David Zlatic designed a production — scenery, lighting in
the style of film noir and a stream of well executed photographic and
video projections in moody black-and-white — that works very well, including Desmond’s mansion with a sweeping central staircase.
Director Brian Isaac Phillips has set his production in the U.S. in the 1920s.
It’s a good match to Jacobean London and we
are given visual insight into the characters — from puritanical tyrants
in three-piece business suits to loose men in fur coats and lowlife
women as flappers.
Know Theatre has opted for quality rather than quantity in its productions this season. It’s following the highly regarded When the Rain Stops Falling with its second show, Cock by Mike Bartlett, maintaining a similar high level of material and performance
Ohmigod, you guys: The Covedale Center’s production of Legally Blonde is like, totally fabulous. A bubbly, warm, laugh-out-loud evening of theater at its cutest, Blonde is well produced and wonderfully entertaining.
The Book Club Play a comedy about five people with some personal
history who come together for monthly conversations about books, progresses — perhaps more accurately,
regresses — through a series of novels reflecting tastes, aspirations and
In addition to the imaginative stage work, War Horse
features stage-wide projections, evocative music and more than 30 actors who play numerous
roles and quickly assemble simple but suggestive props and bits of
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
is a hilarious frolic through one of Shakespeare’s most beloved
creations. A quirky, energetic reimagining, this production features all
the familiar faces.
In a broiling Texas summertime smack in
the middle of the Great Depression, Susannah Mullally, a song collector
from the Library of Congress, is just about to give up her day’s search
when she hears a rich, expressive voice coming from somewhere down a
CCM production is an engaging if sordid recreation of the creators’
intentions, a bravura performance that serves as a reminder of how
theater can provide sharp social commentary. Bravo to Guarino and her
student cast for this memorable production.
Big things are happening for comedian Amy Schumer. The talented comic, most widely known for her run on Last Comic Standing and the roasts of both Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr, is about to debut her own sketch comedy show called Inside Amy Schumer