If you need
an evening of laughter, you want to be in a seat at Cincinnati Shakespeare
Company for The Complete History of
America (abridged). In fact, if you want to go, you apparently need to get
your tickets right away.
Hundred Days, the first production of Know
Theatre’s 18th season, defies categorization. Since Know is a theater company, of
course, it’s a play. But the performance is as much an Indie Rock concert as it
is a dramatic work.
We all know the basics of how
the Declaration of Independence turned out, especially this time of year when
we celebrate that historic document on the Fourth of July. But do we really
know much about the men who fussed and debated in Philadelphia in 1776 to craft
the words that set in motion the course of American history?
A woman pursued by Francis Henshall says,
“I know exactly what he’s after. And if he carries on like this, he’s
going to get it.” In Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors,
Matthew Lewis Johnson plays Henshall in precisely that manner, behaving
manically and getting exactly what this play aims for — unbridled,
Just four more days for the 2015 Cincy Fringe. CityBeat’s
review team has been covering each show’s opening, giving Critic’s
Picks to “must-see” productions. Here are a half-dozen edited clips, in
case you need tips for shows to consider. Find more picks and full
reviews of the 40-plus productions at citybeat.com.
John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar at
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a kind of cockeyed Irish love story,
focusing on two generations, parents at odds with offspring and that
younger generation struggling to find their own balance in the world.
Nick Offerman is known for two things:
starring as the manly Ron Swanson, the anti-government, meat- and
breakfast-loving foil to Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and for being married to the lovely Megan Mullally.