Know Theatre to come up with offbeat onstage stories. Joseph Zettelmaier’s All Childish Things has the appearance
of just that: A trio of guys who remain stuck in childhood despite approaching
Critic's Pick: Gilbert and
Sullivan’s comic operetta H.M.S. Pinafore
was a hit in 1878. The very tongue-in-cheek tale of class distinctions in
the British Empire seems pretty creaky in 21st-century America.
Jochen Lempert, the German photographer whose first major U.S. museum show, Field Guide, is now at the Cincinnati Art Museum, combines the metaphysical with the biological so well that the effect is often magical.
City On Fire is an adrenaline rush
of a novel featuring a host of Dickensian characters, all on the run
from families, class, race and sexuality. Hallberg’s lyrical prose
heralds the arrival of one of the great new writers of our time.
When it came to planning a concert that
featured traditional and new Appalachian sounds, MUSE, Cincinnati’s
Women’s Choir, turned to the legendary Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers,
one of the few all-women Bluegrass bands in the region — or anywhere
As the Contemporary Arts Center prepares to open After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe this Friday, the show — especially the opening itself — is taking on a much more historical dimension than first planned.
Walk into the Marx Theatre at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for Mad River Rising and
you’ll be in a different world: the hayloft of an ancient Ohio barn.
(It’s an engaging design by Jeff Modereger.)