Since the publication of Noblesville, Ind., author Susan Crandall’s Whistling Past the Graveyard,
readers have been falling in love with both the novel and its
precocious 9-year-old narrator, Starla Claudelle. For Crandall, the
award-winning author of nine previous novels, this release is a
departure of sorts
Honor, valor, love, betrayal — these are
the thematic elements of Cincinnati Ballet artistic director and CEO
Victoria Morgan’s full-length world premiere, King Arthur’s Camelot,
opening this weekend with five performances at the Aronoff Center.
Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and other city
neighborhoods are being colorfully transformed by the mural program
shepherded by ArtWorks. But a forgotten Downtown mural called “Allegro” —
a ghost of murals past — deserves recognition as not just one of
Cincinnati’s finest, but also as an enduring piece of public art,
Carl Solway Gallery has obtained Robert Kushner’s The Four Seasons murals from downtown’s Tower Place mall and is showing them with recent paintings by the New York artist in the exhibit Robert Kushner: Paintings 2010-2013 & The Four Seasons.
Falcon Theater’s production of Theresa Rebeck’s 2011
play Seminar opened strong in the
small, charming Monmouth Theatre in Newport, Ky. Rebeck, a Cincinnati native
now living in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a triple-threat writer who has had success as
a novelist, playwright and TV writer.
“I’ve always lived with one foot in an
imaginary world. I’ve never grown out of that,” Mary Zimmerman says.
When she was a child, her academic parents took her along for stays in
England and France. A British teacher read to her from Homer’s Odyssey,and Zimmerman, at age 5, was captivated.
With this week’s announcements of the 2014-15 seasons
for touring shows presented by Broadway in Cincinnati and by Cincinnati
Landmark Productions at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, you
have more than a dozen choices to consider.
Architectural buffs, by and large, have
only good words to say about the 16th century Italian architect Andrea
Palladio. His influence can perhaps be seen in your own neighborhood,
especially if you live in Indian Hill, Hyde Park or the choicer places
on the West Side...
Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers
is rightly being hailed as one the of the best novels in recent memory, a
deeply immersive book marked by incisive cultural observations and a
vividly descriptive prose style that is drawing comparisons to everyone
from Flaubert to Don DeLillo.
On a cold Friday night, Untethered Theatre opened Samuel Brett Williams’ Revelation
to a packed and receptive house in the Clifton Performance Theatre
(CPT), a home they share with Clifton Players. It’s an amazement to see
how both companies use this tiny space innovatively.
Bruce Norris’ award-winning Clybourne Park (Tony,
Olivier and Pulitzer Prize) employs clever writing and vivid characters
to aim squarely at issues such as racism and intolerance that we might
think we have moved beyond.
Know Theatre is presently staging Steve Yockey’s new play Pluto,
the second of four “rolling world premieres.” The work is not easy to
describe, to watch or to like. That’s not to say it’s not worth seeing —
but it’s challenging.