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‘Future Science’: The Stupidest Version of Smart

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ask the comedians behind Future Science what their sketch comedy show is like, and they will each answer along the lines of “structured chaos.”   

Mr. Piff Is a Funny Bloke Dressed as a Dragon

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Piff the Magic Dragon is not only a brilliant illusionist, he’s also hilariously funny. Always interested in both comedy and magic, he worked a day job in IT for many years.

Violet (Review)

ETC's latest offering is polished and passionately performed in every aspect

0 Comments · Monday, May 9, 2016
ETC’s 30th anniversary season has offered winning productions from start to finish, but Violet is a remarkably satisfying capstone.  

Bad Dates (Review)

Theresa Rebeck comedy is as charming as ever at the Playhouse

0 Comments · Monday, May 9, 2016
Bad Dates, was a box-office hit in 2005 (the Cincinnati-born playwright’s script was produced at numerous American regional theaters for several seasons), and the Playhouse clearly has high expectations for its revival.    

The Times They Are A-Changin’

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
In Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing, now onstage at the Cincinnati Playhouse, it’s not just Paige that yearns for change — other characters include ballplayers eager to move up and a young woman aspiring to a career as a club singer.  

Play by Play

For 40 years, Louisville’s Humana Festival has been showcasing new works for American theaters

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Doing anything for 40 consecutive years is a noteworthy feat, especially when that “thing” is producing new plays.

Strong Women: For Better or Worse

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
It’s not so rare today to see a play with a woman as its focal character. Two current Cincinnati productions define opposite ends of the spectrum of admirable and despicable characters.  

Bring on the Night

Welcome to Night Vale brings its quirky storytelling to the stage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Set in the fictional Southwestern desert town of Night Vale, the podcast is presented as a radio show complete with news, weather, advertisements and updates on local events and happenings.  

Unexpected Visits and Confrontations

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Husbands, wives and children are key elements in two provocative productions currently on Cincinnati stages, as are unexpected visits and the resulting confrontations.   

Greg Behrendt: Still into You

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Though he still considers himself a stand-up comedian by trade, Greg Behrendt is probably best known as the co-author, along with Liz Tuccillo, of the book He’s Just Not That Into You.   

Ensemble Theatre: The Dangerous Ascent of 'Annapurna'

0 Comments · Monday, March 28, 2016
Critic’s Pick: Annapurna is the story of a onetime cowboy/poet/college professor named Ulysses (Dennis Parlato) and his long-ago wife Emma (Regina Pugh).  

'Mothers and Sons': A Collision of Generations and Attitudes

0 Comments · Monday, March 28, 2016
Playwright 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.  

Parents, Children and the Ways of the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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.  

John Dunsworth Takes ‘Trailer Park Boys’ Mobile

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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 Woodward Theater.  

To Kill a Mockingbird (Review)

Creative adaptation at Cincinnati Playhouse is a lesson for our time

0 Comments · Sunday, March 13, 2016
I’m willing to bet you’ve never seen the story told in quite the way Cincinnati Playhouse Associate Artist Eric Ting has shaped this adaptation, using a script adapted by Christopher Sergel.