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Playwriting “Like a Girl”

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In a “Curtain Call” column last August, I pointed out the scarcity of plays by women staged locally. But I neglected to mention one of the most important writers of the late 20th century: Wendy Wasserstein.  

Exhale Dance Tribe Celebrates 10 Years in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
This weekend, 14 Tribe dancers (along with Hubbard, who will solo) will perform at the Aronoff’s Jarson-Kaplan Theater in a mixed bill revisiting a selection of characteristic vignettes from the past 10 years of evening-length productions.  

The Other Place (Review)

ETC's latest offers a thoughtfully circuitous journey

0 Comments · Sunday, February 1, 2015
Lynn Meyers, producing artistic director at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, has a knack for finding thoughtful, engaging new plays that haven’t been seen on any local stage and giving them memorable productions.  

Full Circle Funny

Comedian Alex Stone returns to the site of his first show for a live recording

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Like many future comedians, Cincinnati native Alex Stone discovered he was funny almost by accident.   

Photographer William Messer Observes Two Decades of Giverny

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Were Claude Monet to look at the black-and-white photographs that William Messer took of Giverny over a 20-year period — photographs featured in the Over Time exhibit at The Carnegie through Feb. 7 — he would say, “You missed the point!”  

Opera Fusion: New Works Enables Completion of Daniel Catán Work

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
In 2008, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Cincinnati Opera launched Opera Fusion, an initiative to share resources and nurture emerging talent in artistic and technical areas.
  

The Handmaid's Tale (Review)

Know's latest is a powerful personal story

0 Comments · Monday, January 26, 2015
Corinne Mohlenhoff's performance is not merely a tour-de-force of memorization but also of making the show constantly engaging.   

Greater Tuna (Review)

Covedale’s trip to Tuna is irreverent fun

0 Comments · Monday, January 26, 2015
Tuna, Texas, once a real-live speck of a town, had been written off state maps for decades. That changed in 1981 when Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard penned Greater Tuna, the first of four comedic plays focusing on the quirky, small-town conservatism of Tuna.   

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation Warns Against Complacency

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Joe Stollenwerk lives in Bloomington, Ind., where he’s pursuing a doctorate in theater at Indiana University.  

Evocative Revisionist History in CAC’s ‘Based on a True Story’

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
When we think about grand historical myths — things like the American Dream, Manifest Destiny or every war, for example — it’s important to acknowledge that society buys into these widespread accepted “truths” because of all the supporting evidence.  
  

Downhome Shakespeare

Playhouse’s Ring of Fire gives a full portrait of Johnny Cash

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In the same sense that it takes a village to raise a child, it appears that it takes a crowd to tell the story of Johnny Cash. At least that’s the case with the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.  

Waiting for Godot (Review)

Waiting and waiting and waiting

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett’s “tragicomedy in two acts,” has bewildered many theatergoers since its premiere in 1953.  

The Baddest Man

Mike Tyson shares “undisputed truth” in touring one-man stage show

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mike Tyson is one of the more fascinating figures of the last 30 years.  

Robert Stearns’ Lasting Impact on the CAC and Cincinnati Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Maybe because Robert Stearns’ leadership of the Contemporary Arts Center was relatively short and long ago, his death in early December from cancer didn’t attract much notice here.  

Bianca Del Rio Brings ‘Rolodex of Hate’ to Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
If the name Bianca Del Rio doesn’t sound familiar, you probably aren’t privy to one of the more entertaining reality shows on TV, RuPaul’s Drag Race.