Audiences will laugh and gasp at Karen Zacarías’ amusing Native Gardens at the Cincinnati
Playhouse and feel troubled by the plight of a fighter pilot in George Brant’s gripping
Grounded at Ensemble Theatre.
As important as today’s announcement is
that the Contemporary Arts Center will start free admission on Feb. 13
for at least three years, the story of how the museum is underwriting it
is also impressive.
There's a heat wave coming Friday in
Corbett Auditorium. The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory
of Music concludes its “Great Decade” festival with a concert
performance of Richard Strauss’ Salome.
Cincinnati audiences will see three illuminating pieces that return to company roots: Duet X 2 and Shared Distance — both small, intimate works from 1982 performed in silence — and Continuous Replay, an early solo concept from Zane.
Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.
gallery and “open-ended art experiment” known simply as Pique, where
guests can view and even temporarily lodge with artwork, opened this
past fall out of a two-unit storefront space in Covington, Ky.
Encountering a show title that uses the
word “kinky,” you might think that the so-named play could push the
boundaries of taste. That’s certainly not the case with Kinky Boots,
despite the images the title suggests.
A show called Kinky Boots
might seem an unlikely source for life advice, but the 2013 Tony Award
winner about a beleaguered shoe factory that retools and changes lives
in the process has proven to be just that.
Last month I had an opportunity to attend
an evening get-together with a group of volunteers with the League of
Cincinnati Theatres who are writing regularly about local productions,
providing previews of shows as well as critiques.