Venice will be no farther away than 444
Reading Road on Friday evening, when “Venezia Carnevale,” a Beaux Arts
Ball hosted by the Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Council, takes place
at the Bell Event Center.
Land art — or earth art — is a term for
when artists go outside the gallery and, often using indigenous
materials like soil, water and stone, create large works that seem
integrated into the surrounding natural landscape.
Theater can take you to so many places,
and two shows that opened last week demonstrate the possible range — a
classic modern tragedy at Cincinnati Shakespeare and a contemporary
comedy at Ensemble Theatre. Take your pick — they’re both winners.
Critic's Pick: Broadway
composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz is drawn to storytelling. His first
show, Godspell, took parables from
the New Testament and enlivened them with happy, emotional melodies.
As the Aronoff Center for the Arts marks
its 20th anniversary on Oct. 21, it’s generally known as the place to be
for major performances by Broadway touring shows, lectures, comedians,
musical acts and more. But back in the early 1990s, it was a
Some plays become classics because they
last across time — Shakespeare’s plays are still produced after 400
years. That’s what’s usually onstage at the Cincinnati Shakespeare
Company, but they also dig into more recent “classics,” qualified by
elemental stories that burn fiercely.
Anthony Marra’s masterful 2013 debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,
rightly garnered high praise from across the literary landscape for its
graceful prose and its affecting ability to find humanity amid
Usually, when one says a work of art is
“alive,” it’s a figure of speech — the expression typically acknowledges
a natural connection between artist and observer. But next weekend, the
Cincinnati Art Museum will be giving a new meaning to the phrase
Theatre continues its second season under the artistic direction of Andrew
Hungerford with more experimental and adventurous fare, producing new works and
connecting with new collaborative partners.
Bruce Willis’ Marauders is just the
latest in a string of Hollywood productions to film in the Queen City.
Plenty of movies have been filmed here in the past (Rain Man, anyone?), but it’s never been with this frequency, even for movies that take place here.
Between 1982 and 2015, Americans’
attitudes about sex evolved. For evidence, check out two plays in
production locally: Laura Eason’s contemporary Sex with Strangers at the Cincinnati Playhouse on its Shelterhouse stage and William Mastrosimone’s 1980s drama Extremities at Incline Theater.