Terrence McNally has written a lot of plays. When Mothers and Sons, his 2014 drama currently onstage at the
Cincinnati Playhouse, debuted in 2014, it was his 20th Broadway show and his
50th year on Broadway.
Because we all have parents and many of
us have children, plays about adults’ impact on their offspring
typically resonate with audiences. The results can be for better or for
worse, as evidenced by two plays currently on Cincinnati stages.
Dunsworth's Jim Lahey is one of the most iconic characters in Trailer Park Boys,
which deftly maneuvers between film, television and stage. Randy & Mr. Lahey LIVE stops in Cincinnati with a sold-out performance Wednesday at the
Austen. Her name spells theater magic in the 21st century. Stage an adaptation
of one of her early 19th-century novels, and you will fill theater seats. Beyond
Shakespeare, Austen is, in fact, surely the most widely recognized figure in
If/Then traces a pair of divergent
paths for Elizabeth, a city planner who returns to New York after a
painful divorce. When her future is hijacked by fate — epitomized by two
very different friends — her life splits into two parallel outcomes.