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‘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.  

West Side Story (Review)

'West Side Story' demands singers and dancers — but youth is essential, too

0 Comments · Monday, January 12, 2015
Despite its cramped stage, The Carnegie’s staging of the show has many elements that pay homage to the original.  

Cinderella (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Think you know the story of Cinderella — wicked stepfamily, pumpkin coach, charming prince, glass slipper, happy ending?  

Making Waves

Camp Washington’s multipurpose gallery space Wave Pool boosts Cincinnati’s contemporary art community

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
San Francisco used to be a destination for aspiring artists until the high cost of living started driving creatives away. In its wake, suddenly Cincinnati’s affordability and desire for artists have pegged us as a potential new art frontier. 
  

A Theater for You?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Did you resolve to see more theater in 2015? If so, where to start?  

MamLuft&Co. Dance Brings Mixed Repertory to Aronoff

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Coming off a successful fall touring season with performances in Chicago and Roanoke, Va., the eight modern dancers of MamLuft&Co. Dance take the Aronoff stage this weekend for the company’s first mixed repertory concert.  

Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

Kathleen Flinn (Viking)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Every New Year offers the opportunity to look forward to the future, reflect on the past and consider those who have enriched our lives.  

Redeployment

Phil Klay (The Penguin Press)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Phil Klay’s extraordinary short story collection Redeployment, winner of 2014’s National Book Award for fiction, chronicles America’s ill conceived, futile and costly Iraqi occupation.  

A Long Time Coming

Local skateboarder Alex Davis gets pro sponsorship from Ohio-based Habitat Skateboards

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Skateboarding — a mixture of improvisational dance moves and gymnastics atop a moving, wheeled object — doesn’t get nearly the recognition it deserves as a performance art.