions of the story. It also incorporates video featuring Jeff Burkle and Derek Stockwell.

Fisher and Kissel have co-written two Fringe pieces in the past, "Sophie's Dream" in 2010 and "Opal Opus: Journey to Alakazoo," in 2011. Both shows won the "Audience Pick-of-the-Fringe" Awards.

Serenity Fisher

About Serenity Fisher

Singer Songwriter / Indie Pop / Piano

“Serenity Fisher is gifted singer/songwriter who makes endearing, folksy Indie Pop in the realm of Regina Spektor and Fiona Apple.” Cincinnati City Beat, 2011

Serenity Fisher is a refreshing singer/songwriter, pianist, playwright, and actress based in Cincinnati, OH. Serenity released her highly anticipated second album, “Rogue Strawberry,” in November 2011 which was selected as one of Cincinnati City Beat Magazine’s favorite local albums of 2011. Her first album, “Watercolor Harmonies,” was released in 2006.

Serenity's Rogue Strawberry CD Release Concert engaged a packed Monastery Studio, where the likes of Over The Rhine & Daniel Martin Moore have recorded live albums. She was joined by Michael G. Ronstadt (Philadelphia-Based Cellist) and Matt Halvorson (Percussionist from Bloomington, IN) for the Rogue Strawberry Release.

In 2012, Serenity is taking the “Rogue Strawberry” album on the road accompanied by creative percussionist Matt Halvorson. In the spring, she is planning on releasing a live CD/DVD recorded at the Rogue Strawberry Concert.

Serenity Fisher has also written two musical plays, Sophie's Dream (2010) and Opal Opus: Journey To Alakazoo (2011); both of which were voted the Audience Pick for Cincinnati Fringe Festival in consecutive years.

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